The Board of Disciplinary Appeals

The Board of Disciplinary Appeals is a statewide independent adjudicatory body of 12 attorneys appointed by the Supreme Court of Texas to hear certain attorney discipline cases and to promote consistency in interpretation and application of the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct and the Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure. Since 1992 the Board has heard and decided over 52,000 disciplinary matters including grievance screening decisions (classification appeals) by the State Bar of Texas Chief Disciplinary Counsel's Office, appeals from District Grievance Committee evidentiary panels, petitions to revoke probated license suspensions, compulsory discipline cases, reciprocal discipline cases, and disability cases.