part of its responsibility to supervise lawyers and in the interest of
promoting public confidence in the legal system, the Iowa Supreme Court has
procedures for addressing complaints concerning alleged violations of the Rules
of Professional Conduct.
Please note: The procedures for investigating and
evaluating ethical complaints and disciplining attorneys are not a substitute
this page you can find links to the following information:
summary of Iowa's attorney disciplinary procedures.
- A complaint form
(available below). In filing a complaint, please identify the nature of
the legal matter the lawyer was handling (dissolution of marriage,
criminal, personal injury, etc.).
If the matter involved a court case, please mention the case name
and number. You may attach copies
of pleadings, correspondence, or other documents that help to explain the
addition, this page connects you to
information about lawyers who have been the subject of discipline.
The form to be used to file a
ethics complaint regarding an Iowa
lawyer is available for download below.
Also, the most current annual report of the Grievance Commission
regarding its operations is available for download below.