Any references in the answers to "our" are references to the State Bar of Texas authorities.
If you have any further questions about this process, please call the Office of the General Counsel of the State Bar of Texas at A:__The written rules of professional conduct for lawyers are contained in the Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct (for misconduct occurring on or after January 1, 1990).
If the conduct you describe is not professional misconduct, you may appeal the dismissal, re-file your complaint with more information, or you may be referred to alternative dispute resolution (such as mediation) or to a local fee dispute committee.
Again, it is important to remember that not every dispute or disagreement with a lawyer involves professional misconduct and, therefore, some complaints will be dismissed at this stage.
The State Bar will then examine the complaint and determine whether an actual violation is claimed.
Not all disputes or disagreements with lawyers involve professional misconduct, but if you believe misconduct under the rules has occurred, you should file a complaint.
Make sure you include copies of all papers important to your complaint.