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Nursing License Defense

Nursing License Defense in California

Working as a nurse can be extremely challenging, but also extremely rewarding. Whether you are a licensed vocational nurse or a registered nurse, or you have the tremendous responsibility of helping care for others. When a claim of misconduct arises, it can be painful and frustrating to be the subject of allegations and charges that may prevent you from continuing to work as a nurse. 

Helping Guide You Through Complex Administrative Proceedings

The Geller Firm is ready and able to help guide you through the complexities associated with different actions against you:

  • The Nursing Board's Intervention Program
  • Investigating Allegations of Unprofessional Conduct
  • Standards of Care Issues
  • Gross Negligence, Repeated Acts of Negligence and/or Incompetence
  • Investigations by the Department of Consumer Affairs or Special Investigators
  • The Board of Registered Nursing's Disciplinary Process
  • The Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technician's Disciplinary Process

Defending Your Nursing License at a Administrative Hearing

When an allegation of misconduct is levied against a nurse, there is an initial investigation and an opportunity to resolve the matter during an “Accusation” Phase. If, however, the matter is not resolved during this initial phase, an Administrative Hearing will be scheduled. This hearing is described as “informal,” but it is not. In fact, the hearing takes place in a courtroom before an Administrative Law Judge. There are legal rules of evidence and there will likely be an attorney from the Board. This is why it makes sense to level the proverbial playing field and have a nursing license defense lawyer with The Geller Firm there to advocate on your behalf.

Defending Nurses Against an Array of Different Complaints

The California Board of Registered Nurses is the administrative body tasked with investigating various complaints against nurses. The Geller Firm is experienced in defending nurses who are the subject of a complaint, including nurses who have been alleged to have committed the following offenses:

  • Patient abuse
  • Patient neglect
  • Drug and/or alcohol abuse
  • Gross negligence or incompetence that results in patient endangerment
  • Fraud or theft offenses
  • Sexual, violent, or abusive criminal offenses
  • Other criminal charges or convictions related to the practice of nursing
  • Mentally impaired to the extent that a nurse is unable to practice safely
  • Practicing nursing without a license, and/or
  • Violations of conditions of probation.

Contact an Experienced Nursing License Defense Lawyer with The Geller Firm Today

When you retain the services of a California nursing license defense attorney with The Geller Firm, we get to work evaluating the best course of action based upon the unique circumstances of your case and will take a proactive approach to resolving any issues that could potentially threaten your nursing license. If you are under Investigation, have been denied a license, recently arrested or convicted of a criminal violation, received a letter from the Board, or have a formal Accusation filed against you contact The Geller Firm to schedule a confidential case review.

The Geller Firm is located in San Francisco and Lamorinda. Attorney Michael Geller helps clients with family law, estate planning, and license defense in San Francisco, Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda, and Walnut Creek. The Geller Firm also serves the rest of Contra Costa County and the surrounding areas.


We have earned back-to-back Avvo Clients’ Choice Awards in 2021 & 2022. We have also been selected by as one of the Best Personal Injury Lawyers in Vallejo and Milpitas for 2023.