Our Attorneys Represent Healthcare Professionals Throughout California

attorneys-for-healthcare-professionals-californiaThe Law Firm of Marvin Firestone, MD•JD, & Associates, LLP is ready to aggressively protect your rights. Our firm focuses on serving the needs of California healthcare professionals. We specialize in governmental regulatory compliance (such as HIPAA compliance). Every client’s situation is unique and we strive to develop a comprehensive strategy designed to solve the legal issues our clients face.

We pride ourselves on providing personal service in the following practice areas of specialization:

Our Principal Attorney is also a Licensed Physician

With over 33 years experience in helping healthcare professionals fight for their license and life’s work, healthcare license defense attorney Marvin Firestone, MD•JD is also a physician who understands the challenges you face, and can aggressively stand by your side to work towards the best possible outcome for you and your career.

Fill out our online form or call 1-800-LAW-MDJD (1-800-529-6353) today for a FREE and confidential phone consultation. We serve clients throughout the State of California.

The Law Firm of Marvin Firestone, MD•JD, & Associates, LLP specialize in:

  • Assisting license applicants properly disclose and explain adverse background information in license applications
  • Appealing the denial of your California medical license application
  • Responding to licensing agency investigation letters and subpoenas for patient records
  • Preparing you to be interviewed by the Medical Board Investigator and protecting your rights at these interrogative interviews
  • Defending against Board Accusations, Interim Suspension Orders (ISOs), and immediate suspension of a license in criminal court under Penal Code section 23
  • Appealing adverse Board Decisions by way of Writs of Mandate in the Superior Courts
  • Petitions for reinstatement after license revocation
  • Requests for early termination of probation
  • Hospital staff privilege matters and peer review investigations
  • Managed care contract disputes
  • Medical business transactions (purchases, valuations, sales, contracts, and contract enforcement)

Speak With a Medical Board of California Defense Law Firm Today

Fill out our online form or call our Medical Board of California defense law firm today at 1-800-LAW-MDJD (1-800-529-6353) for a FREE and confidential phone consultation.

We serve clients throughout Northern and Southern California, including San Mateo, San Francisco, Sacramento, Redding, San Jose, San Mateo, Los Angeles, Stockton, Irvine, San Diego, and more.


Authored by Marvin Firestone

Healthcare License Defense Quick Facts:

  • California State Medical Board Powers
  • The Accusation
  • The Hearing
  • How We Can Help
The practice of medicine and other healing arts is closely regulated in the United States. In recent years, this regulation has increased at both the state and federal levels. Licensed physicians and other health care providers face potential disciplinary actions from multitude of public and privately operated agencies and other entities, including federal entitlement programs like Medicare and Medicaid, DEA, and managed care organizations quality assurance boards. However, the one agency which usually maintains the power to terminate a health care professional’s license to practice remains the state medical licensing board.
If a formal accusation has been filed, one must act decisively to mount a defense to the charges. Failure to act quickly may result in forfeiture of important legal rights. Legal rights which apply in malpractice suits may not be available, or may be strictly limited, in defending one’s license to practice. For example, in most states, including California, the provider’s right to obtain discovery of the evidence against him or her is much more limited in the administrative hearing than in civil court suits; written interrogatories and oral depositions are usually not allowed.
A health care provider is entitled to a formal hearing before his or her license may be restricted or revoked, but the nature and extent of the hearing may vary depending upon the state law, as well as how one responds to the accusation in the first instance. Agencies are granted a great deal of leeway in prosecuting licensees and are accorded wide deference by the courts when their final decisions are challenged as improper or unfair. A lawyer defending a license disciplinary action on behalf of a professional health care provider must be vigilant in protecting the professional’s constitutional rights of due process and preserving all objections for purposes of appeal. A provider who defends himself throughout the formal hearing process, and then comes to the lawyer when disciplinary sanctions have been imposed and the time for appeal is already running, stands less chance in reversing the agency’s order.
The Law Firm of Marvin Firestone, MD•JD, & Associates, LLP has been helping doctors, nurses, psychologists and other healthcare professionals protect and defend their professional licenses for over 33 years. Our medical-legal experience may mean the difference in a professional’s career. By getting involved immediately after the physician or healthcare professional knows of an investigation of care, we can help to control the investigative and formal hearing process, develop the evidence needed to defend allegations, and uncover the true facts. If you are the target of an investigation or Board Accusation, don’t delay seeking the advice and counsel of a health or medical lawyer. To schedule a FREE initial phone consultation, fill out our online form or call us at 1-800-LAW-MDJD (1-800-529-6353).We serve clients throughout California.


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The Law Firm of Marvin Firestone, MD•JD, & Associates, LLP
1700 S. El Camino Real, Suite 204
San Mateo, CA 94402
P: (650) 212-4900
F: (650) 212-4905
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