Professional Licensing

When their licenses are under scrutiny or threatened by a licensing board,  many professionals—including lawyers—turn to VZP for representation.  Whether the issue is collateral to a criminal allegation or an independent inquiry, our attorneys guide you through process of defending a professional license. Our firm provides representation before boards governing the professional licenses of doctors, nurses, physical or occupational therapists, pharmacists, veterinarians, dentists, engineers, real estate agents, real estate appraisers and funeral home and cemetery owners.

We also represent lawyers under investigation by the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission. Whether it is to assist an attorney to answer a grievance, or defend against a verified complaint, we have experience addressing allegations of professional and ethical misconduct. A threat to a lawyer’s license must be carefully and timely answered, and should never be taken lightly. The assistance of an attorney in these disputes can be critical, providing objective counseling, as well as advocacy, before the Commission and the Indiana Supreme Court.

VZP attorneys also have experience in unique professional representations, such as sports professionals under fire for violating league policies. These have included jockeys before the Horse Racing Commission, professional football players before the National Football League, and students facing discipline by university or school boards. We also represent clients having licensing issues, or pursuing licensing before, gaming or alcoholic beverage commissions.

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