Unauthorized Practice of Law

The Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee (UPL) investigates confidential allegations that non-lawyers may be engaged in the practice of law. The Committee files complaints with the Board on the Unauthorized Practice of Law of the Supreme Court of Ohio to seek injunctions and civil penalties in UPL cases when necessary. The Committee meets on the second Wednesday of each month at the CMBA. Committee meetings are not open to the general membership of the CMBA. 


For more information on the UPL Committee, please contact Heather Zirke, Bar Counsel.

If you have a complaint against a legal services provider that may not be licensed to practice law, please complete a UPL complaint form and return it to the CMBA.

Download a UPL complaint form

FAQs about the UPL Process


Chad Eggsuehler
Tucker Ellis LLP


Kelli K. Perk
Vice Chair
ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County