Defending California’s Licensed Professionals

Simas & Associates is a law firm specializing in the defense of malpractice, ADA, health care, contractor and government administration civil and criminal litigation. When a professional license is in jeopardy it pays to have an expert legal defense team to defend the ability to work. Please take advantage of a free initial legal defense consultation by submitting a quick query. Here.


Simas & Associates’ defense attorneys have handled hundreds of administrative hearing cases in California. We know the legal landscape and how it effects documentation and legal representation of professional licenses. Simas & Associates can also appeal decisions of the licensing agency in defense of the ability to remain at work.


Simas & Associates offers a comprehensive array of legal defense services to health care providers of all types throughout the State of California. Our experienced defense attorneys dedicate themselves to advancing our clients’ legal defense in support of their business and professional objectives.


Simas & Associates offers legal defense to DVMs, RVTs, and other staff practicing veterinary medicine in California. We represent every staff member within a Veterinary Office, Pet Hospital or Animal Clinic and partner with many major veterinary malpractice insurers who often include coverage for license defense and will pay legal & expert witness fees.


Simas & Associates understands that when defending a medical license we are often also defending a professionals’ ability to work. Our expert defense attorneys regularly represent RNs, LVNs, midwives, PAs and Techs before both Boards of Nursing, the office of administrative hearings, and in state courts.


Simas & Associates is one of California’s leading Administrative Law firms and has successfully defended malpractice claims and lawsuits on behalf of MDs, attorneys, DVMs, DPMs, PTs, nurses and optometrists. We have extensive experience defending professionals and licensees from claims of malpractice.


Simas & Associates advises employers throughout California regarding employment law. Combined federal, state and local labor & employment law is confusing, we help businesses remain compliant. We also represent employees who have been wrongfully terminated, faced discrimination or sexual harassment and other challenges.

Simas & Associates, Ltd., is one of California’s leading Administrative and Professional Licensing law firms.

Simas & Associates, Ltd., is one of California’s leading Administrative and Professional Licensing law firms.

Since 2002, Simas & Associates, Ltd., has defended licensed professionals and businesses before most local, state, and federal agencies, and has advised small businesses and trade associations in their formation and day-to-day business practices. Simas & Associates, Ltd., has five offices in the state of California. Our main office was established in the state capitol of Sacramento, California. In order to provide statewide coverage, our firm established four additional locations through California in the cities of San Luis Obispo, San Jose, San Diego, and Santa Monica. As a result, Simas & Associates, Ltd., is positioned to serve all business and professional licensees throughout the state. Contact us for a free initial consultation.

Meet our Team

In areas of legal specialization, Simas & Associates, Ltd., has entered into longstanding and successful relationships with independent attorneys to provide clients with specialized services.

Steven L. Simas

Steven L. Simas is an AV® Preeminate™ Rated attorney and the founding member of Simas & Associates, Ltd. Mr. Simas graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, and King Hall University of California, Davis School of Law with his Juris Doctorate.

Ryan M. Keever

Ryan M. Keever, Esq. joined Simas & Associates, Ltd. in 2019. He is based in our San Luis Obispo Office. Mr. Keever obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Global Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara and his Juris Doctorate from Santa Clara University School of Law, where he participated in the International Human Rights Clinic and the Journal of International Law.

Frances E. Heredia
Associate ATTORNEY

Frances Heredia joined Simas & Associates, Ltd. in September 2022 as a Client Service Coordinator and Law Clerk. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and her Master of Law and Juris Doctorate Degree from the San Luis Obispo College of Law. She is a member of the Unity Bar Association of San Luis Obispo, the Women’s Lawyer Association, and the San Luis Obispo County Bar Association.

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Simas & Associates, Ltd.

Simas & Associates’ team of attorneys are experienced defending professionals from malpractice claims, regulatory complaints and licensing board hearings in California. Simas & Associates bring years of success to administrative and professional licensing law having representing every kind of licensed professional including medical personnel, real estate agents & brokers, accountants, engineers, contractors, social workers, insurance brokers, and fiduciaries. Business owners & managers are subject to the influence of government and the law in the workplace. When facing reproval, penalties, fines, probation, suspension, revocation or even a lifetime ban trust Simas & Associates to defend your license and your livelihood.

What Clients Say

Simas & Associates, Ltd., takes great pride in all of the work we do on behalf of our clients, and the testimonials from our clients reflect that commitment. From drafting documents to advising new entities, responding to legal or governmental challenges to representing our clients in administrative hearings, civil litigation, or appeals, we enjoy the challenge of a good day’s legal work.

Melodie from Redlands, California


“I could not have retained a better law firm than Simas & Associates, Ltd. I say this with the greatest sincerity! My litigation was complicated and unique. Mr. Simas, his associates, and his staff were relentless in their efforts, research, and preparation for my case … [They] were prepared for trial, and prepared me for the experience. Their optimism, experience in Administrative Law, court room decorum, and dedication to my case led to the success of “winning” my case. My license was issued and I am successfully back in business, doing what I love!”

Michael from Sacramento, California


“Honest, Top-Notch Employment Attorney I have known Steve Simas for more than a dozen years, both personally and professionally. He is a brilliant and tireless regulatory lawyer, litigator, and employment law attorney. I worked with Steve in the California Legislature as a colleague, and I have hired him thereafter for the outstanding quality of his work as an employment lawyer and his unsurpassed integrity and work ethic. Not only is Steve a top-notch employment attorney, but he is honest to the core. I’m a very satisfied, repeat client.”

Dr. Bruce from Woodland, California


“Would Not Hesitate to Hire Again
As unpleasant as it is to be a defendant in a lawsuit, it was a pleasure to work with Simas & Associates, Ltd. They are cordial, professional, knowledgeable, and prompt. I would not hesitate to recommend them or use their services again, were the need to arise.”

Wayne from Susanville, California

Veterinary Medical board

“I would not hesitate to have great representation like Simas & Associates, Ltd., if you’re dealing with a regulatory agency. Simas & Associates, Ltd. saved my career before it started. Their knowledge and experience working with the Veterinary Medical Board allowed for a favorable outcome that allowed me to pursue my profession. They were extremely knowledgeable regarding my case & worked promptly to expedite the process. I highly recommend them.”

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