Practice

Medical Law

MacGillis Law has substantial experience representing medical professionals in inquiries initiated by their professional licensing board. In this capacity, Sarah MacGillis has represented medical professionals before the Minnesota Board of Medical Practices and the Minnesota Board of Nursing. She can help you understand your reporting obligation. She can help you determine the appropriate response to a Board inquiry. She will appear with you before your respective licensing Board and guide you every step of the way.

In addition to representing licensed professionals, MacGillis Law has represented individuals in anticipation of, or in response to, a Department of Human Services Notice of Disqualification. The Minnesota Department of Human Services has statutory authority to disqualify certain individuals from working in a licensed facility following a plea to a disqualifying criminal offense or even by a preponderance of the evidence that a disqualifying offense occurred. This authority often affects certain medical personnel who learn that they may lose their job only after receiving a notice of disqualification from DHS.

If you are charged with a criminal offense and provide direct contact services in a facility licensed by the Department of Human Services, it is imperative that you discuss any potential disposition of your criminal case with an attorney knowledgeable about the standards employed by the Minnesota Department of Human Services in making disqualification decisions before entering a plea. If you have already been disqualified and are seeking to timely set aside the disqualification, Sarah MacGillis is ready to assist you.

Related Links & Resources

Nurses:

The Minnesota Nurses Practice Act

The Minnesota Board of Nursing

Physicians:

The Minnesota Physician Practice Act

Minnesota Board of Medical Practices


Criminal Appeals

Persuasively presenting your legal case to an appellate court requires the experienced hand of of an artful writer and the sure voice of a skilled orator. Unlike a trial, appellate advocacy relies upon the ability of your counsel to effectively present your case by briefing and oral argument to a panel of judges who will consider and decide upon the legal issues you raise. You can trust MacGillis Law to handle your criminal appeal with the utmost attention to detail.

Sarah MacGillis is well-versed in the standards of review that guide the appellate court’s analysis of your legal issues and she will determine the most persuasive manner in which to present your arguments. She has argued cases before the Minnesota Court of Appeals, the Minnesota Supreme Court, and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals in both criminal and medical malpractice matters. You can feel confident that your case will be handled with the diligence, creativity, and confidence that comes from years of effective appellate advocacy.


Criminal Defense

Facing criminal charges or being the subject of a criminal investigation can be a frightening and overwhelming experience. You can trust MacGillis Law P.A. to aggressively defend your interests during every stage of the legal process.

Sarah MacGillis, the principal and founder of MacGillis Law, has experience in a wide range of criminal offenses including:

  • Juvenile Offenses
  • Assault
  • DUI
  • Theft/Fraud
  • Property Crimes
  • Tax Evasion
  • Antitrust Offenses
  • Narcotics Offenses
  • Appeals
  • Post-Conviction Proceedings

Sarah MacGillis has substantial experience researching and briefing complex matters and presenting the legal issues in a concise and understandable manner. She has successfully argued countless motions and obtained successful results for clients in motion practice, in trial, and on appeal. She will work hard for you both inside and outside the courtroom.