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Administrative Law


Government Agencies and the Administrative Law Process

Administrative law is a body of law that applies to the actions of government agencies. Government agencies define and execute the laws that are passed by legislatures. From environmental regulations to transportation issues, administrative agencies play an important role in business and in many other aspects of our clients' lives.

Understanding what agencies to work through, how to file their forms, and how to expedite petitions and hearings is essential. At Feldman, Wasser, Draper & Cox, our lawyers have years of experience in working with administrative agencies and legal issues, including:

Licensing and Malpractice Issues

  • Issues with firearm owner's identification cards before the Illinois State Police
  • Driver’s license reinstatement and other hearings before the Secretary of State
  • Professional licenses before the Illinois Department of Professional Regulations, including those for nurses, architects, engineers, physicians, psychologists, surveyors, pharmacists, audiologists, realtors, appraisers, nursing home administrators and others licensed under their authority
  • Lawyer discipline issues before the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission
  • Hunting and outfitter licenses before the Department of Natural Resources
  • Liquor license hearings before the Department of Revenue and the Liquor Control Commission
  • Nursing Home licensure, complaint, investigation and discipline issues before the Illinois Dept. of Public Health

Real Estate and Environmental Issues

  • Environmental issues before the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency or the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Issues before the Pollution Control Board
  • Municipal zoning issues

Workplace and Employment Issues

  • Employment issues with local and state governments
  • Discrimination issues before the Department of Human Rights and Human Rights Commission
  • Unemployment hearings before the Department of Employment Security
  • Workplace issues with the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  • Audits and enforcement actions before the Illinois Department of Labor
  • Police and Firefighter Disability and pension issues and hearings
  • Retirement and disability issues with the state retirement systems

Other Issues: Abuse, Fraud and Pardons

  • Pardons and related actions before the Illinois Prisoner Review Board
  • Abuse and neglect hearing before the Department of Children and Family Services
  • Campaign and voting matters before the Board of Elections

Knowing What to Do

Given the complexity of state and federal law pertaining to land use, public works, natural resources and the management of public goods, it's imperative that you understand how to prepare and conduct a hearing before an administrative agency. Our administrative law attorneys can reduce the amount of time individuals and businesses have to spend when going before a state or federal board. We know how to prepare documents and present our client's case in a cogent and persuasive manner.

Contact a Lawyer About Administrative and Municipal Law

If you have questions regarding administrative, state or local municipal law matters, contact Feldman, Wasser, Draper & Cox today. We will evaluate your case and determine how to resolve your issue in a professional, thorough manner.