Accountant License

As an accountant, your professional license is crucial to your livelihood. Losing your accounting license could threaten your practice, reputation, and future. At Jones Law Group in Columbus, Ohio, we understand the intricacies of defending an accounting license. Whether a licensing issue is the result of an accusation of malpractice, a criminal conviction, or a complaint regarding ethics, our seasoned attorneys can help you defend your rights. 

The Accountancy Board of Ohio is serious about enforcing the rules associated with professional licensure. Some accountants face problems when they’re trying to obtain a professional license. Others have a license that is at risk of being suspended or revoked. No matter the circumstances of your situation, it’s recommended that you seek the advice of a lawyer who understands professional licensing issues.

At Jones Law Group, we can aid you in negotiating and resolving any complaints that are made against you. We’ll do our best to help you take the voluntary steps needed to prevent your license from being suspended or revoked. Our attorneys will advise you regarding actions to take as well as what you should or shouldn’t say before you provide the state licensing board with the response they have requested.


Understanding the Accounting License Defense Process

The Accountancy Board of Ohio conducts investigations of accountants when their professional capabilities or practices come into question. Customers, co-workers, and competitors may file complaints against accountants. When a complaint is filed against you, the board will contact you to let you know that an investigation is taking place. If the investigator cannot find sufficient evidence, the case will be closed. If the investigator determines that the complaint has merit, you will have to stand before the state licensing board in a hearing. Accounting license defense cases may include the following elements: 

  • Violating rules of professional conduct
  • Sexual misconduct
  • Substance abuse
  • Criminal conviction
  • Falsifying records
  • Misrepresentation or fraud
  • Negligent practice of accountancy
  • Failure to make required disclosures in certain types of transactions

The severity of the punishments in these types of cases requires aggressive defense. It’s important that you work with an attorney from the very beginning to decrease the odds of having your license revoked or suspended. The Ohio accounting license defense attorneys at Jones Law Group are versed in the complexities of license defense law. We’ll take the time to learn about your circumstances, tailor solutions that meet your requirements, and help you secure the best outcome possible. If the state licensing board makes a decision against you at an administrative hearing, you have the right to appeal.


Contact an Ohio Accounting License Defense Attorney

Are you facing the potential loss or suspension of your accounting license? At Jones Law Group, we’re committed to ensuring that you understand the accounting license defense process and the steps you need to take in order to protect your interests. To learn more about your rights, schedule a free initial consultation with our attorneys. Call (614) 545-9998 or contact us online to get in touch. 



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