AMINA R. MERRITT, a native of Hartford, CT, is Founding Attorney of the Merritt Law... more
AMINA R. MERRITT, a native of Hartford, CT, is Founding Attorney of the Merritt Law Clinic, Sacramento, California. She received her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree, magna cum laude, from Amherst College, Amherst, MA in 1980. After a one-year fellowship in the Masters’ Program for Public Administration at Fordham University, NY, Ms. Merritt attended the University of Southern California, Goul... view profile
I began practicing law in the Sacramento area in 2007. Since that time, I have... more
I began practicing law in the Sacramento area in 2007. Since that time, I have represented hundreds of clients in both criminal and administrative matters. I pride myself on my client communication and creative approach when attempting to resolve cases with district attorneys and the representatives of licensing agencies in administrative matters. People accused of criminal offenses involvin... 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.
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