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Wesley Jackson Rish

Uniquely experienced professional license defense counsel.
  • Gov & Administrative Law
  • Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania
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After more than two decades of service with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Attorney Rish returned to private practice uniquely positioned to represent professionals with licensing and disciplinary issues involving the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs. As legal counsel to the Board of Medicine, the Board of Osteopathic Medicine, and the Board of Funeral Directors in addition to other boards, Attorney Rish advised Board Staff and Board Members on licensing, disciplinary, reinstatement, regulatory and other issues on a daily basis. His experience with the Commonwealth includes service as the Chief Counsel to the Office of Inspector General from 2007 to 2012 where he advised the Inspector General regarding investigations involving fraud, waste, abuse and employee misconduct and represented the agency in employment and labor matters. Because of his experience, Attorney Rish is the lawyer you should choose for matters involving professional license defense and other administrative law issues.

Attorney Rish has given presentations to professional associations regarding the licensing and disciplinary processes of the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs and how to navigate them. Attorney Rish has also presented continuing legal education seminars addressing the defense of professional licensure actions. Contact Attorney Rish to arrange such a presentation for your association, organization or employees.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
J.D. (1991)
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University of Virginia
B.A. (1988) | Government/English
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Professional Experience
Rish Law Office, LLC
- Current
My practice focuses on the representation of professionals with licensing, disciplinary, employment and other issues.
Board Counsel
Pennsylvania Department of State
Legal Counsel to the Board of Medicine, the Board of Osteopathic Medicine, and the Board of Funeral Directors among other licensing boards.
Chief Counsel
Pennsylvania Office of Inspector General
Responsible for advising the Inspector General regarding all legal issues pertaining to an agency investigating fraud, waste, and abuse among Commonwealth executive agencies.
Pennsylvania Office of Inspector General
Staff Counsel
Pennsylvania Office of Inspector
Supervised investigations involving fraud, waste, abuse, and misconduct in executive agencies of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and contractors to executive agencies.
Snowiss, Steinberg, Faulkner and Rae
Associate attorney with a general practice law firm representing a variety of individual, municipal and corporate clients.
Speaking Engagements
The Prosecution and Defense of a Health Care Professional, Representing Physicians and Dentists, Philadelphia
Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Professional Associations
Pennsylvania State Bar  # 62031
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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3rd Circuit
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  • Free Consultation
    For most licensing and disciplinary issues, I provide a free consultation. For questions regarding the Professional Health Monitoring Program (PHMP) and participation in the Voluntary Recovery Program (VRP), I provide a thorough consultation for a low-cost, one-time fee.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Area
Gov & Administrative Law
Administrative Law, Election Law, Government Contracts, Government Finance, Legislative & Government Affairs
Websites & Blogs
A professional license defense attorney blog
Contact & Map
Rish Law Office, LLC
2431 N. Second Street
Suite 201
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Telephone: (717) 234-6200
Cell: (484) 707-3088