Many cases have an administrative law problem in addition to a family law, criminal law, or civil law issue. Each administrative agency has its own rules, as does each professional licensing authority.
For example, a lawyer would have to report any conviction, a therapist only certain convictions, and anyone with a DEA license, who prescribes medications, would have a duty to report a drug conviction.to their respective licensing authorities.
Or a problem with substance abuse may also impact the professional license for a pharmacist.
Or a mandatory reporter may have a duty to report certain events such as child abuse and a failure to do so could affect her professional license.
Or a person with a professional license, such as an educator or daycare worker, could face employment consequences if placed on the child abuse registry.
Or a truck driver, with a commercial driver’s license, can be sanctioned for even a blood alcohol content that would not even rise to a driving while ability impaired conviction much less driving under the influence.
Our attorneys have the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate these technical requirements. We are equipped to handle all aspects of administrative law including representing professionals that are facing disciplinary action. A complaint or inquiry from the board can have a significant impact on your practice and we can help facilitate communications and prepare a response. We are prepared to advocate on your behalf from filing the initial documents to representing you throughout the administrative process, to hearing if necessary.
From the investigative process to hearings and to appeals as the client’s needs and the complexity of the case dictate. Some cases can be resolved in the investigative stage, preventing a complaint from going further than the initial inquiry. Some may require negotiation or a hearing after the complaint is filed. And others may require an appeal after the matter goes to hearing. We can handle every aspect of an administrative agency case including the appeal.