Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel
Alan D. Pratzel, Chief Disciplinary Counsel
3335 American Avenue
Jefferson City, Missouri 65109-1079
Note: Effective July 1, 2015, the office's address will be:
3327 American Avenue
Jefferson City, Missouri 65109-1016
Phone: (573) 635-7400
Fax: (573) 635-2240
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Contrary to common belief, it is the Supreme Court of Missouri – not The Missouri Bar – that is in charge of the state's lawyer discipline system. To protect the public, the Supreme Court oversees a mechanism for investigation and, where necessary, discipline of lawyers who fail to meet their professional obligations.
The Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel was established by the Supreme Court to investigate ethical complaints against lawyers. It is funded through Missouri attorney enrollment fees. For information about how to file a complaint about a lawyer, and other information about the Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel, please click on the link above.
Complaints concerning alleged misconduct of judges and judicial commission members are handled by the Commission on Retirement, Removal and Discipline.