The lawyers of Kuder, Smollar, Friedman & Mihalik, PC have experience assisting lawyers dealing with issues related to unprofessional or unethical conduct. Our lawyers are able to provide advice to lawyers seeking to avoid acting in a potentially unethical manner and to represent lawyers accused of such acts in disciplinary proceedings. Additionally, the firm provides review services with respect to the standard of care for attorneys in the areas in which the firm’s lawyers have expertise; and on occasion, court testimony on the subject.
Kuder, Smollar, Friedman & Mihalik, PC has had years of experience advising medical and mental health professionals on practice questions, including, professionals’ and the patients’ rights and obligations relating to the release of medical information, dealing with legal proceedings, including subpoenas, handling of client threats, and professional liability issues. The firm has also served as legal counsel to the District of Columbia Branch of the American Psychiatric Association, been involved in drafting legislation affecting mental health information, advised on medical ethics issues, has prepared briefs as amicus curiae on important mental health issues, and counseled professionals in dealing with payment issues.