Understanding Professional Licensing Board Actions In Ohio

Defending Professional Licenses in Ohio Board Actions

Most professional licenses are administered by a board, such as the Ohio Accountancy Board, the Ohio Board of Architects, and the Ohio Board of Engineers & Surveyors. Generally, when the board receives a complaint of professional misconduct, it will notify you.

Typically, that notice will give a general outline of the allegations against you and your right to appeal, but beware: the time limits for requesting a hearing are often very short, and you must follow the proper procedure or you will have waived your right to a hearing.

That is why we recommend you contact an attorney immediately if you receive a notice of proposed disciplinary action. Once you have requested a hearing, many boards allow you to present testimony and documentary evidence to defend yourself against the complaint or in mitigation of the offense. Columbus attorneys William Mann and William Dulaney protect the rights of doctors and other medical professionals who face licensing sanctions after allegations of unethical practice, a failure to practice safe nursing, or other professional misconduct. Contact our offices today for a free initial consultation.

Representation Before Licensing Boards

If a complaint is filed against you, the Attorney General often represents the State of Ohio in its effort to revoke or suspend your professional license. You need someone on your side to help you protect your interests.

Representation in Appeals of Professional Board Rulings

If a professional licensing board’s decision is against you, many board decisions can be appealed to the Court of Common Pleas. In that appeal, the record created at the board level will often be the only evidence the judge may consider. The record you create at the board hearing is, therefore, an important step in the defense of your professional license.

A trained professional makes sure that the record is accurate, complete, and properly filed with the board and the court. William Mann and William Dulaney are trial lawyers, each with more than 39 years of experience. We are available to help you protect your professional license by making sure that the record at the board hearing is properly made. We have the knowledge, education and experience to help you protect your rights—both before the board and in court.

Other Common Misconceptions

At Mann Dulaney LLC, we know that several of Ohio’s licensed professionals have serious misconceptions about their licensing Boards. Among these serious misconceptions:

  • The Board is on my side.
  • The Board is my lawyer.
  • The Board will be reluctant to pursue a case against me.
  • If I explain to the Board that what I did was reasonable, all will be forgiven.
  • If I say something to the Board, it cannot be used against me at a later time.

At Mann Dulaney LLC our experienced lawyer advocates know how to analyze cases and help clients determine the best approach to take to achieve success. We work with a wide variety of professionals including, but not limited to:

  • Acupuncturists
  • Dentists
  • Engineers
  • Insurance Professionals
  • Lawyers
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Nurses
  • Optometrists
  • Pharmacists
  • Physicians
  • Podiatrists
  • Surveyors
  • Veterinarians
  • Physical Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Psychologist
  • Social Workers
  • Counselors
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Speech & Hearing Professionals

Defense For Nurses

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Defense For Pharmacists

We have represented pharmacists in professional license defense matters by advocating on their behalf.

Defense For Physicians

Your career as a physician is important. We will strive to find the best possible outcome for your case.

Defense For Other Licensed Professionals

We work with a wide variety of professionals.

Defense For Laywers

We have represented legal professionals who have become involved in licensing matters.

Mediation Services

Attorneys Bill Mann and Bill Dulaney are available to provide dispute mediation services.

“Advocacy is doing everything that is legal and sensible to promote your client’s case. I love being an advocate for my clients.”

William Mann – Mann Dulaney LLC

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