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NYC Nurse License Defense Lawyers

Protecting Your Nursing License

Experienced and Aggressive Representation from Spodek Law Group and Attorney Todd Spodek

Nursing is an honorable profession, but accusations of professional misconduct can quickly lead to a nursing license suspension or worse. Unfortunately, all too often, hardworking nurses become scapegoats for the incomplete or faulty policies of their facilities, and sometimes even when their supervisors dislike them. Nurses can be accused, terminated, and disciplined for convenience or when hospital administrators deem it an easy way to protect their own agendas.

The New York City nurse license defense attorneys at Spodek Law Group, led by Attorney Todd Spodek, have successfully represented numerous NYC nurses in all disciplinary matters before the Department of Education, Office of Professional Discipline (OPD), and the Department of Health against various allegations of professional misconduct, and even in criminal matters.

Reasons Nurses Can Get Disciplined

Our lawyers are well aware that the stakes are high when a nurse’s license is in jeopardy. In New York, the NYS Department of Education’s Office Professional Discipline (OPD) investigates and prosecutes professional misconduct of nurses. A nurse practicing in a New York medical institution or facility can be charged with professional misconduct for several reasons, including drug diversion, fraudulent practices, practicing with gross incompetence or negligence, practicing beyond the authorized scope of practice, practicing while being intoxicated or impaired by alcohol, drugs, or mental disability, and more.

How Nurses are Investigated for New York Professional Misconduct Cases

Disciplinary procedures can be triggered by the filing of a complaint at the Regional Office of Professional Discipline (OPD) or in the case of a criminal conviction. The state Department of Probation notifies the Department of Education of the case disposition and they investigate the matter further. The lion’s share of complaints are generated by employers and patients. Our New York OPD attorneys are well-versed in handling defense cases for nurses against the OPD and are skillful negotiators when it comes to arriving at the best outcomes for our clients.

George FernandezGeorge Fernandez
14:16 30 Apr 24
Excellent 10 out of 10, Helped resolve my case. Jeremy explained everything and made everything easy to understand.
21:33 24 Apr 24
If you are looking for a lawyer that listens, is aggressive where needed, and holds his word above all else, Todd is the best pick. I had hired multiple attorneys prior to hiring the Spodek Group for a white collar case. The first thing that stood out to me was the cost, as anyone going through the process and dealing with the system, money was tight at that time - especially after hiring and firing multiple lawyers. The cost was not as high as others which was definitely a plus. Todd's intake process was also unlike other attorneys. He took the time to actually listen. He cared. He was trying to put himself in my shoes while I was explaining the situation to him and he really took the time to understand the whole situation. Other lawyers will give you 15 mins and send you a retainer agreement. Not Todd, I think he spent almost two hours with me as I was explaining everything.Not only was he great during the onboarding process, he was supportive and very informative through the entire plea process and eventually sentencing. After hiring him, I asked if I should hire a prison consultant, he told me to save my money as he would do everything they would. He was right and held up to his word. Later on I would hear from others that went with the prison consultants that they were a waste of money - I am glad I listened to Todd!When it came time for sentencing, two days prior to sentencing, the prosecutor tried increasing my proposed prison time by almost double - apparently a normal move. Todd and his team worked with me non-stop through the weekend prior to sentencing to ensure that I was not given additional prison time. Again, he took the time to listen and came up with a strategy to explain the case with great detail.Unfortunately, I did plead guilty as that was my best option. Todd and his whole team wrote up nearly 300 pages of a summary of what happened and why I should not be given prison time. If I breakdown the amount I spent with Todd versus the amount of work that I saw being done, I am shocked I was not charged four times as much. The other benefit was, a lot of criminal defense lawyers were just a single attorney with a paralegal or two. Todd had a team of people that I dealt with (5-7 people that I interacted with), but he was ALWAYS accessible. It would never take him more than an hour to reply unless he was in court.I was sentenced to prison and I was emotionally distraught. Todd and his team did whatever they could even after sentencing to make sure I was alright. He personally stayed in touch with my family to ensure I was doing alright and offered support to them. Most lawyers would consider the job complete at sentencing, not Todd.After prison, Todd still spent time with me to make sure I was on the right track and avoiding any potential risks in the future. He has also been giving advice on how to navigate probation etc and has not been looking at the clock for billing.Although I wish I had never been arrested in the first place, I am glad I had Todd and his team in my corner. Without them I likely would have had to spend a lot more time in prison than I did.Thank you, Todd, and the entire Spodek Law team, for helping turn what was a nightmare into a manageable situation!
Yelva Saint-PreuxYelva Saint-Preux
19:26 19 Apr 24
I am immensely grateful to the entire team at Spodek Law Group for their unwavering dedication and exceptional expertise throughout my case. From our initial consultation to the final resolution, their professionalism and tireless advocacy made all the difference. Their strategic approach and attention to detail instilled confidence in me every step of the way.Thanks to their hard work and commitment, we achieved a truly favorable outcome that exceeded my expectations. Not only did they navigate the complexities of my case with precision, but they also provided invaluable support and guidance during what was undoubtedly a challenging time. I cannot recommend Spodek Law Group highly enough, especially attorneys Todd Spodek and Claire Banks; they are beacons of excellence in the legal profession.YSP.
Katherine SunKatherine Sun
18:08 18 Apr 24
my lawyer is Alex Zhik. Efficient, patient and professional
Nun yaNun ya
17:48 18 Apr 24
Todd, Ralph and Alex are amazing. Helped my husband get from a double digit number with multiple charges to a single digit, by the time I blink he will be out. They very professional and help with all your needs. They dealt with my anxiety and worry very well and they understand that your family member needs to get home as soon as possible.
Keisha ParrisKeisha Parris
20:45 15 Mar 24
Believe every single review here about Alex Z!! From our initial consultation, it was evident that Alex possessed a profound understanding of criminal law and a fierce dedication to his clients rights. Throughout the entirety of my case, Alex exhibited unparalleled professionalism and unwavering commitment. What sets Alex apart is not only his legal expertise but also his genuine compassion for his clients. He took the time to thoroughly explain my case, alleviating any concerns I had along the way. His exact words were “I’m not worried about it”. His unwavering support and guidance were invaluable throughout the entire process. I am immensely grateful for Alex's exceptional legal representation and wholeheartedly recommend his services to anyone in need of a skilled criminal defense attorney. Alex Z is not just a lawyer; he is a beacon of hope for those navigating the complexities of the legal system. If you find yourself in need of a dedicated and competent legal advocate, look no further than Alex Z.
Taïko BeautyTaïko Beauty
16:26 15 Mar 24
I don’t know where to start, I can write a novel about this firm, but one thing I will say is that having my best interest was their main priority since the beginning of my case which was back in Winter 2019. Miss Claire Banks, one of the best Attorneys in the firm represented me very well and was very professional, respectful, and truthful. Not once did she leave me in the dark, in fact she presented all options and routes that could possibly be considered for my case and she reinsured me that no matter what I decided to do, her and the team will have my back and that’s exactly what happened. Not only will I be liberated from this case, also, I will enjoy my freedom and continue to be a mother to my first born son and will have no restrictions with accomplishing my goals in life. Now that’s what I call victory!! I thank the Lord, My mother, Claire, and the Spodek team for standing by me and fighting with me. Words can’t describe how grateful I am to have the opportunity to work with this team. I’m very satisfied, very pleased with their performance, their hard work, and their diligence.Thank you team!
K MarK Mar
01:37 25 Jan 24
I recently had Spodek Law Group represent me for a legal matter in NYC and I am thoroughly impressed with their services.Alex Zhik secured the best possible outcome for my case.It was a seamless journey from the initial consultation to the resolution of my legal matter. From the moment I spoke to Todd about my case, his enthusiasm to help was evident, setting a positive tone for the entire experience. The efficiency and professionalism displayed by the team is commendable.A particularly noteworthy aspect of their service is their user-friendly portal to upload your documents/evidence. This not only simplified the process, but showcases their commitment to streamline the client experience.Lastly, in an industry where legal fees can often be a concern, I found their pricing to be very reasonable, making needing legal assistance feel accessible and stress-free.I am grateful for their support and wouldn't hesitate to turn to them again in the future.

The Importance of Hiring an Experienced Attorney to Fight a Disciplinary Case

We strongly recommend that nurses who are under investigation by the OPD seek legal counsel right away. Attempting to repair the problems by yourself is not the best course of action, as your license, reputation, and ability to earn a living are all in jeopardy. Our experienced attorneys have established us as the go-to law firm for New York nurses investigated by the OPD.

The Best Course of Action When an OPD Investigation Letter Arrives

When an investigator contacts you concerning a misconduct accusation, reach out to our experienced New York nursing license defense attorneys quickly. Any information the investigator gets from you will become part of the investigative report, which is frequently damaging to your cause. Refrain from speaking with the investigator, and if the letter requests that you disclose documents, you may be obligated to furnish them, but you have no obligation to honor an interview request.
This advice also applies when you are being investigated by a law enforcement agency for any criminal activity. Insist on first speaking about the matter with an attorney before giving up any information at all. Call our New York nursing license defense team for a confidential consultation. Our team has the experience and knowledge to help you protect your nursing license and your livelihood.

The Consequences of Professional Misconduct Charges for Nurses

As noted earlier, nursing is a challenging profession, and years of hard work go into earning a nursing license. However, a professional misconduct charge can easily lead to the revocation of a nursing license. If accusations of professional misconduct are substantiated, nursing disciplinary actions are sure to ensue, and this can lead to severe consequences such as a nursing license suspension or worse.

The consequences of a nursing license suspension are significant, and it can impact a nurse’s career and future opportunities. A suspension can damage their reputation, affect their ability to secure new employment, and can even lead to financial hardship.

At Spodek Law Group, we understand the challenges that nurses face when it comes to defending their professional reputation. Our experienced New York nursing license defense attorneys have a deep understanding of the law and have handled numerous cases involving nursing professional misconduct. We are committed to providing our clients with aggressive and effective representation to achieve the best possible outcome for their case.

The Importance of Aggressive Representation for Nursing License Defense

Our New York nursing license defense attorneys have a reputation for providing the most aggressive representation for nurses facing professional misconduct allegations. We are committed to protecting the rights of nurses and defending their professional reputation.

Our experienced attorneys are skilled negotiators and understand the importance of developing a strong defense strategy to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients. We work closely with our clients to understand the unique details of their case and tailor our approach to meet their specific needs.

Our team has experience representing numerous NYC nurses, including Registered Professional Nurses (RN), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN), and Nurse Practitioners, in all disciplinary matters before the Department of Education, Office of Professional Discipline (OPD), and the Department of Health.

Contact Spodek Law Group Today for a Confidential Consultation

If you are facing professional misconduct charges as a nurse in New York City, it is crucial to seek the advice of an experienced nursing license defense attorney right away. At Spodek Law Group, we offer a confidential consultation to discuss your case and develop a strong defense strategy to help protect your nursing license.

Contact us today to schedule your consultation and learn how our team can help you protect your professional reputation and future opportunities. We have the experience, knowledge, and dedication to help you achieve the best possible outcome for your case.


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