Occupational Licensing Board Complaints
Our firm has assisted both individuals and businesses from across the state and out-of-state in obtaining and defending licenses before various North Carolina occupational licensing boards. From our office in Raleigh, the attorneys at Everett Gaskins Hancock have decades of experience in this area and can explain the process to you, advise concerning the likelihood of any process obtaining a license, and plan the appropriate next steps in your complaint.
A Threat To Your License Is A Threat To Your Livelihood
The stakes are high when you consider the impact on your livelihood if your license were to be suspended or revoked. Any communication you have with a board investigator or attorney becomes part of the public record, even if you later choose to retain an attorney, and can be used against you later at a hearing or in imposing a sanction.
Protecting Your Rights In Administrative Law Hearings
You have the right to be represented by counsel in every interaction before your occupational licensing board. Our attorneys offer a free confidential telephone consultation in which we will talk with you to gain an understanding of your matter.
We are able to assist clients in resolving licensing issues by negotiation and settlement, entry of a consent order, a conditional dismissal, or by preparing and conducting a defense at an evidentiary hearing if needed.
Some of the occupational licensing boards before which Everett Gaskins Hancock has represented clients include, but are not limited to:
- Appraisal Board
- Board of Certified Public Accountant Examiners
- Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- Board of Dental Examiners
- Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors
- Board of Law Examiners
- Board of Licensed Professional Counselors
- Board of Nursing
- Board of Pharmacy
- Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
- Certified Public Accountants Board
- Department of Motor Vehicles
- Licensing Board for General Contractors
- Medical Board
- Office of the Commissioner of Banks
- Psychology Board
- Real Estate Commission
- State Bar
Everett Gaskins Hancock provides counsel and advice to local and state and government and also has knowledge and experience in issue advocacy, lobbying and litigation. We are therefore able to provide our clients with a wide range of strategies for resolving administrative issues – including, when necessary, collateral challenges in state or federal court, at the trial and appellate level. Everett Gaskins Hancock‘s previous representations in these matters have resolved through settlement, evidentiary hearings before the Office of Administrative Hearings, appearances at the Rules Review Commission, litigation against licensing boards and regulatory agencies, and changes to the statutory law governing licensing boards.