Brad's practice areas are: Electric Utility Law; Telecommunications Law; Cable Law;... more
Brad's practice areas are: Electric Utility Law; Telecommunications Law; Cable Law; Government Affairs; and Insurance Administrative Law. He has represented clients before many state regulatory commissions, obtaining approvals for applications, mergers, and asset acquisitions involving large and small telecommunications companies and complex financings. In addition to regulatory and arbitra... view profile
I am a cantankerous, determined, persistent, knowledgable and skilled attorney in my... more
I am a cantankerous, determined, persistent, knowledgable and skilled attorney in my areas of practice. I do not have a reverse gear. I only know to go forward, to work hard, to thoroughly investigate, to use my superior knowledge of the law and the regulatory environment to client's advantage. I am aggressive, but businesslike. I am very much at home in the courtroom. I do not go to court look... view profile
Thomas P. Sartwelle has forty-four years of experiencedefending and trying business,... more
Thomas P. Sartwelle has forty-four years of experiencedefending and trying business, commercial, personal injury, product liability,medical, hospital,and legal malpractice cases. He also handles medical and legal administrative,credentialing and discipline hearings.
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.