Cook County Professional License Attorney

Cook County Professional License Attorney

To work in many professions, you must first meet educational and exam requirements and then obtain a license to practice from the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR). Unfortunately, the IDFPR has discretion whether to grant a professional license and after all of your hard work, there is no guarantee you will receive a license and be able to practice in your chosen profession. In addition, once you have a license, certain complaints or allegations can result in the IDFPR suspending or completely revoking your license, effectively ending your career.

While some people never have any issues with their license, others have devastating experiences. If any concerns regarding a license arise, there is too much at stake to try to handle the matter alone, as the slightest mistake can be costly. Always seek help from a Cook County professional license attorney who can help protect your license and livelihood. 

Licenses We Protect

There is a wide range of professions that require licensure by the state, and our firm helps clients with the following:

  • Acupuncture
  • Architecture
  • Cemetery managers
  • Certified public accountants
  • Cosmetology
  • Court reporting
  • Detectives and fingerprint vendors
  • Dietitians and nutritionists
  • Funeral directors and embalmers
  • Home inspectors
  • Massage therapists
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Physicians and surgeons
  • Engineers
  • Real estate and leasing
  • Roofing
  • Social workers
  • Veterinary medicine

For all of these, staying on the right side of the IDFPR is critical to preserving your right to practice and earn a living. Different issues can threaten your license depending on the profession and its respective regulations and standards. We examine each case and determine how to best fight for your license based on the specific obstacles you face.

How We Can Help with Your Professional License

There are two different times when IDFPR issues can arise – before you receive your license and while you are licensed and practicing. If you know you have issues in your past that might raise eyebrows with the department, you should consult with our lawyer to ensure you put the strongest application forward and address any concerns properly. If complaints arise or the IDFPR launches an investigation into alleged conduct while you are licensed, never delay in seeking our help for IDFPR defense. 

We can assist you in:

  • Drafting appropriate responses to IDFPR questions
  • Appealing a denied license application
  • Responding to investigations and inquiries
  • Presenting evidence in your defense against allegations of misconduct
  • Representing you at informal and formal proceedings
  • Negotiating with the IDFPR representatives at settlement conferences
  • Appealing a suspension or revocation of your license

We know how to navigate this process in the proper manner, and all too often, unrepresented professionals say things to make the situation worse, not better. 

Contact a Cook County Professional License Attorney for Assistance

Your professional license is valuable in many ways, and if it is in jeopardy, you have too much to lose to not seek help from an experienced professional license lawyer in Cook County. To learn how the 1818 Advocacy Group can help you, please contact us today.

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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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