Justin Withrow, a Partner at the law firm Flannery | Georgalis, leads the firm’s based in the firm’s Cleveland, Ohio office. Justin has developed a nationwide practice representing dentists and dental practices of all sizes in a variety of sensitive matters including federal and state regulatory investigations, federal and private payor billing audits, professional licensing matters, complex business litigation, and embezzlement investigations. He regularly advises dentists and other medical professionals on state and federal regulatory compliance issues. Justin currently serves as lead litigation counsel for a national dental specialty organization.
Flannery | Georgalis focuses on sensitive matters and complex investigations, disputes, and litigation. Founded in 2017 the firm has grown into a powerhouse litigation law firm with offices in Cleveland, Columbus, Pittsburgh, Charlotte, and Detroit. Comprised largely of former federal and state prosecutors and former federal special agents, Flannery | Georgalis routinely help individual and corporate clients with complex criminal and civil matters in state and federal courts and before state and federal agencies and regulators.
Past Representations Include:
Defended a dentist in an FBI and DOJ investigation following a search warrant executed at the dental practice. F|G conducted an extensive internal investigation resulting in the termination of the criminal investigation.
Defended a dentist in a Medicaid Fraud Unit investigation involving allegations of a multi-million billing fraud scheme, resulting in a diversionary resolution to the criminal matter, and eventual expungement of all records of the criminal investigation.
Defended a dentist in a Medicaid Fraud Unit investigation involving allegations of healthcare fraud and improper billing, resulting in the termination of the criminal investigation.
Defended multiple employees of large DSO in a DOJ and FBI investigation alleging a multi-million-dollar billing fraud conspiracy, resulting in no criminal charges against clients.
Obtained the complete reversal of a Dental Board’s suspension without a hearing of an oral surgeon’s license to practice.
Represented a dentist following an administrative hearing where the Dental Board suspended the dentist’s license to practice for three-years. After prevailing on a motion to stay imposition of the suspension pending appeal, F|G raised various legal challenges that resulted in Dental Board withdrawing the 3-year suspension and agreeing to a probationary resolution.
Defended the majority partner of a multi-state oral surgeon group in connection with a Dental Board investigation involving numerous standards of care violations, resulting in the dismissal of a majority of the complaints and a non-probationary, non-suspension consent agreement.
Defended dentist before Dental Board in matter involving allegations of substance abuse, and negotiated a minor, temporary suspension
Defended a dentist in a Dental Board investigation involving numerous standards of care violations, resulting in a non-suspension consent agreement.
Represented a dentist in connection with a Dental Board investigation involving various standard of care violations. Following an internal investigation and interfacing with the Dental Board, successfully resolved the investigation without a formal complaint being filed.
Represented dentist involving issues with a Dental Board consent agreement, resulting in the dismissal of probation and termination of the consent agreement.
Represented a dentist involving violations of a practice purchase involving allegations of egregious violations of the restrictive covenant. Secured the recoupment of nearly 30% of the client’s purchase price and secured future patient record audits by a third-party billing company for potential additional financial recovery.
Obtained dismissal of all claims brought against dentist and his implant dentistry education organization arising out of breach of contract allegations brought by attendee; decision affirmed on appeal
Obtained dismissal of civil lawsuit brought by marketing company against dentist and his dental practice