Val C. Simhauser is admitted to practice law in the Illinois courts and in the U.S.... more
Val C. Simhauser is admitted to practice law in the Illinois courts and in the U.S. district and bankruptcy courts in the central and southern districts of Illinois. A Springfield native, he grew up around his father’s law practice. After earning a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree, and then his law degree, he joined his father’s firm, Heckenkamp & Simhauser, P.C., in Springfield, in 1980. ... view profile
In 2002 I completed an externship with the Cook County Public Defender's Office. At... more
In 2002 I completed an externship with the Cook County Public Defender's Office. At the time I was still attending the John Marshall Law School but I obtained my 711 license which enabled me to represent clients while I was still a law student. After I graduated from law school and passed the bar exam I immediately went into private criminal defense and I never regreted it. I have always... view profile
I have been practicing since 1993. My practice consists of traffic, DUIs, Driver... more
I have been practicing since 1993. My practice consists of traffic, DUIs, Driver License Restoration, Administrative Law, and Criminal Law. I have also handled bankruptcy matters, personal injury cases and some Civil matters. My sole form of advertisement is the good old fashioned business card. I work hard for my clients and hope that they will refer others based on the positive results.
I am Jerry Novak and I opened Jerry Novak Associates to help people deal with the... more
I am Jerry Novak and I opened Jerry Novak Associates to help people deal with the stress and legalities associated with DUI and criminal defense. I provide legal advice and representation for people charged with their first DUI or people who have been charged with multiple DUI offenses. I have significant experience handling issues related to DUI defense, Secretary of State Reinstatement Heari... 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.