Tony R. Bertolino

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Administrative Law Attorney in Austin, TX

Bertolino LLP
 | 823 Congress Avenue, Suite 704
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512-476-5757
Selected to Rising Stars: 2011 - 2013
Licensed Since: 2003
Practice Areas:
  • Administrative Law (80%),
  • General Litigation (20%)
Attorney Profile

As the Managing Partner at BERTOLINO LLP, Tony R. Bertolino effectively serves clients throughout the State of Texas. His law firm focuses on professional license defense law (i.e., Administrative Law), including medical licenses, professional licenses and vocational licenses for clients who need assistance maintaining their professional credentials before a board, agency, commission or bar.  In short, he and his premier boutique law firm is on a mission to help Texas professionals defend their licenses.

Tony’s passion is finding solutions to his clients’ serious personal and professional problems. He also takes pride that out of the many thousands of clients that he and his legal team have defended, they have never lost a license to revocation.

Tony lives and works in downtown Austin, Texas. In addition to being an attorney, #1 Best Selling writer, speaker, litigator, and foodie, he is also a dad to three beautiful children.

He is proud and honored to be the author of an Amazon #1 Bestseller and hopes that “When Your License is Under Attack: A Survival Guide for Texas Professionals” continues to reach a wide audience and help a lot of good people throughout the State of Texas.

Tony graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1994 with a double major in political science and speech communication. He also received an M.P.A. in 1996 from St. Mary's University and was the valedictorian of his graduating class. Upon graduation, he continued his education at the South Texas College of Law, where he was a member of the South Texas Law Review, and subsequently earned his Juris Doctor with honors in 2001.

As a well-recognized Professional License Defense lawyer, Tony has earned an AV Preeminent rating from his peers through Martindale-Hubbell. He also has earned a “Superb” rating from his peers through Avvo as well as an overall perfect 10 Avvo rating.  He also has a large number of online 5-star reviews from satisfied clients and maintains an Accredited Business rating of A+ from the Better Business Bureau.

Tony was admitted to practice law in Texas in 2003, and in 2009 he became licensed to practice law in New York. At the federal level, he is licensed to practice law before the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for all Districts of Texas; the U.S. District Courts for all Districts of Texas; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; and the Supreme Court of the United States. He is also licensed to practice law before the Supreme Court of the state of New York.

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Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Administrative Law (80%): Licensing

General Litigation (20%): Litigation

Focus Areas

Administrative Law: Licensing

General Litigation: Litigation


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Rising Stars: 2011 - 2013

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  • The “Dos and Don’ts” of Appearing Before the Texas Medical Board or Texas Board of Nursing, Texas Licensing And Boards, As you may already know from the unwanted experiences of your colleagues, the number of complaints filed with the Texas Medical Board and Texas Board of Nursing has greatly increased over the past several years. This influx of cases that must now be reviewed by overworked state board investigators is due largely to Proposition 12, which was passed by Texas voters in 2003.  Under this legislation, the maximum amount that patients could win in a medical malpractice lawsuit was lowered and capped to $250,000.00.  While Texas became a more welcoming place for doctors who appreciated the lower malpractice insurance and the lessened threat of a lawsuit, more patients now feel that their grievances are better addressed through the medical boards instead of the courtroom.  Question: Will you be prepared if a written notice of investigation into a complaint lands on your desk? 2009

  • About Tony Bertolino

    Admitted: 2003, Texas

    Professional Webpage:

    Honors and Awards:

    • Named a Texas Rising Star by Texas Super Lawyers, 2011-2013
    • Pi Kappa Delta
    • Recipient, South Texas' Christopher Langdell Academic Scholarship, South Texas College of Law, Houston

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Licensed to Practice Law in the State of New York, 2009

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • State Bar of Texas, Construction Law Section
    • Council of Alternate Dispute Resolution
    • Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism
    • Mexican-American Bar Association of Texas, Member
    • Hispanic Bar Association of Austin (HBAA), Legislative Committee, Member
    • State Bar of Texas, Bankruptcy Law Section
    • Houston Bar Association, Member
    • San Antonio Bar Association (SABA), Member
    • Williamson County Bar Association, Member
    • Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA), Member
    • Austin Young Lawyers Association (AYLA), Member
    • Austin Bar Association, Member
    • Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA), Member
    • American Center for Law & Justice (ACLJ), Member
    • American Bar Association (ABA), Member
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Texas
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Texas
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Texas
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
    • New York

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, Public Policy Committee
    • Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, State Issues Committee
    • Fellow, Houston Bar Foundation
    • Texas Family Law Foundation, Member
    • Texas Rural Legal Aid (TRLA)
    • Legal Services of South Texas (VLS), Volunteer
    • Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas

    Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

    • Bertolino, Tony R. "The Do's and Don'ts of Appearing Before the Texas Real Estate Commission." Professional License Defense (n.d.): n. pag. BertolinoLaw. Web., 2017
    • Bertolino, Tony R. "The Do's and Don'ts of Appearing Before the Texas Board of Nursing. “Medical License Defense (n.d.): n. pag. BertolinoLaw. Web., 2017
    • Bertolino, Tony R. "The Do's and Don'ts of Appearing Before the Texas Medical Board. “Medical License Defense (n.d.): n. pag. BertolinoLaw. Web., 2017
    • Did you receive a complaint letter from a Texas licensing board or commission? Are you currently under investigation for professional misconduct? Have the boards given you a written proposal to settle your licensing matter?  Did you a receive a “notice of hearing” to appear in court to defend yourself?  Are you threatened with sanctions, suspension or even revocation of your professional license? If your answered “yes” to any of these five questions, then this book is for you! In his book “When Your License is Under Attack: A Survival Guide for Texas Professionals,” attorney, Tony R. Bertolino, provides practical, yet strategic, solutions for professional licensees. Make no mistake about it. This book is a survival guide for licensed professionals. In the pages of this book, you will learn: How to respond strategically to a licensing complaint or investigation of misconduct How to minimize disruption to your work while you are under investigation Steps to maximize your compliance with professional licensing laws and regulations Practical tips that you can apply to your life so you can better handle “fallout” from your current situation Valuable Texas profession-specific information for registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, advanced nurse practitioners, physicians, pharmacists, dentists and real estate agents/brokers If you find that your license is UNDER ATTACK by a Texas state board or commission, then this book is for you!, When Your License is Under Attack: A Survival Guide for Texas Professionals, When Your License is Under Attack: A Survival Guide for Texas Professionals, #1 Amazon Best Seller, Professional License Defense, 2017
    • Bertolino, Tony R. "High-Profile Athlete Doping Cases Provide Insight for Sports Law Attorneys" Texas Bar Journal Dec. 2012: 844-48. Texas Bar Journal. Texas Bar, Dec. 2012. Print., 2012
    • Bertolino, Tony R. "Texas Medical Professionals & the Licensing Complaint Process – What to Expect Every Step of the Way." Professional License Defense 1 (2010): n. pag. Ezine Articles. Web., 2010
    • Bertolino, Tony R. "This Year Brought Legal Changes for the Medical Community in Texas." Professional License Defense (2009): n. pag. Ezine Articles. Web., 2009
    • In House Debt Collection: What Must A Construction Company Do To Get Paid On Its Project And Avoid A Lawsuit, Austin Construction News, January, 2004
    • "Stepping In Your Shoes": Insurance Companies' Legal Right To Settle Your Construction Case Without Your Consent, Austin Construction News, February, 2004
    • Mold Litigation: A Persistent Challenge To The Texas Construction Industry, Austin Construction News, March, 2004
    • Proposed Texas Law Hopes to Extend Waiting Time for Divorce, March 2009
    • United States Immigration Programs Continue to Strain Local Law Enforcement, March 2009
    • Cameras on U.S.-Mexico Border are Not Proving as Effective to Curb Illegal Immigration, March 2009
    • The "Dos and Don'ts" of Appearing Before the Texas Medical Board or Texas Board of Nursing, March 2009
    • Bad Economy is Forcing Parents to Cut Costs in Child Care, March 2009
    • Musicians Take Over Austin for Annual SXSW Festival, March 2009
    • Texas Considers Lifting Restrictions on Alcohol Laws to Raise Revenue, March 2009
    • When Will the President Address Immigration Policy? March 2009
    • Houston Man Pleads Guilty to Transporting Undocumented Immigrants, March 2009
    • Texas State Lawmaker Wants to Remove Health Risk of Previous Meth Use in Your Home, February 2009
    • Houston Billionaire Charged with Fraud, February 2009
    • Houston Foreclosures Increase While Homes Sales Drop, February 2009
    • Doctor Who Implanted Octuplets is Facing Ethics Investigation, February 2009
    • Houston Area Car Dealership Shuts Its Doors, February 2009
    • Elected Officials in Texas Do Not Submit to Sobriety Tests, February 2009
    • Texas is Friendly Refuge for Those Seeking to File Bankruptcy, January 2009
    • Obtaining an Order of Protection Under Texas Law, May 2011
    • "Changing of the Times: New Challenges and Strategies for Texas Family Law Practitioners." Aspatore, 2011
    • Strategies for Family Law in Texas, 2011 ed.: Leading Lawyers on Handling Negotiations, Managing Client Expectations, and Navigating Recent Trends (Inside the Minds)
    •  The Importance of Putting Your Children First in Texas Divorce Cases, April 2011
    • Effects of Bankruptcy on a Texas Construction Project, Austin Construction News, August 2004
    • South Texas Law Review, Member, South Texas College of Law, Houston
    • When Your License Is Under Attack, A Survival Guide For Texas Professionals, ISBN: 978-1-63161-021-9, TCK Publishing
    • Note, Opening The Door For Junk Scientists: A Distinct Perspective On The Qualifications And "Admissible" Testimony Of An Expert Witness In Carter v. State, 5 S.W.3d 316 (Tex. App.-Houston [14th Dist.] 1999, pet. ref'd) (unpublished note, South Texas College of Law) (on file with author), 2000
    • Learning Disabled Lawyers, Stakeholding Clients And The Legal Profession: Can Law Firms Strike A Balance Of Interest And Still Meet The Statutory Requirements Under The Americans With Disabilities Act Of 1990? (unpublished comment, South Texas College of Law) (on file with author), 2001
    • Case Analysis: When To Stop Work For Nonpayment (Or Slow-Pay) On Your Construction Contract, Austin Construction News, April 2004
    • 10 "More" Practical Tips to Saving Your Construction Company in Management Time and Claim Dollars, Austin Construction News, June 2004
    • 10 Practical Tips to Saving Your Construction Company in Management Time and Claim Dollars, Austin Construction News, May 2004
    • Change Orders and Written Notices: Avoiding the Potential Pitfalls, Austin Construction News, July 2004
    • Qui Tam Lawsuits Expected to Rise in Texas and Across the Country, October 2009
    • Entertainment Lawyers Find No Shortage of Work in Texas, September 2009
    • What to Consider When Filing an Uncontested Divorce in Texas, August 2009
    • Texas Divorce Settlements Should Focus on Minimizing Impact on Children, August 2009
    • Online Affairs Often Lead to Very Real Divorces in Texas, August 2009
    • Upcoming Child Custody Battle over Michael Jackson's Children Provides Insight into Delicate Issues of Family Law, July 2009
    • Chapter 11 Bankruptcy May be the Fate of Businesses throughout Texas, May 2009
    • Texas Senate Approves "Choose Life" Plates, May 2009
    • Will Texas Soon Become Smoke Free? May 2009
    • Governor Perry Signs into Law Measure to Bring More Movie Production to Texas, May 2009
    • With Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Consumer Bankruptcy Filings on the Rise in Austin, Houston and San Antonio, Texas Proper Legal Representation is Essential, May 2009
    • Efforts to Require Boating License in Texas Tabled, May 2009
    • Texas Senate to Increase Penalty for Computer Hacking, May 2009
    • Texas Teen Who Attempted to Have Classmate Killed Learns His Sentence, April 2009
    • Celebrity Divorce Proceedings Require Heightened Privacy and Sensitivity, April 2009
    • Texas Senate Approves Rebates for Those Who Purchase Hybrid Cars, April 2009
    • Doctor Reprimanded by Texas Medical Board for Having Sex with Patient, April 2009
    • MySpace, Facebook, GPS and other e-Discovery: Coming Soon to a Texas Divorce Proceeding Near You, April 2009
    • Measure to Protect Students at Texas Schools for Disabled Passes through Texas House Committee, April 2009
    • Texas House Bill Concerning Collection and Storage of Newborn Blood to Be Debated, April 2009
    • Bill in Texas House Would Protect Snake Hunters, April 2009
    • Texas House of Representatives Discussing the Need for "Scientifically Accurate" Information in Sex Education Classes, April 2009
    • Texas House of Representatives Approve Strip Club Tax, April 2009
    • Under New Proposed Texas Legislation, Teenagers May Need Doctor's Note to Use Tanning Bed, April 2009
    • Houston is Providing Easier Access to Voter Registration Forms, March 2009
    • Texas Considers Legislation That Would Allow Guns on Campuses, March 2009
    • Texas Senate Approves Bill That Would Allow Sobriety Check Points, March 2009
    • Career of Fellow Texan Lance Armstrong Highlights the Need for More Sports Law Attorneys, March 2009
    • Texas Law Regarding Immigrants and Driver's Licenses to Receive Test in Court, January 2009
    • Clear Channel Communications Announces Layoffs, January 2009
    • Immigration Policy to Be Top Issue for Federal and State Lawmakers in New Year, January 2009
    • Military Divorces Require Special Attention and Care, January 2009
    • Unemployment Will Continue to be a Problem in Texas in 2009, January 2009
    • Electronic Evidence Meets Right to Privacy in Texas Divorce Cases, May 2011
    • The "Just and Right" Division of Property in Texas Divorce Cases, March 2011

    Representative Clients:

    • Winkley Hardware Stores
    • UPC Church of Burnett Texas, Inc.
    • Twin City Fire Insurance Co.
    • Troy Bonnet Construction, Inc.
    • Texas Verbatim Reporters
    • Surface America, Inc.
    • Staff IT, Inc.
    • Shiner Trading Company, Ltd.
    • Sherman Acquisitions, LP
    • Samsung Texas Construction, Inc.
    • Quantum Mail, Inc.
    • Pharaoh's Trading, Providian National Bank, Quantum Direct, Inc.
    • Patriot Homes, Inc.
    • New Life Church of Austin
    • MRC Receivables Corp.
    • Lykes Logistics, LLC
    • Lykes Exclusive, LP
    • Lykes Cartage Company, Inc.
    • d/b/a Gram's Gourmet, Inc.
    • Low Carber's Miracle, Inc.
    • d/b/a Capital Funding Group
    • Loan Correspondents, Inc.
    • Kennan, Inc. (d/b/a "Troy Food Mart"; d/b/a "El Aguacate")
    • JJ & C Construction Co.
    • Home Energy Solutions, LLC
    • Hartcraft Industries, LP
    • Hartcraft Construction, LLC
    • Greenskeeper Landscaping
    • Great Seneca Financial Corp.
    • Golden Texas Business, Inc.
    • The Global Firm, Inc.
    • Double M Grocery, Excaliber I, LLC
    • Defy, Inc.
    • Daimler Chrysler Services North America LLC
    • Custom Rock Works, Inc.
    • Conn's Credit Company
    • Chevy Chase Downs, Comptronics, Inc.
    • Chef's Mart Restaurant Supply, Inc.
    • CHA, Inc.
    • Carmel Financial Corp.
    • Blade Ministries, Inc.
    • The Black Star Co-Op
    • BES Revocable Trust
    • Benchmark Excavation Company
    • Bajaria & Lalani Co.
    • PA B & B Mechanical, LLC
    • Austin Highway Minor Emergency Clinic
    • Admiral One Restoration Corp.
    • 1st Source Staffing, Inc.



    • Legal and scholarly articles focusing on legal issues affecting Bertolino LLP's clients in central and South Texas. , Legal Articles, General

    Educational Background:

    • St. Mary's University, B.A., Major: Political Science, Major: Speech Communication
    • St. Mary's University, M.P.A., Honors: Distinguished Graduate/Valedictorian

    Industry Groups

  • Professional Licensing Defense Law
  • Office Location for Tony R. Bertolino

    823 Congress Avenue
    Suite 704
    Austin, TX 78701

    Phone: 512-476-5757


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    Last Updated: 8/4/2017

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