What must I include in my complaint?

Your complaint must be in writing.


You must include:

1) the name of the person making the complaint,

2) the name of the attorney against whom the complaint is being made, and

3) the basis for the complaint.


A complaint form for judges and magistrates may be obtained from the Ohio State Bar Association, P.O. Box 16562, Columbus, Ohio, 43216-6562, or

by email at osba@ohiobar.org or

you can access the form here

A complaint form for lawyers may be obtained from the Office of Disciplinary Counsel, 250 Civic Center Drive, Suite 325, Columbus, Ohio 43215-5454, click here, or

from your local bar’s certified grievance committee

If the investigation does not find probable cause that the attorney has violated the Code of Professional Responsibility, the complaint will be dismissed. You will be notified of that dismissal. If a local bar grievance committee performed the investigation, you have the right to appeal the dismissal to the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline of the Supreme Court of Ohio. There is no appeal from a decision of the Office of Disciplinary Counsel. (As noted earlier, many disciplinary complaints are dismissed NOT because the lawyer is found to have been perfect in his or her handling of a matter, but because whatever mistakes or faulty business practices the lawyer may have committed did not involve any ethical violation.)


If the investigation does find probable cause that the attorney engaged in professional misconduct, a formal complaint is prepared and filed with the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline. If the determination is confirmed by a three-member “probable cause” panel of the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline, then the matter will be prosecuted. (Note: Under Ohio’s disciplinary rules, the preliminary stage of an ethics investigation is confidential. At the time a “probable cause” finding is made by the “probable cause” panel, the proceedings become a matter of public record.)




II. VOID Orders/Judgments

A. The Elements of VOID Orders/Judgments:

1. Lacking jurisdiction of the subject matter, or parties, and violation of due process are the  most important elements of a VOID Order or Judgment.

2. Judgment is a “void judgment” if court that rendered judgment lacked jurisdiction of the subject matter, or of the parties, or acted in a manner inconsistent with due process. Klugh v. U.S., D.C.S.C., 610 F.Supp. 892, 901.

3. When attacking a void order by mandamus, it is not necessary to show no adequate remedy at law exists. See In re Southwestern Bell Telephone Co., 43 Tex. Sup. Ct. J. 1007 WL 854253 (Tex. June 29, 2000)(per curiam).

4. Mandamus will lie to correct a void order, that is, an order the trial court had no power or jurisdiction to render. See Urbish v. 127th Judicial Dist. Court, 708 S.W.2d 429, 431 (Tex. 1986) (orig. proceeding). If an order is void, the relator need not show he lacks an adequate appellate remedy, and mandamus relief is appropriate. In re Sw. Bell Tel. Co., 35 S.W.3d 602, 605 (Tex. 2000) (orig. proceeding).

5. A judgment is void if it is shown that the court lacked jurisdiction 1) over a party or the property; 2) over the subject matter; 3) to enter a particular judgment; or 4) to act as a court. Jurisdiction could not be conferred by waiver or retroactively ELNA PFEFFER ET AL. v. ALVIN MEISSNER ET AL. (11/23/55) 286 S.W.2d 241.

C.  CITING FACTS, LAW, STATUTES, CONSTITUTIONS, ETC. TO ATTACK THE VOID ORDERS/JUDGMENTS:

1. We must carefully cite sufficient facts to substantiate our claims, defenses, or counter-claims and search online focusing on the relevant case law in our respective state to strengthen our position.

2. Research relevant law, statutes, rules, the Constitutional Provisions of our respective state and those of the US Constitution, e.g., Texas Open Courts Doctrine, 1st and 14th Amendments to the US Constitution.

3. Refer to the samples of PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS.

4. Download our respective state’s  Rules of Appellate Procedure, e.g., Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure – Supreme Court of Texas.  Read the relevant rules with care to avoid making any procedural error, which will result in immediate dismissal.

5. Start drafting our own PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS, and revise it as many times as possible before submitting it to the appropriate court.

6. Make a request to the state District Clerk, and designate the court record to be submitted to the Appellate Court.

7. If you encounter any procedural problems, ask the Appellate Court Clerk for help.

8. Send it to the Appellate Clerk by PRIORITY MAIL without return receipt because we can track the DELIVERY time and date online without extra cost.

9. Never forget to sign the PETITION and CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE before a Notary Public because a VERIFIED PETITION is essential.

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* It took me ten years to realize that MANDAMUS: VOID Orders/Judgments is my salvation after having suffered through my opponents’ fraud, and the opposing counsel’s fraud on the court in conspiracy with the corrupt judges who “are proud to be in their pockets,” quoting a certain judge’s own admission/statement. I believe the campaign contributions are to blame for the corruption of the officers of the court, including, but not limited to, lawyers and judges, e.g., David Roberts, Randall W. Hill, and Juergen “Skipper” Koetter!

Thus, know your opponent. Look for his or her weaknesses.

For example, I was lucky enough to contact the office of Texas Secretary of State to inquire about Anita’s Resort Properties, Inc., which happened to be an ASSUMED NAME, and its CERTIFICATE expired on June 5, 1993 without any renewal. Consequently, it was factually, and legally non-existent, and it had no standing to sue. See Expiration of Assumed Name Certificate and Standing to Sue Posted on May 18, 2012. Besides, there are so many other fundamental defects in my opponents’ pleadings that I am sure of having justice served one of these days despite countless setbacks in the past ten years.