Orange County and Riverside County licensees and license applicants may typically have their cases heard in either the Office of Administrative Hearings in Los Angeles, the Office of Administrative Hearings in San Diego, or a local venue in Orange County, depending upon the licensing agency. Certain large boards, such as the Medical Board of California or the Dental Board of California, have Orange County offices that handle investigations. From our offices in Orange, we have particular expertise in representing Orange County and Riverside County clients before California state licensing agencies.
Orange County and Riverside County cases where the Attorney General represents the licensing agency, such as Medical Board, Board of Registered Nursing, Board of Pharmacy or Board of Accountancy cases, are typically handled through the San Diego Office of the Attorney General with hearings at either the Office of Administrative Hearings in San Diego or at an Orange County or Riverside County venue such as a conference room in a local state government office. Agencies that have their own staff attorneys, such as the Department of Insurance or the Bureau of Real Estate, typically have Orange County and Riverside County licensees and license applicants travel to the Office of Administrative Hearings in Los Angeles for their hearings. A notable exception is the Department of Social Services, which tends to hold hearings in their offices in the county where the licensee or license applicant is located. In Orange County, DSS hearings are held in their offices in Orange most commonly, and in Riverside County, at the state office building in downtown Riverside.
As experienced Orange County and Riverside County professional license law attorneys, we have daily dealings with the Office of the Attorney General in both Los Angeles and in San Diego, as well as other agency staff counsel (such as the Department of Insurance) who regularly handle Orange County and Riverside County matters. Navigating administrative law venue rules, we can get hearings moved to Orange County or Riverside County in certain cases for the benefit of the client. Although we proudly and happily provide excellent representation to clients statewide and California licensees across the country, we hope our Orange County and Riverside County neighbors will call us at (949) 557-4888 for a consultation.