What does a professional license defense lawyer do

A professional license defense lawyer helps professionals protect their licenses when facing complaints, investigations, or other licensing issues. Professional License defense attorneys handle matters related to administrative law, licensure, grievance complaints, ethics concerns, and other important professional licensing issues.
State Licensing Boards
Administrative law is a complex and specialized area of law. It essentially encompasses laws that govern the administration and regulation of government agencies. Professional License defense lawyers practice heavily in Administrative Law because state licensing boards are administrative bodies.
There are dozens of state licensing boards that regulate various industries. For example, the Texas Medical Board regulates doctors and the State Bar of Texas Regulates attorneys. These state licensing agencies are tasked with enacting their own sets of rules and procedures to implement and enforce. Each licensing board has specific regulations pertaining to all aspects of state licensure, such as qualifications for licensure, mandates for continuing education credits, procedures for resolving complaints, and rules on taking disciplinary actions against a licensee.
Defending Licensees
When a complaint is filed against a licensee with a licensing board, the board must investigate the allegations. A complaint and the ensuing investigation can put the licensee’s career in jeopardy. Licensing boards have the power to impose disciplinary action against its licensees, which ranges in severity depending on the facts of the case.
A professional, medical, or vocational license defense attorney works to defend a licensee and protect the license when that license is being threatened with revocation, suspension, probation, or other disciplinary action due to allegations of misconduct or other malfeasance.
A professional license defense lawyer helps licensees defend their license against allegations of misconduct or malfeasance and also helps with issues related to license renewal and obtaining a license. For example, in some industries, an individual with a criminal background may run into problems obtaining or renewing a license. In such instances, the assistance of a professional license defense lawyer may help.
An experienced professional license defense attorney can protect your rights, help you navigate your licensing board’s complaint process, and build a strong defense to help you keep your license when it is under attack. Contacting a professional license defense lawyer as soon as you are notified of any issue with your licensing board is the best course of action.
The Experienced Professional License Defense Attorneys of BERTOLINO LLP
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