Professional Ethics

Minnesota Professional Ethics Attorney

For many professionals, ethical conduct is at the heart of their profession. A doctor not only takes the Hippocratic Oath, but is also licensed with entities such as the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). In many professions, an ethics violation can be a career altering occurrence.

At Villaume & Schiek, P.A., we represent a wide variety of professionals when they need to appear before a state or professional licensing board for an ethics violation. These violations could cause the loss of a professional license, and are taken very seriously. Our attorneys represent doctors, lawyers, teachers, psychiatrists or psychologists, therapists, nurses, business executives, government officials, police, firefighters, dentists, CPAs, social workers, chiropractors and veterinarians.

If you are a licensed professional facing discipline, you are entitled to a panel hearing in front of your licensing board, and you have a right to a contested case hearing before an administrative law judge (ALJ).

Minimizing Consequences and Protecting Licensure

Different professions have different levels of professional responsibility and codes of conduct which they must follow. When an individual is charged with a violation, the main goal is typically to prevent suspension or revocation of a license. There are a few main avenues to accomplish that goal.

  • Plead mea culpa (my fault) and work toward corrective actions
  • Fight the charge with expert testimony or evidence

In either case, our law firm has been able to help professionals retain their licensure and ability to practice in their chosen field.

Aggressive Representation for High Profile Clientele

In some instances, a charge of an ethics violation can be quite damaging. We recognize that even an inquiry can have a damaging effect, and so we work diligently to keep all information private and keep any punishment or consequences confidential. While past performance is no guarantee of future results, we represent professionals on a regular basis and understand the issues involved regarding reputation, licensing and professional ethics.

Convenient Location and Quality Representation

Our law office is conveniently located in Bloomington, Minnesota, right off Interstate 494 (I-494) and across from the Mall of America, and has ample free parking.

Please call our Twin Cities law firm at (952) 851-9500, or send us an e-mail to schedule a free initial consultation with a lawyer.