Professional License Defense Attorneys

South Carolina Professional License Defense Attorneys:

Providing Representation Before the South Carolina Licensing Boards

In South Carolina, over forty professions are regulated by the South Carolina Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation (“LLR”):

Whether you are a facing the South Carolina Board of Nursing, Board of Medical Examiners, South Carolina Board of Dentistry, Board of Accountancy, Board of Education, The Commission on Lawyer Conduct or any other professional licensing board, if you are faced with defending your right to initially obtain, or continue to hold, a professional license, you understand that your license, your professional reputation, and ultimately your livelihood are at stake.

The result of a disciplinary review or LLR investigation can have lasting implications. Even a meritless claim can warrant representation by a professional license defense attorney who can protect what is at stake.  Don’t make the mistake of talking to the investigator.  Contact us today for a free consultation to see how we can help.

Disciplinary Board and Administrative Actions

LLR Disciplinary board and administrative actions can originate in many ways including a complaint by:

  • A patient or family member of a patient,
  • A client,
  • A co-worker or your employer, or
  • A spouse or significant other.

While the complaint will vary and depend upon the profession, allegations may include neglect, malpractice, incompetence, and substandard care or treatment.

Disciplinary action may also be initiated as a result of a criminal charge including:

  • Drug or alcohol abuse, including DUI
  • Theft or embezzlement
  • Fraud or misrepresentation
  • Violent crime, including domestic violence

If you are facing criminal prosecution, the fact that you are found not guilty on a criminal charge is not binding on your disciplinary action. In other words, you can be found not guilty and still lose your professional license.

Regardless of whether criminal charges are filed, you may be facing:

  • Public reprimand
  • Steep fines
  • Probation
  • Suspension or
  • the loss of your license

What to Watch Out For With Your Professional License 

Violations may be ethical or procedural, and anyone can initiate a complaint and investigation. Through their investigators, these boards attempt to piece together whether a complaint is substantiated and whether discipline is necessary. Our job is to help guide the investigation and advocate on your behalf to protect your professional license.

We may also be able to help you determine if an action you intend to take constitutes a violation.

From doctors to lawyers to professional engineers, certain conduct is almost a guarantee for discipline and limitations on practice.  A shocking number of professionals struggle with drug and alcohol problems.  When these problems impact a person’s professional career, it is common for disciplinary council or a licensing board to step in.  In addition, licensed professionals can come under scrutiny for documentation errors, issues surrounding disclosure of pertinent information, conflicts of interest, etc.  In short, it is vital to protect your professional career.

Since 1984, the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation has regulated numerous professional and occupational licensing boards which regulate professions including:

Once a complaint is initiated, these boards have far reaching authority and can permanently impact your professional career.

Call Today for a Free License Defense Consultation

Don’t wait until it’s too late. If you are contacted by an LLR investigator, you should contact the South Carolina professional licensing defense attorneys at the Strom Law Firm, LLC for a free consultation to discuss your legal rights. Even a public reprimand can cause severe professional damage including the loss of clients as well as existing and future job opportunities.   We will investigate the charges and strategize with you to establish an aggressive defense aimed to protect your license and ultimately your livelihood.We routinely accept cases before each of the South Carolina Labor, Licensing, and Regulation Boards. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case.

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