State Bar Defense Law

The attorneys in Simas & Associates, Ltd., have been defending the livelihoods of licensed professionals since 2002. Our experienced team has saved the licenses of professionals ranging from surgeons and optometrists, to social workers and childcare providers, to accountants and professional fiduciaries. Because the State Bar investigates over 10,000 California attorneys each year, Simas & Associates, Ltd.’s attorneys share the experience and creativity we have gleaned from defending all types of licensed professionals with our attorney colleagues.

I want to thank everyone at Simas & Associates, Ltd., for providing me with the best defense team I could ask for. You showed sincere concern and believed in my innocence.—Steve

The Need for State Bar Defense Counsel

Because a State Bar complaint can result in disciplinary action ranging from reproval to license probation, suspension, or even disbarment, (and reciprocal discipline in the Federal Courts), there is no substitute for creativity and experience in defending our clients’ careers. Thus, our attorney clients benefit from our experience and expertise in evaluating and aggressively defending charges against them, in addition to demonstrating appropriate remorse, rehabilitation, and fitness to practice one’s profession when appropriate.

State Bar Legal Defense Services

Simas & Associates, Ltd., brings years of administrative law and professional licensing experience to facing the State Bar of California in all of the following stages of the State Bar Discipline Process:

  • Moral character inquiries and petitions for reinstatement
  • Ethics violations
  • Investigations of State Bar complaints
  • Pre-filing settlements and conferences
  • Rigorous defense in State Bar Court
  • Appeals to State Bar Review Department
  • Substance abuse, drugs, and alcohol problems

Don't face the California State Bar alone. Contact us today for a free, initial consultation to see how our experience and expertise can work for you.


Please contact us for your free and confidential initial consultation to protect your rights, your license, and your profession—not to mention helping it grow. Simas & Associates, Ltd., is a knowledgeable and affordable option. Contact us today to get started.