Attorneys Protecting Your Professional License
Like many other professionals, engineers and architects must maintain their professional licensure in order to keep working legally. These are heavily regulated industries. The professional boards have the authority to issue licenses and suspend or revoke licenses for professional malpractice.
If you have been informed of a notice and hearing from your professional board of licensing, it is critical to work with an experienced lawyer to protect your right to continue working. The stakes are high and our attorneys can help you. At Derryberry & Naifeh, LLP, we have decades of experience serving professionals in a range of business and professional services, including professional license and disciplinary defense, throughout the Oklahoma City area.
Protecting Your Rights Throughout The Process
Although there are differences between the processes for architects and engineers, the process is similar. In general, the process will look like this:
- If there is suspicion of malpractice, the board will inform you of an investigation and proceed with investigating the case.
- You will be called in for a hearing with the board. This hearing is similar to a trial in that you can be represented by counsel and can cross-examine witnesses to establish your innocence.
- The board will make a determination based on the evidence obtained at the hearing.
- If you have been fined or had your license suspended or revoked, your case can be appealed in civil court.
Our attorneys have helped many professionals protect their licenses. We know the regulations and procedures involved. We can walk you through every step of the process and do everything possible to make sure you can maintain your career.