A professional license defense attorney helps people who are having issues with a licensing board, such as the Texas Medical Board or the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. Licensed professionals who need a license defense attorney may be facing a formal complaint, proceedings before the Texas State Office of Administrative Hearings, license denial, or other issues pertaining to licensure.
If you hold a professional, medical, or vocational license in the state of Texas, here are 4 things you should know about professional license defense.

  1. As soon as you are notified of a complaint filed with your licensing board, you should consult with a professional license attorney.

Many professionals make the mistake of thinking the complaint is not that big of a deal, especially when they believe they did nothing wrong. However, licensing boards function to protect the public and they have a duty to investigate complaints.
It is critical to take any complaint seriously and address it head-on from the start. A license defense attorney can help you craft your initial response to the complaint, helping you to mount a solid defense from the start. Further, you may have rights or defenses that you may forfeit if you do not assert them at the beginning of the case against you.
Our firm believes that immediately consulting an experienced license defense attorney to review allegations of misconduct helps ensure the most favorable outcome in your case.

  1. Hiring a license defense attorney does not make you look guilty.

Hiring a license defense attorney shows the board that you are serious about addressing the complaint and defending yourself.

  1. Each licensing board handles complaints in their own way, which is spelled out in their rules and in state law.

Just as each licensing board has their own pathway to licensure, each has their own complaint and enforcement process. However, every licensing board has a duty to handle complaints against its licensees. In general, after a complaint is filed the board will conduct a preliminary investigation to determine if there is sufficient evidence to show that a violation of state law, ethics, or board regulations may have occurred. If the board determines that a violation may have occurred, it will proceed with its investigation and enforcement process.
For guidance in your particular case, we invite you to contact us to schedule a case evaluation.

  1. Professional license defense is a specialized area of law.

Professional license defense attorneys handle matters related to administrative law, grievance complaints, ethics concerns, and other important professional licensing issues. Cases often require in-depth knowledge of Texas administrative law, licensing board rules, and state statutes and how they apply to each case. If you are facing a licensure issue, you want to hire an attorney with ample experience successfully handling license defense cases and licensure matters.
Our Professional License Defense Attorneys
The professional license defense lawyers at BERTOLINO LLP have consistently won significant cases for doctors, nurses, lawyers, architects, pharmacists and other professionals dealing with issues that could jeopardize their ability to work. We know how to build a persuasive case to protect your license—and your livelihood. Our results speak for themselves.
If your professional license is at risk of suspension or revocation, BERTOLINO LLP can help. We represent licensed professionals across the entire State of Texas. Our honest, experienced attorneys will fight aggressively on behalf of your license and reputation. Contact us today or call (512) 476-5757 and schedule a case evaluation.

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