California State BAR Attorney Search

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The California State Bar allows an individual to search for an attorney within the state by first name, last name, or bar number.


If a user seeks further assistance they may go to the BAR’s Contact Page or use the contact following details:

  • Address: 180 Howard St. San Francisco, CA 94105
  • Phone: 415-538-2000
  • Attorney Complaint Hotline: 800-843-9053 or 213-765-1200 (outside California)

There’s also an office located in Los Angeles and Sacramento. However, San Francisco is the main hub.

How to Search

Step 1: Go to the State Bar of California Portal at:

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Step 2: Enter one of the following in the “Public Directory” form:

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Bar Number

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After you’ve put in the search criteria, click the search button inside Attorney Search box. Remember, you only need one of the above search criteria to search. If you have a specific name, the full name works as well. If you’re unsure of the spelling, don’t worry. The next page has an option to search for similar sounding names.

Step 3: Review your matches and click on the selected attorney’s name when you have found your listing. while reviewing the matches you’ll be able to see the member’s name, ID, Status, Number, City, and Admission Date.

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Step 4: Click on the attorney of choice.

Now that you have found the member you were searching for, you may view the attorney’s:

  • Name
  • Status
  • Bar Number
  • Adress
  • Country
  • District
  • Phone
  • Fax
  • Email
  • Undergrad School
  • Law School

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