My practice is devoted entirely to administrative law. My background as an... more
My practice is devoted entirely to administrative law. My background as an administrative law judge and attorney practicing law in the private sector gives me theuncommon abilityto navigate the difficult currents of government regulations and agency internal practices. Because administrative law is a unique area of practice, clients are referred to me by other lawyers with less experience in th... view profile
You will not get a postcard or an e-mail when you or a loved one is arrested. It... more
You will not get a postcard or an e-mail when you or a loved one is arrested. It will feel as if someone kicked you. My mission as a criminal defense lawyer is to protect your interests, fight for your rights and teach you about the criminal justice system. I work for you, not the courts or the prosecutor. We work with you to hold the government to their proofs and to make sure you receive ... view profile
Jon Porter is a partner of the law firm of McDonald, Mackay Weitz, L.L.P. Mr. Porter... more
Jon Porter is a partner of the law firm of McDonald, Mackay Weitz, L.L.P. Mr. Porter has worked in both the public and private sectors. Mr. Porter was an investigator with the Texas Medical Board, later returned to the Board as a prosecuting attorney; eventually becoming the Director of Enforcement and Compliance. Mr. Porter joined firm in 2003. His current practice focuses primarily on repres... view profile
I first became interested in becoming an attorneywhen I wasin the U.S. Navy... more
I first became interested in becoming an attorneywhen I wasin the U.S. Navy stationed in Europe. I enjoyed the challenge of working for the base attorney and helping him resolve legal issues of fellowsailors.
Carl Newman graduated from the University of Chicago Law School in 2012 with honors.... more
Carl Newman graduated from the University of Chicago Law School in 2012 with honors. After graduation, Carl spent nine months as the Jim and Patrice Comey Fellow at the Domestic Violence Legal Clinic in Chicago, where he handlded a wide range of family law cases - including a specialty in post-decree matters. After his fellowship, Carl worked for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.... view profile
Federal and state government agencies are required to follow certain procedures in order for their actions to be constitutional. For the federal government, these procedures are generally outlined by the Federal Administrative Procedure Act (FAPA). Each state government has its own set of administrative procedures as well, some of which are modeled after FAPA. An administrative law attorney specializes in administrative procedures at the federal and/or state level. Some examples of administrative agencies include the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). If, for example, the FDA passes new rules that affect your business, you may benefit from the services of an administrative law lawyer to better understand whether the FDA followed the correct procedure in passing these rules and whether you should contest them.