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Professional License Defense Attorneys in California

A professional license defense attorney working | Goyette, Ruano & ThompsonIf you are a licensed professional in a field like nursing, teaching, law, medicine, accounting, pharmacy, or any other, you know how important it is to protect your license to continue working anywhere in the United States. However, at times, it isn’t easy to do that. Allegations of misconduct or illegal activity against you can lead to licensing boards denying, revoking, or suspending your professional licenses. These losses can further result in the loss of a job or unfortunately even the end of a career.

What’s more, even if you aren’t yet working in your chosen field and are just now applying for your professional license or credential, prior convictions are included in strict disclosure requirements around the application process that need to be appropriately addressed in order to receive your license. With so much on the line, it is clear representation by a seasoned and professional license defense attorney in California is critical to protecting a professional’s future. However, at times, professionals attempt to defend their licenses without the backing of expert legal advice and representation.

Dealing with a criminal charge or disciplinary action by the licensing board is a complex process. While professionals are no doubt experts in their respective fields, defending their license is a different matter altogether. The legal process can be challenging to navigate for a professional who is not well versed in matters of the law, making it easy to get lost in volumes of legal rules and regulations. Even one mistake in the legal procedure and representation can signal an end to an illustrative and promising career. In such complex and crucial matters, legal representation by a professional license defense attorney is a must.

An experienced professional license defense attorney has the legal knowledge and expertise to investigate the situation carefully before gathering all relevant facts and preparing to present the case in a manner that brings to light the professionalism, competence, and dedication of the professional. With years of experience behind them, seasoned California professional license defense attorneys can foresee unique potential challenges in individual cases and address them effectively.


Goyette, Ruano & Thompson’s Sacramento-based professional license defense attorneys have advised thousands of professionals on license and/or credential defense matters, from physicians and nurses/licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) to paramedics, emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and even teachers.

Goyette, Ruano & Thompson is the right choice for that representation. The numbers agree too – Goyette, Ruano & Thompson has a 98% success rate of license retention with our nurse clientele.

GRT can ensure your Disclosures and Letters of Explanations are executed by the book and in a manner to give you the best chance of successfully receiving your nursing license during the application process. We can handle on-duty complaints or off-duty mistakes that are reported to your LEMSA or EMS Authority. Our professional license defense lawyers – in Sacramento or any of our other locations in California – can defend your teaching credential so that you can protect your livelihood.

After years of school, work, and financial investment, a threat to your professional license is never worth risking and demands the help of an expert California professional license defense attorney. Goyette, Ruano & Thompson has over 25 years of experience with Administrative law and License Defense law including handling disciplinary proceedings and dealing with organizations like the EMT Authority, Board of Registered Nurses, Medical Board of California, California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and more, many of which are located right here in GRT’s Sacramento backyard.

Contact Goyette, Ruano & Thompson’s professional license defense attorneys today in Sacramento, or at any of our other locations in California, depending upon where you’re based. We are proud to offer flat-fee pricing options – no out of pocket expenses or hidden fees. Consultations are always free.

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