Professional License Services
Professional license defense attorneys at Norman Spencer have years of extensive experience representing licensed professionals in New York and New Jersey. We provide aggressive and effective defense to licensed individuals facing professional misconduct investigations by state licensing authorities.
Disciplinary matters involving allegations of misconduct have great consequences. An accusation of professional misconduct may lead to professional license suspension and even revocation. If you are concerned with a disciplinary investigation against you, or simply would like to speak to an attorney to minimize the chances of potential problems with the licensing authorities, contact our office today.
Being a licensed professional requires one to follow special rule and regulations, which set the bar for professional responsibilities and special levels of conduct. These rules and regulations are established by states and are enforced by local licensing agencies.
Failure to adhere to these rules is considered a ‘professional misconduct’. If a licensed professional is suspected of such misconduct, the licensing agency will initiate a disciplinary investigation, which could and often will result in disciplinary action. Any disciplinary inquiry should be handled by a qualified attorney knowledgeable in professional licensing matters. The stakes are too high to trust your license, career, and livelihood to an inexperienced lawyer.
Any licensed professional found guilty of professional misconduct may face extremely serious consequences such as having his or her professional license revoked or suspended, and may be subject to other disciplinary measures.
Because of the importance of disciplinary process and the potential disastrous consequences on the professional’s life, hiring an experienced licensed defense attorney cannot be underestimated. At Norman Spencer you will find such attorneys ready to discuss your case with you. During the years of successful representation of licensed professionals, we have assisted the member of the following professions:
- Dentists and Dental Hygienists
- Massage Therapists
- Physician Assistants
- Mental Health Practitioners
- Registered Professional Nurses
- Nurse Practitioners
- Licensed Practical Nurses
- Occupational Therapists
- Physical Therapists
- Licensed Master Social Workers (LMSW)
- Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW)
- Speech-Language Pathologists
Criminal DEFENSE FOR LICENSED PROFESSIONALS
Criminal defense and professional license defense are the two often interrelated fields and our attorneys have mastered both. The consequences of any criminal conviction, whether a misdemeanor or felony could be career-ending. If you are face any type of criminal investigation or charges in any court, you should consult with a professional license defense attorney before you agree to any plea deals. We are often called to represent professionals in criminal matters, but even if you are already represented by counsel in a criminal case, call us for a consultation.
What to do if you are investigated by state licensing authority
If you are subject to a disciplinary investigation, you will be generally notified about it by letter. At that time you should be retaining an attorney – before you speak with the investigators. In fact, we recommend that you should never speak with them before discussing your case with an experienced professional license attorney. This can make all the difference in the outcome of your matter.
Experienced, Aggressive, and Compassionate Legal Representation
We have handled hundreds of professional misconduct investigations and hearings. We have defended our clients against just about any sort of professional misconduct allegation there is. We have seen it all and we understand how it feels when your career and livelihood are online. Hundreds of clients have entrusted their future to us and we have earned great reputation amongst our colleagues who refer cases to us and amongst prosecutors. If you are targeted by the state licensing authorities for misconduct allegations, call us today to speak with one of us about how we can help you.