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Charleston Professional Liability Attorney

Charleston Professional Liability Lawyer

Lawyer, doctor, therapist, accountant, or contractor. You can name virtually any professional, especially one requiring licensure to operate in their fields, and you all share one thing in common — you’re either legally required to have liability insurance, or it’s certainly in your best interest to do so.

This coverage shields you from financial liability if choices you make physically, emotionally, or financially harm someone or adversely impact them in some other way.

However, what happens if the West Virginia Board of Examiners in Counseling or the West Virginia Bar Association opens a disciplinary action case against you or some other licensing board does? That’s when you need a Charleston professional liability lawyer.

What Do Professional Liability Attorneys Do?

Lawyers like ours at Hendrickson & Long, PLLC, represent professionals from a wide range of career paths who may be facing allegations of negligence or malpractice, breaches of fiduciary duty, and other unprofessional or unethical behaviors that could potentially put their ability to continue practicing their career.

Depending on the nature of the conflict, we might represent clients in some of the following ways:

  • In the pre-litigation phase, during out-of-court negotiations
  • At mediation sessions
  • In front of state professional licensing board meetings
  • On calls or in in-person meetings with government agency representatives
  • At regulatory or administrative hearings

In short, we represent professional clients in virtually any setting where disciplinary action, including reprimands, probation, fines, revocations, and suspensions, can potentially be handed down.

Professionals Our Lawyers Represent

Examples of licensed professionals we’ve represented since the inception of our firm include:

  • Medical professionals, including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, optometrists, and mental health counselors
  • Actuaries
  • Building professionals, like architects, engineers, and construction workers
  • Attorneys
  • Accounts and investment advisors
  • Insurance agents
  • Surveyors
  • Real estate agents and brokers

Why Do These Licensed Workers Face Liability?

We’ve represented the above-referenced professionals facing civil actions or disciplinary action from their licensing board, including suspension or revocation of their licenses, for various reasons, including:

  • Substance abuse issues
  • Criminal convictions
  • Regulatory oversight or violations
  • Patient or client abandonment
  • Deficient record keeping or illicit billing practices, like overbilling
  • Altering and/or misrepresenting financial statements
  • Concealing evidence or relevant facts
  • Financial audits

Of course, this is only a brief listing of potential issues that may leave a professional needing to defend oneself against a client in front of a professional board or even when dealing with government or regulatory agencies.

If you don’t see your particular concern listed, just reach out to our firm. We’ll put you in contact with a Charleston professional liability lawyer so you can share more about your particular predicament and how we might be able to help you with it.

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