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How to File a Complaint

There are no forms or other special requirements to file a complaint, but some things are necessary for either judicial or lawyer complaints. Any complaint filed with the Office of Disciplinary Counsel needs to be in writing and signed by the person making the complaint. It is always helpful to provide as much detail as possible in your complaint about what took place and the reason for your complaint. If you have any documents that support your complaint or help explain what happened then please include copies of the documents with your complaint letter. Finally, please be sure to fully identify the judge or lawyer and to include a full address and phone number where you can be reached. You may send your complaint and any attachments in pdf format to Disciplinary Counsel at the following email: ODCmail@sccourts.org

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Office of Disciplinary Counsel

John S. Nichols
Disciplinary Counsel

Office Location:
1220 Senate Street
Suite 309
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
Telephone: (803) 734-2038
Fax: (803) 734-1964

Email: ODCmail@sccourts.org

Mailing Address:
Office of Disciplinary Counsel
Post Office Box 12159
Columbia, South Carolina 29211

Office of Commission Counsel

Deborah S. McKeown
Commission Counsel

1220 Senate Street
Suite 111
Columbia, SC 29201

Commission on Lawyer Conduct
Barbara Hinson
Administrative Assistant

Telephone: (803) 734-2037
Fax: (803) 734-0363

Commission on Judicial Conduct
Jody W. Gilham
Administrative Assistant

Telephone: (803) 734-1965
Fax: (803) 734-0363

Email: OCCmail@sccourts.org