In a nutshell, the practice of administrative law encompasses a wide range of services related to dealing with government agencies. Issues involve obtaining approvals, permits or authorizations from a government agency, attempting to identify the government’s position on a particular issue, proposing or participating in rulemakings on behalf of interested parties, or defending an individual or business against allegations of regulatory infractions. As the state capital, Springfield serves as a unique environment for the practice of administrative law. Sorling Northrup lawyers have handled matters with nearly every state, local, and municipal agency, and many federal agencies over the past 30 years. The scope of services provided by Sorling Northrup ranges from representation in rulemaking proceedings that may affect an entire industry to representation in contested licensing hearings affecting individuals. Sorling Northrup attorneys routinely deal with administrative law matters involving licensure issues, unemployment compensation, employment matters, the environment, health insurance, public utility issues, banking, public contracts and state taxation issues. Firm attorneys also regularly appear in Circuit Court with respect to appeals of the decisions of administrative agencies.
Sorling Northrup attorneys have supported the practicing bar by co-authoring the Administrative Law Handbook for the Illinois Institute on Continuing Legal Education and chairing the Illinois State Bar Association’s Administrative Law Section Council.
Many Sorling Northrup attorneys practice administrative law as part of their substantive legal practices. Please refer to the substantive area of law at issue for a listing of Sorling Northrup attorneys who practice in that area.
Sorling Northrup attorneys who practice in this area include:
On December 31, 2016, Gary A. Brown retired from the firm and from the practice of law. The attorneys listed above are accepting new clients in Administrative Law and have assumed Mr. Brown’s responsibilities in representing current clients.