Professional License Defense Lawyers Austin & Throughout Texas

Meet the Austin Attorneys and Staff of Bertolino LLP

Professional and Occupational License Defense Law Firm in Texas

Bertolino LLP provides a powerful combination for clients seeking exceptional legal services in Texas. Our dedicated attorneys have years of experience and extensive knowledge about a wide range of legal areas. Our occupational license defense lawyers have successfully defended lawyers, doctors and other professionals facing issues that threaten their professional licenses.

We are the law firm professionals turn to when they are facing allegations of wrongdoing or need strong representation before a Texas licensing board or agency.

You might think you don’t need an occupational license defense lawyer. As a professional who has worked hard to build your career, you might think you can defend yourself. Perhaps your legal issue seems straightforward. Don’t be so sure that you can get the result you need without an experienced lawyer in Austin, TX. Often, what appear to be clear-cut legal matters turn out to be much more complicated. People change their stories. New evidence emerges. Don’t be caught off guard. Contact Bertolino LLP today. We know how to efficiently handle the most complicated legal problems people face every day.

We have carefully assembled a top-notch team to help clients successfully resolve the most complicated cases. Read about our attorneys and learn more about the other members of our firm:

Nationally Recognized For Growth And Success

Thanks to the work we’ve put in for our clients, our practice continues to thrive. From 2017 through 2019, Bertolino LLP was recognized as a Law Firm 500 Honoree – a recognition of our growth, strategic vision and unwavering commitment to success.LF500_Honoree_Seal_lg

Discover what Bertolino LLP can do for you. Schedule a consultation now!

You might have just learned that your license is at risk. If you suspect you are under investigation or in jeopardy of losing your license, contact a lawyer immediately. The longer you wait to take legal action, the harder it can be to get the result you need. Talking to us today could mean the difference between losing your livelihood or getting the case against you dismissed and protecting your license.

The accomplished attorneys at Bertolino LLP give honest answers to difficult questions. We don’t try to trick people into hiring us. We think differently. We believe hard work and honesty pay dividends. That’s why we work so diligently on each case. The more prepared you are, the greater the opportunity for success.

Discover what Bertolino LLP can do for you. Contact us today. Call 512-717-5432 and schedule an appointment at our Austin office.

Our Team

Sheri Middlemas
Chief Operating Officer

Sheri MiddlemasSheri L. Middlemas serves as Chief Operating Officer with Bertolino LLP and is responsible for firm business development and strategy. With over 15 years of proven success in operations management, she has a track record of identifying industry trends and shifts to offer valuable insights on opportunities for new growth and expansion.

Prior to relocating to Austin and joining the Bertolino team, Ms. Middlemas served as director of operations for a nationwide law firm based in Tampa, FL.  During her eight-year tenure with the firm in Florida, one of her most impressive achievements was the development and implementation of a root cause remediation control process to identify misalignments between strategy, people, process, and organizational structure, which ultimately reduced operating losses in her department by 75 percent and firm-wide through coordinating solutions with other executives by 67 percent in the first three months of performance. Her hands-on ability to work with stakeholders resulted in various and numerous successful partnerships including the conception, development and implementation of a firm-wide mentor leadership development program. Sheri’s volunteer work includes the Florida Sixth Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program.

As a former radio personality and talk show host, Sheri considers it fate that landed her in the music capital of the world. When not in the office, she enjoys exploring everything that Austin has to offer including the deep-rooted history, fantastic food, and of course, the diverse music scene.

Organizations & Memberships

  • Association of Legal Administrators (ALA)
  • Austin Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators

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London de le Teja
Accounts Receivable Manager

London de le TejaLondon T. de la Teja serves as the Accounts Receivable Manager for Bertolino LLP and is responsible for maintaining client accounts and receivables, setting objectives for the account receivable team, monitoring processing of invoices, and ensuring timely collection of payments. Since joining the firm in 2014, London has used her experience, knowledge and skillset to develop processes that have been integral to the firm’s evolution.

Ms. de la Teja received her business and mass communication degree at Texas State University, where she formed her strengths in people skills and business-forward attitude. During London’s college career, she worked for the family clothing business, managing several stores and dozens of employees on the island of Kauai, HI. It was at this time that London’s core values and experience blossomed.

London’s off-time is spent with her family. She is married with a son who is the light of their lives. On the weekends, you can find her chasing the sun and chasing her son.

Organizations & Memberships

  • Association of Legal Administrators (ALA)
  • Austin Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators

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Bruce Kingsley
Client Relations Coordinator

Bruce KingsleyBruce Kingsley serves as the Client Relations Coordinator with Bertolino LLP and is responsible for conducting initial client consultations. Mr. Kingsley effectually puts potential new clients on the path to appropriate and competent legal representation by the attorneys here at the firm.

Bruce graduated magna cum laude from South University with a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice in 2018. He also holds a bachelor of science degree in education from St. Lawrence University. In 2004, Bruce enlisted and served as a soldier in the United States Army. After four years as an enlisted soldier, Bruce was accepted to attend Officer Candidate School in 2008. Bruce graduated as a Distinguished Military Graduate and was stationed at Ft. Hood in Killeen, Texas. He deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2008-2009. Bruce was deployed again from 2011-2012 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Bruce has earned many awards and commendations for his efforts and commitment to the United States Army. After eight years and two successful deployments, Bruce was honorably discharged from the United States Army in March of 2013. He is a proud veteran and is honored to have served his country.

When Bruce is away from the office, he enjoys being with his family and friends and attending sporting events.

Bruce looks forward to speaking with you and helping you resolve your issue with a state board or agency. Contact our Austin office at 512-717-5432 for a free consultation with Bruce.

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Marcus Wennrich
Marketing Coordinator

Marcus WennrichMarcus Wennrich serves as the Marketing Coordinator with Bertolino LLP and is responsible for the development and supervision of marketing campaigns, the organization and oversight of websites and social media platforms, and the promotion of Firm activities.

Mr. Wennrich was born and raised in Germany and immigrated to Texas when he was honorably discharged from the German Air Force, where he was in charge of the tactical status of air defenses systems and measuring equipment valued not less than $50 million.

With a background in web design, photography, Google and Bing marketing, digital marketing and social media marketing, Marcus has an industrial engineering degree with the IHK Aachen, as well as a bachelor’s degree in management information systems from Lubbock Christian University.

Marcus volunteers with Team Rubicon, a veteran-led volunteer organization.  In his off-time, Marcus can be found flying his drone, or traveling, hiking, and camping in national and state parks.

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Penny Smith
Certified Paralegal

Penny SmithPenny L. Smith is a certified paralegal with Bertolino LLP and is responsible for providing legal support to all attorneys within the firm. Characteristically, Ms. Smith is diligent, well-motivated, professionally skilled in multitasking and dependable. Additionally, she distinguishes herself as flexible, working well both independently and as a team member, and is committed to excellence and quality.

Originally from Houston and a 1996 graduate of Crosby High School, Penny decided to go to San Jacinto College North and received her associate of applied science degree in legal assistance in 1999. She has been working in the legal field for 20 years in a variety of practice areas.

Ms. Smith moved to Austin in 2012, where she continued in the legal field working for the Office of the Attorney General for six years as a legal assistant with the general litigation division. In the fall of 2015, she went back to school at Texas State University and received her bachelor of applied arts in science degree, graduating second in her class magna cum laude. Penny enjoys helping others and hearing happy voices of clients when they can continue working in the career field they chose to make a difference.

Penny enjoys spending time with her husband and children in her free time. She also enjoys spending time with her mother and father. Penny also enjoys going dancing with her husband of 15 years and relaxing at home.

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Melissa Caffery
Legal Assistant

Melissa CafferyMelissa Caffery serves as a legal assistant and is responsible for providing support to the attorneys through various administrative tasks associated with legal processes. Her strong points include written communication and organization. As part of our mission, Melissa appreciates the value of participating in the firm’s problem-solving ethics and approach to law.

Joining the firm in October 2019 as a receptionist and office assistant, Ms. Caffery quickly demonstrated the skills necessary for administrative and legal support. Melissa has a legal background, previously interning under Edward Shack, ethics and elections attorney, and completed her associate’s degree in legal studies at American Public University.

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