Patrick Stokes has been with the Hinshaw Law Firm since 2009. He came to the firm after two years of representing employees and plaintiffs in employment and personal injury lawsuits. Prior to becoming an attorney, he was a civil engineer with Sh...
Practice areas & skills: Administrative Law, Medical Malpractice, Employment & Labor, Construction & Development
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Practice areas & skills: Administrative Law, Estate Planning, Trusts, Probate, Wills & Living Wills
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.