There are some areas of law that have thousands of attorneys who handle those types of cases. For example, if you need an attorney for a divorce, DUI or personal injury case, you will see a lot of profiles out there of various firms and attorneys. And finding these lawyers is not hard even if you are in a more remote area.
Other areas of law are more niche and there are many parts of Illinois where finding an attorney who has experience and is local to you is impossible. This is really true for cases before the Illinois Department of Professional and Financial Regulations (IDFPR).
The IDFPR licenses most professionals in Illinois including nurses, doctors, real estate agents, accountants, barbers and many others. If you get a notice from them of a possible violation your career and livelihood is on the line. So getting an experienced attorney is not only smart, it’s a must.
You will find that the best and most experienced IDFPR lawyers are in Chicago. That is because the IDFPR itself is in Chicago and that is where hearings take place. So if you are an attorney who is going to handle defending these cases, it would make sense that you’d be in Chicago.
In other words, if you are a nurse in southern Illinois or a realtor in Rockford, the best attorney for your IDFPR case is not going to be a law firm up the street. The good news is that you won’t have to travel to Chicago to hire one of these law firms. Every attorney we know who handles these cases is happy to talk to you by phone and/or Zoom. And everyone we recommend offers a free consultation.
It’s also important to note that even in Chicago, there are maybe 5-6 attorneys who make IDFPR defense just about 100% of their daily legal work activity. There are a lot of other attorneys who dabble in it, but mainly focus on other areas of law. In other words, you don’t have a lot of qualified, experienced choices. The good news is that we’ve met the ones who do this work all day every day and have seen them obtain incredible results for their clients, even those who were in dire circumstances and feared losing their license.
If you would like a free consultation to get the best IDFPR attorney for your case or just to see what your options are, you can call us any time at 312-346-5320. You will speak with an experienced lawyer right away and all calls are confidential.