OUR AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Unlock Legal, a professional law corporation, provides compliance and regulatory representation. We specialize in working with businesses in Cannabis Compliance and also serve as Professional License Defenders. There are no limits to the assistance we can provide.
APPLICATION APPEAL Individuals retain us when they have concerns around their Licensing Board Application. Typically, the individual is ready to submit an application to their licensing board but is concerned that their application will be rejected due to past criminal convictions.
DISCIPLINE DEFENSE Licensed Professionals retain us when their license and livelihood are at risk. Generally, the License (1) is being investigated, (2) an Accusation has been filed by their licensing board, or (3) they have been convicted of a crime.
PETITION FOR REINSTATEMENT Individuals who have lost or surrendered their professional license for many and varied reasons retain us when they are seeking to reinstate their professional license. California’s Business and Professions Code allows one to petition one’s Board.
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Meet the Unlock Legal Team
Head AttorneyMiranda is the founder, owner and lead attorney at Unlock Legal. She dedicates her practice to defending Californians whose professional licenses are at risk. She has represented nurses, physician assistants, engineers, accountants, insurance, podiatrists, teachers, care givers, real state professionals, and more. She stands in front of their boards, and handles the collateral consequences of one bad choice.
Chief of StaffAndrea Taborda works directly with Miranda McCroskey in keeping Unlock Legal’s operations running smoothly. She has been with Unlock Legal since the firm’s inception and is an integral part of the team. Potential clients will interface with Andrea Taborda through all the stages from making the first appointment to receiving the concluding correspondence, Andrea is committed to making our client’s experience with Unlock Legal excellent in every way.
DiJanine Weiss heads up our Cannabis Compliance practice at Unlock Legal. She brings over 10 years of experience helping businesses navigate consumer-facing regulatory and compliance issues. She provides outside general counsel advice and advocacy to our clients, including business formation, contract review, and negotiations, as well as offering day-to-day advice on cannabis compliance and consumer protection regulatory questions.
Having previously worked at the Orange County Public Defender’s Office assisting clients with post-conviction relief, Melissa has extensive knowledge on how to reduce and dismiss qualifying convictions. This tool is especially useful for any aspect of professional licensing, whether it be a new application, reinstatement, or defending an open case.
I highly recommend using Miranda’s legal services for any type of situation. Miranda is very professional but at the same time demonstrates compassion and understanding. If you find yourself in need of legal advise look no further because Miranda will take care of you as if you are her only client. I’m speaking from someone who has been there and used her services.
Miranda was referred to me by a very good friend. I got a speeding ticket. I paid Miranda a reasonable retainer and she took over from there. She kept me posted as to status via email. When the court date came, she represented me in court with me begin there. The officer didn’t show, and all charges were dropped! There was no charge other than the initial retainer.
Miranda is a top notch defense attorney in Orange County. We have worked/consulted together on many matters. She is very knowledgeable and creative in protecting the rights of her clients. I endorse her!
Miranda has handled many of my speeding tickets and she has been an excellent attorney. I do recommend Miranda for any of you traffic tickets. She will get the job done with good news. I highly recommend her, she is prompt with any questions you have. Miranda will keep you informed with your case.
Miranda and her team are truly amazing. I felt like they actually cared. This wasn’t simply a job. There was passion and a delicate touch behind every action. They made this entire experience something I will never forget. I think the most important aspect of all of this is the fact that I felt like she was truly in my corner. She was easy to reach and was able to answer all of my questions as well as address my concerns. She literally answered the phone while she was on her anniversary dinner with her husband (or might’ve been birthday) – who does that?! That alone sums up my experience. This was an uphill battle of a case, but we won and she killed it! Working with her felt like family and I truly, wholeheartedly appreciate everything Miranda and her team did for me. She’s first prize – all the way.