As you check out whether you should hire a particular personal injury attorney in Colorado, you need to know how to check if a lawyer has been disciplined or censured.
For instance, you would want to know if an attorney has mishandled a personal injury case, or misplaced or mishandled client funds, right?
Checking out an attorney is easy to do in Colorado.
You can go to The Colorado Supreme Court, Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel website to check the attorney license of your potential legal counsel.
You simply need to do an Attorney Search & Disciplinary History. It helps if you have his or her registration number, but if not, you can search by first and last name. As the site states, the attorney must have an ‘active’ status and be in good standing to practice law in Colorado and Denver.
This website has other valuable resources that you may want to review as well:
- Report unauthorized practice of law in Colorado: If you contact a person who is unlicensed and practicing law.
- Attorney’s fund for client protection: If you suffer a loss due to the dishonest conduct of your attorney.
- Filing a complaint against an attorney: You will need to contact the Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel by calling (303) 457-5800.
- Frequently asked questions: Has valuable information about filing a complaint and examples of violations that can lead to attorney discipline.
Choosing a good Colorado attorney for your personal injury case is critically important. Luckily, the state of Colorado makes checking out an attorney’s history very easy.