Our firm was successful in achieving a restricted license for an insurance producer who had a number of prior convictions, including a felony burglary conviction. After the client initially applied for his insurance license, his application was summarily denied due to his record. The California Department of Insurance has the right to summarily deny (without a hearing) an application of a convicted felon. On client’s behalf his law firm, Ray and Bishop, petitioned for reconsideration of the summary denial. Reconsideration was granted. The Department of Insurance still refused to grant a license, but was willing to allow a hearing with a judge for us to plead the client’s case.
The Department of Insurance was unwilling to settle the case before hearing. However, at the administrative hearing (trial) our attorney was able to persuade the administrative law judge that our client was rehabilitated and possessed the character to obtain an insurance license. The administrative law judge agreed with our attorney and ordered a restricted license.
This victory was the result of hard work by the client to rebuild his life, be productive, stay out of trouble, and clean up his criminal record through the courts. The client then needed an advocate to argue his case to an administrative law judge so he could obtain a state license in the insurance industry. To speak with an experienced insurance license defense lawyer about help with your difficult California Department of Insurance license application case, contact Ray and Bishop, PLC.