Our firm has assisted both individuals and businesses from across the state and out-of-state in defending their licenses before various North Carolina occupational licensing boards. The attorneys at Everett Gaskins Hancock have decades of experience in this area and can explain the process to you, help you evaluate the severity of your matter, and plan the appropriate next steps.
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.
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 where we will spend some time with you on the phone to get an understanding of your matter.
We are able to assist clients in resolving licensing issues by negotiation and settlement, entry of a consent order or conditional dismissal, or defense at an evidentiary hearing if needed.
Some of the occupational licensing boards before which the Firm 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 & 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
The Firm also has expertise 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. EGH’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.