Administrative Law: Business and Professional Licenses

The Author


Adam G. Slote is a California attorney with the law firm of Slote & Links who has represented and defended professionals and businesses in administrative law/licensing law cases since 1991. Adam's practice is state-wide. He handles cases involving:

  • License Applications
  • License Denials
  • Revocations/Suspensions
  • Petitions for Reconsideration
  • Emergency Suspension Orders
  • Psychological Examinations
  • Appeals/Writs of Administrative Mandamus.

Adam has extensive experience in hearings before the California Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) as well as experience filing Appeals/Writs of Administrative Mandamus to the Superior Court of California and to the United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit.

Adam is a member of the State Bar of California and the Bar Association of San Francisco.

Adam formed his own practice in 1992, which became Slote & Links in 2009. Prior to that, he was an associate with the San Francisco law firm of Dobbs, Berger, Vannelli, Nadel & Links and a trial attorney with the Los Angeles County Public Defender's Office.

Adam graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1985 and the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1988.

Adam has authored, updated or consulted on the following publications:

Adam is a licensed pilot.

Past cases have involved the following agencies:


  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
  • Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (ABC)
  • Automotive Repair, Bureau of (BAR)
  • Barbering and Cosmetology, Bureau of
  • Chiropractic Examiners, Board of
  • Commission on Teacher Credentialing
  • Contractors State License Board
  • Dental Board
  • Fish and Game Commission (Commercial Fishing)
  • Geologists and Geophysicists, Board for
  • Health Care Services, Department of (formerly Department of Health Services)
  • Health Services, Department of (separated into Department of Public Health and Department of Health Care Services)
  • Hearing Aid Examiners Committee
  • Insurance, Department of
  • Medical Board (including Psychiatry and Podiatry)
  • Motor Vehicles, Department of (DMV)
  • Pharmacy Board
  • Physical Therapy Board
  • Public Health, Department of (formerly Department of Health Services)
  • Public Utilities Commission (PUC)
  • Real Estate, Department of
  • Registered Nursing, Board of
  • Respiratory Care Board
  • Secretary of State
  • Security and Investigative Services, Bureau of (BSIS)
  • Social Services, Department of
  • Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians, Board of
San Francisco
  • Police Permits
  • Board of Appeals (Formerly Board of Permit Appeals)
  • ECFMG (licensure of foreign physicians and medical students)
  • ACE (American Counsel on Education)
Adam G. Slote
100 Pine Street, Suite 750
San Francisco, CA 94111

Telephone: 415-393-8001

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