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Obtaining and retaining professional licensure is the crucial keystone for all professionals, representing their lifeline to practicing and enabling them to grow a successful business. Professional licensure represents more than permission to practice in your industry; it requires a significant investment of time, effort, and capital, and is foundational to your professional reputation. Professionals that face hearings before the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s various state licensing boards are concerned with more than just a professional license; many times they are protecting their careers and reputations within their industries and communities.
Post & Schell’s Professional Licensure Practice Group represents a wide range of professionals in Pennsylvania licensure issues. The Group’s attorneys possess extensive experience in representing licensed professionals including:
- Medical professionals
- Accountants and tax preparers
- Funeral home and crematory professionals
- Real estate agents
From revocations and suspension hearings, to professional disciplinary and reciprocity hearings, our attorneys provide experienced counsel and representation to help protect your professional license.
Post & Schell’s Professional Licensure Practice Group is based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, just steps away from many of Pennsylvania’s state offices and licensure hearing locations. Our attorneys have decades of public and private experience dealing with professional licensure issues. All of the attorneys in the Professional Licensure Practice Group possess extensive real-world experience in regulatory and administrative law. They are also active members of the communities they serve as members of a broad range of charitable and professional associations and organizations.
The Group’s attorneys include:
- James J. Kutz, former Chief Counsel, Pennsylvania Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs;
- Sarah C. Yerger, former Senior Deputy Attorney General, Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General;
- Jason G. Benion, former law clerk to the Honorable John E. Jones III, United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania; and,
- Jason L. Reimer, 2013 Super Lawyer magazine Rising Star.
Whether it is providing counsel through investigations, prior to hearings, representation at hearings, or litigation – our attorneys understand the rules, ethics and standards of your industry, how to navigate through the complex web of regulations, and how to best protect your professional licensure rights.
Our clients include:
- Athletic trainers
- Car sales representatives
- Funeral directors
- Funeral home, cemetery, and crematory owners/operators
- Insurance agents
- Lawyers and legal professionals
- Mortgage brokers
- Physicians, nurses and other medical and health care professionals
- Physical therapists
- Real estate agents
PA professional licensure representation in:
- Revocation hearings
- Suspension hearings
- Professional disciplinary hearings
- Reciprocity hearings
- Pre-hearing counsel and advice
- Chiropractic professional malpractice litigation
Post & Schell’s Professional Licensure Practice Group has successfully represented hundreds of professionals in every step of the process, from investigation through final hearing. While the outcomes before the various licensing boards are not published, our attorneys have been one of the few to challenge the various licensing boards on appeal. A few representative examples include:
- A case in which the Commonwealth Court found that the State Board of Medicine deprived Post & Schell’s client, a practicing physician, of her due process rights in attempting to sanction our client without proper notice.
- A case in which Post & Schell represented a funeral director operating in Pennsylvania, the Commonwealth Court found that the State Board of Funeral Directors improperly interpreted the Funeral Director Law and that our client did not violate the same.
- A case in which the Commonwealth Court found that the State Board of Medicine deprived our client, a practicing physician, of his due process rights in attempting to automatically sanctioning our client without a hearing or proof of an immediate risk to the public.