Licensure & Disciplinary

Physicians, dentists, accountants, real estate agents, and other licensed professionals must meet strict educational requirements and pass examinations in order to obtain their state licenses. If a client accuses a licensed professional of misconduct, however, it could result in the suspension or revocation of a professional’s license, whether the complaint is justified or not. 

If a complaint is made against you, it’s recommended that you contact a professional license defense lawyer in Ohio as soon as possible. Trying to handle the matter without an attorney by your side could be risky. An experienced attorney can review your case and provide you with the best legal representation possible.

 

Types of Licensure & Disciplinary Cases Jones Law Group Handles

At Jones Law Group in Columbus, Ohio, we aid licensed professionals facing disciplinary action so that they can continue practicing the careers they know and love. The types of cases we handle include the following: 

Jones Law Group vigorously defends the rights of licensed professionals in the State of Ohio. We will work with you to protect your professional license, and ultimately, your livelihood. Some of the licensing matters that we can help you with include the following: 

    • Ethical violations
    • Criminal convictions
    • Sexual misconduct
    • Professional negligence
    • Substance abuse
    • Petitions for reinstatement of revoked licenses
    • Petitions for reconsideration
    • Investigations
    • Citations and fines

No matter what profession you’re in, your professional license is one of your most important assets. The professional license defense attorneys at Jones Law Group are experienced in representing doctors, accountants, real estate agents, and many others who require a professional license in order to perform their jobs. In many instances, the allegations of fraud, misconduct, negligence, and malpractice against licensed professionals are unjust and unfounded. Our attorneys can help protect your rights and deftly resolve professional license disputes.

 

Understanding Professional License Defense in Ohio

State boards in Ohio, such as the Ohio Accountancy Board, Ohio Division of Real Estate and Professional Licensing, and the State Medical Board of Ohio administer professional licenses. If a board receives a complaint against you, they will notify you. That notice typically describes the allegations against you. It is essential to act quickly if you receive notice of a complaint because there is typically little time to request a hearing. If you don’t take action swiftly and follow the proper procedures, your right to a hearing could be waived.

A licensing board disciplinary hearing is held to determine whether a violation took place. If the board determines that a violation did take place, disciplinary action is taken. An experienced professional license defense attorney can help you gather evidence and present the facts at your hearing. If the licensing board’s decision is made against you, you can appeal the decision.

You’ve worked hard to earn your professional license, and you need an attorney who’ll fight aggressively to prevent the suspension or revocation of your license. At Jones Law Group, we understand the challenges you face and are here to protect your rights. To schedule a free initial consultation with our knowledgeable attorneys, call (614) 545-9998 or contact us online.

 

Steps of the Disciplinary Process

The following are basic steps of the disciplinary process for licensed professionals.  

You receive a notice.

After a complaint is filed against you to the appropriate state licensing board, you will receive a notice that outlines the allegations against you. It’s important to contact an attorney immediately to protect your rights and interests. 

An investigation takes place. 

An investigation is opened in order to interview all sources, potential witnesses, and subjects of the complaint. The investigator obtains copies of relevant documents and collects essential evidence. 

A report of the completed investigation is sent to the state board for review.

The board reviews the case to determine whether there is probable cause to take disciplinary action. If there is insufficient evidence, the case will be closed. If the board believes there is sufficient evidence, administrative proceedings may commence. 

Request a hearing.

At an administrative hearing, many professional licensing boards will allow you to present documentary evidence and testimony.  

File an appeal.  

If the professional licensing board’s hearing decision is made against you, you may appeal the decision. 


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