Board of Chiropractic Examiners License Defense Attorney

Representing Chiropractors in Southern California

Our California chiropractor license defense attorney represents chiropractors facing investigations, statement of issues, DUI, criminal charges, accusations and disciplinary actions from the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners.

Experienced Former Government Prosecutor Defending You

When the stakes are high, our highly skilled professional license & criminal defense attorney will skillfully work to protect your license, your reputation and your career.


California Chiropractor License Defense Lawyer

When a chiropractor is contacted by an investigator or their licensing Board, it is important to consult with an experienced chiropractor license defense attorney before responding. Often skilled counsel can help present a response that can result in the matter being closed with no formal accusation or disciplinary action.

Board of Chiropractic Examiners license defense

Chiropractors often believe the Board of Chiropractic Examiners (BCE) is on their side. Unfortunately this is not true. BCE is a consumer protection agency and their mandate is to protect consumers and hold chiropractors accountable for misconduct.

You help patients 鈥 now let us take care of you

If you are facing an investigation or disciplinary action by the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners, give us a call. We understand what you are feeling and our chiropractor license defense attorney is 100% focused on defending you and your license. We do not judge, we are strictly here to defend and support you.

Chiropractor license defense in California

We have a wealth of experience representing chiropractors throughout Los Angeles, Orange County and California. You can depend on us to skillfully defend your license during investigations, accusations, hearings, administrative appeals and Superior Court Mandamus appeals.

Skilled in substance abuse, DUI and criminal charge issues

Many of our cases involve chiropractors whose licenses are at risk due to substance abuse, DUI, criminal arrests or convictions. Our experienced former government prosecutor knows how to skillfully handle these scenarios and work to protect you.

Some of the most common causes of chiropractor disciplinary actions include:

  • DUI, alcohol or substance abuse

  • Improper client relationships or sexual misconduct

  • Conviction of a crime substantially related to the practice as a chiropractor

  • Billing or insurance fraud

  • Referral fee kickback payment schemes, referral rebates

  • Gross negligence or incompetence

  • Deficient record keeping

  • False or misleading advertising

  • Use of spinal manipulation in lieu of vaccination

  • Unlicensed practice of chiropractic medicine

Don't let a mistake ruin your career.  Call us to learn your legal options.


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Our experienced, discrete attorneys know how to protect your license, your reputation and your career. We represent Los Angeles and all California chiropractors from our office in Orange County.


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Board of Chiropractic Examiners disciplinary guidelines


The Board of Chiropractic Examiners (BCE) reported they had approximately 13,191 licensed California chiropractors in 2017.

BCE is a consumer protection agency under the California Department of Consumer Affairs with the primary mission of protecting consumers of chiropractic services from potentially harmful licensees. BCE published statistics show they received 497 consumer complaints and referred 495 complaints for investigation in fiscal year 2017.

BCE has a complex system of categorizing offenses and deciding the appropriate disciplinary action. To achieve its consumer protection mandate, BCE has codified its rules in the Board of Chiropractic Examiners Disciplinary Guidelines & Model Disciplinary Orders.

The California Department of Consumer Affairs reports quarterly on the quantity of chiropractor consumer complaints received, enforcement actions and convictions.

Chiropractor Criminal Reporting Requirement

California Business and Professions Code 搂803.5 requires the District Attorney or other prosecuting agency to file a report informing the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners of the filing of any felony criminal charge.

Once a licensee is convicted of a crime, courts are required to transmit a certified copy of the record of conviction to the BCE within 48 hours. When a licensee renews their Chiropractic license, they must report any criminal convictions. While there is no law requiring it, law enforcement agencies often report criminal arrests to the BCE. Depending on the facts, disclosures typically trigger an investigation of the licensee.

Board of Chiropractic Examiners Rules and Regulations



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Newport Beach, CA 92660
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We represent licensed chiropractors throughout California from our Orange County office, including:

Los Angeles County: Alhambra, Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Buena Park, Burbank, Culver City, El Segundo, Encino, Glendale, Hollywood, Huntington Park, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Pasadena, Pomona, San Fernando, Santa Clarita, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Van Nuys, Venice, West Hollywood and Woodland Hills.

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Orange County: Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Cypress, Dana Point, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, La Habra, La Palma, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Los Alamitos, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Orange, Placentia, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Stanton, Tustin, Villa Park, Westminster and Yorba Linda.

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Riverside County: Riverside, Moreno Valley, Corona, Temecula, Murrieta, Jurupa Valley, Indio, Hemet, Perris, Palm Desert and Palm Springs. | San Bernardino County: San Bernardino, Fontana, Rancho Cucamonga, Ontario, Victorville, Rialto, Hesperia, Chino, Upland, Apple Valley and Redlands. | San Diego County: San Diego, Chula Vista, Oceanside, Escondido, Carlsbad, El Cajon, Vista, San Marcos, Encinitas and National City.

Written by Robert Weinberg, JD and Tsion Chudnovsky, JD.

Last updated 11.9.19