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Medical License Defense Lawyer

Lynette Byrd
Attorney Lynette Byrd
Medical License Defense Team Lead
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Nick Oberheiden
Attorney Nick Oberheiden
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Kevin M. Sheridan
Kevin M. Sheridan
Medical License Defense Consultant
Former FBI Special Agent
Wade McFaul
Wade McFaul
Medical License Defense Consultant
Former HHS-OIG Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge

Vigorous Nationwide Legal Defense for Physicians and Medical Care Providers

Why Have Over 2,000 Clients Trusted Us?

Are you worried about losing your medical license? Are you stressed and concerned about your reputation, your rights and your livelihood?

Let me put your mind at ease. We have handled over 2,000 federal cases and we know the best strategy to successfully win your case. Here’s why clients give us 5-star ratings on Google and AVVO:

1. Only a highly experienced “trial-ready” attorney will work on your case. Never a paralegal or junior attorney.
2. Former FBI – Former DOJ Staff – Former U.S. Attorney
3. My team is available by email, phone and text. We want to make sure you have easy access for any questions.
4. No one beats our track record: 45 states (2,000+ Cases)
5. We don’t surrender – we fix!

Don’t settle for anything less than what you deserve!

Call or text me now to discuss the details of your case.

Dr. Nick Oberheiden


You’ve worked incredibly hard to get where you are. Physicians, medical practitioners and healthcare providers are some of the most accomplished, and noble individuals in the world. You’re among them, and by virtue of the years you’ve invested in achieving your goals, you deserve to be.

You’ve spent many years of study, passed medical board exams, and invested in your job or business. After all this, the government has the power to take it all away.

Healthcare providers must follow standards set by state board regulations and the Medical Practice Act. Medical professionals not meeting these standards need help from a professional license defense attorney. Your medical license could be in jeopardy. This can happen through your licensing/medical board, the state government, or the federal government. These entities investigate medical professionals. The result can be disciplinary actions, or federal criminal charges. Both can trigger suspension or revocation of your license.

Whatever the situation, you deserve vigorous legal counsel. A medical license defense attorney can help protect against overly aggressive government action.

At Oberheiden, P.C., our attorneys work to protect physicians and medical professionals. Government inquiries and disciplinary proceedings may take place before an administrative law judge. You deserve an attorney who knows how advocate for you in such situations.

Our clients are esteemed white-collar medical professionals, often seen as pillars of society. Our job goes beyond defending against civil and/or criminal penalties. Oberheiden, P.C. also fights to protect clients’ reputations and to preserve their good standing in the medical community. Ultimately, we strive to keep their medical licenses active and intact.

An experienced medical license defense attorney can advance legal arguments in your case. Such an attorney can counter the aggressive tactics of agencies like:

  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services,
  • Department of Health,
  • Drug Enforcement Administration,
  • Office of Inspector General,
  • the HEAT Strike Force offices,
  • third-party government contractors (e.g., MAC and RAC auditors, ZIPCs, etc.), and
  • other governmental entities.

Losing your medical license rarely begins with the formal revocation itself. In most cases, the process starts with something that seems of minor importance. You may be notified of a routine audit. Or, you may receive a letter requesting some basic information. In fact, the information the government asks for might not even be about you. You may only be a witness in an investigation of someone else’s conduct. Sadly, witnesses or incidental parties can end up becoming targets themselves. And, this usually happens with little or no warning.

Alternatively, you might be facing medical license revocation because of:

  • Alleged ethical violations (e.g., positive drug tests, DUIs, impairment matters, failure to complete the requisite CME hours, etc.)
  • Medical malpractice
  • Alleged breaches of the standard of care
  • Healthcare fraud charges or convictions
  • Criminal convictions in matters unrelated to healthcare
  • Legal problems in other jurisdictions (e.g., reporting sister-state convictions, etc.)
  • Probation violations
  • Financial matters (e.g., failure to make court-ordered payments on certain debt obligations, such as student loans)
  • Previous suspension of your license
  • Medical disciplinary proceedings (e.g., administrative disciplinary actions)

We explore every avenue of defense for our clients. Our goal is to address and defeat the government’s actions, and end investigations. All efforts go towards sparing your reputation and career from undue harm.

Don’t risk your medical license by going it alone. Contact Oberheiden, P.C. today.

Put our highly experienced team on your side

Dr. Nick Oberheiden
Dr. Nick Oberheiden



Lynette S. Byrd
Lynette S. Byrd

Former DOJ Trial Attorney


Brian J. Kuester
Brian J. Kuester

Former U.S. Attorney

Amanda Marshall
Amanda Marshall

Former U.S. Attorney

Local Counsel

Joe Brown
Joe Brown

Former U.S. Attorney

Local Counsel

John W. Sellers
John W. Sellers

Former Senior DOJ Trial Attorney

Linda Julin McNamara
Linda Julin McNamara

Federal Appeals Attorney

Aaron L. Wiley
Aaron L. Wiley

Former DOJ attorney

Local Counsel

Roger Bach
Roger Bach

Former Special Agent (DOJ)

Chris Quick
Chris J. Quick

Former Special Agent (FBI & IRS-CI)

Michael S. Koslow
Michael S. Koslow

Former Supervisory Special Agent (DOD-OIG)

Ray Yuen
Ray Yuen

Former Supervisory Special Agent (FBI)

Drug Diversion Allegations

State licensing authorities take drug diversion allegations very seriously. The current climate of greater awareness of prescription drug abuse and alleged pill mills makes this even more the case.

Whether true or not, allegations of drug diversion can put your license in jeopardy of suspension. If criminal charges are filed, suspension is far more likely. The most blatant examples of drug diversion involve:

  • Stealing prescription medications from the hospital,
  • Writing prescriptions that aren’t medically necessary, or
  • Writing prescriptions for personal use or profit.

Allegations can also stem from less obvious conduct. A few examples are:

  • Not disposing of narcotics in the method required by law,
  • Accidental errors when using the Pyxis system, or
  • Mixing up patient files.

At Oberheiden, P.C., we can provide legal services to doctors, nurses, or care providers accused of drug diversion on two fronts.

  • Criminal defense against diversion investigations and charges
  • Defense against license suspension or revocation actions by the state licensing authority

Loss of Physician’s Medical License Due to Criminal Charges or Convictions

Drug diversion isn’t the only criminal charge that can threaten your physician license. Nearly any criminal conviction can adversely impact your ability to practice medicine. The ability to prescribe drugs may be revoked as well.

Our medical license attorneys have helped doctors and other licensed healthcare professionals who have faced the following issues.

  • You are currently being investigated or charged with any crime (whether related to your medical practice or not).
  • You have previously been convicted and may lose a professional license as a result of the conviction.
  • You have already had a license suspended or revoked due to criminal conviction and wish to appeal.
  • You are facing disciplinary action for failure to timely report a criminal conviction.
  • You are facing legal matters in one state but are licensed in another (or in multiple other states).

DWI / DUI and Loss of Medical License

Everyone makes mistakes. Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a serious matter. But no one deserves to pay for a single bad decision for the rest of their life. Sadly, that’s exactly what happens to many doctors, nurses, and pharmacists charged with DWI or DUI.

It seems that the harder you work and the more you achieve, the harsher the punishment and stigma when you make a mistake. As you may know from colleagues’ experiences, a DUI can be a life-changing, career-ending event.

At Oberheiden, P.C., we fight to reduce the damage a DUI conviction may do to your ability to practice medicine. Note, the ability to write or fulfill prescriptions in your state may also be suspended.

Positive Drug Test Results

A positive test result for illicit drugs can have an automatic effect on your medical license. Even some lawful but judgment or performance-altering medications can jeopardize your license.

If you test positive for drug use in a routine screening, the result may be an immediate report to the state licensing board. In many cases, and as a matter of policy, this will automatically suspend your license.

It is entirely possible to be accused of improper drug use and still keep your license. We have helped many clients achieve exactly that result, even in light of a positive drug test. Because every case is different, we can never guarantee a particular outcome. You should always consult an experienced attorney before:

  • Voluntarily surrendering your medical license,
  • Entering any impairment program, or
  • Making any agreements or confessions.

If you need assistance, consult an attorney with experience in healthcare criminal defense and medical license defense. At Oberheiden, P.C., our doctor license attorneys are well-versed in both fields. We provide our services to healthcare experts throughout the United States regarding federal law issues.

Suspensions (Challenging the Suspension of a Medical License)

Suspensions are not the same as revocations. Generally speaking, suspensions can be challenged, but time matters. There is a limited window in which to appeal an initial suspension order. One of our experienced medical board lawyers can help you request a hearing to challenge a suspension. We have helped many medical professionals keep their licenses after a suspension.

Help for Providers Struggling to Obtain a Medical License

Are you a medical school graduate having difficulty applying for, or obtaining a medical license? If so, our firm might be able to help.

The most common reasons for difficulty obtaining a medical license are:

  • Problems with the law during college, medical school, or in your youth
  • Past disciplinary issues (criminal or noncriminal)
  • Administrative issues

But these issues do not always keep you from ever practicing medicine or obtaining your medical license. You’ve come too far to give up now. Contact Oberheiden, P.C. to ask how we can help with your medical license defense.

Should You Report Your Legal Problems in One State to Other States?

In many cases, yes. But you should be careful what you report, when you report it, and to whom you offer the information.

It is essential, of course, that you fully comply with the law. That includes providing notice of legal problems in a timely manner whenever and wherever required. But you should not reveal more than is required. Divulging too much information could trigger legal obstacles or punitive action.

It is in your best interest to consult with the best medical license defense attorney you can find. An experienced medical board lawyer can ensure you walk that line lawfully and delicately.

If You Are Afraid Of Your Medical License Being Suspended, Contact Oberheiden, P.C. Right Away

Don’t risk your career and medical license by facing the suspension or revocation process alone. Get aggressive, legal experience for your medical license defense today.

Our lawyers are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We want to know about your legal matter and explain how we might help. Contact us right away.

Oberheiden, P.C.
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