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Leichter Law Firm featured in Forbes Magazine

The Leichter Law Firm PC was recently featured in an issue of Forbes Magazine.

The article outlines the firm’s work in professional license defense and criminal defense of healthcare employees. It also discusses Louis Leichter’s approach to handling cases.

You can read the feature here.

The professional license defense attorneys of the Leichter Law Firm PC are thrilled to be featured in Forbes and are prepared to continue providing the excellent legal representation that helped them earn this recognition.


Doctor’s license suspended in Michigan for overprescribing narcotics

A license suspension order was recently imposed on a Saginaw, Michigan medical physician because he endangered patients by excessively prescribing them strong medicines that were often abused, an article of mlive.com reported on December 9.

According to reports, Doctor Kriangsak Thepveera’s professional license was immediately suspended by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) after determining the doctor prescribed controlled medications likely to be abused by patients. A report also revealed that among other doctors, Thepveera most frequently prescribed codeine-promethazine, a narcotic-based cough syrup. Thepveera reportedly prescribed over 2,500 patients codeine-promethazine, a well-known recreational drug. Thepveera did not issue a statement regarding the suspension.

Having your doctor’s license suspended is frustrating, especially if your ability to earn a living is negatively affected. However, if you are on the brink of a suspension in Austin, a license defense attorney at the Leichter Law Firm PC may be able to work on your behalf to get you the best results possible. Find out how we can work for you today by calling (512) 495-9995.


Florida lawyer suspended over ethics violations

A 91-day suspension was recently imposed against a lawyer in Coral Gables, Florida due to the allegations that she was acting inappropriately while handling the case of a booster, an article of Miami Herald reported on September 8.

According to reports, Maria Elena Perez was suspended by the Florida Supreme Court due to allegations of unethical conduct while handling the case of Nevin Shapiro, who was acting as a booster for the University of Miami. Shapiro was involved in high-profile fraudulent activity and was represented by Perez. Reports said the investigation against Shapiro made no sense because Perez accepted over $18,000 from the NCCA so she could summon witnesses. However, the penalty imposed on Perez was discussed and approved by the Supreme Court, so Shapiro is currently serving his 20-year imprisonment for duping people into a $390 million Ponzi scheme.

The lawyers at the Leichter Law Firm PC understand that many of our fellow attorneys are left dealing with financial burdens after being suspended from the professions. However, if you believe a suspension is heading your way, we may be able to help you prevent it from happening. Contact us at (512) 495-9995 to discuss your legal options.


Possible situations that may lead to professional license revocation

Professionals such as physicians, teachers, attorneys and nurses obtain their professional licenses after several years of study and hard work. However, there are some situations that could result in the possible revocation of such licenses, which prevents license holders from earning a sustainable income.

  • Committing any malpractice while working in the profession.
  • Getting involved in fraudulent activities
  • Getting convicted of any crime.

Any of these situations can be considered a violation of the ethical rules and laws that are set for professionals. Mistakes can put their career at risk if their license is threatened with suspension or revocation. Those who have their license revoked often find themselves struggling to provide for the financial needs of their family.

Professionals, however, should know that there are some legal means available to protect their livelihood if they think their license is being threatened with revocation. Find out how the license defense attorneys at Leichter Law Firm PC in Austin can help defend your license by calling (512) 495-9995 to learn more about your legal options.


Minnesota lawyer’s license suspended over stabbing incident

A Minnesota attorney who handles personal injury cases had his professional license suspended after he was involved in a stabbing incident at a hotel bar, an article of Star Tribune reported on July 28.

According to reports, a suspension order was imposed on 42-year-old Michael Riehm’s attorney license after he stabbed a man in 2014 at Manny’s bar. The victim, identified as Daniel Kerkinni, sustained a stab wound and punctured lung after he made an offensive joke about the attorney’s spouse. The Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility prevented Riehm from appealing the suspension for five years. Riehm was also ordered to settle $200,000 worth of damage to Kerkinni.

The attorneys at the Leichter Law Firm PC understand that many legal professionals in Austin struggle with a serious financial and emotional loss after having their license suspended. However, if you are threatened with suspension, we may be able to help you prevent it. Find out how we may work for you today by calling (512) 495-9995.


4 Colorado doctors’ licenses suspended for marijuana approvals

At least four doctors’ licenses in Colorado were suspended by the state’s Medical Board after they allegedly authorized patients to grow marijuana plants in excess of the legal limit, an article of The Gazette reported on July 19.

According to reports, the licenses of doctors William Tyler Stone, Gentry Dunlop, Deborah Parr, and Robert Maiocco were suspended after they authorized an estimated 1,600 people to plant over 75 marijuana plants each. Patients in Colorado who have medical conditions such as cancer, seizures, glaucoma, severe pain, or severe nausea can get a doctor’s authorization to plant more than six marijuana plants. Doctor Stone reportedly gave authorization to 400 people to plant over 75 marijuana plants. The Medical Board said that is already considered unacceptable by medical standards to allow people to grow excessive numbers of marijuana plants. Dr. Stone, however, claims he will appeal the suspension.

Doctors, unfortunately, suffer a great loss when their professional licenses are suspended. If you think that your doctor’s license is being threatened in Austin, the attorneys at the Leichter Law Firm PC may be able to defend it. Learn more about your options today by calling (512) 495-9995 to find out how we can work on your behalf.


Suspended veterinarian in Creal Springs heads to trial

A veterinarian in Creal Springs whose professional license was suspended is expected to appear before a jury to face charges of animal cruelty and practicing without a license. According to reports, Elisa Kirkpatrick entered not guilty pleas in response to several charges of veterinary practice neglect filed against her.

A pretrial is scheduled for March 7 wherein a plea agreement may be reached before the jury trial set to be held on March 15. At least ten charges related to deliberate animal cruelty were filed against the former animal care provider at Carbondale’s Kitty Klinic. Authorities arrested Kirkpatrick few months after her veterinary license was suspended when a man called officers to report a foul odor emitting from her home. Other charges were also filed against Kirkpatrick after she was suspected of conducting veterinary surgeries while her professional license was suspended.

The lawyers at the Leichter Law Firm PC, in Austin, understand that professionals like veterinarians must deal with the threat of overwhelming financial hardships when facing the prospect of losing the license which allows them to practice. If you are concerned about the future of your livelihood and professional reputation, call (512) 495-9995 today.


Kindergarten teacher suspended in Hawkins County

A female kindergarten school teacher in Hawkins County was recently suspended after consumed beer cans were discovered inside a classroom, News Channel 11 reported on September 15.

According to reports, the unidentified teacher at Mt. Carmel Elementary School has been “suspended without pay” after another teacher on September 10 discovered two empty cans of beer inside the classroom. The suspended teacher reportedly was on leave during the time of the discovery and it is not clear who consumed the alcoholic beverages or if it was consumed inside the school premises. The empty beer cans were discovered during class hours. Hawkins County Schools Assistant, Director Nedra Jackson, stated that school administrators and the school system are working to come up with an accurate and fair investigation.

Being suspended without pay as a teacher is difficult, especially if you have family members depending on your income. However, if you are a teacher threatened with suspension, a lawyer may possibly defend you. Find out how an Austin lawyer at the Leichter Law Firm PC may represent you today by calling (512) 495-9995.


Board suspends Lewes veterinarian’s license for four years

The Delaware Board of Veterinary Medicine recently voted to suspend the license of a female veterinarian for four years after she was found to be practicing while under suspension, the Cape Gazette reported on July 17.

Reports said Jaine Weise’s veterinarian license was suspended by the board after two dogs under her care died last year. The Lewes vet license was apparently suspended during the time she treated the dogs in 2014. Initially, Weise’s license was facing license revocation; however, the board did not consider the incident as a malpractice, though she was found to be negligent.

Being suspended as a veterinarian is difficult, as you and your family likely depend on your salary. However, if you believe that your license is being threatened with suspension, an attorney may possibly defend you and prevent this from happening. Call the Austin lawyers of the Leichter Law Firm PC today at (512) 495-9995 to learn more about your legal options.


Animal doctor in Lewis may lose professional license

A female veterinarian in Lewis City, Delaware may have her veterinary license revoked after allegations by dog owners of their pets dying while under her care, according to the Cape Gazette on May 18.

Reports revealed that Jaine Weise appeared in court early this May to answer the complaints filed against her by two dog owners who sought her services during a time when her professional license was suspended. In the first complaint, a dog died after Weise gave it a sedative in order to clip its nails. Weise later found out that the canine had a history of seizures, and she said she would never have given it sedatives if she had known this beforehand.

In the second complaint, a dog died after being neutered due to internal bleeding. The pet owners brought their unconscious pet to the Savannah Animal Hospital, where he later died. Weise said that despite the internal bleeding she was responsible for, the hospital should have been able to diagnose the dog’s condition earlier.

The Austin lawyers of the Leichter Law Firm work for veterinarians whose professional licenses are being threatened with revocation. Our lawyers tirelessly defend professionals who depend on their positions for their livelihood. If you are in this situation, call us today at 512-495-9995 to find out how we may help you.