Professional Licensing Law Experience
Simas & Associates, Ltd., is trusted as a leader in administrative and professional licensing law because of our years of success representing every kind of licensed professional. In representing these professionals—including real estate salespersons and brokers, accountants, engineers, contractors, social workers, insurance brokers, notaries, and fiduciaries— we have handled every type of professional or occupational licensing issue, including:
- Application review and auditing
- Accusations and Statements of Issues
- Requests for Modification of Discipline
Our most extensive experience and skill come from our administrative law practice. Most professional and occupational licensing agencies use the Administrative Procedure Act (“APA”) and administrative hearings in professional license defense.
Our attorneys have handled hundreds of cases at the administrative hearing level. We know how to best prepare our clients for the administrative hearing process or strike the best terms through a stipulated settlement. Or, if need be, we can appeal the decision, non-adoption, or tactics of the occupational licensing agency through a petition for a writ of administrative mandate.
My litigation was complicated and unique. Mr. Simas, his associates, and his staff were relentless in their efforts, research, and preparation for my case … [They] were prepared for trial, and prepared me for the experience. Their optimism, experience in Administrative Law, court room decorum, and dedication to my case led to the success of “winning” my case.—Melodie
When facing reproval, penalties, fines, probation, suspension, revocation, or even a lifetime ban, you want someone you can trust representing your license and your livelihood.
Professional License Defense Services & Counsel
As one can imagine, discipline in some form is sometimes unavoidable. In addition to guiding our clients through the licensing and disciplinary process, Simas & Associates, Ltd., works with our clients to navigate the consequences of discipline to a professional licensee.
In those situations, in addition to minimizing the terms of discipline, we can guide our clients through meeting their new obligations. This may mean additional education, credentialing, or therapy. We also educate our clients on the numerous collateral consequences for them and their employers, in order to minimize harm and hardship.