He knows the law.

Because of his legal experience and relationship with the BRN (Board of Registered Nursing), he was able to negotiate a public reproval and avoid a court hearing and probation. I am so grateful and relieved. I would definitely recommend him.

-Cindy O., RN

Paul Chan is great

at what he does and I would recommend him to anyone being faced with accusations and charges from their Board. Paul is honest, hard working, and fair. He understands the process as well as has established relationships with the attorney's and people that make up the BRN.

-Tami M. RN

I am so thankful

for your expertise/ knowledge that you have demonstrated throughout my journey to keep my license as a professional registered nurse. I truly appreciate your professionalism and effort that I have respected from the first visit throughout my time with you .

-Debra J. RN

Sacramento Administrative Hearings Attorney

In California, the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) is the venue for almost all professional license discipline or denial cases. OAH hears cases for such varied occupations as physicians, dentists and insurance agents. Administrative licensing agencies such as the Medical Board of California, the Dental Board of California and the Department of Insurance delegate the job of hearing disciplinary hearings to these judges.

If you find yourself being investigated by a licensing board with the possibility of being called into an OAH proceeding, you should contact a knowledgeable attorney.

I am attorney Paul Chan, a Sacramento administrative hearings lawyer. I specialize in the area of professional license defense, and I can assist you in defending against accusations that can do significant damage to your reputation and career. Contact my Sacramento law office online or call 916-520-3390 to schedule a free initial consultation.

Experienced Legal Defense in License Revocation Hearings

When a licensing agency issues an accusation and the licensee responds by requesting a hearing, the case is typically filed with OAH for adjudication. OAH is different from any other court in that OAH is a state agency that other state agencies hire to hear their cases. ALJs render proposed decisions that can be adopted, changed or rejected and then decided differently by licensing agencies.

A common mistake is to think that OAH proceedings are informal discussions rather than serious legal inquiries with equally serious consequences. Administrative hearings require all of the skills a trial lawyer possesses:

  • Deposition of witnesses and discovery of evidence
  • Questioning of witnesses at the hearing
  • Objections to evidence
  • Oral argument

It is also important for licensees faced with an administrative hearing to remember that the California Department of Justice, which has hundreds of well-trained Deputy Attorneys General, prosecutes these hearings. You owe it to yourself to engage an attorney to fight the charges against you.

Contact a San Jose License Revocation Hearings Defense Lawyer

For confident, capable and affordable representation in your administrative law or professional licensing matter, look no further than the Law Offices of Paul Chan. Please contact me online for a free consultation or call 916-520-3390. I look forward to hearing from you.