The Allegheny County Bar Association does not handle attorney discipline.
Under the Constitution of Pennsylvania, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has exclusive jurisdiction to oversee the conduct of lawyers. The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has created the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and the Office of Disciplinary Counsel to assist it in carrying out this function. All complaints are received and investigated by the four regional offices of the Office of Disciplinary Counsel.
For the phone number and locations of those offices, click here.
The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has an excellent website for the general public to answer questions such as:
- How does the disciplinary system work?
- How do I look up an attorney to see if the attorney is licensed or disciplined?
- How do I report an attorney?
- Frequently Asked Questions.
To visit this website, click here.