Posted by Melissa
Taralynn was wonderful. She picked out a consultant to prep for the board hearing (shout out to the excellence of Kevin Foy, you were also a great help) and was always available to give support. The informal hearing closed the findings and my license is free and clear. I cannot stop smiling.
Posted by Lauren
Taralynn surprised me from the beginning with how honest, straightforward, and knowledgeable she is. I spoke with other attorneys about my BON issue before I found her, and while they were all friendly, none of them could explain my issue and the way the Board works like Taralynn did. She was very reasonable, and truly understood my needs as a client. Some of the other professionals I contacted suggested a much heavier, expensive course of action, but Taralynn encouraged working with the Board, rather than trying to fight them- this worked out perfectly. I think she's so good at this because she truly knows how the system works. Her fees are reasonable as well- as a nursing student, I was able to afford her. She knows the right people and understands how to communicate with them to affect the best possible outcome. She consistently went beyond what I paid her, and communicated frequently with me just to make sure I was updated and didn't have questions. She is pleasant, understanding, and will actually listen to what you have to say. After months of uncertainty and stress, I felt very safe once she started working on my behalf. I have never felt so strongly that 5 stars is not enough. If you're looking for someone to help you, she's it.
Posted by Cheryl
Ms. Mackay represented me in defending my license during an investigation by the BON. She was very professional and experienced as an attorney. I also felt very comfortable with her representation as she had practiced nursing and understood the effects that a complaint has on a nurse and their career. Ms. Mackay explained everything from the first phone call to throughout my hearing. This is a stressful process, but Ms. Mackay always made me feel at ease. I could never thank her enough for all her hard work and dedication to my case. I would recommend anyone who has a licensure or an investigation case before the BON to obtain Ms. Mackay to represent them. She is truly an amazing attorney.
Posted by William
In August, I begin the process of submitting a petition for declaratory order from the Texas Board of Nurses. I had never had any experience dealing with something like this. I contacted a total of six legal offices by email and phone (half of which advertised in a nursing publication), and Ms. Mackay was the ONLY attorney who returned my request for info. In fact, she called me personally after hours at the end of the day the same day I sent her an email. She was very compassionate, caring, attentive, and thorough with my case. She was always there by phone or by email to calm me and guide me through the process. I received my order earlier this week, and I know it is largely due to to Ms. Mackay's assistance. I highly recommend anyone needing to deal with the Texas Board of nurses on an administrative matter to call Ms. Mackay's office and seek her counsel.
Posted by Robert
She obtained a resolution for my issue before the Texas Board of Nursing that was far better than I expected to obtain. I think she used to be an attorney for the nursing board before going into private practice, so she knows the different personalities on the board and how they can affect your case. She and her legal assistant are very responsive (especially by email), and kept me frequently updated as to the progress of my issue before the nursing board. In summary, she did an excellent job for me, and I am very grateful. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone needing representation before the Texas Board of Nursing.
Posted by a Administrative Law client
Mrs. Mackay is awesome. I didn't even end up having to hire her. She just had a consult with me over the phone and told me the best step to take first and I did. Afterwards when I went to hire her, she just told me that I shouldn't have any problems with TX BON and if I did then call her but there was no need to hire her. I ended up meeting Mrs. Mackay at BON hearing for nurses when I was a nursing student and the way she represented her client was so professional and the TX BON discipline board gave her the up most respect. Little did I know that she used to be the attorney for TX BON. I didn't know or think at the time that obtaining my license was going to be a nightmare. Taralynn explained to me what was specific about my case and that the TX BON attorney at the time was giving me false illegal false information. I wished I had contacted her earlier on when I was fighting for my license. This would of saved me months of stress, tears, anxiety, and a lot of "What If's?" Long story short I just had two phone calls with Mrs. Mackay and I ended up getting my license with no stipulations. If you have any problems with the TX BON. Please contact this brilliant woman!
Posted by Megan
I needed Ms. Mackay's help on a declaratory order for the BON. I had a criminal record and I was told by my school that I would have to report the offenses to the BON. I called several lawyers, and not one of them suggested that I was eligible for an expungement besides Ms. Mackay. I went through the expungement process and then when I spoke with Ms. Mackay she stated that I did not need to report it to the BON. The fact that she was honest even though it would not benefit her says a lot about Ms. Mackay. I would HIGHLY recommend her if you have any legal concerns when it comes to your license. She is honest and reliable!
Posted by a Administrative Law client
Excellent counsel who provided outstanding representation in my interaction with the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners. Should I ever need legal assistance regarding my nursing license again, I wouldn't hesitate to retain Ms. McKay again.
Posted by a Administrative Law client
I needed help with an investigation by the Board pertaining to a matter that happened many years ago. Taralynn (I feel comfortable enough with her to use her first name. I am usually more formal than that) immediately put me at ease and walked me through all the steps and strategies needed to deal with the situation successfully. I chose her for her deep intensive carenursing and legal backgrounds and stayed for her prompt attention to my needs, familiar, helpful and calming manner and her expert counsel. I have read the other 31 reviews on this page and they reflect the experience I had. I learned important lessons about the law from her, most importantly to use a lawyer for legal issues. You will be glad you did.
Posted by Rebecca
Ms. Mackay was very experienced and very honest with every aspect of my disciplinary complaint by the BON. I felt reassured that she practiced bedside nursing for years prior to becoming an attorney. This added to a certain comfort level. I felt that she "got it"; where other attorneys were more than willing to take on my case, but did not seem to truly understand the aspects and ramifications. Words could never express how much I appreciate her and her staff assisting me through a very tumultuous time in my career. Ms. Mackay maintains professionalism, integrity and foresight; all qualities you want in an attorney if you are ever involved in a disciplinary complaint by the BON. I would recommend Ms. Mackay to any nurse needing legal counsel to defend their license.