At Connor, Kimmet & Hafenstein, Dan Connor represents professionals including pharmacists, dentists and technicians, medical doctors, psychologists, nurses, funeral directors and embalmers, both with issues involving the preservation of a professional license as well as defending the professional who is charged with violating either criminal law or professional standards.
In most cases, professionals whose licenses are in jeopardy do not retain a lawyer until they are charged with a crime and/or their license is suspended by the State of Ohio. A professional should seek legal counsel immediately upon discovering that his or her conduct is under scrutiny by either the employer, the State Licensing Board or by the police. Obtaining legal counsel early may substantially enhance the professional's opportunity to stay completely outside the criminal justice system and to shorten or eliminate the time during which the license will be suspended by the applicable State Board.
Most professional people feel that because of their education, training and experience, they can "explain their way through" the allegations. However, instead of trying to go it alone and not being aware of the potential ramifications, at the first sign of an inquiry, a licensed professional should retain legal counsel who will be able to provide advice and assistance in dealing with any inquiry into any alleged conduct.
Dan has been through the process numerous times and can objectively analyze the situation, assist and advise the professional with crucial decision-making and create a buffer between the professional and the accusers or State board.
Contact Dennis Evans or Chris Connor at (614) 464-2025 with any questions or if your professional license is at risk.