Professional License Defense
If you are a professional who holds a license, do not appear before your Professional Board without legal representation. If a complaint is lodged against you,or if you receive notice that your attendance is required at a Board meeting, do not go alone! Although the Board for your particular profession is made up of other professionals, your peers (and maybe even people you know), the power that group has is astounding. The Board members of your profession literally have the ability to remove you from your profession. Additionally, once a determination is made by a Board, it is extremely difficult to overcome that decision in court. I hear many people say “I just handled the complaint myself because it was just my Board and I knew I could appeal it to court.” While this is true, it is not commonly understood that the requirements to overturn a Board hearing or decision are very stringent. It is actually quite unusual to win an appeal of a Board decision. The standard of review for those cases is very strict. Our firm has vast experience representing professionals from many different fields before their Board for hearings and disciplinary reviews. We also take cases to Chancery and Circuit Court for Administrative Reviews when appropriate. It is very important to win the first time in Board hearings, so let us help you! We have helped hundreds of professionals across Tennessee in a wide variety of fields, such as: Social Workers, Chiropractors, Psychologists, Therapists, Pharmacists, Nurses, Funeral Directors and Embalmers, Massage Therapists, Manicurists, Physical Therapists, Veterinarians, Dieticians, Certified Nursing Assistants, Childcare workers and many more. Going before your Board is a serious endeavor, have a lawyer by your side!