Attorneys Representing Professionals in Illinois
Within the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR), the Division of Professional Regulation ensures that professional licensure qualifications are properly evaluated, and that regulations are accurately applied and vigorously enforced. The division administers and enforces 46 legislative acts that regulate the conduct of many professions in Illinois.
Strong Background Helping Clients in the Division of Professional Regulation
Looking to apply for a processional license? You need an experienced lawyer. Contact us by e-mail or call 1-877-440-0020 to schedule a free initial consultation.
Extensive Experience in Professional Licensure Qualifications
Since 1996, attorney Thomas Zimmerman has represented Illinois professionals seeking to become licensed or looking to protect their licenses from disciplinary action. Mr. Zimmerman has an in-depth understanding of the IDFPR, which ensures professionals are adequately qualified prior to licensure and enforces legislation to make sure high standards continue to be met after licensing.
The Division of Professional Regulation oversees over 240 different professions. For each professional license type, there are specific requirements that must be met and examinations that must be taken to qualify for the license.
If a complaint is filed against your license, your career and livelihood could potentially be at stake. Retaining an attorney’s services is not required at any point in an IDFPR investigation or hearing. However, by hiring representation that is well-versed in the IDFPR’s structure and protocols, you send the message that you are as committed to upholding high professional standards as the IDFPR.
Helping To Defend Clients From Complaints
Since 1996, attorney Thomas Zimmerman has successfully resolved a wide array of complex legal issues involving professional misconduct. Specifically, he has represented licensed professionals accused of substance abuse, professional negligence, fraudulent billing practices, inappropriate contact with patients, diversion of narcotics, failure to supervise, improper record keeping, and falsifying records or license applications.
Mr. Zimmerman was recognized as one of the “Top 40 Illinois Lawyers Under the Age of 40.” He has a strong background serving licensed professionals throughout Chicago and is well-prepared to help you with a variety of legal needs, involving:
- Applying for a new license
- On-site audits
- Proper record keeping
- Informal disciplinary conferences
- Formal administrative hearings
- Appeals to the circuit and appellate courts
Represents Clients from a Wide-Range of Industries
The attorneys at Zimmerman Law Offices are prepared to represent professionals in a variety of industries, such as:
- Beauty and Barber
- Home Inspection
- Psychology and Social Work
- Security and Locksmith
- Other Professionals
Contact Us Today
Zimmerman Law Offices represents clients statewide in all matters relating to professional licensing, including on-site record inspection, administrative procedures and defending clients from disciplinary actions against their license. Contact us by e-mail or call 1-877-440-0020 to schedule a free initial consultation.
Licensed Practical Nurse Application Denied for Substance Abuse – The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) denied a man’s application to become a licensed practical nurse because he had previously been convicted of possession of cannabis on three separate occasions and he had a DUI conviction. We had the man evaluated by an independent addiction specialist, who rendered the opinion that the man was clean and sober and that his prior substance abuse issues would not interfere with his ability to practice as a nurse. With this evaluation, we persuaded the IDFPR to reconsider its decision and issue the license.