The attorneys at Simas & Associates, Ltd. are licensed and actively practicing in California. Nevertheless, we sometimes have clients or inquiries present healthcare or professional license disputes from another state. Or, the client may have reciprocal issues out-of-state due to license discipline imposed in California or vice versa. Unfortunately, with no license to practice law in the other 49 states, District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico, Simas & Associates, Ltd. cannot actively represent these individuals in those disputes.

This reoccurring dilemma spurred an internal investigation, research, and outreach to colleagues throughout the nation. Specifically, the "50-States Project" was designed to help us find outstanding firms to refer our healthcare or professional clients to when they face similar or reciprocal licensing issues in states or territories outside of California. The effort resulted in a group of 1-3 attorneys or law firms from each state connecting and opening up channels of communication regarding their profession on a national scale. The resulting network helped identify common issues amongst all administrative law and healthcare law firms and attorneys, and their clients, as well as issues that were unique to regions or states.