No Matter Who You’re Up Against
While Sivertson & Barrette is located in St. Paul, our firm serves the entire state of Minnesota, including rural counties.
Board License & Employment Law Attorneys
Our Practice Areas
Physician and surgeon license defense and license defense for pharmacists, dentists, psychologists, chiropractors and other professionals, nursing license defense, health care professional services and more.
Age discrimination, gender and pregnancy discrimination, race discrimination, FMLA retaliation, severance and non-compete agreements, sexual harassment, whistleblower retaliation, workers’ compensation retaliation and more.
The Law Office of Sivertson and Barrette, P.A., was one of Minnesota’s first legal teams committed to defending the rights of employees and health care professionals’ licenses. Today, with more than 40 years of experience, our team continues to help individuals across Minnesota deal with some of their most trying circumstances in life.
We aggressively help employees facing harassment, discrimination, and retaliation fight for their legal rights and guide them through the litigation process. We are also dedicated to safeguarding our clients’ professional licenses and careers. Our approach to practicing law is based on the recognition that every client’s situation is unique. After listening to your specific circumstances and legal objectives, our knowledgeable attorneys will craft a legal strategy tailored to assist you in achieving your best possible outcome.
Meticulous Professional License Defense Can Save Your Career And Your Reputation
The mission of the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice is to safeguard the public’s well-being by monitoring and ensuring those who practice in the medical field are held to the highest standards. But sometimes, medical malpractice or sexual misconduct complaints are unfounded, and the review process can unfairly result in suspension or revocation of your hard-earned license to practice in Minnesota. State laws give the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice authority to order a medical professional to pay for the investigation, court costs and civil penalties and can order a physician to stop performing procedures or offering treatment for their patients. A thorough review is required before the board may take any action.
Similarly, state law empowers the Minnesota Board of Nursing to take action against registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) for a wide range of alleged violations, including failing to renew their license or reregistering, falsified patient records, substance addiction and even failure to pay their taxes or child support. An RN or LPN can only be subject to the board’s disciplinary actions if they sign a consent order or following a formal hearing that finds you are in violation of a statute or rule.
Facing a complaint can be a daunting, complicated process and one you do not have to face on your own. When your professional reputation and career are on the line, our experienced board license attorneys can assist you.
Our Employment Lawyers Protect Your Workplace Rights
State and federal laws govern employer relations with their employees or potential employees. But sometimes, employers are so focused on productivity or do not understand their responsibilities that an employee finds themself in the midst of workplace anxiety despite protected rights. If you believe you were qualified for a promotion, but the position was given to a younger coworker, you could be contending with age discrimination. If your boss or the company’s owner is treating you poorly after you reported their illegal activity, you may be facing whistleblower retaliation.
Our employment attorneys have the experience you need to sift through permissible and impermissible employer behavior and working conditions and make informed decisions. We can help you develop a strategy for achieving a favorable outcome. We can also assist you with reviewing or representing your interests when it comes to a severance agreement.
“When I was looking for an attorney, I came across Law Office of Sivertson and Barrette, P.A.’s website which said the firm takes the tough cases no matter how powerful the entity on the other side. I knew this is what I needed to take on a giant healthcare facility. I love the attorneys’ openness and honesty. I have felt the integrity from everyone I have met at the office and spoken with. These are exceptional people. I never wanted to need them, yet I am so thankful I chose them.” – Whistleblowing Client
“When I required representation in the area of employment law, I chose the law firm of Law Office of Sivertson and Barrette, P.A.. As an attorney myself, I understood the importance of selecting just the right firm for my needs. I could not have made a better choice! Alf and Michelle handled my case in an aggressive, ethical, and most professional manner. I was treated with respect and updated on the progress of my litigation. I have complete confidence in the firm of Law Office of Sivertson and Barrette, P.A. and highly recommend them. If your controversy makes you feel like you’re David facing Goliath, then Law Office of Sivertson and Barrette, P.A. are the lawyers to have on your side.” – Employment Client
“I received the letter from the Minnesota Board of Nursing in the mail and I was devastated by the statements in it that were almost all untrue. I was overwhelmed and didn’t know where to begin or how to respond to the board. I chose Marit to represent me because of all of her experience defending nurses before the board. From the first telephone conversation I could tell that she really cared about helping me and she was able to explain every step of the process clearly so that I knew what to expect. When it came time for the conference Marit had me completely prepared. I could not have done it without her by my side. The board took no action against my license and I am grateful for her representation.” – Registered Nurse, Minnesota Board of Nursing
Marit Sivertson is a wonderfully honest, ethical, conscientious attorney. I engaged her regarding my situation with a professional board. Marit not only did not try to “sell” me on her services–she was caringly but brutally honest about my chances and about the costs. She steered me in the best direction, after suggesting alternatives, some of which did not require her services. When she was able to make tremendous progress in reaching a settlement, she virtually insisted upon personally picking up a document from me at my workplace, at no cost, to get it to the board by their deadline. Although the jury is still out on whether I will be able to retain my license long-term in a system stacked against justice, I highly recommend her. She’s obviously not in it for the money.” – Licensed Independent Social Worker, Minnesota Board of Social Work
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