California Professional License Defense Attorney

When your career is on the line due to an investigation or formal disciplinary action, be very careful. Licensing actions risk your license, your reputation and your future.

It is key to protect yourself and get a California professional license defense attorney who understands licensing law and how to skillfully resolve your case.

If you have been contacted by a California licensing board, DEA or are facing a criminal charge or investigation, our professional license lawyer can help you immediately.

Ex-Prosecutor skilled in license, state & federal criminal defense

Our former Government Prosecutor has successfully handled 1,000's of licensing defense, criminal defense, DUI and Federal criminal defense cases.

We understand how licensing boards operate, how disciplinary investigations are conducted and the complete process of statement of issues, administrative hearings and appeals. And we are skilled at the complex intersection of licensing and criminal law.

Compassionate professional licensing defense focused on you

If you are a doctor, nurse or other healthcare professional facing a disciplinary action, investigation or accusation by a licensing board, give us a call. You can depend on us to skillfully defend you and help minimize exposure to sanctions and disciplinary measures.

You can rest assured we understand your situation and are 100% focused on protecting you and your license. We do not judge, we are only here to help.

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We represent professionals throughout California from our Orange County office.

Professional License Attorney


Patient’s Right to Know Act Went Into Effect July 1, 2019

California has become the first state in the U.S. to implement a major new misconduct disclosure requirement. Senate Bill SB1448 (Patient’s Right to Know Act) requires that doctors notify their patients if placed on probation for sexual misconduct, alcohol or drug abuse, inappropriate prescriptions, or criminal convictions that involve harm to a patient.

Starting July 1, 2019, disciplined doctors have to obtain a signed disclosure from all patients before their next appointment. The written disclosure must include:

  1. The doctor’s probation status.

  2. All practice restrictions placed on the licensee by their licensing board.

  3. The length of the probation and when it will end.

  4. Instructions on how the patient can obtain further information about the licensee’s probation on their licensing board’s website.

The licensing boards will also enhance the disclosures they display on the licensee’s website profile page.

Who is Subject to California’s New Disclosure Rules?

California’s Patient’s Right to Know Act applies to all healing arts licensees, including those licensed by:

  • Medical Board of California

  • California Board of Podiatric Medicine

  • Osteopathic Medical Board of California

  • Naturopathic Medicine Committee

  • State Board of Chiropractic Examiners

  • Acupuncture Board

Health Care License Defense Attorney

California’s Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) licenses over 3,900,000 professional licensees, processes over 1,500,000 license renewals and issues 312,000 new licenses each year in 250 license types and 39 licensing entities.

Given the nature of the health care profession and increasing disclosure requirements, practitioners can experience serious damage to their professional reputation, business and careers from accusations, investigations and disciplinary actions.

It is critical to identify potential risks early and quickly consult a skilled professional license defense attorney California that knows the laws and how to skillfully protect your license and career.

California professional license lawyer

When health care professionals are contacted by a Department of Consumer Affairs investigator or an attorney for their licensing board, it is critical to consult with an experienced California healthcare license defense lawyer before responding.

Often skilled counsel can help present a response that can result in the matter being closed with no formal accusation or citation.

Our California professional license defense lawyer has a wealth of experience representing all types of California health care professionals including:

  • Physicians

  • Nurses: RN, LVN, Practitioners

  • Chiropractors

  • Dentist and Dental Assistants

  • Mental Health Professionals

  • Marriage & Family Therapists

  • Pharmacies & Pharmacists

  • Physical Therapists

  • Physician Assistants

  • Respiratory Care Therapists

  • Podiatrists

  • Acupuncturists

  • Occupational Therapists

  • Optometrists

Skilled in substance abuse, DUI and criminal charge issues

We represent healthcare and medical professionals accused of or investigated for violating their board's standard of care or service, gross negligence or incompetence.

A significant portion of our cases involve professionals and businesses whose licenses are at risk due to substance abuse, DUI, warrants, criminal arrests or convictions. Our compassionate attorneys know how to handle these situations and help protect your license and career.

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

  • Substance abuse, DUI or criminal charges

  • Gross negligence or incompetence

  • Violating standard of care regulations

  • Deficient record keeping

  • Medi-Cal insurance billing fraud

  • Unprofessional or sexual misconduct

Our professional licensing defense attorney represents healthcare professionals in front of the following California licensing boards:

Medical license and healthcare business defense attorney

In addition to licensed professionals, we also represent health care businesses and corporations for licensing defense, Medicare, Medical insurance reimbursement, and patient care matters. We serve the needs of healthcare businesses such as:

  • Hospitals

  • Senior care and assisted living facilities

  • Adult day health care businesses

  • At home health care providers and agencies

  • Long term health care facilities

  • Pharmacies

  • Pharmaceutical distributors, vendors and wholesalers

  • Skilled nursing facilities (SNF)

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

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Our experienced, discrete attorneys can confidentially review your case, your legal options and how we can help. We represent professionals throughout California, Orange County and Los Angeles from our Newport Beach office.


Licensing Consultation and Analysis

If you would like to book a 1 hour legal analysis and advice session on your licensing case, please visit the page below.


23 Corporate Plaza Drive, Suite 150
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 750-2500
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Service Area:

We represent licensed professionals 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, West Los Angeles 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 9.29.19