Professional Licensing

Chapman Law Group is dedicated to the defense of all health care professionals: physicians, physician assistants, nurses (CRNA, NP, RN, LPN, CNA), pharmacists, dentists, mental health professionals, psychologists, physical therapists, chiropractors, massage therapists, etc. We also represent other licensed professional, including accountants, real estate agents, contractors, cosmetologists, etc.

Facing an investigation or a complaint by a professional licensing authority is a very serious matter. Often licensed professionals are unaware of the implications a negative professional licensing action will have on their practice. Our goal is to guide you through this process and minimize the potential negative impact on your professional license.

Professional License Complaint Process

The administrative complaint process starts with the filing of a complaint by a former patient, client, colleague or other interested person with the state licensing agency. The agency assigns an investigator. The investigator usually has nothing more than the complaint to go on. He/she will call or write attempting to set up a meeting. Caution, before you meet with anyone, consult a professional licensing attorney at Chapman Law Group for proper legal representation. There is often a very short time frame for the licensed professional to obtain an attorney to evaluate the issues before the investigator seeks authority to file a formal complaint or an administrative hearing is scheduled. Many licensed professionals attempt to resolve professional licensing issues on their own. While there may be no validity to the complaint, the risk of potential sanctions far outweighs the cost of hiring an attorney. Often an experienced professional licensing attorney can help achieve a dismissal or greatly reduce sanctions.

Multiple State Licensing Issues

Often licensed professionals are licensed in multiple states and disciplines and, therefore, special caution and unique knowledge of the interplay between states and disciplines is required.

Criminal Convictions and Their Impact on Professional Licenses

When faced with criminal prosecution, special attention must be paid to the impact a judgment or plea agreement will have on your professional license. Some criminal convictions must be self-reported to the licensing board, and others may not. Some convictions could result in immediate suspension of the license, while other convictions may result in an administrative complaint. If you have been accused of a crime, or have recently been convicted, please contact our professional licensing defense attorneys to discuss your reporting requirements and options to help protect your professional license.

Our Experience Defending Licensed Professionals

Chapman Law Group appreciates the hard work associated with being a licensed professional. Our professional licensing attorneys fight aggressively to protect the licenses, reputation, assets and careers of our clients, and help alleviate the stress involved in defending professional licensing claims that are often unfounded. We have several full-time licensing attorneys in Florida and Michigan that work with licensed professionals daily to help defense their professional license.

Our professional licensing attorneys have experience with defending licensed professionals with:

  • administrative complaints;
  • investigations and audits by state agencies;
  • administrative law judge hearings (ALJ);
  • board hearings;
  • license suspension orders;
  • reporting of prior convictions to the licensing board;
  • licensing renewal issues; and
  • other issues impacting a professional license

If you have received a letter from the Michigan, Idaho, Ohio, or Florida licensing board, or are aware of an investigation that may impact your professional license, we urge you to call our professional license defense attorneys immediately. Our professional licensing attorneys can help you determine the best course of action and, if necessary, represent you before the licensing board or administrative hearing and help protect your professional license from discipline. Our professional licensing defense attorneys represent licensed professionals throughout Florida, Michigan, Ohio and Idaho. We know you worked hard for your professional license and we want to help you protect it.

Types of Licensing Issues


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