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IDFPR Division of Professional Regulation

Attorneys Representing Professionals in Illinois

Our Attorneys Representing Professionals in Illinois Before IDFPRWithin 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. Thomas Zimmerman has a 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

Department of Financial
and Professional

To effectively carry out its various activities, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) is comprised of four divisions. The IDFPR licenses over one million professionals in approximately 100 different industries. The IDFPR protects the public by ensuring licensed professionals are adequately tested and qualified for their professions through enforcing and maintaining rigorous standards. The IDFPR regulates the following professions:

Beauty & Barber Learn More → Dental Learn More → Engineering Learn More → Home Inspection Learn More → Medical Learn More → Nursing Learn More → Pharmacy Learn More → Psychology & Social Work Learn More → Real Estate Learn More → Roofing Learn More → Security & Locksmiths Learn More → Other Professions Learn More →

Contact a Chicago Health Care Professional's Attorney

Attorney Zimmerman provides experienced, effective representation regarding a license application denial or defense against charges of ethics violations, fraud or professional malpractice. Contact us or call 1-877-440-0020 to schedule a free initial consultation.


Director of Nursing Accused of Failing to Properly Supervise Nursing Staff Leading to Death of Patient

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) accused a director of nursing of failing to properly supervise her nursing staff, and failing to have a policy that required the nurses to provide prompt notification to a physician of patients’ critical laboratory results. A patient who was taking anticoagulants had critically high PT/INR test results, and a staff nurse faxed these laboratory results to a physician instead of calling him with the results. The patient subsequently bled out and died. Although the facility did not have a formal written policy in place, the director of nursing had her own informal policy that specifically required the nursing staff to immediately call a physician with any critical test results. At an informal disciplinary conference, we demonstrated that the staff nurse violated the director of nursing’s informal policy by failing to immediately call a physician with the patient’s test results, and the director of nursing was not at fault for the staff nurse’s mistake. We convinced the IDFPR to close the file with no discipline imposed on the director of nursing’s license.


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