Misconduct Law and Legal Definition

Misconduct means dereliction of duty or unlawful or improper behavior. It also refers to an attorney’s dishonesty or attempt to persuade a court or jury by using deceptive or reprehensible methods.

Example of a state statute (Virginia) defining misconduct

"Misconduct" means" means conduct or behavior by an employee that is inconsistent with state or agency standards for which specific corrective or disciplinary action is warranted.[ Va. Code Ann. § 2.2-3010]