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He is an awesome guy, helped me a lot. He is very professional, soft spoken and honest guy. He knows the system well. He led me through steps slowly as this is a long process. He will tell you the truth. If you are at fault, he will tell you respectfully. He can tell you upfront what are strong and weak points in your case. I will not hesitate recommending him at all to anybody who needs legal help.
Let me also say here that this system is not perfect. There are lot of kinks. Toni can help you foresee those kinks when he prepares you.
I am a physician/attorney and found myself the subject of a medical board investigation. Even though I could have represented myself I chose to seek counsel. I wanted a respected attorney with extensive medical board experience and comprehensive administrative law knowledge. The issues in my case were complex both medically and administratively. Mr. Cobos fully prepared me as to all the factual and legal issues and we were successful in getting the matter dismissed. His knowledge was up to date regarding disciplinary process and defenses. I was quite comfortable with his understanding and ability to advocate medical defenses. His knowledge of the Texas Medical Board and the administrative law system is second to none. At every step he was able to assess potential outcomes to allow me to make well informed decisions.
Any physician who has had to answer to a medical board knows it is not only a legal issue, but a very personal one. Having your competency as a physician questioned is stressful, to say the least. Tony understands this better than I could ever imagine a non physician could. He recently helped me prepare a response to an initial complaint and as a consequence the complaint was dismissed without further investigation. I don't believe you can find a better attorney to stand with you and I recommend you involve him as soon as a complaint is filed.
An absolute life saver.. In the nth hour he agreed to represent me after having been nearly financially, professionally and emotionally ruined (in part by prior counsel). He dispelled the common belief that all lawyers are arrogant. He treated me and my case with the utmost respect, compassion and passion. I felt from beginning to end my case was no less a priority to him than it was to me. He is accessible, collaborative, thorough, exhaustive in his efforts to provide the best representation possible, and always provided me with explanations and education about the law which served to enhance my faith and confidence in his representation. I never once felt an ounce of doubt in him. After my case was settled in 2006, I continue to "have Tony on retainer" to provide legal counsel regarding a variety of matters that may present in my professional practice. I feel tremendous gratitude that Mr. Cobos and I met. He is exceptionally knowledgable, he restored my faith in attorneys, and truly has been a life saver. I absolutely give him the highest recommendation.
I was referred to Tony by my med-mal carrier after a competitor reported me to the TMB. I hadn't violated any standards of care and Tony was quick to help me mount a formal and thorough response. Based on his advice and our experts, the TMB dismissed the 'complaint.' I can't imagine a more specialized and skilled response for me--Tony helped the Board see the situation as it was and helped exonerate me. Besides being friendly and available, I can't imagine a better attorney.
Mr. Cobos defended me for a Medical Board complaint at a time when the State Legislature was leaning on the Medical Board to convict physicians for any spurious complaint. With the help of Mr. Cobos I was able to defend my professional reputation; my case was dismissed without a fine. When the Medical Board failed to post notification of dismissal of the complaint for several months, he was able to correct this failure quickly. I felt his advice was excellent and level of understanding of the process flawless. I felt very confident with Mr. Cobos in charge of my case, and would recommend him highly.
Tony was phenomenal in representing me at the Texas board for my initial licensing. I am a surgeon and I had an administrative set back that required an interview at the full board meeting. I am very grateful for his timely intervention at the board meeting when I was kind of struggling to defend myself. He had very good understanding of my situation, he was confident, firm in his voice while trying to put the facts in front of the board members. He was able to handle it with supreme confidence. The amazing thing was, without giving me any false assurances, Tony was planning in his own mind of how to approach this battle. I have no doubt in my mind that Tony was instrumental in getting my license in the state of Texas. I am happy to inform that I am able to start my career in Texas. I am very thankful for his help.