License Defense For Nurses

Nursing License Defense

Do you need to consult with an attorney regarding your nursing license or other professional licensing matter? Call (512) 829-5619 to schedule a free consultation with a nurse's attorney.

If you've received a letter from the Oregon State Board of Nursing, outlining a complaint that has been filed against you, this could be the beginning of a legal process that has the potential to jeopardize your nursing career.

Although you may be tempted to go it alone, in all likelihood, you’ll receive a better outcome if you have an experienced nursing license defense attorney at your side.

Common nursing license violations range from practicing with an expired license to substance abuse, poor patient care, falsifying documents, criminal arrests, dishonesty, and fraud.

If you are in trouble, we can help you through all stages of the nursing license defense process, including these:

  • allegation
  • investigation by the Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN)
  • settlement or discipline
  • administrative hearing
  • Oregon Court of Appeals

Having earned his BSN and practiced as a nurse for four years before becoming an attorney, Kevin Keaney is in a unique position to help nurses protect their licenses. In addition, Cathy Keaney, our Practice Manager, has an MSN and MPH and has worked in the healthcare industry for more than 30 years. She serves as a nurse investigator and nurse paralegal for our law firm.

If you have any questions about your nursing license or would like to schedule a free legal consultation please call (512) 829-5619, or e-mail

Please note: We represent nurses in Oregon, Washington, and Texas. Kevin Keaney is a member of the American Association of Nurse Attorneys (TAANA), and he has represented clients before the Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN), as well as the Washington State Board of Nursing (WABON), and the Texas Board of Nursing.

Please note: Kevin Keaney provides legal representation for nurses who are being investigated by the Texas Board of Nursing.



"I was hit by a nuisance attack to my nursing license and Kevin handled it beautifully. He guided me smoothly through the investigator’s interview and the Board’s interview. Nursing is my livelihood so I was pretty worried about what could happen. Kevin knew the process and knew the people so it turned out perfectly. I recommend him wholeheartedly. I hope I’ll never need him again, but if I did, I’d call him immediately. No question."