I represent people charged with serious felonies in State and Federal Court. In... more
I represent people charged with serious felonies in State and Federal Court. In addition to white collar criminal defense, I still handle a significant number of cases involving violent crimes and high level drug offenses. I am also one of the few lawyers in North Carolina that represents whistleblowers exposing fraud against the government.
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.