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Finding a Lawyer

Filing a Grievance Against a Lawyer for Ethics Violations

Other Information about Lawyers


Ohio Supreme Court's - A Consumer's Practical Guide to Managing a Relationship with a Lawyer - covers finding a lawyer, communicating with your lawyer, duties of the lawyer and of the client, attorney misconduct and legal malpractice.

Directories of Lawyers

Findlaw's Find a Lawyer;

Martindale-Hubbell Directory 

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service

The Ohio State Bar Association provides tips for how to Find a Lawyer at its web site. Links to a list of lawyer referral services state-wide.

Thomson Legal Record: Generates a list of cases from WESTLAW which the attorney has been involved. Gives the name and date of the case only. Does not contain a lot of information regarding common pleas cases. You can also search for lawyers with experience in a particular court or subject area.

Daily Legal News Databases: To find out if an attorney is currently licensed in Ohio.

Attorney Information Search - Supreme Court of Ohio: Shows disciplinary information about attorneys

Where to go for Legal Advice in the Cleveland Area


Ethics Rules for Lawyers, Filing a Complaint for Unethical Conduct by a Lawyer

From Ohio Supreme Court's web site - Ohio Rules of Court

A grievance can be filed with the Ohio Supreme Court, Office of Disciplinary Counsel or a certified grievance committee of a local bar association. See:

If the bar association or Disciplinary Counsel finds probable cause of misconduct, the matter is referred to the Ohio Supreme Court. If the Supreme Court disciplines the attorney, this will be reported in the Ohio Official Reports. To find Ohio Supreme Court disciplinary cases since 1992, go to Supreme Court of Ohio.

ABA Center for Professional Responsibility links to  standards, rules, legal ethics related agencies and organizations nationwide and by states.


Other Information about Lawyers, from the Ohio State Bar Association:


JRN 5/11/04; MR 6/28/07
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