Jeffrey Laurence, J.D., CLU®, ChFC®* has been practicing law in Washington State since 1992 and has been a member of the California State Bar since 1995. He graduated with a Juris... more
Jeffrey Laurence, J.D., CLU®, ChFC®* has been practicing law in Washington State since 1992 and has been a member of the California State Bar since 1995. He graduated with a Juris Doctor degree from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University in 1991, and a Bachelor of Science in History with a minor in Anthropology from Utah State University in 1988. He also attended the Unive... 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.