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Attorney Grievance Committees



General Complaint Form

The Fourth Department Attorney Grievance Committees review all complaints against lawyers in their jurisdiction.

There are no standard forms for filing a complaint. However, to assist you in submitting your complaint, listed below are some general guidelines to follow.

Include the following information in your correspondence :

If you have a complaint against a lawyer who does not represent you, include a brief explanation of the circumstances surrounding your involvement with this attorney.

Once your complaint is ready, mail it to the appropriate Grievance Committee office listed below:


For Herkimer, Jefferson, Oneida, Onondaga and Oswego Counties:

Fifth Judicial District
224 Harrison Street, Suite 408
Syracuse, New York 13202-3066


For Cayuga, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne and Yates Counties:

Seventh Judicial District
50 East Avenue, Suite 404
Rochester, New York 14604-2206


For Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming Counties:

Eighth Judicial District
438 Main Street, Suite 800
Buffalo, New York 14202-3211