Simply being involved in any legal action is serious and stressful, but the stakes can be heightened when your job is on the line.
Professionals, such as doctors, lawyers, counselors and police officers, are all regulated and must have a license from the State in order to work in their respective areas. As those professions all have significant educational and training requirements, each professional license is the product of thousands of hours of effort, investment and education.
Professional licenses all have a “requisite moral character” component, and licenses can be placed in jeopardy by allegations of professional or personal misconduct made in protective orders and divorce cases and criminal charges with complaints to the licensing body. If you find yourself going through such a legal issue, it is imperative that you speak with an Oklahoma trial lawyer in a timely matter to discuss the possible implications of what is at stake for you professionally.
The Oklahoma trial lawyers at Fry & Elder represent professionals including lawyers, doctors and police officers in licensure hearings, criminal cases and family law matters. If you have a professional license and are the subject of a complaint, consider the following tips:
- Contact a lawyer before speaking to an investigator. An attorney can assist you concerning any potential questioning
- Preserve your records
- Do not ignore an investigation, regardless whether it is justified or not
- Do not contact the complainant
- Do not discuss the complaint publicly, including social media
The trial lawyers at Fry & Elder handle sensitive matters where parental rights, licenses and liberty are at stake.
Why Consider Fry & Elder Oklahoma Trial Lawyers
The Oklahoma trial lawyers of Fry & Elder are not only some of the most decorated in the state, but in the country. This much has been evident in the national recognition the firm has commanded. The U.S. News & World Report recently named the firm to its Best Law Firms list for a fourth consecutive year. Individually, Oklahoma trial lawyers Robert G “Hap” Fry Jr., M. Shane Henry, Aaron D. Bundy and T. Luke Barteaux all garnered Super Lawyers® accolades. Even more impressive is the fact that Fry was named the Lawyer of the Year for Family Law in Tulsa for 2016 by Best Lawyers®, while Henry was just named the 2016 Family Law Attorney of the Year by the Oklahoma Bar Association Family Law Section.
Additionally, Fry & Elder’s Lorena Rivas is one of the most acclaimed Oklahoma immigration law attorneys, while Kirsten Bernhardt has previously won a judgement in excess of $10 million from Coca-Cola and is an accomplished litigator in guardianships, family law and criminal law cases.
In addition to Oklahoma, Fry & Elder attorney Katie Egan is licensed to practice in New York and Connecticut. Melissa Fell focuses much of her practice on the increasingly popular concierge attorney, while partner James R. Elder is one of four Oklahoma trial lawyers at the firm to hold the distinguished AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®. Contact Fry & Elder today to speak with an experienced and accomplished Oklahoma trial lawyer.