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Professional License Defense
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Helping Licensed Professionals Focus on Their Practice

Licensed professionals need a firm that understands the complexities of their professional field and all the legal matters related to professional licensing. We have provided legal representation in hundreds of cases in this field and are in a unique position to assist professionals in obtaining their license, defending against disciplinary actions, and avoiding future or collateral consequences of a criminal or administrative licensing action. We have worked with a range of licensed professionals for more than twenty years, including:

  • Physicians and physician assistants
  • Mental health professionals
  • Dentists
  • Veterinarians
  • Physical therapists
  • Nurses and nurse practitioners
  • Chiropractors
Your skills were indispensable to the success of my application for licensure. There aren’t enough adjectives to express the joy and healing that your practice has restored to me and my family. You’ve helped open up opportunities for me that weren’t accessible before this point in time. You’ve made a lasting impact in my profession and my life.
— Dr. J


No matter where you are in the process of obtaining or maintaining your professional license, you could be subject to an adverse action. Your application for licensure could be denied for reasons such as:

  • You do not meet current requirements for licensure
  • Licensing requirements changed during the course of your education
  • A rule waiver or variance is required
  • You practiced or conducted business in Georgia prior to licensure
  • Your license has been denied and you must appeal

We can help you fight these issues and obtain your license.

Thank you for all your guidance and help over the last seven years. I know your presence and reputation today had a major impact on the GCMB’s decision. You have invested countless hours on this case and in me, and I truly appreciate your friendship and support throughout this process. I am truly grateful for your presence in my life.
— M


Professional License Defense

Once licensed, you may face disciplinary action or become the subject of a criminal complaint at some point in your career. Licensing boards and administrative agencies have unique rules and procedures, and seemingly simple cases can quickly become complex. You will need an attorney who is familiar with the entire process including interviews, hearings, proposed settlements by consent order, and appeals.

Achieving the best possible results as quickly and efficiently requires:

  • Responding to the complaint: We can help develop a strong defense and present evidence to the investigator or licensing board to minimize or negate the claims set forth in the complaint.
  • Cooperation: It is important to cooperate with an investigation, but not at the expense of your case. We can help you maintain the balance between cooperating and providing evidence that could be used against you.
  • Formulating a defense: We will help draft a letter to the licensing board addressing its concerns. This may resolve the case, lay the groundwork for future settlement, or lead to a negotiated agreement.

Let us focus on your defense while you concentrate on your practice.

Feeling that I had to defend and protect my career and my livelihood initially felt daunting and overwhelming. I was unsure on how to proceed and where to start. I soon realized that the best, and only decision I had to make was enlisting the help of [Levy Pruett Cullen]. From the beginning, you listened, allowed me to sit back, and led me through the entire situation. Not only was your expertise vital to resolving my situation, but your skill and guidance helped ease my mind throughout the process.
— Dr. R

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