Disciplinary Hearings & Investigations

You can count on us to prepare an effective and compelling defense to protect your professional license and your job.

Being charged with criminal activity or facing a disciplinary inquiry can present the possibility of loss of a professional license, as well as eligibility for employment. Even if you are not charged with a crime, many public and private employees have the right to so-called “independent” disciplinary hearings to determine if an employer has the right to terminate the employee for misconduct. At the Brill Legal Group, we provide employees and professionals with an aggressive defense that is designed to protect both their professional license and their livelihood.

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New York Disciplinary Hearings & Investigations Lawyers

Experienced in Licensing and Disciplinary Hearings Throughout New York

At the Brill Legal Group, P.C., we walk with our clients every single step of the way to preserve their legal rights. Being charged with serious criminal activity or facing an independent disciplinary hearing alone is no easy task. If you or someone you know recently had a professional license suspended or revoked, the next step to take is to hire an aggressive legal defense. We ensure our clients receive the proper assistance they need and strive for a fair settlement.

If proper measures are not taken, a licensed professional may have to wait up to three years to have a license restored. Our attorneys have provided legal representation in thousands of cases for over two decades. We understand the intricacies of disciplinary hearings. You can guarantee we offer a compelling defense in a professional or disciplinary licensing hearing. 

New York Medical, Health Care Professional Discipline Defense Attorney

We understand how having your hard-earned medical license, and potentially your entire career be challenged can be nerve-racking and stressful. A suspension or censure could be devastating. Are you facing a disciplinary hearing for a breach of professional standards or misconduct? We try to limit the consequences of these proceedings, such as receiving a suspension, fine, or reprimand. We aim not to have any negative marks left on your public record. 

We strive to avoid license sanctions and have defended allegations of:

  • Billing fraud
  • Dereliction of duty
  • Medical malpractice
  • Medicare/Medicaid fraud
  • Negligence
  • Personal misconduct
  • Prescription fraud
  • Professional misconduct
  • Substance abuse

We handle criminal inquiries and professional licensing proceedings put into motion by the following:

  • Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit
  • New York State Attorney General’s Office
  • Office of Professional Discipline (Department of Education)
  • Office of Professional Medical Conduct (Department of Health)

We prepare compelling and comprehensive arguments to avoid revocation of your medical license and impediments toward future employment. For years, we have assisted healthcare professionals who have faced criminal charges and disciplinary hearings. 

New York Legal and Business Professional Discipline Defense Attorneys

We take pride in our successes by taking an aggressive, well-thought-out, and efficient legal approach. Any hint of impropriety, an accusation of professional misconduct, or criminal allegations can severely impact our clients. If their professional certification or license is taken away and deemed unworthy, they may be left to develop new skills for a different profession. This can take extra time and energy that some may not have after years of experience in the same trade. 

If you or someone you know is facing challenges with a New York employer, this is the time to reach out to our highly experienced New York legal and business-skilled discipline defense attorneys at the Brill Legal Group. It does not matter what your conduct entailed; we are here to help you, whether medical malpractice, legal malpractice, or a criminal offense such as drunk driving. 

We have decades of knowledge and extensive resources and understand how to minimize the potential consequences of such situations. We work with you on all issues about your case, not just the criminal aspect. We do not judge clients; we believe everyone has the right to hear their story in front of review boards.

New York Student Suspension, Expulsion Defense Attorney

While professionals can and do face harsh punishments for misconduct in their professions, so do students. Students in the Long Island area facing expulsion or suspension are welcomed at Brill Legal Group. You may hire legal counsel to fight for your rights and avert long-term consequences to your life and potential career that may result from disciplinary action.

Our attorneys are equipped to protect students’ rights in public and private schools. They will go to a hearing and obtain the best possible outcome for students at risk of expulsion. School punishment may often be excessive, depending on the type of misconduct a student executed. 

If you’re a parent who feels your child has faced an unreasonably harsh and discriminatory punishment from their private or public school, contact us today. Most New York City school administrators succumb to the ongoing pressures by other parents to take immediate and sometimes unjust action against a student.

New York NYPD, Police Union Defense Lawyers

Our allegiance is strict to our clients: Detectives, Lieutenants, Captains, Corrections, Parole Officers, District Attorney Investigators, Federal Agents, and NYPD members. 

We are intimately familiar with the Patrol Guide and other NYPD policies, allowing us to defend any accusations confidently and successfully. In the process, we protect pensions, benefits, and the hard-won good reputations members have obtained.

We know all too well that facing accusations of misconduct by the Department of Investigation (DOI), Office of the Inspector General (OIG), Internal Affairs (IA), Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB), or other investigative groups is terrifying and fraught with frustration and anger. Accusations may lead to being suspended or your duties being modified.

We have significant experience handling cases involving the New York State Division of Parole, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), the New York City Department of Education, the former NYPD and Police Union, and others.

At the Brill Legal Group, we diligently investigate thoroughly to resolve disciplinary matters, whether it involves a termination, a minor infraction, or a thirty-day chance. Contact our New York union defense attorneys today if you have concerns about your situation. 

New York Teacher Defense Lawyers

Teaching in New York is different from what it used to be. School boards face budget cuts, which directly affect teachers and the kids at school, belligerent administrators, contentious contract negotiations, and a rating system that can be manipulated to undermine and dismiss good teachers for standing up for their interests. 

It just isn’t enough to have a New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) or United Federation of Teachers (UFT) representative in your corner anymore. You need solid legal representation from a New York teacher defense lawyer at the Brill Legal Group. 

We handle every issue you may face caused by obstinate school boards and their combative school district attorneys. We represent paraprofessionals, teachers, teaching assistants, school psychologists, and speech therapists. Contact us through our chat or give us a call to learn how we can help you. 

Tenured Teacher Defence Attorneys

We have experience handling disciplinary matters affecting school personnel in New York City, Nassau, and Suffolk counties. We also serve the northern suburbs of Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, and Orange counties. We have represented union members throughout the state for years. We can confidently advise and defend you in the following areas:

  • Article 75 proceedings
  • Article 78 proceedings
  • Commissioner of Education appeals
  • Discrimination/retaliation/Title VII/ADEA/ADA cases before CCHR/SDHR/EEOC administrative agencies and federal and state courts
  • Grievances
  • Ineligible inquiry list issues
  • Medical Bureau inquiries
  • Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) hearings
  • Office of Special Investigations (OSI) hearings
  • Section 3020–A defense of tenure rights (incompetency, corporal punishment, and verbal abuse.)
  • Part 83 state certification proceedings
  • Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) proceedings
  • Probationary terminations, discontinuances
  • Special Commissioner of Investigation (SCI) hearings
  • Tenure by estoppel 
  • Time and attendance proceedings under state law or the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • U rating appeals

NYPD Trial Room and Union Arbitration Attorneys

If you are accused of misconduct or facing a criminal charge and have a disciplinary hearing looming over your head, you need to hire an experienced NYPD Trial Room and Union Arbitration attorney. Many groups and unions have their disciplinary review boards and have attorneys assigned to represent you. NYPD, specifically, has its own trial room. 

The truth is, the board members may have different interests than yours. The Police Commisioner often picks the officials. We understand how being accused of misconduct by CCRB, OIG, Internal Affairs, DOI, or another investigative group can be frustrating and confusing. You will likely go through a departmental investigation, which may lead to modification or a suspension of your duties. Retaining a skilled NYPD Trial Room and Union Arbitration Attorney may be the best option for you to secure your legal rights. 

We have stood with the county, state, and city union members from the CSEA, Local 1, DC 37, New York State Division of Parole, teachers, and New York City police officers. We know precisely what questions to ask, how to prepare compelling arguments, and what to do to secure a fair deal. 

Contact Brill Legal Group, P.C. Today

Peter Brill and his legal team are available on short notice to assist you. We are available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Your call will be answered by one of our representatives, no matter the time of day. Contact us today for a free initial consultation to discuss your situation.

Brill Legal Group Delivers Results

Not Guilty

POLICE DETECTIVE MISCONDUCT

NOT GUILTY

POLICE DETECTIVE MISCONDUCT

Our client, a Bronx resident and New York City Police Detective, was charged with multiple counts of Official Misconduct and Hindering Prosecution for improperly dealing with confidential informants. After a two-week jury trial in Manhattan Supreme Court, he was found Not Guilty of all charges.

Peter Brill is an excellent trial attorney who demonstrates great composure and a wealth of knowledge in both criminal law and law enforcement department policies and procedures.

- J.F.