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Welcome to the Official Blog of Simas & Associates, Ltd. Below, please find recent postings from our firm in regards to items of interest concerning our law firm, our cities, state, and nation, and our legal practice areas and service. We try to update frequenty, so check back often.

When the Physical Therapy Board Contacts You

After defending hundreds of health care licensing investigations and disciplinary actions from Boards within the Department of Consumer Affairs over the years, certain things have become very apparent. First, a licensing Board or Department of Consumer Affairs (“DCA”) investigator is not contacting you for praise or accolades – there has been a complaint or an […]

Subpoena Witness Doesn’t Show

What happens when a witness you subpoena to testify at your licensing defense hearing does not show up? A subpoena is used to compel attendance at a hearing, and a subpoena duces tecum is used to compel production of documents at any reasonable time and place or at a hearing.  Subpoenas must comply with CCP […]

Petition to Set Aside Granted

Simas & Associates, Ltd. recently petitioned for and was awarded the granting of a Petition to Set Aside the Default Revocation of a California Department of Insurance licensed agent. “The grounds for the petition was a lack of notice of the Accusation,” explained Justin Hein, Managing Attorney of Simas & Associates, Ltd. “Our client was […]


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