Kevin Cauley


Kevin D. Cauley

Kevin Cauley is dedicated to the defense of professional licensees' liberties and livelihoods. He specializes in: 

  • Professional license defense
  • Administrative investigations, hearings & appeals
  • White collar criminal defense of licensed professionals
  • Representation in medical staff investigations, hearings & appeals 
  • Medicare/Medi-Cal audit, recoupment & fraud defense
  • Health care contracting and audits  
  • Commercial litigation
  • Legal advice on a wide range of issues related to professional practice and ethics 

Kevin Cauley has worked in the fields of professional licensing and health care law in various capacities for over a decade. He has worked on hundreds of cases involving the defense of health care and other licensed professionals before state licensing boards, state and federal agencies, in state and federal courts, and on appeal.

Kevin Cauley obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Business Administration, magna cum laude, from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Georgia.

Prior to attending law school, Kevin Cauley worked with Frances Cullen, P.C., one of the Southeast's leading law firms specializing in the defense of physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists and other licensed professionals, as a paralegal. Frances Cullen is a former Assistant District Attorney and Assistant Attorney General who previously prosecuted cases on behalf of several professional licensing boards, including the Georgia Medical Board, before starting her own defense practice. She has successfully defended over a thousand licensed professionals in over twenty years of practice. Kevin Cauley gained invaluable experience working alongside Frances Cullen.

Kevin Cauley then relocated to Los Angeles, California to attend the SCALE (two-year honors) Juris Doctor Program at Southwestern Law School. While in law school, Kevin Cauley served as Managing Editor of the Los Angeles Public Interest Law Journal, Student Leader of the Small Claims Court Clinic, Secretary of OUTlaw, and on the Board of the Criminal Law Society. He completed a Public Interest Law Fellowship at the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center and worked as a law clerk at Caesars Entertainment Corporation in Las Vegas, Nevada. During law school, Kevin Cauley received awards and recognition, including the Witkin Award for Academic Excellence and a Public Interest Law Fellowship.

After law school, Kevin Cauley founded Kevin Cauley, P.C. in order to pursue work he is passionate about: defending licensed professionals.

Areas of Practice


  • California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California


  • SCALE (two-year Juris Doctor) Program, Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D.
  • Oglethorpe University, Atlanta, Georgia
    • B.A., magna cum laude
    • Majors: Psychology & Business Administration

Professional Honors

  • Named to the Southern California Super Lawyer Rising Stars List 2014 - 2020

Committees and Task Forces

  • California Society of Addiction Medicine Task Force for Addressing California's Uniform Standards for Substance-Abusing Licensees - Attorney Group, 2018  

Speaking Engagements

  • What They Didn't Teach You in Medical Training: Protecting Your Medical License and Well-being, California Society of Addiction Medicine, Anaheim, California, September 4, 2019 
  • Addiction & Mental Health Conditions in Healthcare Providers: Evaluation, Treatment & Legal Considerations, American Society of Addiction Medicine, San Diego, California April 15, 2018
  • Professional Ethics & Boundaries: Legal & Professional Consequences, Professional Boundaries, Inc., Presenter, UC Irvine School of Medicine, April 30, 2016
  • Strategies for Effective Practice and Procedure in Administrative Enforcement Matters, California Political Attorneys Association, September 12, 2015
  • Lawful Prescribing and Prevention of Diversion, Professional Boundaries, Inc., UC Irvine School of Medicine, May 16, 2015
  • Medical Ethics & Professionalism, Professional Boundaries, Inc., Presenter, UC Irvine School of Medicine, February 7, 2015
  • Professional Ethics & Boundaries: Legal & Professional Consequences, Professional Boundaries, Inc., Presenter, UC Irvine School of Medicine, July 12, 2014


  • Volunteer, Los Angles LGBT Center, Legal Services Department 
  • Volunteer, [email protected] Coalition, Legal Services 
  • Volunteer, The LGBTQ Center Long Beach 
  • Former Managing Editor, Southwestern, Los Angeles Public Interest Law Journal
  • Former Student Leader, Small Claims Court Clinic, Bet Tzdek
  • Former Secretary, OUTlaw at Southwestern Law School 
  • Former Board Member, Criminal Law Society at Southwestern Law School

Awards & Honors

  • Selected as Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2014 - 2020
  • Witkin Award for Academic Excellence
  • Public Interest Law Fellowship
  • Psi Chi, National Honors in Psychology
  • Alpha Chi, National Honors in Liberal Arts Studies

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • California Academy of Attorneys for Health Care Professionals
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • The American Association of Nurse Attorneys
  • Criminal Courts Bar Association of Los Angeles
  • American Psychology-Law Society
  • LGBT Bar Association of Los Angeles

Kevin Cauley, P.C. Is Here for You

At Kevin Cauley, P.C., we focus on Professional Licensing, Government Investigations/White Collar Defense, and Healthcare Law. We are here to listen to you and help you navigate the legal system.

Dedicated to the Defense of Licensed Professionals.


Kevin Cauley, P.C. is committed to answering your questions about Professional Licensing, Government Investigations/White Collar Defense, and Healthcare Law issues in Los Angeles, California.

We'll gladly discuss your case with you at your convenience. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Dedicated to the Defense of Licensed Professionals