You have received a notice of complaint from a licensing board or regulatory agency in Texas, your career is at risk. Even if you believe the complaint is meritless, your license to be able to legally perform your job is on the line. It is imperative that you mount a strong defense against the allegations pending against you. The best way to ensure the most favorable outcome in your case is to hire a knowledgeable and experienced professional license defense attorney.
When You Need a Professional License Defense Lawyer
You could benefit from the assistance of a professional license defense lawyer anytime a complaint is filed against your professional license. Though you may be wondering if you really need to hire a lawyer.
The short answer is: it is in your best interest to be represented by counsel in any matter involving your professional, medical, or vocational license.
The following are some specific examples when the assistance of a license defense attorney could prove invaluable in achieving the best possible results in the case pending against you:
- Complaints alleging unprofessional or unethical conduct.
- Allegations of breaching the standard of care.
- Licensure issues due to criminal conviction or pending charges.
- Denial of a license application or refusal to renew a license.
- Any of the following legal proceedings have been scheduled:
- Temporary Suspension Hearing
- Show Compliance Proceeding
- Informal Settlement Conference
- Formal adjudication at the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH)
- Complaint alleging violation of board rule or administrative law.
The sooner a license defense attorney is involved in your case, the sooner your rights are protected. Having an advocate by your side from the start of the case ensures that you mount the strongest possible legal defense from the beginning and at every opportunity.
The licensing boards in Texas are staffed with smart investigatory and attorneys, whose job it is to protect the public welfare – not your interest or license. It is not wise to face the board alone, even if you think the complaint against you is a small matter. Licensure matters can become complex quickly, and you do not want to do or say anything that harms your ability to defend yourself against the allegations.
BERTOLINO LLP Will Defend Your Professional License
Allegations of misconduct against a licensed professional are serious. Regulatory and licensing boards have the power to revoke a license, suspend it, or put a licensee on probation. Mounting a strong defense early on significantly improves the likelihood of a positive outcome for you.
The lawyers of BERTOLINO LLP have successfully helped clients resolve a wide range of complicated legal matters involving professional license defense. We know how to navigate the complaint process, gather evidence, question witnesses, and prepare powerful defenses against allegations of misconduct.
We represent clients throughout Texas in the following types of cases:
“Our law firm helps professionals, like you, keep their licenses when those licenses are under attack by a state agency or board.” -Tony R. Bertolino, Managing Partner
If you have received a licensing complaint, 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) 717-5432 and schedule a case evaluation.
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