Defending Professional Licenses In Louisiana
A professional license can open the door for a rewarding career. The loss of that license is more than a setback — it can destroy your reputation and your ability to earn a living in your chosen profession. Even the filing of an action alleging an ethical violation or professional misconduct can harm your standing in the community and reduce your employability.
If you face a potential disciplinary action before a professional licensing board in Louisiana, a strong and effective response is necessary. Your career and your reputation are at stake.
Sanchez Burke, L.L.C. has extensive experience representing professionals accused of ethical violations and facing disciplinary actions before professional licensing boards. The firm is knowledgeable about the procedures and standards of particular boards and how to respond effectively in professional discipline cases.
The firm represents professionals facing all types of disciplinary actions before licensing boards. These include:
- Other licensed professionals
Mr. Sanchez Is Experienced In Professional Discipline Matters
Our founder, Walter M. Sanchez, has previously served as a Hearing Committee Chair for the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board. Hearing Committees are comprised of the Chair, another attorney and a lay person who together serve as the trier of fact in attorney professional discipline cases. This invaluable experience has provided Mr. Sanchez with an understanding of professional discipline board procedures and the nuances of common ethical violations — experience that can be applied in disciplinary actions involving many other professions.
Choosing The Right Approach In Each Case
Each professional board is unique — with its own ethical standards, procedures, internal dynamics and hot button issues. Sanchez Burke, L.L.C. understands these differences and will choose the right approach to use in your case. Some situations can be effectively handled by merely sending a letter that explains or clarifies the professional’s behavior. Other cases may require a full evidentiary board hearing.
In your case, Sanchez Burke, L.L.C. will use its experience and knowledge to defend your license and to minimize or avoid any negative disciplinary consequences.