Saving Your Bar License
When you face the loss of your professional livelihood, you need help from an attorney who understands how these unique legal proceedings work.
At the Law Office of Zachary D. Wechsler, APC, Mr. Wechsler offers you more than 23 years of experience in professional licensing defense and state bar proceedings. Mr. Wechsler handles letters of inquiry and investigation letters, as well as Early Neutral Evaluation Conferences and trials (if necessary). Mr. Wechsler also holds extensive experience as a professional writer.
This rare combination of legal acumen and writing ability allows Mr. Wechsler to offer you the kind of legal representation best suited to protecting your professional livelihood. Many of these proceedings can be addressed through effectively drafted communications. Where they cannot, Mr. Wechsler can then draw upon a broad knowledge base in these professional licensing and state bar matters gained from service in a number of positions:
- He was appointed to a four-year term on the Committee of Bar Examiners by the then Board of Governors of the State Bar of California.
- He served as deputy attorney general for the state of California. During that time, he represented several state boards and agencies.
- He was appointed special master by the State Bar of California to accompany peace officers in conducting searches for documentary evidence under the control of attorneys, physicians, psychotherapists and clergy members.
Why Does Experience Matter?
Successful representation of professionals and their licenses requires a different set of legal skills than those of a civil litigator or criminal defense attorney. Resolution of cases often involves working closely with clients, as well as with opposing counsel and investigators for the agency involved, understanding the culture of each particular agency and the specific application of the law necessary to achieve a particular outcome.
Mr. Wechsler’s experience and accompanying skill set enable that exact approach. Therefore, if you are facing legal proceedings that will affect your ability to practice as a licensed professional in your field, contact the firm as soon as possible. The sooner you contact Mr. Wechsler, the sooner he can begin taking proactive steps in mitigation and gathering the necessary information and developing a successful strategy to save your license.
Take Advantage Of A Proactive Approach
Mr. Wechsler does not sit around and wait for charges to be filed before stepping into action. Usually, there are proactive steps to be taken to demonstrate mitigation and rehabilitation that can soften the blow of a disciplinary action. Often, the best defense is a good offense and that means knowledge of the law and of successful legal strategies that can best position you and your case, even before a charge has been filed.
Why it’s important for attorneys to have an attorney
Many attorneys believe they can face the State Bar of California alone because they have previous court room experience. This is often a mistake because the experience is different from a civil or criminal court room. The State Bar of California has its own rules, procedures and attorneys that create a unique environment. Just because you are an attorney does not mean you are prepared for this process. The State Bar prosecutes cases by the hundred. Hopefully, you will be facing the State Bar only once. You need an expert in the field.
This is where Mr. Wechsler enters. For over 23 years, his proactive approach to state bar defense cases has preserved the careers of attorneys like you. His experience allows him to identify what the state bar will look for in your case and aim to be one step ahead to reduce or eliminate the consequences. Mr. Wechsler will fight to keep you from trial but isn’t afraid to go to court either. From inquiry letters or investigations through trials, Mr. Wechsler has the experience and know-how to defend you.
You have worked hard to establish your career as an attorney. Mr. Wechsler understands what is at stake and what you must do to achieve the best-possible results in your case. Put your faith in the in hands of an experienced state bar defense attorney.
If you are applying for admission to the State Bar, do not take any chances when issues like moral character threaten your future. Mr. Wechsler is one of the few attorneys who has actually served on the Committee of Bar Examiners subcommittee on moral character. He knows what the Bar is looking for in applicants because he was one of Them. He will be relentless and probing but he will work with you to make certain that when you face the Bar Examiners and the staff of the admissions committee you are currently of good moral character and ready to receive a positive determination on your Moral Character Application.