Submit Professional Misconduct Complaint to OPR

OPR receives allegations from a variety of sources, including U.S. Attorney’s offices and other Department components, courts, Congress, media reports, other federal agencies, state and local government agencies, private citizens, private attorneys, criminal defendants, civil litigants, and self-referrals.  OPR also regularly conducts its own searches to identify judicial findings of misconduct against Department attorneys.

Additionally, those individuals who believe they have information concerning non-frivolous allegations of serious professional misconduct involving Department attorneys’ exercise of their authority to investigate, litigate, or provide legal advice on behalf of the United States may submit a complaint to OPR.

Complaints against Department attorneys involving professional misconduct should be submitted to OPR in writing.  OPR currently accepts complaints submitted by mail or e‑mail to the addresses below.  Please include in your letter or e-mail the following information:

  • Your full name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address
  • The name and title of the individual you believe engaged in misconduct
  • The details of the allegation including court case name and jurisdiction, if available
  • Copies of any documents that support your allegation
  • Any other information relevant to your complaint

Submit this information to OPR by mail:

Director and Chief Counsel
Office of Professional Responsibility
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 3266
Washington, DC  20530-0001

Alternatively, you may submit this information to OPR by e-mail: OPR.Complaints@usdoj.gov

Updated June 4, 2019

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