Professional License Lawyer in North Carolina

North Carolina Professional Licensing Defense Lawyer

North State Law helps North Carolina Professionals Protect their Professional License They Have Worked Hard to Obtain

North State Law helps North Carolina professionals whose livelihood is in jeopardy due to the danger of suspension or revocation of their professional license. After working hard to obtain and maintain their license, the process of possibly losing it can be a heart wrenching and traumatic experience for a professional.

Nick Dowgul of North State Law is passionate about protecting North Carolina professionals’ licenses, businesses, and livelihood.

As a North Carolina lawyer, Nick is a licensed professional himself. He understands how one allegation can endanger your ability to do what you love and provides for your family. 

If you have received notice of a complaint or the Board that oversees your professional license has filed a formal complaint after an investigation, it is crucial that you contact an experienced professional license defense attorney as soon as possible.

What does a professional licensing defense lawyer do?

Professional Licensing Defense Lawyers, also known as Occupational License Defense Lawyers or simply Licensing Lawyers or Attorneys, help licensed professionals protect their license when facing the suspension or revocation of their license due to complaints, investigations, or disciplinary actions rendered by a state licensing board.

Applying For A Professional License in North Carolina

Generally, two types of professionals find themselves reading the content shared on this website.

Most are North Carolina license-holding professionals who have received correspondence from their licensing board or have reason to believe they will be receiving correspondence soon.

The second group is those going through the process of applying for a professional license in the state of North Carolina and for whatever reason, may be searching for more information.

For the second group, here is a general, but not exhaustive, list of what professional boards may examine when processing your application.

  • Criminal History
  • History of Board Discipline
  • Educational Background
  • Testing Requirements
  • Application Accuracy

While all five elements are essential, Application Accuracy is vital. It’s always advisable to be completely honest in your application.

Fraudulent claims discovered within an application generally mean instant denial of the application by the licensing authority.

If you have read through some of the practice area-specific content, you will see that fraudulent claims within the application process are a leading cause for license denial and revocation.

If you submit fraudulent information and still obtain a license, you’re not off the hook by no means. You can still face penalties and license revocation if the fraudulent information is discovered later.

No matter what industry or profession, always be 100% honest with your application process to avoid any problems now and in the future.

Why should I hire an attorney to help me with professional licensing issues?

When professionals receive notice of a complaint or feel like their license may be in jeopardy, they often think they can resolve the issue independently. Naturally, professionally licensed individuals are very highly educated, so navigating this problem may seem like another challenge in their career that they have to tackle head-on. 

Hiring an experienced licensing attorney gives you access to someone with a track record dealing with State Licensing Boards. The attorney will be able to clear any confusion you may have about the steps to take in the rigid process of protecting your license. Additionally, an experienced professional license attorney can prepare you for any hearings that may take place.

What cities or counties in North Carolina can North State Law help if I'm a professional needing legal assistance?

If you’re a licensed professional in the state of North Carolina or you’re facing problems with a North Carolina Board, North State Law may be able to help you.

We have helped clients across the whole state of North Carolina.

Our office, located in Raleigh, North Carolina, is close to many of the professional boards that conduct business from the state’s capital city and nearby cities like Chapel Hill and Morrisville.

From the mountains to the coast of North Carolina, no matter where you reside, if you’re facing licensing issues from an NC State Board, we may be able to help you.

Over the years, North State Law helped professionals with their licensing questions and concerns from larger cities in the state such as Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro, Durham, Winston-Salem, Fayetteville, Cary, Wilmington, High Point, and so on.

We’ve also helped folks who reside in smaller rural areas of the state.
Additionally, we’ve helped folks who do not live in North Carolina but hold a professional license in the state.

It all boils down to this, if the license in jeopardy is with a North Carolina professional board, we may be able to help you.

What Type of North Carolina Professionals Can North State Law Assist?

If your job requires a license granted by a North Carolina Licensing Board and your license is in danger because of an allegation of ethical or professional misconduct, North State Law may be able to assist you.

While there are many Boards in North Carolina, and we can help you argue your case in front of them, the majority of our clients fit into one of the following professions in the state of North Carolina:

North Carolina Healthcare Industry

Nurse License Defense

Nurse Practitioner License Defense

Medical License Defense

Dental License Defense

Pharmacist License Defense

Physical Therapy License Defense

Occupational Therapy License Defense

Chiropractic License Defense

Nursing Home Administrator License Defense

Additional North Carolina Industries

Child Care License Defense

General Contractor License Defense

Landscape Contractor License Defense

Engineering License Defense

Real Estate License Defense

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) License Defense

Insurance License Defense

Veterinarian License Defense

Legal License Defense

What North Carolina State Licensing Boards can North State Law represent me in front of?

What should I do if I feel like my professional license is in danger?

First, take a deep breath. Any professional who has worked hard to obtain and maintain a North Carolina Professional License will be stressed if they feel their license is in danger.

If you feel like your professional license is in jeopardy, the first step you should take is to contact an experienced North Carolina professional license defense attorney.

An experienced attorney will be able to speak with you about your situation and lay out your options moving forward. An attorney will be able to answer any questions you may have about your specific situation.

Generally speaking, in any situation that may require an attorney, it’s better to obtain their services as quickly as possible. This allows the attorney to begin investigating the allegations and building a defense to protect you and all you have worked for in your career.

You shouldn’t sacrifice the career you have built without a fight. 

What are some common reasons for disciplinarian action by a North Carolina Licensing Board?

Every North Carolina Licensing Board is different and has different requirements to obtain and maintain a state license.

With that being stated, the following are the most common reasons we have witnessed professionals receive complaints, disciplinary actions or have an investigation launched against them:

  • Lack of Professional Standards of care or representation of a patient or client
  • Neglect or Abuse of Patient
  • Inappropriate Relationship with patient or client
  • Drug Diversion for personal use, sale, or distribution
  • Substance Abuse while on-the-job
  • Document Falsification
  • Breach of Confidentiality of patient or client
  • Failing to satisfy educational requirements

Contact North State Law Today

If you have received a complaint, are facing investigation, or disciplinary action from a North Carolina State Licensing Board, contact Nick Dowgul of North State Law to discuss your situation. 

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