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.
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.