Professional License Defense Attorney in Utah

DOPL Defense | Helping you defend your livelihood

We help professionals defend their license against revocation or other discipline by Utah State licensing agencies such as the Department of Professional Licensing (DOPL). Professional license defense is often required when a licensed professional has been charged with a crime or has been accused of professional misconduct. People such as physicians, nurses, therapists and others who are facing discipline are at risk of losing their career and their ability to provide for themselves and their families. Even sanctions such as probation can cause someone to lose their job and prevent them from finding other work. We have represented professionals of all types in disciplinary, suspension and revocation proceedings before the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL). We listen to your concerns and analyze the facts surrounding your case to identify the best approach to defending your livelihood.

Defending professionals against allegations of misconduct

Utah’s Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing regulates numerous professions within the state and investigates complaints of misconduct from clients, colleagues and others against those in the following fields:

  • Medical and dental professionals
  • Accountants
  • Inspectors
  • Architects
  • Therapists
  • Counselors
  • Scientists
  • Contractors
  • Trainers
  • Agents

Following a complaint and investigation, DOPL may take any number of disciplinary actions against those accused of misconduct, including suspension or revocation of a license, probation, fines and citation. While less serious than other potential disciplinary action, even a citation for misconduct usually becomes part of the public record and can have a substantial impact on a professional’s reputation. Therefore, if you face allegations or investigation before the DOPL, it’s important to have a defense attorney in Utah protecting your rights.

With many professions facing increasingly aggressive client bases, false or inflated allegations of misconduct are a very real issue. At Intermountain Legal, we thoroughly investigate and review these charges to identify weaknesses and inconsistencies in the allegations and bring them to the attention of DOPL regulators. Moreover, even against stronger allegations, DOPL is frequently willing to negotiate reduced penalties when a professional under investigation is willing to admit to wrongdoing. This can make the difference between a license suspension and mere probation and, in some cases, allow an accused professional to continue practicing his or her craft. As a legal team who has negotiated plea deals on both sides of the criminal justice system, we are adept at brokering these types of deals for our professional clients.

Call Intermountain Legal for a consultation about professional license defense

Facing the loss or suspension of a professional license can be just as life altering as a serious criminal charge. Our team at Intermountain Legal understands how important your professional license is to you and will fight to see you receive fair treatment throughout the DOPL investigation and disciplinary process. We know the law and we know the process. Call our office today for a 1/2 hour consultation for $150 at 801-990-4200 or contact us online to begin taking control of your legal troubles.


Intermountain Legal is located in Salt Lake City, UT and serves clients throughout all of Northern and Central Utah including Salt Lake City, Midvale, Sandy, West Jordan, North Salt Lake, Bountiful, South Jordan, Clearfield, Woods Cross, Draper, Farmington, Centerville, Layton, Ogden, Lehi, Provo, Orem, Park City and the counties of Davis, Salt Lake, Weber, Utah, Tooele and Summit.