Professional Discipline

We provide litigation services and counsel to lawyers, physicians, and other professionals who are subject to ethical, professional liability, or licensure investigations.

The Professional Discipline Team at PLG works with individuals at every step of the investigative process, helping you navigate paperwork, interviews and hearings. There are many reasons why a professional may come under investigation – pending criminal charges, claims of malpractice, or fee disputes, to name a few.

We provide our professional opinion on what steps to take to obtain the best outcome of your case based on the circumstances of your situation. We always work toward resolving professional discipline cases quickly so that the professional may get back to work quickly

If you are facing the potential loss of your professional livelihood, our team is prepared to come to your defense. With a deep understanding of the complex procedural and substantive law and extensive experience defending professionals across many disciplines, we will provide an aggressive and thorough defense to preserve your reputation while minimizing the disruption to your professional practice.

The Professional Discipline Team at PLG is also highly sought after to provide individuals or practices ethics counseling and opinions in order to identify and prevent any misconduct that may rise to the level of a licensure investigation and revocation.  


Our team defends professionals in matters involving:

  • Breach of fiduciary duty

  • Fee disputes

  • Fraud

  • Ethics counseling and opinions

  • Expert service

  • Malpractice

  • Professional misconduct

  • Discipline

  • Sanctions

  • Medical license defense

  • Partnership disputes

  • Departures, transitions, and 


Our Professional Discipline Team


James Bell

  • Over 20 years of experience in Professional Discipline. 

  • Recognized as one of the top 50 lawyers in Indiana by "Super Lawyers" in 2015, 2016 and 2019; listed in “The Best Lawyers in America.” 

  • Former partner at Bingham Greenebaum Doll, a large Midwestern law firm, where he practiced white-collar criminal defense and professional ethics defense. 

  • Past chair of the Indiana State Bar Association's Legal Ethics Committee.


Jonathan Bont

  • More than nine years of experience in Professional Discipline and Criminal Defense. 

  • Assists students and teachers in Title IX and disciplinary proceedings. 

  • Former Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana.


Stephanie Grass

  • Stephanie assists attorneys and law firms on ethical issues and matters of professional responsibility.

  • Stephanie was recognized as a “Rising Star” in Indiana by "Super Lawyers" in 2018 and 2019.

  • She is admitted to practice before the Indiana Supreme Court, Indiana Court of Appeals, Indiana Tax Court, state trial courts, and the United States District Courts in Indiana.