Service & Results.

nyc criminal lawyers over 30 years of experienceWe Know How To Win Cases

Spodek Law Group handles tough cases
nationwide, that demand excellence.

Get Free Consultation

Faced 5+ Years in Prison

People Vs Joseph Amico

Covered by NYDaily News. Las Vegas man accused of threatening a prominent attorney and making vile remarks.

Faced 10+ Years in Prison

People Vs. Anna Sorokin

Covered by New York Times, and other outlets. Fake heiress accused of conning the city’s wealthy, and has an HBO special being made about her.

Faced 3+ Years in Prison

People Vs. Genevieve Sabourin

Accused of stalking Alec Baldwin. The case garnered nationwide attention, with USAToday, NYPost, and other media outlets following it closely.

Faced Potential Charges

Ghislaine Maxwell Juror

Juror who prompted calls for new Ghislaine Maxwell trial turns to lawyer who defended Anna Sorokin.

Why Choose Us

Clients can use our portal to track the status of their case, stay in touch with us, upload documents, and more.

Regardless of the type of situation you're facing, our attorneys are here to help you get quality representation.

We can setup consultations in person, over Zoom, or over the phone to help you. Bottom line, we're here to help you win your case.

Law in the Media

View All

Meet Todd Spodek


The Spodek Law Group understands how delicate high-profile cases can be, and has a strong track record of getting positive outcomes. Our lawyers service a clientele that is nationwide. With offices in both LA and NYC, and cases all across the country - Spodek Law Group is a top tier law firm.

Todd Spodek is a second generation attorney with immense experience. He has many years of experience handling 100’s of tough and hard to win trials. He’s been featured on major news outlets, such as New York Post, Newsweek, Fox 5 New York, South China Morning Post, Insider.com, and many others.

In 2022, Netflix released a series about one of Todd’s clients: Anna Delvey/Anna Sorokin.

Why Clients Choose Spodek Law Group

The reason is simple: clients want white glove service, and lawyers who can win. Every single client who works with the Spodek Law Group is aware that the attorney they hire could drastically change the outcome of their case. Hiring the Spodek Law Group means you’re taking your future seriously. Our lawyers handle cases nationwide, ranging from NYC to LA. Our philosophy is fair and simple: our nyc criminal lawyers only take on clients who we know will benefit from our services.

We’re selective about the clients we work with, and only take on cases we know align with our experience – and where we can make a difference. This is different from other law firms who are not invested in your success nor care about your outcome.

If you have a legal issue, call us for a consultation.
We are available 24/7, to help you with any – and all, challenges you face.

ny physician license defense lawyers

By Spodek Law Group | July 26, 2023
(Last Updated On: August 1, 2023)

Last Updated on: 1st August 2023, 01:29 am

Highly-publicized issues such as opioid misuse, abuse of patients, healthcare fraud and medical mistakes have put the actions of physicians under increased scrutiny. Those physicians accused of misdeeds or malpractice may find themselves facing the possible loss of their medical licenses. If your license has come under attack, you need effective legal representation from investigation to discipline and perhaps beyond.

What is Misconduct by a Physician?

Section 6530 of the New York Education Law lists nearly 50 grounds for a finding of misconduct by a physician. Broadly speaking, physicians engage in misconduct by acts of dishonesty, gross negligence or incompetence; multiple instances of negligence or incompetence and crime. Below is a sampling of the conduct that can jeopardize your physician license or otherwise subject you to discipline:

*Making false statements to agencies or other third parties about a patient’s disability
*Writing false prescriptions
*Fraudulently billing insurance companies, Medicare, Medicaid or patients
*Ordering an excessive number of tests, x-rays or sonograms, given the condition of the patient
*Treating patients without obtaining informed consent from the patient or an authorized health care agent
*Failing to review medical records, obtain patient history or properly examine the patient before diagnosing a patient or prescribing medication or treatment
*Abusing patients sexually, physically or otherwise
*Failing to sufficiently investigate complaints brought by or symptoms exhibited by patients
*Violating HIPAA and other patient privacy laws
*Failing to properly keep medical records
*Guaranteeing the outcomes of treatments
*Misrepresenting board certifications, experience, education or qualifications
*Practicing while impaired by alcohol or controlled substances

The Disciplinary Process

The discipline of physicians starts with complaints to the Office of Professional Misconduct (OPMC). Accusations or reports of misconduct might come from colleagues, law enforcement, medical boards or members of the public. More commonly, patients or their family members or close friends constitute the source of many physician disciplinary cases.

The Initial Staff Investigation

At the outset, the OPMC determines if it has jurisdiction over the complaint. Remember that the physician disciplinary process addresses misconduct, not all aspects of the physician-patient relationship. For example, OPMC does not investigate nor does the disciplinary board act on mere disputes over the amounts of bills. However, another agency or board may handle such matters upon referral from OPMC.

During an investigation, OPMC expects you as a physician to cooperate fully. Your obligations include submitting to interviews and producing medical records, bills and other documents pertinent to the complaint. In fact, you commit misconduct by not producing the records, failing to respond to the complaint or otherwise impeding the investigation.

However, you need not necessarily afford unfettered access, admit to wrongdoing or even handle a complaint solo — especially before you obtain advice about your rights and duties. You have the right to competent legal representation during the investigation and disciplinary process. Attempting to navigate the disciplinary process without experienced physician license defense attorneys can place your medical career and even your freedom at risk. In many cases, the allegations and evidence marshalled against your license can even support a criminal prosecution against you. Statements you make to OPMC investigators can be used against you in disciplinary and criminal proceedings.

The Disciplinary Hearing

Should the OPMC determine there’s enough evidence of your misconduct, an investigatory committee consisting of two physicians and a non-physician will review your matter. Depending on their work, the proceeding may end with a warning, consultation on corrective action or dismissal of the complaint.

If your case goes to a hearing, another committee consisting of two physicians and a lay person will consider the matter. This is an evidentiary hearing at which you may cross-examine witnesses against you and present your own evidence. Having legal counsel on your side is especially important to defend against inadmissible or irrelevant evidence, challenge (if possible) the Board’s jurisdiction and challenge the legal and evidentiary sufficiency of the charges of misconduct.

In a hearing, evidence and facts may be presented to mitigate the impact of findings or evidence of your misconduct. For instance, you may show that you have never been disciplined or that your prior criminal record is devoid of convictions or charges. If substance abuse or personal problems have impacted your ability to practice medicine, proof that you are seeking counseling or therapy might blunt some of the discipline and might save your license.

Contact Us For Physician License Defense

Lack of proper communication, organized record-keeping and professionalism can breed disciplinary complaints even if you are not guilty of misconduct. Ignoring a misconduct complaint can create or aggravate threats to your ability to practice medicine in New York. Contact our firm for defense of your physician license if you get a complaint and access our experience and expertise.

Free Consultation


I was searching for a law firm with some power to help me deal with a warrant in New York . After 6 days I decided to go with Spodek Law Group. It helped that This law firm is well respected by not only the top law firms in New York , but the DA , Judge as well. I...

~Fonder Brandon

5 Stars
It was my good fortune to retain Spodek Law Group for representation for my legal needs. From the beginning, communication was prompt and thorough. Todd, Kenneth and Alex were the first people I worked with and they all made me feel comfortable and confident that the team was going to work hard for me. Everything was explained and any concerns...

~A G

5 Stars
After meeting with several law firms, I chose the Spodek Law Group not only for their professionalism and experience, but for the personal attention given to me right from the initial consultation. It is important to recognize how crucial having the right legal team is when faced with potentially life altering events that impact families and the lives of loved...

~George Cherubini

Spodek Law Group

White Glove Service

We Provide Superior Service, Excellent Results, At A Level Superior To Other Criminal Defense Law Firms. Regardless Of Where Your Case Is, Nationwide, We Can Help You.
View More

Request Free Consultation

Please fill out the form below to receive a free consultation, we will respond to
your inquiry within 24-hours guaranteed.


85 Broad St 30th Floor, New York, NY 10004


get directions

Los Angeles

611 S Catalina St Suite 222, Los Angeles, CA 90005


get directions


35-37 36th St, 2nd Floor Astoria, NY 11106


get directions


195 Montague St., 14th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201


get directions
Call Now!