Professional Licensing Board Representation

There are over 50 professions in Ohio that are regulated by licensing boards. These boards promulgate rules regulating each profession and have administrative procedures for investigating and enforcing the board’s rules. Every licensing board has a statutory obligation to investigate complaints, regardless of the source, and these investigations can lead to disciplinary action against a professional that jeopardizes licensure. The administrative law process offers far less protection than the civil litigation process and this is why it is critical to understand the administrative process and to quickly respond to investigations to avoid potential suspension and forfeiture of a professional license. It is also critical to have skilled trial counsel if a case proceeds to an administrative hearing where evidence is considered to determine whether a violation of regulatory rules has occurred and the scope of any sanctions.

We have decades of combined experience representing professionals to include physicians, dentists, nurses, attorneys, real estate agents, brokers, accountants, architects, engineers, counselors, social workers and nursing home administrators. We have the skill and experience to guide you through the process. Our goal is to reduce the stress, inconvenience and disruption that an administrative investigations and hearings can have on your office by being proactive in our efforts and allowing you to focus on your business.

Our attorneys have years of experience in dealing with licensing boards to resolve issues without the necessity of an administrative hearing but also the trial skills to vigorously defend your license in the event of an administrative hearing. We work to keep you at work.


Brant PolingEmail: bpoling@poling-law.com
Cleveland office: (216) 456-8800
Columbus office: (614) 737-2920