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Why do you need a lawyer to defend your medical license?

On Behalf of | May 4, 2021 | Medical Licensing

If you are facing revocation of your license, you may think that a lawyer cannot help because you are not going to court. In reality, a hearing before the state medical board is a legal proceeding, and administrators conduct it very much like a trial. They will hear evidence and make determinations based on legal guidelines and precedent.

A lawyer with experience defending medical professionals’ licenses may help you continue to practice medicine. Here are a few ways that a lawyer can help.

Gathering information

Some of the best evidence to support your position may not be readily available. Having a lawyer can help you evaluate what information is relevant and gain access to it. Legal counsel could enable you to conduct depositions or attain expert witness testimony that may be integral to your defense.

Refuting evidence

It may be possible to challenge evidence against you. Legal representation may make you better able to invalidate certain types of evidence or assail the credibility of witness’ testimony.


While you may be unfamiliar with the process of defending a medical license, a lawyer who specializes in this area has been through the process many times. Experienced counsel will help you form a solid defense strategy, identify the strengths and weaknesses of your case, and advise you about how a board is likely to deal with specific issues.

If your license is in jeopardy, do not give up on your medical career. Contact The Law Offices of Brian E. Quinn at 866-657-7318 right away for legal assistance from someone with extensive experience advocating for Pennsylvania’s medical community.