Raised in northern Michigan, Jim is a 2002 graduate of the University of Michigan Law School and has developed significant experience in the areas of public sector litigation, criminal and civil ordinance enforcement, and tax and election matter...
Practice areas & skills: Administrative Law, Land Use & Zoning, State, Local And Municipal Law
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Practice areas & skills: Administrative Law, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury
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.