Experienced Advocacy In The Administrative System
Many business owners and professionals find themselves facing administrative law proceedings. The administrative courts of Washington operate under different rules and procedures than the civil or criminal courts. It is important to seek legal guidance from an attorney who operates in that world.
The law firm of IN PACTA PLLC maintains a robust practice in administrative law. Based in Federal Way, we represent individuals and businesses before administrative bodies throughout Washington state.
Advice And Representation In Administrative Law
We routinely handle a range of matters in the administrative realm. Our clients include:
• Medical professionals: We defend doctors and nurses in administrative hearings, such as disciplinary sanctions by the Washington Medical Commission against their medical licenses over complaints of ethics violations, personal misconduct or negligent practice of medicine.
• Insurance agents: We represent insurance agencies and individual insurance agents in disputes with the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC). The OIC does not settle claim disputes, but it can impose fines or suspend or revoke licenses based on consumer complaints of fraud, misrepresentations or other misconduct by agents.
• Employers: Business owners come to us when they are investigated by the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) over safety violations or labor practices. In most cases, we end up defending them in Washington State Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) appeals and/or Superior Court proceedings.
Not all of our clients are reacting to investigations or complaints of wrongdoing. We also advise clients in other administrative law matters, as when new regulations are enacted or a governmental body has taken an action that adversely impacts their businesses or professional practices. We can intervene to settle disputes with a local, state or federal agency or help you come into compliance to avoid costly and stressful administrative proceedings or disciplinary measures.
We Will Vigorously Protect Your Interests
We welcome any professional whose license is in jeopardy and business owners in any industry who need guidance and representation an administrative law proceedings. Our skilled attorneys will sit down with you to explain your rights and what to expect at each stage of the process and help you develop a strategy for responding to complaints or resolving disputes.