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Attorney Discipline

The Kansas attorney disciplinary system protects the public against attorney misconduct and maintains the integrity of the profession.

Rules governing attorneys in Kansas

Rules adopted by the Supreme Court establish the attorney disciplinary process, the Office of the Disciplinary Administrator, and the Board of Attorney Discipline. Complaints of attorney misconduct are filed with the Office of the Disciplinary Administrator. 

Updated attorney discipline rules


Office of the Disciplinary Administrator

The Kansas Disciplinary Administrator's Office works under the direction of the Supreme Court. This disciplinary administrator:

  • reviews and investigates complaints of misconduct against attorneys;

  • ​holds public hearings when appropriate and recommends discipline to the Supreme Court in serious matters; and

  • ​provides education and resources for Kansas attorneys to prevent the occurrence of misconduct.

Office of the Disciplinary Administrator


Kansas Board for Discipline of Attorneys

The board assigns three attorneys, at least two of whom are board members, to review and approve or modify recommendations by the disciplinary administrator.

Board for Discipline of Attorneys


Attorney complaint process

All complaints against Kansas-licensed attorneys must be in writing and filed with the Office of the Disciplinary Administrator. You must complete and sign a complaint form before submitting it. Any additional documents you submit cannot be returned. You should retain all original documents and keep a copy of everything you submit.

Complaint form
Attorney complaint process
Published attorney discipline cases


Lawyers assistance committees

Lawyer assistance committees help lawyers seek treatment for physical or mental illness, substance abuse, or emotional distress.


Other resources

Ethics and grievance committees
Banks approved for lawyer trust accounts
Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection



Office of the Disciplinary Administrator
701 SW Jackson St., 1st Floor
Topeka, KS 66603-3729

785-783-8385 (fax)

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