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Professional Licensing “Defense” Attorneys. Award Winning 2007 thru 2021

The Highest Rated, Unprecedented “Client’s Choice Award” 2007 thru 2021  PROFESSIONAL LICENSING  “Defense”  Attorneys for Nearly ALL CALIFORNIA REGULATORY AGENCIES, BOARDS, DEPARTMENTS AND BUREAUS.

Since 1971, when Sam Spital previously served as a Deputy Attorney General (DAG) with the California Department of Justice, he has handled all aspects of California Professional and Occupational License cases, in the investigation and prosecution for state agencies.

Since 1978, Sam has focused on the defense of  State Board Investigations, Legal Advice and Representation for Administrative Law Accusations filed by a DAG, and State Government Regulation matters. Both Sam and his team are uniquely experienced as California Administrative Law Attorneys who have represented clients throughout California involving nearly every single State Board, Bureau, Department and Agency, including the Medical Board of California, Board of Registered Nursing, Respiratory Care BoardOccupational Therapy Board, Contractor’s State License Board, Dental Board of CaliforniaPhysical Therapy Board of California, Board of Pharmacy, Board of Psychology, Board of Behavioral Sciences, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Board of OptometryVeterinary Medical Board, Board of Podiatric Medicine, Board for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, Bureau of Auto Repair, Department of Health Services (DHS), Department of Social Services (DSS), Department of Real Estate (DRE), formerly Bureau of Real Estate (BRE), Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), and Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) to name a few.

Individual Boards and State Agencies. Department of Consumer Affairs Partial List:

If you want to obtain a State Board or Bureau license in CALIFORNIA or already have a CALIFORNIA professional or occupational license, regardless of where you reside in the United States and Canada. you should call 619.583.0350 for a FREE Initial Extended Attorney Consultation or you are invited to send an email via the following link: contact our offices, to discuss your situation and/or case with former Deputy Attorney General and our Managing Attorney, Sam Spital.


  • The Best “Defense” Attorneys for Nearly ALL CALIFORNIA Boards, Agencies, Departments, and Bureaus
  • Since 1978, we focus on protecting Professional and Occupational licenses
  • Lawyers for State Professional licenses with the best and consistent written winning record
  • California Board, Bureau and Department defense lawyers fighting to protect your rights and advance your interests
  • Proven written record illustrating we are the Best licensing “defense” attorneys who genuinely care
  • We serve all of Southern & Northern California
  • You will find we are the Premier license defense attorneys that are a call or email away
  • Meticulous Attorneys for Professional and Occupational licenses to level the playing field
  • Top License “defense” lawyer. Awarded #1 in client satisfaction 15 years in a row
  • Exceptional Lawyer for license defense serving all California cities
  • Unprecedented California Licensing Lawyers
  • California Professional license defense” lawyers with the greatest natural ability, discipline and endeavor to succeed
  • Call 8:30 am – 8:30 pm daily
  • UNEQUALED 290 “five-star” client reviews and lawyer endorsements
  • Highest National Avvo 10/10 rated, superb license “defense” lawyer
  • Extended free initial lawyer conference

Serving All California Cities

Since 1971, Former Deputy Attorney General for the State. Since 1978, Sam Spital, has the Highest Avvo “10” Rating and unequaled 290 “FIVE-STAR” Testimonials of all California Professional and Occupational State Board License Defense Attorneys – Statewide.

     15 Years in a Row, “Client’s Choice” Award 2007 -2021

Sam Spital is our Managing Lawyer and has the distinction of being the highest rated  Administrative Law attorney in California, with unequaled 290 “five star” client reviews and attorney endorsements statewide. The Spital & Associates law firm handles all California Professional and Occupational License client cases in each city in Northern California and Southern California (Statewide) in all stages, including the investigation, application, or disciplinary action filed against a licensee, with a special expertise in the negotiation and settlement of licensing law cases, Administrative Hearings and trials, the reduction of probation and termination of probation, Petitions for Reinstatement, along with Superior Court appeals and the filing of a writ of mandamus to set aside a Decision of a State Agency that has abused its discretion. Sam Spital has also practiced criminal law since 1971 and is uniquely qualified, knowledgeable and experienced in all aspects of California law, penalties, probation and expungement that apply to a licensed professional.

Although the government has what seems an unlimited budget to prosecute its cases, and we may be outnumbered by their legal staff, we are not outsmarted.

At Spital & Associates, we are exceptionally skilled and knowledgeable California professional and occupational license attorneys. As the Managing Attorney, Sam Spital has extensive experience as a former Deputy Attorney General (prosecution attorney for nearly all of the California Boards and Bureaus), and since 1971as a License Defense Counsel he has handled license cases throughout California. To learn more about Administrative Law, the procedures and the Rules and Regulations, here is a sample of the topics:

  • Administrative hearings and adjudication
  • Disciplinary actions
  • Administrative investigations
  • Administrative officers and agents
  • Administrative rule-making
  • Licensing and regulatory enforcement
  • Administrative Law Process – Hearings
  • Administrative Law Process – Settlements
  • Proper and timely response to California licensing agency investigation
  • Representation of licensed professionals in criminal investigations and cases throughout the State
  • Filing time and appropriate appeals of  the denials of licenses
  • Representation in a case in which the government seeks an immediate suspension of a license (e.g. under Penal Code section 23)
  • Negotiations with the California Attorney General or the in-house state board/agency Department Legal Counsel
  • Representation at administrative hearings and obtaining administrative settlements
  • Filing of a Petition for Reinstatement after the loss or revocation of a State license
  • Filing an appeal to Superior Court of an adverse Decision by a State Board or Department
  • Representation during Probation
  • Obtaining an early termination and/or modification of Probation
  • Legal defense to any State or Federal criminal charges that may arise from an investigation

We are available 24/7 if you want an aggressive and affordable statewide license defense attorney. Please contact Spital & Associates. We are tough,smart and know Administrative, Criminal and Civil law.

We Have over 49 years of Experience in State License Matters with Nearly Every California Board, Bureau and Department

Main Offices
8880 Rio San Diego Drive, Suite 800
San Diego, CA 92108-1642
Telephone: 619.583.0350
Fax: 619-583-1850

Associates available 8:30 am to 8:30 pm daily.
Call  for FREE Initial Consultation619.583.0350 or send us an e-mail.

Ratings and Reviews

BBB 10.0Samuel Eugene Spital
Samuel E. SpitalClients’ ChoiceAward 2021 Samuel Eugene SpitalClients’ ChoiceAward 2020
avvo rated 10/10 in Criminal Defense avvo rated 10/10 in Juvenile Law avvo rated 10/10 in Licensing
avvo rated 10/10 in Personal Injury Top ContributorAward 2012Samuel Eugene Spital Samuel Eugene SpitalReviewsout of 207 reviews