Lawrence Professional Licensure Defense Lawyers

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Lawrence Professional Licensure Defense Lawyers

After working hard and investing plenty of time and money in your professional career, facing a barrier to licensing or disciplinary action puts it all on the line. Joseph, Hollander & Craft’s professional licensure defense lawyers understand the potentially life-changing situation you are facing, and we are dedicated to protecting your license and your livelihood. Our Lawrence professional licensing attorneys help clients from a range of professions get licenses and keep them. We know the applicable regulations and administrative procedures and have experience with regulatory boards throughout the state of Kansas. When your future is at stake, JHC’s Lawrence professional licensure defense lawyers have the experience and acumen to help you come out on top.

Licensure Defense for Lawrence Professionals

JHC’s Lawrence professional licensure defense attorneys counsel and defend:

We help these and other professionals—as well as their business entities—address matters involving concerns regarding business operations, alleged deviations from the standard of care, substance abuse or other impairments, professional boundary violations, and violations of professional ethics and rules of professional conduct. We handle nearly every professional license type and issue.

Licensure Defense Counselors, Advisors, and Advocates

JHC’s Lawrence professional licensing attorneys offer counsel regarding license applications, advice during investigations, and advocacy during formal proceedings. We negotiate reasonable agreed resolutions and appeal unfair adverse results. If you or your business needs a professional license or has a license that is in jeopardy, call our Lawrence professional licensure defense lawyers.

We assist Kansas professionals during the license application process and help them appeal denials. Whether you are applying for an initial license or seeking renewal, the licensing requirements can be complex and confusing. You may wonder if you meet all requirements or how requested information may affect your application—even when it technically does not disqualify you. JHC’s Lawrence professional licensure defense lawyers have the experience and earned knowledge to help you to understand your regulatory board’s application requirements, how certain information from your past may affect you, and what steps you can take to best demonstrate your eligibility and suitability for licensure. If your initial application or request for renewal has been denied based on an arrest or conviction, a disciplinary action in another state, or technical non-compliance with the application procedures, or any other reason, our Lawrence professional licensing lawyers can help you appeal the denial and/or determine whether the issue can be corrected and the application resubmitted.

We counsel Kansas professionals facing administrative and disciplinary investigations. JHC’s Lawrence licensure defense attorneys regularly advise Kansas professionals regarding all aspects of the disciplinary process—including the initial investigation. Having managed numerous investigations undertaken by multiple Kansas regulatory boards, we know what to expect from the investigative process and how to protect your interests throughout the process. We strive to ensure the investigation process is as fair as possible. That may require providing the investigator with information that gives necessary context to the investigation.

We will work with you to ensure the investigators do not overlook facts that are favorable to you. Whenever possible, we work for the allegations to be dismissed as unsubstantiated before the applicable board initiates formal disciplinary action.

We help Kansas professionals realize quick resolutions to their administrative and disciplinary matters. Sometimes, a “win” means resolving your administrative or disciplinary action as quickly as possible. Benefits many include saving money and reducing reputational harm associated with an ongoing action. When a prompt settlement is in your best interest, JHC’s Lawrence professional licensure defense attorneys will help you explore reasonable options with the applicable regulatory authority. If an agreed resolution is available, we will negotiate terms that make sense for you, your practice, and your business. All the while, we will offer thorough counsel regarding the possible costs and benefits of each option you face.

We advocate for Kansas professionals during formal administrative and disciplinary proceedings. If an investigation turns up evidence of misconduct, non-compliance, or deviations from the standard of care, the regulatory body that governs your license will file allegations to commence a formal disciplinary case. The process that follows is similar to court proceedings in that the regulatory body will present evidence (documents, witness testimony, etc.) to support an adverse finding and imposition of discipline. But unique procedures and standards apply. A hearing officer or hearing panel will decide whether to discipline you and what that discipline should be. Options include requiring you participate in remedial training or public sanction, suspension or revocation of your license, and more—all dependent on the license at issue. JHC’s Lawrence professional licensure advocates know how to challenge the evidence against you and present a case in your favor. With a track record of successfully navigating disciplinary proceedings, we are ready to help in your case.

We represent Kansas professionals appealing from adverse agency actions. When an agency takes adverse action against your license, the next step may be judicial review. JHC’s Lawrence professional license defense lawyers have the experience and skill you need to defend your license at this next level. We will also help determine whether a suspension or revocation of your license can be stayed (deferred) during the appeal process.

JHC’s Lawrence professional licensure lawyers are prepared to guide you through every stage of the disciplinary or administrative process. If your application for licensure has been denied, you have learned of a complaint against your license, you have received a referral to an impaired provider program, or you just got notice that a formal disciplinary action has been docketed, call us to discuss how we can help.

Liquor License Lawyers

In addition to professional licensing defense, JHC’s licensure lawyers represent clients with a range of issues related to liquor licensing. The manufacture, distribution, and sale of alcohol in Kansas is regulated by the Kansas Department of Revenue’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Division. For any business that derives its income from alcohol sales, an ABC license and compliance with all applicable laws and regulations are essential to continued operations and survival of the business.

JHC’s Lawrence liquor license lawyers assist clients opening new establishments or modifying, transferring, or renewing existing liquor licenses. We help business owners understand the requirements that apply at the state and local level, making that dual regulation more manageable.

Our Lawrence licensing attorneys also represent businesses and individuals during administrative proceedings before Kansas ABC. We will defend you against any unfounded claims and fight for all laws to and regulations to be applied fairly—with the same treatment for you and your business competitors.


Do I have to report my arrest to the Kansas Real Estate Commission?

The Kansas Real Estate Commission has a stringent mandatory reporting requirement regarding arrests of licensees. If you hold a Kansas real estate license and are arrested, you must report your arrest to the Commission within 10 days of its occurrence. You are also required to report charges or indictment (whether or not you are arrested for the offenses) and convictions. Failure to report as required may result in discipline. If you are facing discipline against your Kansas real estate license, contact JHC’s professional licensure attorneys for assistance with your case.

What could happen if I fail to timely renew my firm registration and CPA permit?

Every accounting firm in Kansas must register with the Kansas Board of Accountancy, and practicing without the requisite renewal of your firm registration and permit is grounds for disciplinary action. The KSBOA will investigate a licensee’s failure to timely renew and may impose discipline. Disciplinary action by the KSBOA can adversely affect your membership in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. If you are an accountant facing disciplinary issues, contact JHC’s professional licensure attorneys for help with your matter.

As a non-resident insurance broker, do I need to report discipline from my home state in Kansas?

Kansas requires a direct report to the Kansas Insurance Department so that Kansas knows to review the information that is uploaded to the National Insurance Producer Registry warehouse. Reporting to the NIPR warehouse alone does not comply with Kansas requirements and may result in further discipline. For guidance and assistance with Kansas insurance licensure, contact JHC today.

I am an architect licensed by the Kansas State Board of Technical Professions, and a client has complained to the board about my work. What should I do?

Sometimes, the Kansas State Board of Technical Professions can easily identify compliance with industry standards and dismiss a complaint after a response is received, but not always. If the Board is not assured that industry standards and practices were adhered to, you should consider whether an expert could assist with your defense. These issues frequently turn into a battle of the experts. For representation regarding a disciplinary matter with the Kansas State Board of Technical Professions, call JHC today.

Our Locations

Kansas City | 816-673-3900

926 Cherry St
Kansas City, MO 64106

Lawrence | 785-856-0143

5200 Bob Billings Pkwy, #201
Lawrence, KS 66049

Overland Park | 913-948-9490

10104 W 105th St
Overland Park, KS 66212

Topeka | 785-234-3272

1508 SW Topeka Blvd
Topeka, KS 66612

Wichita | 316-262-9393

500 N Market St
Wichita, KS 67214

Contact Our Lawrence Office

Contact Joseph, Hollander & Craft to discuss how our team of attorneys can help you.

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