Professional Disciplinary Actions

Whether you are a medical professional, insurance agent, realtor, architect, interior designer, accountant, or any other professional, your client's dissatisfaction with the services you provide, whether justified or not, can threaten your reputation and the right to practice in the career you love. If you are a professional facing an inquiry or hearing by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, or other regulatory body, attempting to handle the matter by yourself can be difficult, time-consuming, and most of all, risky.

Defending Your Reputation And Career

Chepenik Trushin LLP advises and represents professionals involved in proceedings and disciplinary actions in the South Florida area. We will work to protect your professional license, your ability to practice your profession, and, ultimately, your livelihood. The lawyers of Chepenik Trushin LLP have successfully represented licensed medical professionals, such as doctors, nurse practitioners, physician's assistants, nurses, dentists, chiropractors, and other health care providers facing disciplinary actions. Furthermore, we also have the experience and sophistication to represent any professional facing license concerns or potential disciplinary actions, including:

  • Medical professionals
  • Insurance agents
  • Realtors (sales consultants and brokers)
  • Architects
  • Interior designers
  • Accountants
  • Engineers
  • Contractors and builders
  • And other professionals
Representing Students And Applicants

In addition to representing professionals who are already licensed in their chosen profession, Chepenik Trushin LLP represents students and applicants of prospective professions who believe they may have difficulty with the application process due to prior misdeeds or misunderstandings. Clients may consult with Chepenik Trushin LLP while preparing their applications, and one of our qualified attorneys will advise you on the best course of action. In addition, Chepenik Trushin LLP can advise clients on any potential hearings, as well as attend such hearings with clients, if it is appropriate. We tailor our course of action to your needs, so do not hesitate to call with any questions or concerns regarding your application process or upcoming hearing.

Protecting Licensed Professionals In Disciplinary Actions

The hearing and disciplinary procedures for the professions licensed by the State of Florida can vary. Typically, there is a two-stage process: (1) a fact-finding stage; and (2) a possible formal hearing before a board of peer professionals and state officials. The attorneys at Chepenik Trushin LLP have a strong record of success protecting professionals at both stages of the process.

The review process can often be handled by an informative and properly drawn response to the fact-finding inquiry. Our firm can help you prepare a response that demonstrates your professional responsibility and regulatory compliance. If the review proceeds to the second stage, we can prepare a comprehensive response and represent you at the formal administrative board hearing.

Each of the licensing boards has its own procedures, conception of professional responsibility, and institutional personality. The attorneys at Chepenik Trushin LLP are experienced in dealing with many of the diverse issues, which can come before these boards. We will work hard to preserve your right to practice your profession.

Ultimately, many allegations of fraud, negligence, malpractice, or misconduct against licensed professionals are completely unfounded. You should not compromise your ability to practice your profession by making any admissions during the fact-finding procedure, nor should you waive any rights before you talk with an experienced professional liability attorney. It is important to call a qualified attorney to help you navigate the process. When problems start to arise, do not hesitate to call one of our experienced professionals. Chepenik Trushin LLP will work hard to preserve your livelihood, rights, and reputation.

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