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Governmental regulations control professional licenses that regulate the livelihood of most of the professional occupations in Tennessee. The United States government likewise has created administrative boards that govern and regulate most industries, including housing and development. The Law Office of James A.H. Bell, P.C. has a history of representing (and continues to represent) licensed professionals of all sorts governed by the various state and federal administrative boards.  Our extensive trial experience in Tennessee processional license violations canvases contested cases before the Court of the Judiciary, where we have represented judges for professional misconduct that did not give rise to criminal prosecution; to the holders of liquor licenses before the Alcohol Beverage Commission; to physicians for allegations of professional misconduct; to other professionals, most of which are listed below. Additionally, the experienced attorneys at The Law Office of James A. H. Bell have extensive trial experience in front of Administrative Hearing Officers, handling such matters as complaints against members of the Department of Safety, ethical allegations involving attorneys, professional allegations involving health related service violations, and allegations of misconduct made against realtors in the sale of real property, pharmacists in the sale of prescription drugs, and business owners before the Department of Revenue for sales tax issues.

There are steps you can take to protect your Tennessee professional license and reputation in the face of allegations of misconduct. For example, if you have a professional license issued by the federal government, such as a pilot’s license, procedures exist according minimum due process rights that attach to the licensee in order to contest the allegations of professional misconduct under administrative hearings on the federal and state level. A complete and thorough understanding of the laws and procedures that govern these administrative hearings and civil prosecutions is essential to maintaining the privilege of keeping the professional license.

If you are the holder of a Tennessee professional license, or one issued by the federal government, such as a pilot’s license, and you feel like your professional ethics, practice, or conduct is under investigation or you have had state or federal administrative charges filed, please contact The Law Office of James A.H. Bell, P.C. for an initial free consultation.

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