The second half of my 31-year career as a California lawyer has emphasized... more
The second half of my 31-year career as a California lawyer has emphasized administrative litigation, in a variety of subjects, in cases small to complex, and from all perspectives (prosecuting, defending, and currently advising the decisionmakers). The first half was private sector litigation, with emphasis on federal courts but also including State, administrative, local, and ADR fora. While... view profile
Sean D. Howell is an Associate with the Labor Department of Mastagni, Holstedt,... more
Sean D. Howell is an Associate with the Labor Department of Mastagni, Holstedt, Amick, Miller & Johnsen. Sean represents public sector employees in administrative investigations, hearings, and civil litigation. He has been involved in mandamus actions to enforce rights under the Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act and has represented our peace officer clients in critical incide... 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.
Administrative Law Lawyers in cities near Sacramento, CA