Before you hire an attorney, make sure that the attorney will be a good fit for you. Part of that inquiry involves reviewing any disciplinary actions taken by a state bar or court against the attorney. Each state regulates the practice of law within the state to maintain the integrity of the profession and to inform consumers of legal services before they hire counsel.
It is possible that such punishments may be issued in cases where there has been a misunderstanding or an honest error. If an attorney has engaged in professional misconduct, it is possible that they may receive disciplinary punishment.
Use the resources below to see whether the lawyer you have chosen has been disciplined, and if so, whether that affects your decision to hire that person.