Defense Attorneys for Licensed Professionals

Howell, Buchan & Strong - Professional License Defense Attorneys in Florida

Cosmetology License

It's more than a license, it's your profession and your passion. Howell, Buchan & Strong knows your Florida professional license is a lifeline to your livelihood and we help defend and protect it.


It's more than a license, it's your profession and your passion. Howell, Buchan & Strong knows your professional license is a lifeline to your livelihood. That's why for years our legal team has defended those who hold professional licenses from Florida's agencies, including cosmetologists from administrative complaints. 

Howell, Buchan & Strong and Your Cosmetology License

As a Cosmetologist in the State of Florida, you are subject to many regulations in your profession. Our legal team is experienced and ready to help you with your cosmetology license needs. We provide counsel on various areas of license defense like these.

  • Review your Administrative Complaint and all other documentation
  • Prepare a legally sufficient response to your Administrative Complaint
  • Provide advice on what is required to be successful
  • Gather the necessary records
  • Represent you before the Board of Cosmetology, professionally present your case and mitigating circumstances to lessen your discipline.

Our law firm is here to help you with all of your Cosmetology License needs.

Licensing applications and Denials

Did you know they are several types of Cosmetology licenses? There are certain requirements you must meet in order to attain your license. In some instances, your license application may be denied. Let us help you get your license!

Licensing Renewals

To maintain your Cosmetology license, all licensees must comply with post-licensing or continuing education requirements and pay the necessary renewal fees.  These educational requirements also apply to those with a suspended license. Don’t go through the process alone, we can guide you through unknown hurdles that may arise.


If you receive an Administrative Complaint from the Department of Business & Professional Regulation (DBPR), should you go it alone and speak with the investigator? Should you ignore the complaint? Complaints from clients?  Should you speak with the DPBR Attorney? Never risk your license by responding without legal counsel.

Administrative Complaints 

Should you speak to the DBPR attorney after you have received an administrative complaint against your license?

Should you accept the first settlement offer?  

Should you go it alone at the final action hearing?  

Our firm can help you through the administrative complaint process. We will assist you with responding to the administrative complaint, appear on your behalf for trial at the Division of Administrative Hearings (DOAH), to the final action meeting in front of the DPBR. Your license is too important to take chances alone and risk disciplinary action, denial of a license, or loss of license. Howell, Buchan & Strong, Attorneys at Law can help you.

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