Chicago Professional License Defense


When Everything You’ve Worked for Hangs in the Balance

You’ve invested years of education, countless of hours of hard work, and your hopes and dreams for the future in your chosen profession or vocation. You’ve built a successful career and earned a great reputation among your clients and colleagues. But all of that can come crashing down if you lose your professional license. When the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) begins an investigation or commences proceedings against you, all that you have worked so hard for is at risk.

I work with individuals from a wide range of professions and occupations to protect their livelihoods when they are faced with professional licensure or other matters before IDFPR.

Former IDFPR Chief Prosecuting Attorney

As a former Chief Prosecuting Attorney and administrative law judge for IDFPR, I have seen the serious consequences that an adverse enforcement decision can have on professionals who suddenly find their future in disarray. The policies and procedures that govern IDFPR investigations, hearings, and imposition of sanctions are unique and complicated, and often times unwritten and informal; even skilled and experienced attorneys who do not practice before IDFPR can find themselves at a loss when dealing with licensure issues.

With experience both prosecuting and defending matters before IDFPR, I understand how and why the Department decides to pursue investigations, how it handles negotiations, and how to approach formal proceedings in a way that gives my clients the best possible chance of a positive outcome.

IDFPR Licensure Defense – Protecting the Livelihoods of All Professionals

I provide guidance, counsel, and forceful defense of professional licenses for individuals in all occupations and professions regulated by IDFPR, including:

  • Architects
  • Appraisers
  • Accountants
  • Real estate brokers and agents
  • Social workers
  • Engineers
  • Hairdressers and barbers
  • Insurance brokers and agents
  • Nail technicians
  • Mortgage brokers
  • Private detectives
  • Funeral directors

The moment you are contacted by IDFPR or learn that you are under investigation is the moment that you should contact me. I will immediately begin communicating with IDFPR prosecutors and work with you to develop the strategy best suited to achieving the goal of an efficient, cost-effective outcome that avoids any adverse action. Together, we will get you back to you clients and your career.