How To File A Grievance Or Fee Arbitration Request
INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS
How To File a Grievance
Please click here for an investigation form. State in your own words what you think the attorney did that was unethical or unprofessional, and indicate how or why you chose this attorney.
Akron Bar Association
57 South Broadway
Akron, Ohio, 44308
How to File A Fee Arbitration Request
The Akron Bar Associaiton is not a court of law, we do not regulate attorney's fees, nor do we have the authority to order attorneys to refund money. We do have a Fee Arbitration Committee, however, which we provide as a service to the public and to our attorneys. We can request volunteers to serve on an arbitration panel from our Committee, but our by-laws provide that both parties must agree to binding arbitration.
Please print out the following fee arbitration form, complete and return the form to the Akron Bar Association. The attorney will then be notified of your request for fee arbitration.
COMPLAINTS MUST BE RECEIVED IN WRITING
Your written statement will be reviewed to determine if it contains allegations which, if proven, would constitute professional misconduct under the attorneys' Code of Professional Responsibility and/or the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct. Note that the authority of the Akron Bar Association is limited to the investigation of grievances arising under these disciplinary rules. The Bar Association has no authority to change any decision by a court of law, or to interfere with ongoing court proceedings.
Your complaint will be reviewed, in the order it was received, for any violations of the Code of Professional Responsibility. You will receive a written response to your complaint within two to three weeks. If a possible violation is found, a copy of your complaint will be provided to the attorney who will then be required to respond to the allegations.
CLICK HERE FOR THE FEE ARBITRATION REQUEST FORM
CLICK HERE FOR THE GRIEVANCE INVESTIGATION FORM
About the Grievance Process
Unauthorized Practice of Law Investigation