Seattle, WA asked in Criminal Law, Health Care Law and Business Law for Washington

Q: I'm looking to hire an attorney to get legal advice, but I have trouble figuring out which specialty I need.

I would like to start a business somewhat related to healthcare. I don't have any type of medical license, and I want to make sure that I won't be accused of practicing medicine without a license. I'm looking for an attorney with whom to share my plan in detail, and who could help me understand if what I want to do is legal for someone who isn't a medical professional. What type of attorney do I need? Is it a criminal defense attorney because they understand what is considered illegal practice of medicine? But those seem to be helping only people who have actually been accused of something. Or maybe I need a health care attorney? But those seem to be mostly helping medical professionals.

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Your points are valid. A health care attorney could be a starting point. A business formation attorney might also be able to offer guidance as to options available in forming a business. Good luck

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