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We are an elite criminal defense law firm, that emphasizes providing the best service and professionalism to all clients. We service a curated clientele nationwide – that expect the best from their lawyer. We handle tough criminal defense and legal situations that require deep knowledge, experience, dedication, and excellence in order to win. We have over 50 years of combined experience, handling national and international cases.

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The Spodek Law Group is one of the most successful law firms in the USA. Our success comes from the fact we are attentive to details, and take a very pragmatic approach to each and every single case. Our clients turn to us for realistic advice – so they can make the appropriate decisions they need to make personally. Our goal is to make sure your case ends in a positive outcome, not only personally – but for your family as well.


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Defense Attorney for Licensed NYC Nursing

OPD Investigations, Criminal Matters and Hearings

Years of hard work go into earning a nursing license, there are many quicker ways to have it revoked. Professional misconduct charges are likely to trigger an investigation and if the accusations are substantiated, nursing disciplinary actions are sure to ensue, frequently a nursing license suspension or worse.

Nursing is difficult. It is an honorable profession. Arguably, few healthcare professionals work harder than nurses. That said, no other position in the healthcare industry is more under valued.

All too often we witness hard working nurses being accused of misconduct in hospitals and nursing homes – many times in such cases, the nurse becomes scapegoat for the facility’s incomplete or faulty policies and even under some circumstances when their supervisors dislike them. We have seen nurses accused, terminated, and disciplined for convenience or when hospital administrators deemed it an easy way to protect their own agendas. Over the years, NYC nurse license defense attorneys at Joseph Potashnik have provided the most aggressive and successful representation to our clients. They have achieved spectacular results for a multitude of nurses.

Our lawyers have successfully represented 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 against various allegations of professional misconduct, and even in criminal matters.

Reasons Nurses Can Get Disciplined
The NYC nurse license defense attorneys on our team are well aware that the stakes are high when your license is in jeopardy. We have insight into the rules and regulations that govern the nursing profession in New York and we are well prepared to represent you if you are facing a criminal matter or an administrative hearing.

In New York, the NYS Department of Education’s Office Professional Discipline (OPD) is the authority that investigates and prosecutes professional misconduct of nurses. It is the Board of Regents that is responsible for the final disposition of all disciplinary cases against registered nurses.

A nurse practicing in a New York medical institution or facility can be charged with professional misconduct for any of the following:

Getting convicted of any crime;
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;
Habitual drug use;
Unlawful fee splitting;
Filing false reports;
Failing to maintain proper records;
Allowing professional duties to be performed by unauthorized persons;
Sexually or physically abuse of patients;

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). They open an investigation into the complaint. Additionally, 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. Every year the OPD takes in almost to 10,000 complaints, many of them involving nurses.

The lion’s share of complaints are generated by employers and by patients also. An OPD investigator may contact the nurse and asked to submit documents or demand a personal interview. Upon completion of the investigation, a report is prepared and submitted to an OPD attorney and the Board of Nursing. At that point, they need to determine whether there is sufficient evidence to proceed with disciplinary action or not. There are cases that get dismissed at this stage. Other cases move up to the next level. Our New York OPD attorneys are well versed in handling defense cases for nurses against the OPD and we are skillful negotiators when it comes to arriving at the best outcomes for our clients.

Is it best for a nurse to hire an attorney to fight a disciplinary case?
Obviously, we do suggest strongly that nurses who are under investigation by the OPD seek legal counsel right away. indeed we are in the business of defending nurses. Nevertheless, there are more reasons for our recommendation. Many nurses fail to realize how their license, reputation, and ability to earn a living are all in jeopardy at this point. Attempting to repair the problems by yourself is not the best course of action. Your training is in nursing. You are an expert at what you do. That training has not, unfortunately, prepared you to protect your interests as well as an experienced attorney would. It is almost as bad to hire an inexperienced lawyer. Often, if you do, you could in fact find yourself in the same hot water as if you handled the case yourself. There is a big difference between having the assertive, skillful, and experienced attorney on your side and not having one. The lawyers at our firm have established us as the go-to law firm for New York nurses investigated by the OPD. Give us a call for some advice.

Best course of action when an OPD Investigation letter arrives
Right now it is crucial to get a legal consultation with an attorney experienced in the OPD. Any information the investigator gets from you will become part of the investigative report, which is frequently badly damaging to your cause. Refrain from speaking with the investigator. If the letter requests that you disclose documents, then you may be obligated to furnish them but you have no obligation to honor an interview request. When an investigator contacts you concerning a misconduct accusation, reach out to our experienced New York nursing license defense attorneys quickly. We will discuss your case with you and begin handling the details on your behalf.

This advice also applies when you are being investigated by a law enforcement agency for any criminal activity. Giving statements, confessions, and admissions voluntarily will not appease the OPD or help your plight, rather, it will make things that much more difficult. When you are approached by law enforcement investigators, 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.

Charle Butler
Charle Butler
I was hesitant to hire the Spodek Law Group. I read reviews and knew they have a great reputation. However, I thought I would spend money and not see or speak to my attorney. From the beginning to end of my case Todd and the entire staff were available and willing to help. We worked towards and end result that was way above my expectation and Todd delivered. I am forever grateful for patience and long days and night spent working on my case. Thanks Todd and the entire team!
Mesonista parsons
Mesonista parsons
My attorney at Spodek was Abigail. She was very knowledgeable and helpful with all my questions and concerns, as well as responsive. Her fees are affordable and Abigail took the time to make sure I understood everything relating to my case. I highly recommend Abigail and will request her services in the future.
debabrata chakraborty
debabrata chakraborty
Todd A Spodek is the experienced and best criminal lawyer at USA. He is very professional and always respond on time. Alex also very cooperative and always help me. They took care me and my problem like family member. I am 100% satisfied for their professional service. My result was unexpected and amazing. They dismissed my case. I am really grateful to them. I will recommend you to go there if you want to solve your problem. I wish all the best for them.
Asata Hendricks
Asata Hendricks
Truly appreciate the work the guys did!. Exceptional team & I know they care about each and everyone of their clients. I am super thankful to be referred to Spodek Law Group and I am grateful Todd & Alex were able to work diligently to achieve an outcome I am pleased with. Despite COVID they stayed on top of things and kept me informed every step of the way. Very thankful.
Mike Moroff
Mike Moroff
I'm very satisfied with the services rendered by Todd, Alex and Mary Lou. I whole heartedly recommend Spodek Law Group . I've worked with and have retained other attorneys in the past with Todd's firm being the cream of the crop for many reasons. A very serious legal matter was resolved after a year's hard work and effort. Todd expertly guided me through the process and was able to navigate and make the good journey bearable as well as successful. Mary Lou initially provided excellent assistance before referring my case to Todd. Alex's support was effective and timely. The customer portal (MyCase) is an invaluable communication tool that also kept track of my case. Various aspects of my case were explained and there were several options provided but I made the final decision of how the case would be handled. The legal fee was reasonable considering the effort and amount of work plus it was a flat fee regardless of the length of time required to conclude my case. Todd made himself available to me and we had many scheduled meetings to go over the progress and to discuss the next steps. I felt more confident after many discussions with him. You will not go wrong choosing Spodek Law Group for legal matters.
Josh Katz
Josh Katz
Being that it was the first time that I was in need of an attorney, I was afraid and hesitant and knew I needed the absolute best. It is beyond understood why Spodek Law Group has a reputation of being the top, if not the best law firm in New York. Alex and Abigail were there every step of the way even at the most unconvenient hours. I could not have asked for more. They are extremely good at what they do and they delivered much much more than just winning my case. A big thank you to Alex and Abigail for all the guidance and counseling and their upmost loyal support that extended far more than just legally. If you need the absolute best than don't hesitate to hire Spodek Law Firm.
I cannot tell you how thankful I am to Todd and Alex for their hard work and dedication to my case. I had never been in any trouble before but I had an unfortunate event occur and in the midst of COVID-19 at that therefore I knew I needed a team that was dedicated to my success. Today- my case has been finalized and I’m walking away with no record and can continue life as a mother and a Grad student worry free. I cannot express enough gratitude for their assistance.
AnnMarie Soliman
AnnMarie Soliman
I received a summons and called Spodek law group for a free consultation. Alex took my call and was very quick and responsive. He was available anytime through multiple platforms and very reassuring when needed. They are extremely organized and thorough. They got my case dismissed! I’m very grateful. Thank you Alex and Todd!



Spodek Law Group have offered me excellent support and advice thru a very difficult time. I feel I've dealt with someone who truly cares and wants the best outcome for you and yours. I'm extremely grateful for all the help Spodek Law Group has offered me. I can't recommend them enough.

~ David Bruce

Spodek Law Group was incredibly professional and has given me the best advice I could wish for. They had been helpful and empathetic to my stressful situation. Would highly recommend Spodek Law Group to anyone I meet.

~ Rowlin Garcia

Best service I ever had. Todd is absolutely class personified. You are in the safest hands with spodek. They have their clients interest in mind.

~ Francis Anim

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"Spodek Law Group have offered me excellent support and advice thru a very difficult time. I feel I've dealt with someone who truly cares and wants the best outcome for you and yours. I'm extremely grateful for all the help Spodek Law Group has offered me. I can't recommend them..."

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"Spodek Law Group was incredibly professional and has given me the best advice I could wish for. They had been helpful and empathetic to my stressful situation. Would highly recommend Spodek Law Group to anyone I meet."

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