BRN Attorney- RN license defense

If you are a registered nurse facing license discipline or investigation from the BRN, the attorney you choose really matters. You need a BRN attorney: attorneys who are laser-focused on defending RNs from BRN action. This may seem so apparent that it shouldn’t require an entire blog piece, but I often get calls from nurses wanting a second opinion, an alternative to the attorney they first chose, or worse, wishing they had chosen a different lawyer because they got poor results and are looking for an attorney to fix it.

This can be a bit confusing, because the BRN has their own attorneys: that is NOT who you are looking for if you have an adverse BRN action. The BRN’s attorneys are Deputy Attorney Generals and they are your opposing counsel. The attorney you are looking for is actually a RN license defense attorney, but when a nurse is in a panic because the BRN has begun an investigation or has filed an accusation to revoke the RN license, many nurses search for a BRN attorney.

RN Guardian’s panel attorneys are labor and employment lawyers, specializing in administrative law, with a focus on professional license defense, who are experts on defending nurses from BRN discipline or RN license revocation because that is all we do. That is it.


This is an easy comparison to make for nurses who understand that within a field there are specialists that typically require a referral to see. In medicine, there is a doctor for virtually every ailment, and then there are laser-focused physicians within that specialty.The same with law. There are attorneys, anyone who has passed the bar may practice law and they should have a broad, but very rudimentary understanding of the major areas of law. Attorneys choose an area to focus on- like administrative law opposed to torts and then usually focus on a specific practice within that broad area. Some drill down even farther and focus on one or two specific areas of practice and become experts.


Nurses searching for an attorney to represent them in a Board of Registered Nursing investigation or accusation need that laser-focused attorney who is an expert in defending nurse’s licenses and those alone. You don’t need to go to 3 different law firms to refer you to someone who specializes in RN license defense, you can just come straight to the BRN attorney who is going to save your license. Don’t use the same attorney you used for your DUI, they are criminal lawyers and will have no idea what they are doing with the BRN and may botch the whole thing. Don’t bother with a labor and employment attorney, they may be able to muddle through, but they will just be muddling and will prolong the problem. The admin law attorney will be better able to defend your RN license because at least they understand the difference between court and a hearing. The professional license defense attorney might not do a bad job; they understand how the process plays out and have a broad understanding of the Department of Consumer Affair’s various boards. But I will tell you, there is world of difference between the Contractors State License Board, the Medical Board, the BRN and the BLVNPT. The time frames are different. The probation requirements are different. The mitigating evidence must be different. The attorney should ABSOLUTELY be different.


The attorneys at RN Guardian defend nurse’s licenses. Our BRN attorney is laser-focus on the Board of Registered Nursing and the Board of Licensed Vocational Nursing (which differ greatly too). We have handled literally thousands of cases and defended thousands of nurse’s licenses between those two Boards, and as a result, we save the nurse’s licenses. Because our sole focus is nurse’s license and nurse’s licenses alone, we are remarkebly efficient in our defense and so unlike medicine, going to the expert may actually end up costing you less! For more on our fees and how we save your license and your money, click here.

If you are a registered nurse or a licensed vocational nurse and your RN or LVN license is in jeopardy with the BRN or BLVNPT, please give us a call. Our BRN attorneys have saved thousands of licenses from revocation and we can save yours, too.