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Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Geologists, and Architects

Another series of complicated professions are engineers, architects, land surveyors, and geologists. Most are overseen by a single board: the Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists (“BPELS”) within the Department of Consumer Affairs (“DCA”). BPELS is deeply concerned with having competent and ethical professionals engaging in the design of structures within the state of California.

Architects are overseen by their own board: the California Architects Board ("CAB"). The Board establishes regulations for examination and licensing of the profession of architecture in California, which today numbers approximately 21,000 licensed architects and approximately 11,000 candidates who are in the process of meeting examination and licensure requirements.

Why You Need an Attorney

As of late, BPELS, CAB, and the DCA have been on the warpath concerning any of the following violations of the law or ethical requirements:

  • Breach of contract
  • Negligence
  • Fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation in professional practice
  • Unlicensed practice
  • Reciprocity
  • Aiding or abetting unlicensed practice

When complaints are filed by members of the public, BPELS or CAB will investigate. When they do, you will want attorneys with years of experience representing all types of health and other professionals throughout the Administrative Law Process. A search for such an attorney should start and end with Simas & Associates, Ltd.

Beyond Professional License Defense

In addition to a skilled defense team, Simas & Associates, Ltd., also offers our clients the ability to form a lasting relationship for all legal concerns. In addition to defending you in actions concerning your license, Simas & Associates, Ltd., offers a variety of legal services that can help you grow in your licensed profession and as a business. Specifically, these include:

Please contact Simas & Associates, Ltd., today for help with all your legal concerns – whether assuring your viability today or helping you get ahead of the competition down the road. Contact us today for our free and confidential initial consultation.