The professionals of Texas put a great deal of effort into earning their licenses to practice in their chosen fields. Often this includes a lot of education upfront and qualifying for licensure through testing. All of this is an investment in their careers that only pay off if licensure is granted and maintained. So when professionals find their licenses under fire by a state licensing board, agency, or commission, it is imperative they take every available step to ensure all the time, effort, and money they have expended do not go to waste. And the very first step they should take is to contact an experienced professional license defense attorney.
When a professional contacts our law firm for help, we act quickly and aim for a decisive determination—even dismissal of allegations. If the professional under fire contacts us quickly enough after receiving the letter notifying them of a complaint, we can help them to craft a strong and strategic response. Often this first salvo is enough to gain that dismissal. Where it is not, a well-crafted letter may at the very least help to contain the scope of the investigation that follows—preventing the Board, agency, or commission from digging into every nook and cranny of a professional's life in search of problems not even related to the initial complaint.
If a case proceeds beyond this initial stage, our advocacy continues through the investigation phase. In some situations, we may be able to negotiate an informal settlement agreement. If not, then we stand ready to fight for our clients at a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge at the State Office of Administrative Hearings—and, if necessary, in any appeals.
Our results speak for themselves.
So, should you find yourself the subject of a complaint, BERTOLINO LLP can help. Call us as soon as you are notified, so we can craft the best possible response letter to fit your case's facts. We are experienced professional license defense attorneys, and we know how to navigate the complaint process. We are prepared to represent you at any legal hearing or proceeding regarding your license.
Our firm believes that immediately consulting an experienced professional license defense attorney to review allegations of misconduct helps ensure the most favorable outcome. BERTOLINO LLP represents licensed professionals across the entire State of Texas. If you are facing disciplinary action, contact us today or call (512) 717-5432 and schedule a case evaluation.