Chicago IDFPR Lawyer

Chicago IDFPR Lawyer

If you need a professional license for your chosen career path in the Chicago area, you are most likely dealing with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR). This is the department that both issues and oversees professional licensure throughout the State of Illinois, and it sets out compliance expectations that must be met for professionals. 

In some situations, the licensure process does not go smoothly. Applicants for a license might be denied, or the IDFPR might threaten to suspend or revoke a professional’s license. In these cases, it is essential that you speak with an experienced Chicago IDFPR attorney. The office of 1818 – An Advocacy Group is ready to help preserve your ability to work. 

Professionals We Help

There are many professions that require a license, which is to ensure the safety and well-being of consumers and the community. Some examples of professionals who need licenses issued by the IDFPR include:

  • Acupuncturists
  • Architects
  • Cemetery managers
  • Certified public accountants
  • Cosmetologists
  • Court reporters
  • Detectives
  • Dieticians and nutritionists
  • Fingerprint vendors
  • Embalmers and funeral directors
  • Home inspectors
  • Massage therapists
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Physicians and surgeons
  • Engineers
  • Real estate and leasing agents
  • Roofing professionals
  • Social workers
  • Veterinarians and vet technicians

If you are denied a license, you lose your ability to lawfully work in the field for which you received education and training. It is vital to ensure you keep your license so that you can keep working. 

Potential Licensure Issues

Most people do not have many problems with their licensure, though issues can arise when you least expect it. Illinois enforces many laws and regulations related to licensing, as well as sets out strict standards for professional conduct. If the IDFPR believes that someone did not abide by the standards or regulations, you should have the assistance of an attorney you can trust.

Cases with the IDFPR often arise in two scenarios:

  • You applied for a professional license and, due to alleged misconduct, financial mishaps, or other issues in your past, the IDFPR denies your license application
  • You have been working with a professional license and, usually based on a complaint or report to the IDFPR by a consumer, the Department believes that you have been non-compliant and investigates whether to take your license away

Cases before the IDFPR are highly complex, as they can involve many laws and mistaken facts. Trying to defend yourself to the IDFPR can be disastrous, as many people do not fully understand how the law applies to them and their situation. Mistakes in your case might lead to license denial, suspension, or revocation, so there is too much at stake not to have the right attorney on your side. 

Seek Help from a Chicago IDFPR Lawyer

At 1818 – An Advocacy Group, we help throughout every step of the IDFPR process, from the initial complaint and investigation to a possible formal hearing or appeal. Do not risk your livelihood by not having the right representation. Contact us to learn how a Chicago IDFPR lawyer can help you.

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Practice Areas

1818 provides counsel and government relations advice to both corporations and individuals. The firm provides practical legal advice on government procurement, professional licensing, building code and zoning matters, liquor law and other government regulatory issues.


Administrative Law

1818 has substantial experience with city, county and state agencies, and uses legal and government relations strategies to effectively represent clients.


Lobbying Services

The firm lobbies at the state and local level on issues regarding procurement, legislation and administrative rules.


Corporate Law

The law firm provides practical legal and business advice to individuals and corporations.



When litigation is required, we look for effective ways to win cases through dispositive motions and alternative dispute resolution.  1818 will be your advocate in the court and in the court of public opinion.

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