Brian R. Good

Brian R. Good devotes his law practice to medical and professional license defense. He has extensive experience representing physicians, nurses, attorneys, dentists, pharmacists, physical therapists and other licensed professionals before their state boards and in courts of law in Kentucky and Ohio. He has successfully defended licensed professionals during board investigations, disciplinary hearings, appeals to courts of law and criminal prosecutions.  During his years of litigating board cases, Mr. Good has handled the full spectrum of disciplinary issues, including clients accused of: drug diversion or addiction, self-prescribing or writing fraudulent prescriptions, sexual boundary violations, standard of care issues, documentation issues, acting outside the scope of practice, criminal conduct and many other infractions.  Mr. Good has negotiated favorable outcomes with board attorneys for his clients, conducted board hearings that have resulted in reinstatement of a suspended license and termination of restrictions, won restraining orders and injunctions for clients in courts of law that prevented boards from enforcing adverse orders, convinced courts of law to reverse adverse board rulings and successfully engaged in oral argument before the Kentucky Court of Appeals.  Mr. Good has substantial experience assisting professionals with application issues, including reinstatement of a surrendered or revoked license and modification or termination of a board order. He has worked with the Kentucky Physicians Health Foundation (KPHF), KARE for nurses, the Pharmacist Recovery Network and the Well-Being Committee to assist his clients with reinstatement issues as well as disciplinary matters. Additionally, Mr. Good advises physicians, nurses and other licensed professionals how to properly report criminal convictions or hospital disciplinary actions on license renewal applications. He has drafted many letters of explanation for his clients in order to explain affirmative responses to questions on a renewal application and has walked them through the renewal process.He also represents physicians and nurses facing discipline by a hospital, including physicians threatened with suspension or termination of privileges, as well as exclusion from participation in Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance networks.In addition to his work in medical and professional license defense in Kentucky and Ohio, Mr. Good has extensive experience in handling all levels misdemeanor and felony criminal cases. As a former state and county prosecutor, he has tried criminal cases, including murder, as well as prosecuted cases involving illegal possession and distribution of drugs, forged prescriptions, armed robbery, theft, assault, DUI and an abundance of other crimes. During his tenure as a prosecutor, Mr. Good also prosecuted gang members and juveniles who qualified for adult prosecution due to serious crimes of violence or the use of a firearm during the commission of an offense.

Mr. Good’s extensive experience with criminal prosecution and defense is especially beneficial to clients with professional licenses who are facing board action and/or criminal prosecution. He has the background and knowledge to represent physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists and other licensed professionals in both matters and understands the consequences a criminal conviction can have on a professional license.

Mr. Good was born in Oceanside, New York. He received his BA from Binghamton University and his law degree from the Washington & Lee University School of Law. He resides in Louisville with his wife and three children.

Areas of Practice:
Medical & Professional License Defense

Administrative Appeals

Medicare, Medicaid and Insurance Exclusions

Criminal Defense

Bar Admissions:
Kentucky, 1995

Ohio, 2008

U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky

U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit

Washington and Lee University School of Law, Lexington, Virginia, May, 1995, J.D.

Binghamton University, Binghamton, New York, May, 1992, B.A.

Classes/Seminars Taught:
Implications of Criminal Actions Upon the Professional License Holder, Louisville Bar Association, 2007

Professional Pitfalls for the Dental Professional and the Impact on Licensure, Louisville School of Dentistry, Lunch and Learn, 2008

Licensure, Credentialing and Ethics Awareness, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Medicine and Pediatrics Residents, 2010

Boundaries and Ethical Considerations in Medicine, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology Residents, 2010

Implications of House Bill 1 (“Pill Mill Bill”) Upon the Professional License Holder, Louisville Bar Association, 2012

Boundaries and Ethical Considerations in Medicine, Universtiy of Louisville School of Medicine, Pediatrics Residents, 2012.

Awards or Recognition:

Top Lawyer – Nominated by peers in 3 practice areas: Administrative Law, Ethics & Professional Law and Health Care Law, 2012 – Louisville Magazine

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Kentucky Bar Association

Louisville Bar Association