Is filing a grievance with the State Bar the same as filing a legal malpractice claim?
No. A grievance or complaint to the North Carolina State Bar is not the same as filing a legal malpractice claim. The NC State Bar governs attorneys and may discipline your attorney in response to a bar complaint, but you will not receive any compensation as a result of the Bar’s findings. To receive damages for the harm you suffered by your attorney, you must file a legal malpractice lawsuit.