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
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.