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Tony Ray Bertolino

Licensing Attorney at Austin, TX

4.6   39 reviews

also known as Tony Bertolino

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  • State Years
    New York - NY 14 years
    Texas - TX 20 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Tony

Learn Tony’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Licensing
    70%
    Medical professionals dedicate years of their lives training to be doctors, surgeons, nurses and other highly skilled workers. They then often spend many more years building a solid reputation for being exceptional at their job. But sometimes a compl

    22 years, 10,000 cases

  2. Administrative law
    20%
    You earned a professional license in Texas. You may have undergone years of training, but now your future is in jeopardy. When someone files a formal complaint that could threaten your license and career, you need to need to take strong, immediate legal action. Don’t simply assume the complaint will go away because you believe it does not have any merit. You need to take such complaints seriously right from the start. You need an experienced, knowledgeable professional license defense lawyer.

    22 years, 5,000 cases

  3. Ethics and professional responsibility
    10%

    22 years, 5,000 cases

OUR LEGAL TEAM RECOGNIZES YOU HAVE A PERSONAL PROBLEM, NOT MERELY A LEGAL ONE, & WE'RE HERE TO HELP.

Tony R. Bertolino is the Managing Partner with BERTOLINO LLP. Renowned throughout Texas for his results-oriented approach, Mr. Bertolino primarily handles Professional Licensing Defense for his clients. 

Most of his work is devoted to issues requiring litigation. In addition to his admission into the Texas Bar and the New York Bar, he is licensed to practice in 10 federal courtrooms, including the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. He received his law degree from the South Texas College of Law in Houston, during which time he was both a Member and an Assistant Editor for the South Texas Law Review. His pro bono work includes time provided to the Legal Services of South Texas and Texas Rural Legal Aid.

He has also been named a Texas Rising Star for 2011-2013 by Texas Super Lawyers. The Rising Stars list is comprised of the top up-and-coming Texas attorneys who are 40 or younger or have been in practice for fewer than 10 years. Rising Stars are selected based on nominations by members of the elite Texas Super Lawyers list. Only 2.5 percent of Texas attorneys were chosen for this honor.

Mr. Bertolino's proudest honor is being the father of a son in the US Navy, a daughter who aspires to be a dentist, and a daughter who is very artistic.

Awards

Client's Choice 2022,2018,2017
Client's Choice
2022 2018 2017

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Location

Bertolino LLP
3101 Bee Cave Rd
Suite 270
Austin, TX, 78746

Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
  39 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
Client's Choice is an Avvo award granted to attorneys with a significant number of client reviews over 4 stars in a given year.
Posted by Brad | April 26, 2013
I see why he is a Super Lawyer!!!
I can't say enough great things about Tony and his amzing staff. I have a lot of experience working with attorneys and I have found many weaknesses in them that I have not found in Tony. He handled my divorce and I loved how he picked apart my ex-wife's case. Tony was even able to get one of my wife's witnesses to admit that he was lying on the stand. He was so aggressive. It was also amazing to watch Tony 's presence in the courtroom.
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Posted by anonymous | January 28, 2014
Registered Nurse
Having Mr. Bertolino on my side was very reassuring and comforting. His experience of sitting on the state nursing board made me realize he had a knowledge base of their way of thinking. The Board dismissed the charges and that was just. I was reluctant to release him as my attorney because I didn't want to let go of the feeling of comfort. I highly recommend this lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | June 7, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal Job and Work
Troy and MJ were absolutely amazing! Troy worked extremely hard to attain the best outcome for me, which I’m an incredibly grateful to him for that. MJ was excellent in her communication at every step with me. 10/10 would recommend them to anyone needing legal assistance.
Posted by anonymous | December 4, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful law firm
Bertolino Law Firm handled my case professionally and efficiently. Kerry Bloodsaw was an outstanding lawyer and made me feel well-represented during the entire process. The staff kept in constant communication with me and answered all my questions/concerns thoroughly. I am very happy with the outcome of my case and owe it all to Kerry Bloodsaw and her team.
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Posted by Keith | August 2, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Professional. Took time to Listen from the Intake!
Tony took time to listen, looking at support documents prior to coming to hasty counsel. He really took the time to understand the situation and thus it is an honor to have VERY COMPETENT Counsel! I have worked with Lawyers all my career and find this LLP extremely professional!
Posted by Ray | August 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend Bertolino Law Firm
The staff was very professional, courteous and friendly. They answered all of my questions using the secure app (which I really liked). Welcome and closing phone call from Mr. Bertolino was a nice touch. I highly recommend this law firm. If I ever need them I will definitely use them again!
Posted by Kent | April 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bertolino LLC
Bertolino law firm handled my case expertly and efficiently. They were there for me every step of the way. Just knowing I had them on my side greatly reduced my stress level and assured a favorable outcome on my case.
Posted by Joe | February 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Representation
2nd time using Bertolino Law. This was a different type of situation than the first. Lawyers are very competent in their field, worked hard to make it easy for me. They gave the licensing agency a tremendous rebuttal to a ridiculous complaint and then pressured at just the right time for a disposition. The complaint was dismissed. The licensing agency requested documents and files that were completely irrelevant and made assumptions that were not even close to reality. The Bertolino Law Team worked with me to reign in the licensing agency, get them to stick to facts and relevant material and ultimately dismiss the complaint. Great work Bertolino Law!
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Posted by Ryan | January 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Recommend
I will say I was very surprised how expensive it was and how quickly went through the retainer. This was my first time having to use a lawyer so possibly just ignorant of how much things cost. It was a hardship but I will say I don’t regret hiring them and would do so again. Everything ended well and it was direct result of my lawyer Mr. King and can’t thank him enough for fighting for me. The staff and mr King were all very efficient and got back to me quickly and were on top of everything. Even when my lawyer was very sick at home with Covid he still reached out to to talk to me about the case which I was extremely appreciative for. If one’s liscence is on the line I don’t believe it is worth the risk to try to fight on one’s own, no matter how untrue the claims and a good defense you feel you have. I have discovered it seems in these situations when one makes claims against you, that you are guilty until proven innocent rather than innocent until proven guilty, thus I highly recommend hiring them to handle it for you.
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Posted by Michael | October 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Five star
Five star start to finish. Highly professional and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend.
Posted by anonymous | April 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Would hire again...but hopefully I won’t need to!
I cannot say enough good things about this law firm. Everyone I dealt with from the receptionist, to the accounting department, and attorneys were so professional and kind. In a difficult situation where lots of things were unsure- I was never unsure about the decision to hire them.
Posted by Bill | April 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Kayleigh K. Smith, Esq.
I highly recommend Kayleigh to anyone who is having issues with you licensure. She is very professional, knowledgeable and through with the process, documentation and supportive. Going before any licensure board is very scary but she made me feel very confident and relaxed.
Posted by Uche | January 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Medical Board Case
Very professional. Thorough and indepth understanding of my case. Discussed the details of the case as well with contingency plans every step of the way. Reasonably priced and accomodating during the hard financial times of the corona virus pandemic as well. Would definitely recommend to other people. Admired the time and effort on brining my case to a fruitful completion.
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Posted by Brittany | February 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very thankful for Tony and his team!!
I Am very thankful I choose Tony Bertolino to represent me. Tony and his team guided me through the process every step of the way. My call was always answered that day. I felt like they always had my back in the process. Their professional and sincerity were greatly appreciated! I would give them 10 stars if I could!!!
Posted by anonymous | August 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hire Mr. Bertolino's Firm
I recently enlisted the help of Bertolino Law Firm for some issues related to my insurance license. First thing that I will mention about their firm was the exceptional on-boarding interview that I had. Bruce Kingsley (the gentlemen that initially interviewed me) was very knowledgeable and seemed to genuinely care about my case. He expedited my file over to a para-legal (Laura Ramos) who provided expert legal advice quickly. It was the very next day that I was on the phone with an attorney (Frank King) who listened intently and developed a game-plan to help me with my case. Mr. Bertolino contacted me soon afterwards to introduce himself and to assure me that they would work towards processing my case in a timely fashion. Now I felt very well taken care of, but where they really shined bright was how diligent they were in handling everything for me with the Texas Department of Insurance. In just a short amount of time, my case was handled with the results I was hoping for. And I found out those results because Laura Ramos was kind enough to personally call and deliver the good news. I haven't had to hire an attorney very often in the past so I didn't know what to expect for legal assistance. If you are looking for an attorney to help you with licensing issues related to the Texas Department of Insurance, then look no further than Bertolino, LLP. I wholeheartedly recommend their firm and know that they will work in their clients best interest!
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Posted by DC | June 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service and legal represenation
One of the terrifying things that can occur to anyone with a professional license is the risk of losing it or having stipulations placed on one’s license. When I was involved in an incident, I quickly did some research to find an attorney that would understand my situation, and that would also know the board of nursing process and peer review process. Through my research, I decided to give the Bertolino Law Office’s a call and explain my situation and what advice or recommendations they would have. I can remember that day as if it was yesterday. My first time calling, I was able to express my concerns, fears, and expectations. I value how responsive the team was. They listened to my story and didn’t negatively judge me, but they emphasized the situation and realized the impact this was having on my professional licensure and my family life. They offered me sound advice and allowed me to take my time to decide to hire them for legal representation. Once I received paperwork on the peer review process I knew immediately, I was going to hire Bertolino Law Firm. Everyone at this office is genuine, and they are very professional when it comes to handling your concerns. How they speak to you is professional, and they take their time to explain things when you are uncertain. The worst part of having this type of situation in your hands is not knowing what or how to proceed. Having a legal team of experts that have the necessary knowledge, skills, and who are devoted to your case is a must when you are faced with legal situations. I was very pleased with the process and how diligent the team worked for me. The periodic updates from the legal team allowed me to fill confident and keep myself on track with things at home. It’s important to know, legal representation isn’t cheap, but the value of losing my licensure and having a family that relies on my support outweighed my concern on cost. It was essential to have the best legal representative, and I am very pleased with my outcome. To anyone who is reading this review, understand that the legal process takes time. My case took almost a year to complete. During this time, I continued to work full time in my profession and completed my graduate degree. What reassured my confidence and allowed me to get through this challenging time was having a strong team of legal professionals that worked hard to get my case dismissed. I’m glad that I decided to choose this law firm and recommend them to anyone who may need their services.
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Posted by anonymous | July 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, Patient and Prompt in action
The Bartolino firm was prompt to respond to my request, Tony Bartolino talked directly to me and walked me through the legal process and understanding of my case. The firm moved promptly with the addressing the concerns, and maintained regular communication. They made sure that the case was closed completely and successfully.
Posted by Deena | March 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Deena
Bertolino law firm is excellent. Efficient, prompt and professional. Handled my case in less than a month with a great outcome
Posted by anonymous | February 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional, Professional, Specialized, Outstanding Service
I had the exceptional good fortune of the services of Bertolino Law Firm. My felt that my professional license was under attack and that if I didn't take the right step the future of my career was in jeopardy If it wasn't for the intervention of Tony Bertolino, Chris Henderson, Tyler Cota, London and Theresa, I doubt I would be where I am today. They handled this beautifully. I was totally exonerated and am able to continue to provide professional services to my patients without any hinderance or cloud of suspicion, as it should be.
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Response from Tony Bertolino February 26, 2018
Dear John, thank you so much for your kind review. We know that licensing matters are stressful and we truly try to do everything we can to make it bearable. I am so glad to see that these extra efforts were helpful for you. Warm regards, Tony
Posted by Carlos | February 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service and work
The Bertolino law firm did an outstanding job in my case, they explained me the complete process on how to resolve my case. Christopher and Tyler did an excellent job resolving my case and communicating we me throw out the process. I can assure you they are the best in licensing defense.
Response from Tony Bertolino February 19, 2018
Thank you Carlos! Your kind words made our day. Our entire team works tirelessly and we appreciate that you took the time to share your experience. Sincerely, Tony R. Bertolino
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • BERTOLINO LLP
  • 2008 - Present
  • Partner
  • Bertolino Locke LLP
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Partner
  • Bertolino Lorenzana, LLP
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Lead Attorney
  • Bertolino & Associate, P.C.
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Associate
  • Hilgers & Watkins
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Law Clerk
  • Shellist, Lore & Lazarz, P.C.
  • 2000 - 2000
  • Law Clerk
  • Hughes, Watters & Askanase, LLP
  • 2000 - 2002
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Education

  • South Texas College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • St. Mary's University
  • MA - Masters
  • 1996
  • St. Mary's University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Texas Physician Assistant Board v. T.C.
  • The Board entered an Order of Temporary Restriction which lifted the temporary suspension placed on T.C.’s license
  • Texas Department of Insurance v. P.E.
  • After an all-day hearing, Bertolino LLP secured a favorable decision from the administrative law judge who denied TDI’s request that our client’s license be revoked.

Associations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Hispanic National Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Hispanic Bar Association of Austin
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Mexican American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Texas Rising Star
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top Attorneys in Texas Rising Stars
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top Attorneys Texas Outstanding Young Lawyers
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2013
  • Texas Rising Star
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Top Attorneys in Texas Rising Stars
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2012
  • Texas Rising Star
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Top Young Lawyers in Texas
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2011
  • Top Young Attorneys in Texas Rising Stars
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2011
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Publications

  • Family Law
  • The "Just and Right" Division of Property in Texas Divorce Cases
  • 2011
  • Strategies for Family Law in Texas, 2011 ed.: Leading Lawyers on Handling Negotiations, Managing Client Expectations, and Navigating Recent Trends (Inside the Minds)
  • Changing of the Times: New Challenges and Strategies for Texas Family Law Practitioners
  • 2011
  • Austin Construction News
  • Effects of Bankruptcy on a Texas Construction Project
  • 2004
  • Austin Construction News
  • Case Analysis: When To Stop Work For Nonpayment (Or Slow-Pay) On Your Construction Contract
  • 2004
  • Austin Construction News
  • 10 "More" Practical Tips to Saving Your Construction Company in Management Time and Claim Dollars
  • 2004
  • Austin Construction News
  • 10 Practical Tips to Saving Your Construction Company in Management Time and Claim Dollars
  • 2004
  • Austin Construction News
  • Change Orders and Written Notices: Avoiding the Potential Pitfalls
  • 2004
  • Austin Construction News
  • Effects of Bankruptcy on a Texas Construction Project
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (11)
Endorse Tony
Licensing Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Tony on a number of matters. He is dedicated to the client, hardworking, and highly intelligent. I do not hesitate to recomend him in Licensing, Administrative Law and Professional Ethics. He is outstanding."
Licensing Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer as he is organized, thorough and cares deeply for his clients and guiding them through the license defense process."
Administrative law Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tony genuinely cares about his clients and maintains the highest standards of quality in his practice. I am honored to endorse him."
Administrative law Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tony cares about giving his clients the best. I am happy to refer him any cases in this specialty area."
Licensing Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tony is an excellent lawyer who achieves positive results for his clients with licensing issues. I highly recommend him."
Licensing Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tony is an excellent lawyer and he is well-respected in the Travis County legal community. If you are in trouble with a professional licensing board give Tony a call. He can help you keep you license and your livelihood."
Administrative law Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Tony in areas of practice we share, and I have found him to be very competent and very easy to work with."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tony is a knowledgeable and highly skilled lawyer. He cares about his clients and resolves every case with a personal touch. Highly recommended."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tony loves what he does, and it shows in his zealous approach to listening and providing clients what they need. I heartily endorse him for matters involving family law."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tony is extremely passionate about the law, his practice, and most importantly his clients. If you need an attorney and want someone who is knowledgeable and will fight for your needs, Tony is the attorney for you!"
Administrative law Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tony is a phenomenal attorney. He has a deep knowledge of the law and represents his clients with passion. I highly recommend Tony!"
Administrative law Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tony is an excellent attorney. He is committed to operating an exceptional practice and providing the highest quality of service to his clients. I heartily endorse him."
Administrative law Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Tony Bertolino has my highest recommendation. He has handled complex and contentious cases both outside and inside a courtroom. He is dedicated to achieving the best results for his clients."
Family Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tony is assertive, yet remains down to earth. He is entering the apex of his career and renowned for his skills. His work product, knowledge, and attention to detail is outstanding. He is focused, determined, and dedicated to achieving the best results for his clients. I highly recommend this attorney."
Family Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I happily endorse Tony Bertolino for his work in family law. His work ethic and attention to detail do well to work in his clients' favors and I am proud to have him as a colleague."
General practice Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have seen Tony work on cases in multiple practice areas. He is talented, experienced, and ethical to the utmost degree. Most importantly, he is sensitive to clients' needs and supervises associates and staff to be compassionate towards and strong advocates for all clients."
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