When the state or federal government passes laws, they often need help in determining how the law will be enforced and implemented. Many times, after a law is passed, administrative agencies and government departments will take a closer look at the implementation of the law and recommend additional rules and regulations that Congress should pass to fill in any problematic gaps.
As laws are implemented and people start to apply for government benefits based on those laws, they may encounter issues that are still unresolved or murky. This can also be the case with administrative agencies that oversee state and federal laws that regulate almost every industry in the United States. It is not uncommon for a business to find themselves dealing with regulatory agencies such as the Department of Labor, the Environmental Protection Agency, or the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
To assist them in navigating through a myriad of complex regulations, individuals and businesses often retain the services of an administrative law attorney to ensure the best possible outcome. In many instances, administrative law is also referred to as regulatory law.
Finding the right administrative law attorney
There are more than 100 administrative agencies in the federal government, spanning a huge spectrum of regulations and services to the public. Because each one has its own distinct and complex set of rules and procedures, it is imperative that you find an administrative law attorney who has direct experience with the agency you are dealing with.
The processes involved with these agencies are very specific, with rules that must be followed without skipping any steps or missing any deadlines. If this happens, you could lose your case before you even get a fair chance to present your evidence and make your best arguments.
Your attorney should also have ample experience when it comes to making a case in front of Administrative Law Judges who have governing authority, same as most precedent law. In addition, an attorney must also be very familiar with the appeal processes which can be activated in the event a client receives an unfavorable decision regarding their issue.
The Law Office of Ginger Kelley serves clients in Newport Beach, Santa Ana and communities throughout Orange County, California.