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When a business license is in jeopardy because of an investigation by the Ohio Construction Industry Licensing Board, an experienced license defense lawyer may represent the license holder before the Board and advocate for a beneficial outcome.

The attorneys at Graff & McGovern offer experience representing trades contractors and other construction professionals in licensing matters before the OCILB. We offer knowledge of construction industry laws and rules, as well as the Board’s procedures.

Contact Graff & McGovern at 614-228-5800, or use our online form, to learn more about how we can represent a licensed construction industry business.

About the Ohio Construction Industry Licensing Board

The Ohio Construction Industry Licensing Board oversees licensing for skilled trades construction contractors in Ohio, including:

  • Electrical contractors
  • Plumbing contractors
  • Hydronics contractors
  • HVAC contractors
  • Refrigeration contractors

As part of this mission, the Board sets standards for licensees, evaluates applicants for licenses, investigates and takes action on complaints involving potential law or rule violations by licensees.

The Board is split up into several areas, each with five members. The trade-specific sections of this board include:

  • Administrative
  • Electrical
  • HVAC/Refrigeration
  • Plumbing/Hydronics

In addition to jurisdiction over license holders, the Board investigates complaints regarding contractors who offer skilled trades services without a license.

How an Ohio Construction License Lawyer Can Help

Licensing boards such as the Ohio Construction Industry Licensing Board follow their own rules and procedures for disciplinary actions. It is important that a license holder respond to any notice or formal charges by the mandated deadlines. An Ohio construction license lawyer can offer guidance to a licensee through the process and may be able to represent the licensee’s interests before the Board.

Many disciplinary actions before the Board are resolved with negotiated settlement agreements. A lawyer may negotiate on a licensee’s behalf. If the case goes to a hearing, a lawyer may present evidence and testimony.

Contact Graff & McGovern Today

Our attorneys at Graff & McGovern offer a range of legal services to construction industry professionals. In addition to representing contractors in licensing matters, we have participated in enacting statutes and rules for the construction industry through legislative and administrative processes.

We focus our practice on government and administrative law. Three of our lawyers are certified specialists in Administrative Agency Law by the Ohio State Bar Association. Only eight attorneys in the state currently hold this certification.

We also produce a newsletter for the construction industry to keep contractors informed about Ohio construction law and actions taken by the Board.

Contact us today at 614-228-5800, or use our online form, to schedule an appointment with a qualified construction license lawyer today.