Grievance and Fee Arbitration
The Toledo Bar Association Grievance Committee is certified by the Ohio Supreme Court to receive, investigate, and prosecute claims of unethical conduct by lawyers
either in Lucas County or involved in a case in Lucas County.
The Office of Disciplinary Counsel and the Ohio State Bar Association are certified by the Ohio Supreme Court to receive, investigate, and prosecute claims of unethical conduct by judges and magistrates
in Lucas County. The Toledo Bar Association Grievance Committee is without jurisdiction to address grievances against judges and magistrates.
The Toledo Bar Association Grievance Committee does not accept e-mailed grievances or requests for referrals to fee arbitration. To register a grievance or a request a referral to fee arbitration, download the forms
, print, sign and mail to the Toledo Bar Association, 311 N. Superior St., Toledo, OH 43604.
If the Toledo Bar Association Grievance Committee determines that the claim against a lawyer is primarily a dispute over fees, it may refer the matter to the Fee Arbitration Committee for further proceedings.
The Toledo Bar Association Fee Arbitration Committee is limited to resolving fee disputes between clients and their lawyers. Arbitration is an alternative to the parties to a legal fee dispute, short of litigation. The decision of the Fee Arbitration panel is binding, and there is no right of appeal. There is no cost for this service. If a lawsuit was filed concerning the fee dispute before a grievance was filed, arbitration is possible only if all parties agree.
Grievances Against Judges And Magistrates
Grievances Against Lawyers
General Information For Filing Grievances With The Toledo Bar Association
General Information For Filing Requests For Referral To Fee Arbitration With The Toledo Bar
Fee Arbitration Rules
Grievance And Request For Referral To Fee Arbitration Forms