The following are a select example of cases we have assisted with:
- When a state medical board brought an action against a psychiatrist for improper prescribing practices, we successfully defended the psychiatrist at a hearing before an administrative law judge and prevailed. The medical board then refused to adopt the administrative law judge’s decision. We then appealed to superior court and prevailed again, thereby preventing the imposition of any sanctions against his license.
- In a federal criminal case, we represented an impaired physician who distributed a significant number of illegal prescriptions. The U.S. Attorney’s Office initially sought to charge him with numerous violations of federal controlled substances laws, including prescribing and conspiracy offenses. However, we were able to negotiate a plea agreement from a reduced charge applicable to a limited drug amount, thereby bringing down the Federal Sentencing Guidelines offense level and, at sentencing, pled for a further reduction, which was granted.
- When a state psychology board would not comply with the terms of its own settlement agreement to terminate the agreement upon completion of specific required tasks, we brought a legal action against the board to require its compliance. The board subsequently entered an order terminating the psychologist’s settlement agreement and probation prior to the court date.
- In a contested administrative hearing brought by a state medical board, we successfully defended an innocent physician assistant charged with the inappropriate touching of a patient.
- A state licensing board only recently implemented licensing for prosthetists and orthotists, and the “grandfather” clause has expired for those who had previously worked in the profession. We filed and were granted a rule waiver to enable well-qualified and trained prosthetists and orthotists who did not meet the current requirements to obtain a license.
- We presented overwhelming mitigating evidence in support of a nursing home administrator who entered a criminal plea and were then able to negotiate a settlement whereby he was able to retain his license.
- In a most unusual case, we successfully prevented criminal prosecution of a physician accused of stalking. After several years of cooperating with prosecutors and investigators across multiple jurisdictions, we were able to provide evidence sufficient to arrest the complainant who actually perpetrated the crime while purporting to be its victim.
- We have also worked in conjunction with criminal defense attorneys regarding creative sentencing options in cases involving physicians charged with controlled substance violations. In numerous instances, advice provided enabled the client to enter a plea, which upon successful completion of its terms, fully disposed the case without a conviction (which would have adversely affected his or her medical license).