Here are a few of the more frequently asked questions and our answers:
Q: I received a mailed brochure and letter from you. How did you get my name?
A: You have probably received notice from the Board of proceedings against your license, although you may not have received that notice yet. Every month, we secure from many state agencies the names of those licensees against whom disciplinary proceedings have been filed.
Q: Why do I need an attorney?
A: Legally, you don’t. However, after Donald Brown’s 64 years in practice, he can assure you this is not a do-it-yourself situation. Legally, you can remove your own appendix, but we wouldn’t recommend it. There is absolutely no substitute for the skill and knowledge acquired over 60 years of successful law practice.
Q: The Attorney General says I don't need counsel. Do I?
A: Absolutely! We constantly hear from our clients who took the Attorney General’s “advice” and didn’t hire administrative counsel at the beginning of the case only to get revoked at a hearing due to handling the matter on their own, or who reach a poor settlement and don’t realize it. Even if your administrative hearing is a few days away, give us a call–there are ways to avoid going into battle on your own–and almost certainly getting revoked.
Q: What about costs? What are your fees?
A: We provide a free initial office conference to discuss your case and our fees. After we interview you, we can quote you a fee, payment terms, etc. Every case is different, so fees vary, but we keep our fees reasonable and do our best to work with our clients so that we can help them, despite financial challenges that occasionally arise.
Q: Do you handle related matters?
A: Yes. Primarily if they are related to licensed professionals, such as federal criminal MediCal fraud defense, state criminal defense cases, third party payor, etc. There is very little in this field of licensing/disciplinary matters that we haven’t handled. Attorney Adam B. Brown also handles serious personal injury matters on the plaintiff’s side, with his first jury trial (resulting in a significant verdict for his client) in July of 2011.