When you are subject to a professional complaint that comes under the review of a licensing board or agency in the state of Texas, you will want to have an attorney by your side. The process is too complicated to go through on your own, and most often the boards doing the review have been put in place by the legislature to be on the complainant’s side—as protectors of the public interest—rather than giving leniency to professionals.
But the question is: will just any lawyer do? Can you simply call up the attorney who drafted your Last Will and Testament, or the counselor who drafted your latest contract for a provision of services?
No—that just won’t do. While one of these attorneys may be willing to take on your license defense case, they would have to play a game of catch-up just to understand the field of license defense law before they could even begin prepping your case. And in license defense, time is of the essence.
The stages of a formal complaint against a license are fairly simple, but they move much more quickly than most lawsuits. The first thing that happens in many cases is that the complaint is screened by a committee working for the given licensing board, which works to determine if an investigation should proceed based on various criteria such as statutes of limitations and jurisdiction. If they determine the complaint passes muster, an investigation takes place. There are some situations in which this investigation occurs—or at least substantially proceeds—even before the licensee is formally notified of the complaint! The professional is given a chance to produce evidence to counteract the complaint, and then the licensing board makes its decision—which may include the stripping away of a professional’s license. Sometimes an adverse decision can be appealed.
What you need, in such a case, is a dedicated Professional License Defense Lawyer, like the attorneys at BERTOLINO LLP. A professional, medical, or vocational license defense attorney strives to defend a license-holder and to protect that license when it is threatened with suspension, probation, revocation, or any other disciplinary action. The goal is to protect the rights of professionals and to help professionals navigate the complicated inner-workings of the processes of Texas licensing boards.
Hire the Experienced License Defense Attorneys of BERTOLINO LLP
If you have been notified of a complaint filed against you with a licensing board, agency, or commission in Texas, BERTOLINO LLP can help. 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.
We know how to navigate the complaint process against any professional, medical, or vocational license. 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) 717-5432 and schedule a case evaluation.