This isn't criminal so thinking you need to run out and hire a criminal defense lawyer may actually be sending the wrong message than what you want to Board to receive. Consider how hiring a criminal defense lawyer makes you appear in the eyes of the public. Remember you will get by this day and you want to practice with your reputation unimpaired or as unimpaired as is possible under the circumstances. It’s important you hire an attorney you’re comfortable with and can talk honestly to. You need to know the lawyer has trial experience, cares about his/her clients and has a reputation for being honest. This isn’t about the lawyer’s ego; it’s about you and your right to practice medicine. So consider hiring a civil trial lawyer and the benefits the civil practice lawyer presents to your public image.
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