I have practiced law in Texas since 1988. Since 1993, my practice has specialized in... more
I have practiced law in Texas since 1988. Since 1993, my practice has specialized in working with physicians, nurses, physician assistants and pharmacists. I enjoy representing health care professionals before their licensing agencies and the State Office of Administrative Hearings. In my practice, I have worked with many healthcare professionals who suffer from chemical and/or mental impairmen... view profile
John Hunter Smith is a Board Certified Criminal Defense Lawyer in Sherman, Texas.... more
John Hunter Smith is a Board Certified Criminal Defense Lawyer in Sherman, Texas. His practice focuses on State and Federal criminal trials. He received his undergraduate degree from Auburn University in Business Administration, and his law degree from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law. John Hunter Smith has successfully defended a vast assortment of criminal matters in State and Fede... view profile
Mark Foster left state government in 1990 in order to represent businesses and... more
Mark Foster left state government in 1990 in order to represent businesses and individuals before regulatory agencies and licensing boards. He has been Board Certified in Administrative Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1990, and has over 30 years' experience practicing Administrative Law in various capacities, including as Administrative Law Judge, state agency counsel ... 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.