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Halling & Cayo, S.C.

Wisconsin Professional Licensing Law

If you’re a licensed professional, you worked hard and invested a large amount of time, money, and energy to meet the requirements of your licensing body. An allegation of professional wrongdoing that puts your license at risk can be devastating.

At Halling & Cayo, we are licensed professionals ourselves. We understand that your license is your livelihood. Protecting yourself from probation, censure, or suspension of license is not only a matter of reputation, it’s also a matter of protecting your future and your ability to continue to take care of yourself and your family.

If you are facing disciplinary action from your governing board or licensing body, contact the Wisconsin professional licensing attorneys at Halling & Cayo. We’ve assisted real estate agents, accountants, stockbrokers, healthcare professionals, including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, chiropractors, and many other licensed professionals, including attorneys, defend their reputation and livelihood.

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Attorney Licensing and Disciplinary Defense Lawyers

Lawyers in Wisconsin are licensed and sworn to provide legal services with fairness, honesty and integrity and have a fiduciary duty to represent clients’ best interests at all times. If you have been accused of breaching standards of conduct, Halling & Cayo is the premier Milwaukee law firm for licensing defense. We are proud to be known as the law firm other attorneys prefer when they have ethical or licensing issues.

For more than 23 years, we have represented attorneys and judges accused of wrongdoing or violating ethical standards. Our attorneys’ experience in legal ethics includes leading educational seminars on professional responsibility matters and law practice management and practicing licensing defense throughout Wisconsin.

We represent attorneys in ethical and licensing matters including:

  • Fee disputes
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Misrepresentations to clients
  • Advertising issues
  • Misappropriation of funds
  • Failure to meet deadlines
  • Neglect

An experienced professional license defense lawyer has to have the knowledge to defend and prove that the accused professional is not a threat or danger to the public in continuing to hold and maintain his or her license. Professionals defending their licensure should not represent themselves. Attempts to do so are never in their own best interest and can cause serious and irrevocable consequences to your life’s work and career.

If you have been accused of violating the Supreme Court rules and are facing a disciplinary action that could lead to the suspension of your license to practice law, please contact a licensing defense lawyer from Halling & Cayo today.

Wisconsin Healthcare License Defense Attorneys

When your medical license is at risk your career is at stake. Whether it’s a complaint from a patient or a run in with an OUI, you need representation from a legal team that understands the problems you are facing. Halling & Cayo’s legal team have the skill and expertise to help you protect your livelihood. At this difficult time, it can be very stressful, and it’s critical that you get quality representation as soon as possible after you receive the initial correspondence from your licensing board or agency.

Halling & Cayo is here to protect your interests. We know your license is critical to your professional success and you’ve invested time money and heartache into your profession. Depending on the nature of the accusation of misconduct, we may be able to arbitrate through the court system rather than through the medical board.

We defend the licenses of a wide range of Wisconsin healthcare professionals, including:

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Dentists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Chiropractors

We are experienced in representing clients in dealings with the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services as well as professional licensing boards, including the medical examining board. Federal, state, and private payer insurance companies have grown increasingly more aggressive in pursuing matters in regard to healthcare provider misconduct. Problems that used to be merely civil, such as financial issues, have now been reclassified as criminal. You need to be as proactive as possible in retaining council so that you can protect your license and your career.

Contact Halling & Cayo if your license has already been suspended. We will pursue reinstatement of your ability to practice your profession.

Professional License Defense

The State of Wisconsin regulates a variety of professionals and tradespeople. Many municipalities also regulate professions and establishments.

Unfortunately, even the most experienced and competent professionals may generate a complaint to federal, state, or local authorities. If you are a licensed professional and have received notice of an investigation, complaint, or grievance, contact the licensing defense lawyers at Halling & Cayo S.C.  We are experienced in helping clients at all steps in the process, from responding to the initial notice and negotiating resolution to hearings and appeals. We understand that any licensing matter is stressful, and going it alone can be confusing regardless of the merits of the complaint. It is vital to secure experienced representation as soon as possible.

We work with a variety of Wisconsin license holders, including:

  • Insurance agents
  • Accountants
  • Real estate agents
  • Massage and bodywork therapists
  • Skilled trades

The licensing attorneys at Halling & Cayo S.C. can also proactively assist up-and-coming professionals with obtaining licenses and starting their careers, and professionals whose licenses have been suspended or revoked with regaining their credentials so they can go back to work.

SEC and FINRA Defense

The SEC and FINRA wield an extraordinary amount of power over the people they regulate, registered representatives and investment advisors, and they don’t always have your best interests in mind. If you are the subject of an investigation or potential discipline from the SEC or FINRA, you need experienced counsel to represent your interests and make sure that you are able to continue to earn a living. The attorneys at Halling & Cayo have experience with:

  • Claims of Churning or excessive trading
  • Inaccurate U-5 reporting
  • Cherry-Picking
  • Unsuitability claims
  • Improper Solicitation
  • Selling Away
  • Lending to or borrowing from clients

If you are a registered representative or an investment advisor that is the subject of an investigation or disciplinary action by FINRA or the SEC, call the attorneys at Halling & Cayo to make sure your rights are protected.