Professional Licensure Defense

Columbia License Defense Attorney

People across South Carolina work in state licensed professions every day. It is how most people make a living for their family. Nearly all professions in South Carolina are licensed through the S.C. Department of Labor, License & Regulation.

Chances are you need your license in order to make a living. This means it must be protected at al costs. Our firm is ready to relieve you of the burden of worring about your license by fighting to keep it.

If you are accused of professional misconduct which jeopardizes your license, you could face a disciplinary hearing before a licensing board in your area of discipline. You must take any state initiated investigation very seriously! At McLeod Law Group, LLC we know that being professional in South Carolina is a privilege, not a right. We also know that any investigation of your license must be vigorously defended to ensure that your livelihood is protected.

Trusted License Defense Lawyer in Columbia, SC.

Many professions in the fields of construction, medicine, engineering and small businesses are required to be licensed by the state.

Other Professions are regulated by S.C.L.L.R. such as:

  • Accountancy
  • Barber Examiners
  • Chiropractic Examiners
  • Counselors
  • Dentistry
  • Foresters
  • Medical Examiners
  • Podiatry
  • And many others


When your license is in danger, you need a Columbia license defense lawyer who understands the regulatory issues facing your unique case.

SCLLR administrative actions can begin in many ways including a complaint by a:

  • Patient
  • Customer
  • Client
  • Employee or Independent Contractor
  • A spouse or significant other.
  • Or anyone who has been involved with or serviced by your licensed profession

Although the complaint will depend on the profession, allegations can include neglect, malpractice, incompetence, substandard care, fraud, or mistreatment.

Protect Yourself from an Investigation

Administrative investigations may also begin as a result of a criminal charge including:

  • Drug or alcohol abuse, including DUI
  • Theft or embezzlement
  • Fraud or misrepresentation
  • Violent crime, including domestic violence
  • Sexual Assault

The administrative action by S.C.L.L.R. in entirely separate from any pending criminal investigation. If you are facing criminal prosecution, the fact that you are found not guilty on a criminal charge is not binding on your disciplinary action.

SCLLR may still take administrative action which can include:

  • Public Reprimand
  • Administrative Fines
  • Probation
  • Suspension or
  • Revocation of your license

Call McLeod Law Group, LLC for a confidential, no-cost consultation—(855) 277-6997