Administrative Law is concerned with the rules, regulations, and activities of governmental agencies. While there are many different types of administrative law, Gould & Hahn specializes in representing individuals and companies who are licensed primarily by California administrative agencies. This includes professional and occupational licensees such as registered nurses or real estate brokers, as well as licensed facilities such as child care centers or residential care facilities. Licensing issues in other states do also arise from California actions and vice versa, and the attorneys of our Administrative Law Office are often able to negotiate a resolution in these matters as well.
The fundamental purpose of administrative agencies is to protect the public and ensure public safety. To that end, administrative agencies issue professional licenses and oversee, monitor, and enforce the conduct and practice of those licensees. The licensing division of these agencies processes license applications of investigates licensees whose applications reveal any issues of concern or if a licensed person is involved in or accused of misconduct, and files actions to discipline licensees. The practice of administrative law requires a detailed and comprehensive understanding of the specific statutes, procedures, and regulations of each licensing agency. Gould & Hahn has defended licensees before the administrative agencies listed in Resources for over twenty years. Our mission is to help you realize your goal of obtaining a license to practice your profession and to defend your license in proceedings that jeopardize your future and endanger your livelihood.