Ohio Professional Licensure Defense
If you are a licensed professional in Ohio and need representation before the board, commission, or agency overseeing your license, the attorneys at Graff & McGovern provide experienced Ohio state licensing board defense.
Contact us today at 614-228-5800 and let us help.
We have helped countless licensed professionals throughout Ohio to tell their side of the story when up against the state and to obtain an outcome that allows them to keep their license and their job, career, or business. Our attorneys have extensive backgrounds in state government law. Many have worked for the state as assistant attorneys general or as counsel for state agencies. We have a thorough understanding of the licensing process, the rules that apply to your license, how hearings work, and the strategies for defending your license against state action.
We will creatively explore legal avenues to protect your license, including working for changes to the law itself if that’s what your case needs. We are conveniently located in Columbus, the seat of Ohio government, just steps from many of the boards, commissions, and agencies where we fight to help licensed professionals like you every day. Call us now, or use our online contact form, to schedule an appointment to talk to one of our Ohio professional license attorneys about what we can do for you.
Representing Licensed Professionals
It is important to know that each government board, commission, or agency operates under its own rules and under unique statutes. Each board uses its own criteria and precedent to decide when to take action against the license of an individual or business. To protect your license, it is critical to seek representation from a team of attorneys experienced with these boards and their individual processes.
Our attorneys provide skilled representation for licensed professionals at Ohio administrative boards, commissions, and agencies. We offer the legal experience to advocate for our clients’ interests, and offer the right kind of experience to help.
We can handle your case if you have a matter before these and other boards, commissions, and agencies:
State Medical Board of Ohio
This board oversees licensing for a variety of medical practitioners, including physicians.
Ohio board of nursing
This board oversees licenses for nurses practicing in the state of Ohio and nursing education programs.
Ohio state board of pharmacy
This board oversees licensing for pharmacists, pharmacy interns, and distributors of dangerous drugs.
Ohio State Racing Commission
This commission regulates horse racing and associated industries, including licensing of horse trainers, jockeys, and other racing-related professionals.
Ohio Architects Board
The Ohio Architects Board is responsible for licensing qualified individuals; investigating complaints against licensees and those practicing architecture without a license; monitoring compliance with continuing education requirements; and educating licensees and the public for the benefit of the profession. The Board’s mission is to promote and protect the health of the citizens of Ohio through effective regulation of architectural practice.
Ohio Landscape Architects Board
The Ohio Landscape Architects Board is responsible for licensing qualified individuals; investigating complaints against licensees and those practicing landscape architecture without a license; monitoring compliance with continuing education requirements; and educating licensees and the public for the benefit of the profession. The Board’s mission is to promote and protect the health of the citizens of Ohio through effective regulation of landscape architectural practice.
Ohio state dental board
This board oversees the practice of dentistry, including licensing, education, and enforcement of standards of practice.
Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board
This board regulates the licenses of veterinarians and veterinary technicians.
Ohio Casino Control Commission
This commission has authority over casino gaming in Ohio, including licensing of casino operators, employees, and vendors.
Division of Financial Institutions
The Division of Financial Institutions examines, supervises, and regulates financial institutions and consumer finance companies in Ohio.
Motor Vehicle Dealers Board
This Board licenses and regulates the individuals and businesses operating motor vehicle sales, leasing, and distribution, as well as the motor vehicle salvage industry in Ohio.
Engineers & Surveyors Board
This board oversees the licensing of professional engineers and land surveyors, as well as setting continuing education requirements and providing enforcement of standards.
Division of Real Estate and Professional Licensing
The Division of Real Estate and Professional Licensing regulates Ohio’s real estate brokers, salespeople, appraisers and foreign real estate dealers and salespeople. The Division is empowered to review and investigate complaints, obtain evidence and bring charges against licensees.
Division of Liquor Control
Division of Liquor Control regulates the manufacture, distribution, licensing, regulation, and merchandising of beer, wine, mixed beverages, and spirituous liquor in Ohio. Through its permitting process, the Division of Liquor Control controls the annual licensing for retail businesses, manufacturers, and some types of event promoters.
Department of Insurance
In a licensing context, this department is in charge of licensing assorted insurance industry professionals and businesses.
Accountancy Board of Ohio
This board regulates the practice of public accounting through licenses, continuing education, and enforcing standards of practice.
Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board
This board oversees licensing and standards of practice for social workers, counselors, and marriage and family therapists.
State Board of Psychology of Ohio
This board oversees licensing, education, and discipline for psychologists, school psychologists licensed for private practice, and certified behavior analysts.
Division of Securities
The Division of Securities administers and enforces the Ohio Securities Act, including the regulation of broker-dealers, securities salespersons, investment advisers, investment adviser representatives and investment officers. The Division also registers securities offered for sale to Ohioans. The Division of Securities employs enforcement procedures that can include administrative actions, civil injunctive actions and criminal referrals.
Ohio Department of Agriculture
This department oversees a number of license types, from amusement ride companies to livestock dealers.
Department of Health
This agency regulates a variety of health-related licenses through its divisions.
Ohio State Chiropractic Board
This board regulates chiropractic practice through licensing and enforcement of standards of practice.
Department of Developmental Disabilities
This department regulates providers of developmental disability services in Ohio.
Ohio Construction Industry Licensing Board
This board has jurisdiction over various types of contractor licenses and discipline.
Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Athletic Trainers Board
This board regulates the practice of physical therapy, occupational therapy, and athletic training through licensing, education requirements, and compliance monitoring.
Chemical Dependency Professionals Board
This board presides over the licensing, continuing education, and enforcement of rules for addiction professionals.
Department of Public Safety
This department oversees licensing and discipline of motor vehicle dealers, paramedics and EMTs, and other safety-related professions through its various divisions.
Ohio Cosmetology Board
This board licenses providers of cosmetology services in Ohio and oversees discipline of licensees.
Mental Health & Addiction Services
This Ohio department regulates mental health providers including inpatient psychiatric providers, community mental health agencies, and residential facilities.
Ohio State Board of Optometry & Optical Dispenser Board
This board governs the practice of optometry, including licensing, setting continuing education requirements, and enforcing standards of practice.
Embalmers & Funeral Directors Board
This board regulates the funeral service profession through licensing, discipline, and establishing standards of competency.
Ohio Barber Board
This board enforces standards of practices for barbers, as well as issuing licenses.
Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program
Medical marijuana is becoming a reality in Ohio, resulting in complex issues for businesses and medical professionals. We can help you with Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program issues involving business operation and professional licensing.
Protect Your Livelihood
We know that obtaining a professional license can be a lengthy and rigorous process. It is an accomplishment in which you should rightly take pride. You put years of work into your education or into an apprenticeship into building the knowledge and experience that you need to obtain a license to work in your dream job or career.
But then because of a mistake or circumstances beyond your control, you’re faced with the prospect of losing your license and your livelihood if the state takes action against you. You may be overwhelmed at the idea of fighting the state and worried about the possible outcome if you lose.
Not only is your career on the line, but other people may depend on you for their jobs if you own a business.