Roadblocks And Regulation: The Challenges Of Applying For Licenses In Ohio

Whether you're an educator, doctor, nurse or plan to work in another field that requires a professional license, you're probably already aware of some of the roadblocks and delays associated with obtaining a license.

At The Patton Law Firm, LLC, I help clients in the Cleveland metro area and throughout Ohio apply for, obtain and maintain professional licenses in a wide variety of fields and industries. Whether you're a restaurant owner looking to secure a liquor license, a stylist applying for a cosmetology license or a physician going before the medical board for a license to practice, I can help you take the necessary steps toward obtaining a license in your field.

Why Is It So Difficult To Get A License?

State licensing boards offer numerous reasons for maintaining rigorous standards for obtaining a license. Most cite the importance of protecting the public from unscrupulous practitioners and businesses who undermine the legitimacy of trained, licensed professionals. However, there are many people — particularly those who may be inexplicably denied licenses — who believe that licensing boards intentionally limit access to the market or profession, essentially creating a monopoly benefiting established businesses and practitioners.

With more than 15 years of experience handling licensing and administrative law matters, I have been on the forefront of these and other licensing-related issues. As a former administrative enforcer for the Ohio Attorney General's Office and current sole practitioner, I understand both sides of licensure conflicts, as well as the best methods for resolving issues quickly and effectively.

I dedicate a significant portion of my practice to licensure and administrative law matters. Although there are other lawyers who may claim to handle these types of cases, the truth is that I am one of a select few OSBA Board Certified Specialists handling administrative law. Whether you need help understanding the filing requirements or must participate in administrative hearings, I can offer counsel and representation to avoid many of the pitfalls and roadblocks along the way.

The Experience And Expertise To Help You Achieve Your License

To speak with me, attorney David V. Patton, call 440-220-6398 or schedule a consultation by completing an online contact form. From my office in Solon, I work with clients throughout the Cleveland metro area, the state and the country.