Respondent-Filed Classification Appeals

The Texas Legislature has authorized attorneys against whom a grievance was filed to appeal the classification of the grievance to the Board of Disciplinary Appeals.  This change applies to grievances filed after September 1, 2023.

The Board has proposed amendments to its Internal Procedural Rules to implement this change, and the Supreme Court of Texas is considering the proposal. 

The Board will follow section 81.073 of the Texas Government Code and Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure 2.10 and 7.08 to accept and decide classification appeals filed by respondent attorneys, as to grievances filed after September 1, 2023.

An attorney wishing to appeal a classification decision should complete the notice of appeal form provided by the Office of the Chief Disciplinary Counsel and return it to BODA by mail at P.O. Box 12426, Austin, TX 78711, by email to, or by fax to (512) 427-4366.

Any questions may be directed to BODA at (512) 427-1578 or