Fred Nickl focuses on counseling and representing licensed professionals and companies before the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR), including physicians, dentists, nurses, real estate brokers and appraisers, mortgage brokers, private detectives, and funeral directors.
Fred’s partner, Edward W. Williams, is the former Chief of Prosecutions at IDFPR and their niche law firm is one of only a small handful of firms in Illinois to concentrate on representing professionals before IDFPR.
Fred and Edward have practiced together for seven years. Since his licensure in 1998, Fred worked for both State’s Attorney and Public Defender offices and in a litigation practice with a medical malpractice defense firm.
Over the years, Fred and Edward have prosecuted or defended over 1,000 criminal, civil or administrative trials, including formal evidentiary trials and hearings. They have assisted thousands of applicants to obtain their professional licenses, and appealed many Final Administrative Orders to Circuit Courts and to the Illinois Appellate Courts.
Williams & Nickl, LLC also acts as general legal and governmental affairs consultants to many industry associations of professionals licensed by the IDFPR.
Fred is licensed to practice in Illinois, and the Trial Bars of the U.S. District Court: Northern District of Illinois, and Northern District of Indiana. He has been admitted pro hac vice in Indiana and is currently an inactive member of the Wisconsin Bar.
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1998||07/06/2019|
|Member||Williams & Nickl, LLC||2010 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Illinois State Bar Association||N/A||1998 - Present|
|Epitome - 1st Quarter||Ask An IDFPR Lawyer||2019|
|Epitome - 2nd Quarter||Ask An IDFPR Lawyer||2019|
|Manual: Introduction to Process Serving||Introduction to Process Serving||2018|
|Manual: Private Detectives & the Law||Private Detectives & the Law||2017|
|DePaul University College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1998|
|University of Illinois at Chicago||BA, Criminal Justice with honors||1995|
|Nuts & Bolts of Administrative Hearings||Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation: How to Conduct an Administrative Hearing||2017|
|Nuts & Bolts of the Illinois Firearm Concealed Carry Act||The Appeal Process for Concealed Carry Act Denials||2016|
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