Professional Licensure Defense

Flannery | Georgalis understands that the suspension or revocation of a professional license jeopardizes an individual and their family’s well-being. A suspension is disruptive and could irrevocably damage your practice. A revocation can be catastrophic to your livelihood. We have significant experience defending many different licensed professionals including dentists, doctors, securities broker-dealers, investment advisors, lawyers, accountants, engineers, pharmacists, nurses, teachers and others before their licensing board, agency or commission. In addition to licensed professionals, Flannery | Georgalis has experience in representing a variety of law enforcement professionals, from state and federal corrections officers, to federal agents with top secret, and higher, security clearances.

Each professional license is governed by its respective board, agency or commission’s unique body of regulations, rules and standards. This requires knowledge and experience how to effectively investigate, communicate and defend the license of an individual or business.

Oftentimes professional licensure matters are closely connected with other parallel criminal or regulatory investigations. Flannery | Georgalis knows what works and what does not work in defending professional licensure matters and parallel criminal and regulatory enforcement matters. Our most important successes are ones that are never publicized.

Our Experience

Successfully negotiated the lifting of a summary suspension order imposed against a licensed Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon in connection with allegations of immediate harm to the public resulting from a patient’s surgical procedure

Obtained the dismissal of a grievance submitted to Disciplinary Counsel against two partners at a sophisticated Cleveland-based law firm in connection with their involvement in the administration of a multi-million-dollar estate

Successfully negotiated the dismissal of all charges against a federal agent with top secret security clearance in a multi-jurisdictional criminal prosecution

Obtained the declination of a multi-agency, multi-million-dollar healthcare fraud investigation against a licensed dentist involving allegations of billing Medicaid for services not rendered

Negotiated a favorable ten-week license suspension for a dentist following a multi-million-dollar healthcare fraud investigation and prosecution

Obtained the declination of a criminal investigation against a state correctional officer in connection with allegations theft