California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) License Defense

Compassionate, Experienced Nursing License Defense

Obtaining your nursing license is a key component of your career. Having to face your nursing board can also be extremely stressful. With the possible denial of your application for licensure or the loss of your license due to allegations made against you in an accusation, your career and reputation are on the line.

As a result, it is important to work with a legal team that has experience with professional license defense issues and can help you defend your nursing license and career.

Revocation of your nursing license would most likely mean the end of your nursing career. At S J Harris Law, we understand the importance of high-quality, focused professional license defense. As a former Deputy Attorney General in the Licensing Litigation Section, founding lawyer Scott J. Harris has handled many cases involving nurses, including RNs, LVNs, and nurse practitioners. At S J Harris Law, you will work with an experienced, dedicated Los Angeles County nursing license defense attorney who will do everything possible to help you retain your license.

Substance Abuse Issues ∙ Legal Help, No Judgment

Many of our cases involve abuse of alcohol or drugs, often in relation to an arrest for DUI (driving under the influence). In most cases, the substance abuse issues are the subject of the investigation, or they contributed to the problems that led the board to action. At S J Harris Law, we do not consider it our job to judge clients. Our job is to hear their concerns and help them retain their licenses and careers.

We also represent nurses in cases involving deficient record keeping and standard of care issues.

Representing Nurses Throughout California

There are a wide variety of types of nurses, many with separate license requirements and procedures for investigatory and disciplinary action. We represent:

  • California Board of Registered Nursing / CA BRN Accusation License Defense
  • Registered Nurses
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses
  • Licensed Practicing Nurses
  • Advanced Practice Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Certified Nurse Midwives
  • Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians License Defense
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists

With the varied types of nursing licenses and practices, as well as the varied license requirements and standards, license issues can be confusing and even frightening for people. We understand what you are going through, and our No. 1 goal is to help you retain your professional license.

We offer comprehensive legal counseling with a focus on economy, judiciousness, and respect.


The California Board of Registered Nursing (CA BRN) has the right to investigate your license. If you are contacted by the nursing board or the Division of Investigation, you should contact an attorney.

Accusations And Statement Of Issues — Right To Administrative Hearing

A BRN accusation is a case filed against a nurse for issues involving criminal convictions, drug and alcohol use, drug diversion, gross negligence, or incompetence. Similarly, the nursing board may file a Statement of Issues to deny an application for licensure for the same reasons. Any time a licensing agency files an Accusation or Statement of Issues, you are entitled to an administrative hearing which will be held before an Administrative Law Judge. Attorney Scott J. Harris has participated in scores of administrative hearings and understands the unique evidentiary issues, strategic nuances and important legal issues to address at hearings.

It is important to take proactive steps in protecting your license. An appropriately addressed response to an investigative inquiry may avoid the issuance of an Accusation or Citation. An experienced and knowledgeable attorney like Scott J. Harris can help guide you through the process.

California Nurse Misconduct Defense Attorney
We represent professionals in the Greater Los Angeles area, and throughout California, from San Francisco to San Diego. For a free 30-minute consultation with an attorney from our firm, call 323-302-4024, or contact us online.