I represent people who are being prosecuted by the government. If you are in Florida... more
I represent people who are being prosecuted by the government. If you are in Florida and have been accused of a crime, issued a traffic ticket, or your licensing board is trying to discipline you, call me. I can help.
I grew up in Hillsborough County and graduated from Plant City High School. After... more
I grew up in Hillsborough County and graduated from Plant City High School. After high school,Ijoined the Marine Corp. After the Marine Corp,I attended College at the University of South Florida whereI graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, was on the Deans list and a member of the Gold Key Club.I then attended Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale whereI graduated in the to... view profile
The common thread throughout my legal career has been my interest and satisfaction... more
The common thread throughout my legal career has been my interest and satisfaction in assisting clients who come from a variety of ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds. I have used my love of the law to assist low income people in both Canada and the United States. My first job was as an advocate for refugees who had requested protection. Later as a Barrister, I accepted legal aid c... view profile
FRANCINE M. FFOLKES is the Administrative Law Counsel in the Office of General... more
FRANCINE M. FFOLKES is the Administrative Law Counsel in the Office of General Counsel for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. She is responsible for reviewing recommended orders from administrative law judges, including the record of evidentiary hearings, drafting agency final orders, and advising the agency head regarding final agency action. She is Florida Bar Board Cert... 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.