How do I make a complaint about a lawyer?

Asked about 1 year ago - Knoxville, TN

I believe my lawyer misrepresented his self to get my case. He did not follow through on anything he talked about before I paid him. He pretty much threw my case. I requested everything he had in my file and there is not much to it

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  1. Paula Brown Sinclair

    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . The behavior of attorneys is regulated by the bar association which licenses the attorney. Be aware, however, that dissatisfaction over an attorney's representation does not necessarily prove a breach of ethical standards.

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  2. Stephen Alan Sauer

    Contributor Level 16

    Answered . You can contact the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility in Nashville, TN. Here is the website to file a complaint.

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  3. Thomas Travis Overton


    Contributor Level 14

    Answered . Most criminal attorneys get paid a retainer fee and will not start working on a case until they get paid.Proving an attorney representing you did something and conspired to do something personally to you for whatever reason would be hard to prove.On the otherhand if you feel like you have valid evidence that your attorney was unethical and didn't represent you up to the standards of professionalism, contact the board of professional responsibility.

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