Each License Matter Is Different
Every profession is different, and no two professions are exactly alike. Every professional is different, and no two professionals have the same circumstances, commitments, and character. And every professional license problem is different. No two license discipline charges are exactly alike. National professional license defense attorney Joseph D. Lento and the other skilled professionals at the Lento Law Firm know that each unique professional facing each unique license proceeding needs aggressive representation fitting those unique circumstances. Cookie-cutter approaches don't work in professional license proceedings. The expert team at the Lento Law Firm is ready to dive into your license proceeding matter to fashion a uniquely fitting and effective defense.
Experience and Expertise Count
Professions also have their similarities. Professionals share common characteristics and common ways of practicing. And professionals face common problems from common sources. One significant circumstance that professionals facing license proceedings have in common is their need for skilled license discipline attorney representation. National professional license defense attorney Joseph Lento and the other professionals at the Lento Law Firm have abundant experience in professional license proceedings of all kinds. They also have rich expertise in helping all kinds of professionals in all types of professions. And drawing on attorney Lento's character and commitments, the team at the Lento Law Firm maintains the highest level of dedication to license defense. Abundant experience, rich expertise, and commitment are precisely what you should want to help you defend your license proceeding and defeat license discipline charges.
Professions in Which We Help
Each profession has its own professional conduct rules developed, interpreted, and enforced by its own agency, board, commission, or committee. Each professional also has its own standards of conduct, protocols, and customs, culture, and conventions. National professional license defense attorney Joseph Lento's broad experience defending the licenses of many professionals practicing in different professions has given him the skill and insight into discerning the significance of those professional differences. Attorney Lento knows that what's important in one profession may not be so important in another profession. A small thing in one profession can be a huge thing in another profession. Attorney Lento and the expert team at the Lento Law Firm can help professionals in any of the following professions:
- healthcare professionals including physicians, physician assistants, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, dentists, psychologists, psychiatrists, chiropractors, counselors, occupational therapists, physical therapists, marriage and family therapists, pharmacists, emergency medical technicians, and paramedics. Healthcare professionals face peculiar professional risks and hazards because they work so closely and privately with patients, have access to private health information, and influence patient health and outcomes. Healthcare professionals also often work under significant professional stress with unusual demands and schedules. Attorney Lento and the expert team at the Lento Law Firm have great compassion for healthcare professionals facing license issues;
- professional service providers, including accountants, architects, engineers, financial advisors, social workers, insurance agents, real estate agents, human resource professionals, pilots, and security technicians. Professional service providers face peculiar professional risks and hazards connected with the importance and confidentiality of the personal, family, business, and property matters their services address. One slip, oversight, omission, or breach can cost a professional service provider's client a lot in employment, income, property, reputation, and relationships. Professional service providers can face enormous technical demands in sophisticated and swiftly changing administrative and legal environments. Attorney Lento and the expert team at the Lento Law Firm commit deeply to defending the licenses and legacy of professional service providers;
- tradespeople including carpenters, plumbers, electricians, heating and cooling professionals, pipefitters, welders, steelworkers, truck and auto mechanics, machinists, locksmiths, elevator mechanics, heavy equipment operators, and building inspectors. Tradespeople often work in hazardous occupations and environments, coordinating their work with other trades in sophisticated operations. They also do work that, if performed improperly, can cause great personal injury or property damage. The demands and stresses of work in the trades can create and compound mental and physical health conditions and disabilities, sometimes leading to license issues. Attorney Lento and the expert team at the Lento Law Firm care deeply about tradespeople and their families, committed to defending their licenses, income, and legacies;
- child development professionals, including daycare operators, daycare workers, teachers, teacher aides, school counselors, school principals, speech therapists, school social workers, and child development specialists. Child development professionals work with children and, as such, have a duty to report suspected child abuse. False, exaggerated, or mistaken reports of suspected child abuse, and allegations of a professional's careless or reckless failure to report signs of abuse, are real concerns for child development professionals. One false allegation of abuse or failure to report signs of abuse can threaten a license and undermine a job and career in this precious field. Attorney Lento and the expert team at the Lento Law Firm respect the skills and commitment of child development professionals, standing ready to defend their licenses and legacies;
- personal service providers including home health aides, personal care aides, life coaches, fitness trainers, athletic coaches, cosmetologists, barbers, hairstylists, aestheticians, beauticians, manicurists, pedicurists, musicians, artists, authors, chaperones, tour guides, escorts, concierges, embalmers, flight attendants, animal caretakers, and actors. Personal service providers face occupational hazards and risks due to their special access and proximity to their clients, client spaces, and client confidences. One false allegation of abuse, harassment, conversion, embezzlement, or breach of loyalty, trust, and confidence can ruin a reputation, client base, and career in the personal service field. Attorney Lento and the Lento Law Firm recognize, value, and respect the commitment and skills of personal service providers, ready to defend their licenses and legacies.
Do not be disappointed if you do not see your profession on this list. National professional license defense attorney Joseph Lento and the expert team at the Lento Law Firm help professionals in all fields. Call the Lento Law Firm now at 888.535.3686 or go online.
Professionals Whom We Help
While professionals occupy different professions, they progress through standard stages no matter the profession that they occupy. The license issues that an applicant faces are different from the license issues that a new member of the profession, managing member of the profession, or senior member of the profession may face. Professionals with medical conditions face different license issues than professionals in good health but with family, financial, or management demands. National professional license defense attorney Joseph Lento and the expert team at the Lento Law Firm recognize those different stages through which professionals go and know how to give their peculiar license issues appropriate context. Attorney Lento and the expert team at the Lento Law Firm can help professionals in any of the following stages:
- applicants to the profession who must overcome questions about their character and fitness. Licensing bodies place the burden of proving character and fitness on the applicant. Proving good character often requires giving appropriate context to events and issues, like criminal convictions or treatment for poor mental health or substance abuse, that could otherwise appear to disqualify the applicant;
- new members of the profession who face license issues relating to unreasonable work demands, poor or absent supervision, the lack of mentoring, and adjusting to the new profession's sophisticated norms, customs, and conventions. Licensing bodies expect all members of the profession to conform to the same rules, although rules may create safe harbors for new subordinate professionals whose supervisor recommends and directs unprofessional work;
- managing members of the profession who face license issues relating to the stresses and demands of supervising teams and managing firms of diverse professionals. Managing members may face license issues for the failure to properly supervise, monitor, and control other professionals' work and for inappropriate supervision of and relationships with other professionals, especially subordinate professionals;
- senior members of the profession who face license issues relating to neglect of work, withdrawal from work, delegation of work, and referral of work, relating to declining mental and physical health especially around dementia or other cognitive issues, and relating to declining skills, outmoded methods, or incomplete knowledge of updates within the field;
- members with health conditions affecting professional performance, whether physical health affecting job productivity and absenteeism or mental health affecting attention, concentration, and diligence. Health conditions can also contribute to chemical dependencies and substance abuse, creating other license issues;
- members with family demands affecting professional performance, such as the need to care for children who are ill, out of school, or attending school remotely from home, or care for an ill, elderly, or disabled adult family member. Family demands can contribute to license issues involving neglect of professional duties, mental and physical health issues, and substance abuse and addictions.
Professional Problems with Which We Help
Professionals in any profession and at any stage of their profession can experience similar problems. The profession may be different, the professional may have different circumstances and character, but the problems can be much alike. National professional license defense attorney Joseph Lento and the expert team at the Lento Law Firm have the skill, experience, and expertise to assist professionals with license issues caused by the full range of professional issues and problems. Let the expert team at the Lento Law Firm help you investigate, evaluate, and defend license proceedings involving any of the following common issues and problems:
- fraud or misrepresentation problems. Professionals entering service agreements may face allegations of misrepresented qualifications, skills, licensure, and experience. Professionals charging fees may face allegations of fraudulent padding of bills, upcoding or miscoding of insured services, false diagnoses, billing for services not performed, and unauthorized referral payments or receipts;
- recordkeeping violations including failing to record diagnoses, conditions, and services, incorrect recording of diagnoses, conditions, and services, or unauthorized altering of recorded diagnoses, conditions, and services. Professionals may also face allegations of unauthorized disclosure or patient or client records and failure to store, secure, and dispose of records appropriately;
- chemical dependencies and substance abuse issues, whether arising out of diagnosed mental and physical health conditions and the misuse or abuse of prescription drugs or marijuana, or recreational use of alcohol and illicit drugs. Professionals with access to medical drugs can also face unlawful drug possession, distribution, delivery, and conversion issues. Prescribing physicians must be especially aware of the risks of over-prescribing, mis-prescribing, prescribing outside the license's scope, or other inappropriate dispensing of scheduled substances;
- sexual violence, harassment, and other misconduct, whether in the workplace, home, or at clubs or other locations. Sexual assault, date rape, and workplace sexual harassment are serious professional concerns, as are pornography and prostitution or solicitation of prostitution. But sexual advances and relationships between the professional and patients, clients, or subordinate professionals are other serious concerns;
- neglect or abuse of clients and patients. Professionals who provide direct patient care may face false allegations of physical, mental, verbal, or sexual abuse of patients, many of whom may be unreliable relators of factual information because of their physical or mental illnesses and disabilities. Professionals who work in teams or organizations with other professionals may also face allegations of the neglect of patients whose care they reasonably believe to have been provided by other professionals;
- criminal convictions of any kind, not just for crimes related to the professional's performance, can create license issues. Those convictions may include DWI, DUI, or OUI offenses, other serious driving offenses like reckless endangerment, crimes of violence like assault, and convictions for retail fraud, shoplifting, theft, or embezzlement, indicating dishonest character. Failing to report criminal arrest, charge, or conviction may be its own professional license violation.
Don't be concerned if you don't see your specific license issue on the above list. National professional license defense attorney Joseph Lento and the expert team at the Lento Law Firm are ready to hear from you at 888.535.3686 or online to help you evaluate, defend, and defeat your specific license charges.
National Professional License Defense Attorney
No matter your profession or your professional license problem, national professional license defense attorney Joseph D. Lento and the expert team at the Lento Law Firm are here to help. Your best move is to retain the best available representation. The best representation is the attorney team with the greatest experience, strongest skills, richest expertise, and highest dedication. Learn about professional license defense attorney Joseph Lento's special attitude, experience, and commitments. In Attorney Lento, you have an aggressive, hard-charging, skilled, and dedicated professional with trial-lawyer experience. Attorney Lento has committed his practice to helping fellow professionals in all fields. He has successfully represented many professionals in many fields nationwide. Trust professional license defense attorney Joseph D. Lento and the Lento Law Firm with your license defense. Call 888.535.3686 now or use the online service.