Over the past twenty five years, I've represented pilots, doctors, lawyers, nurses, architects and engineers who have faced licensing problems. Most of these professionals come to me after some crisis - often involving the criminal justice system or substance abuse, or both - threatens their license and livelihood. While each case presents its own unique facts and circumstances, a common thread runs through almost every case: Someone at or within the licensing board, agency, corporation or justice system has lost trust in the license holder's ability to carry out his or her duties and responsibilities safely and effectively. It becomes necessary, therefore, for the license holder to show cause and re-establish trust. And that's what I help my clients do. I help save their careers by learning everything I can about them and their situation, in order to tell that person's story to the right people, in the right way, at the right time. Done correctly, I've been witness to careers saved, families re-united, and trust and faith in fundamentally good, capable people restored.
Suspension of a Pilot's License
If you have experienced a triggering event, and you have either reported it, or are considering doing so, please call my office to discuss your situation. I have extensive experience working successfully with federal and state bureaucracies - including the FAA - with corporate headquarters, and with pilot associations and union representatives. I am also extremely familiar with the HIMS [Human Intervention Motivation Study] program. HIMS, widely respected throughout the aviation industry, is considered the gold standard for airman medical re-certifications, following an alcohol or chemical dependency diagnosis or similar triggering event, such as an arrest for a DWI or some other criminal charge where alcohol is either involved or suspected.
Professional License Defense Generally
A quarter century of helping professionals retain their licenses and careers has taught me the following:
Please call my office for comprehensive representation with your licensing issues.
I contacted Col. Meili as a fellow practitioner to gain some context and perspective on a pretty complex set of issues. Because I practice in a different field of law, Col. Meili's extensive expertise was invaluable and he was more than generous with his time. A skilled and dedicated professional who cares deeply about obtaining the best possible outcome for his clients, Bill's a leader in this field.
- Steffen Chapin
After an exhaustive search of military attorneys, I came across the name of Bill Meili. From my first email exchange and telephone call, I knew that Bill was the right person to handle my case. I had discussed my unique circumstance with a handful of other attorneys who felt it may be too difficult to achieve the outcome that I was seeking - but Bill was interested in me and my case, and wholeheartedly believed that we had the ball in our court. I could tell that Bill cared about me as a person and soldier, not just viewing me as a paycheck.
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