You may assume that administrative law matters are not as severe as criminal law proceedings. Think again. Professional Boards that govern certain industries and the licensing involved are becoming more aggressive. A licensed professional's destiny and future is in their hands. At Green & Associates, we respond to their aggression with dedication and diligence in evening the odds our clients face. We are experienced administrative law attorneys and we defend licensed professionals and business throughout California.
Los Angeles Administrative Law Attorney
At Green & Associates, we focus our practice of administrative law on the following areas:
Board Investigations & Hearings
There are no juries, just administrative judges from the Office of Administrative Hearings when medical and other licensed professionals face California board hearings. It is therefore important to have experience and an excellent reputation with the various state boards or bureaus in handling investigations, settlements or hearings. The California boards regulating professionals have significant power and can overturn a decision by an administrative law judge. It is therefore critical to address any board complaint seriously, use experts as needed, and build a solid record in order to close the case or ensure that any allegations are as minimal as possible.
In addition, we represent professionals as co-counsel or sole counsel in many criminal matters given that criminal investigations or convictions that have nothing to do with a profession can be deemed as "unprofessional conduct" and lead to the following:
- Monetary fine
- License suspension
- License revocation
Our attorneys understand the laws that affect your practice as much as the lawyers representing the board you are facing. With so much at stake, you need that level of advocacy and leverage. We fight for not only your rights, but also your professional future.
Your past can catch up with you when applying for a professional license. Our California professional licensing attorneys have represented clients who have turned their lives around following serious drug addiction or criminal convictions. We play up your strengths and downplay the weaknesses in creating compelling arguments that you should be licensed, even if it is only provisional. Our experienced team provides services for the following lawsuits involving:
- Arrests & Convictions
- Medical License Defense
- Nursing License Defense
- Sexual Misconduct
- Substance Abuse & Diversion
- Unprofessional Conduct
- Reporting Requirements
We represent healthcare professionals dealing with Medicare-related enrollment issues and ever-increasing audits for so-called "overpayments." The consequences are significant as Medicare could deny providers necessary payments to make up for so-called violations.
Enrollment issues, suspensions and unexpected recovery audits can also occur for participants in the Medi-Cal program, California's version of Medicaid. The differences between Medicare and Medi-Cal are significant and require the help of an experienced attorney.
These are just a few areas we cover in administrative law. We also provide services for the following:
- Audits & Investigations
- Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)
- Department of Consumer Affairs
- Department of Health Care Services (DHCS)
- Defense Health Agency/TRICARE
- Department of Motor Vehicles
- Federal Drug Administration (FDA)
- Office of Inspector General (OIG)
- Private Insurance
- U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
- Diversion & Substance Abuse
- Exclusions & Reinstatement OIG & Medi-Cal
- Investigations by Boards & Government Agencies [see Compliance]
- License Denial Appeals
- Petitions for Early Termination of Probation
- Petitions for Modification
- Petitions for Reinstatement
- Medicare & Medi-Cal Provider Reimbursement & Overpayments
- Temporary & Interim Suspensions
For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced lawyer regarding issues related to administrative law, please contact us at (213) 233-2260 for a free, 15-minute consultation or fill out our contact form and we will get back to you shortly.