If application is submitted for a CA state license how long is the maximum amount of time they can take to approve or deny?
What kind of time frame would be expected ? One year ?
In the meantime, what is the best time to hire a professional licensing attorney. Should I wait for the decision letter before I retain an attorney ?
Ideally, an attorney is consulted prior to submitting the application. It takes a certain kind of finesse to be able to extract your application back from the gaping maw of the 9th level of Dante's Inferno for amendments, but it has been done before. The ability to eloquently convince becomes a strong skill to look for.