Disputing Attorney Fees

The purpose of the Orange County Bar Association Mandatory Fee Arbitration Program is to resolve fee disputes between clients and attorneys. Clients and attorneys have the opportunity for a neutral arbitrator to decide the appropriate amount of attorney’s fees through an informal, low cost proceeding.

An attorney/client fee dispute can be arbitrated if the attorney has an office in Orange County, or the majority of services were rendered in Orange County.

If you believe you have a fee dispute with an Orange County attorney, you may contact the OCBA Public Services Department at 949-440-6700 x153 or by email.

Mandatory Fee Arbitration Forms and Documents