PROFESSIONAL LICENSE DEFENSE ATTORNEYS
IDFPR CHIEF OF PROSECUTIONS
OVER 3000 SUCCESSFUL CASES
MORE THAN 45 YEARS
COMBINED LEGAL EXPERIENCE
Illinois Professional License Defense Attorneys
Lawyers for IDFPR Cases in Chicago and Downstate Illinois
Whether you are a healthcare provider, a business owner, or another licensed professional, you will want to do everything you can to protect your license against discipline. If you need to address matters before the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR), Williams & Nickl, LLC can help you protect your license and your career. Whether you are facing disciplinary action or the denial of a license application, we can help you understand the best steps to take to resolve your issue quickly and effectively. To schedule a free, one-hour consultation with Edward Williams and Fred Nickl, contact us at 312-335-9470.
Healthcare License Defense
The Illinois Medical Licensing Board and Medical Disciplinary Board govern chiropractor licenses. We can assist with issues that may threaten these licenses, including accusations of substance abuse, breach of confidentiality, or recordkeeping irregularities.
Psychologists and Social Workers
We can represent psychologists facing disciplinary action before the Clinical Psychologists Licensing and Disciplinary Board, or we can assist social workers in license discipline cases before the Social Work Examining and Disciplinary Board.
Dentists and Dental Hygienists
The Illinois Board of Dentistry may address disciplinary issues for both dentists and dental hygienists. We can help defend against discipline for substandard practice of dentistry or non-therapeutic prescription of controlled substances.
Veterinarians and Vet Techs
We can provide veterinarians with license defense before the Veterinarian Licensing and Disciplinary Board in cases involving failure to meet financial obligations, diversion of controlled substances, or failure to report animal cruelty, torture, or abuse.
Business License Defense
Meet Our Team
Fred A. Nickl
Fred Nickl is a partner in Williams & Nickl, LLC concentrating on defending and consulting with licensed professionals before the Illinois Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, and litigation involving licensed professionals and their businesses. He has litigated numerous claims on behalf of clients in the medical and health-related fields, and alarm fields, in both state and federal courts.
Edward W. Williams
Edward Williams has focused on counseling and representing licensed professionals and licensed professional agencies and companies for over 26 years. He previously served for three years as a Prosecutor and as the Chief of General Prosecutions at the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR), where he prosecuted or presided over the prosecution of hundreds of licensed professionals.
Bill has 10 years’ experience as an attorney and holds an LLM in Tax. Bill’s background is in tax, municipal, and transactional law. His tax and municipal work exposed him to countless administrative rules and regulations, and he uses that knowledge to defend and consult with licensed physicians, nurses, dentists, real estate and mortgage brokers, private detectives, and other licensed professionals.
Licensing Exam Preparation Seminars and Educational Seminars
Our lawyers are well-versed in the laws and regulations surrounding professional licensing in Illinois. We regularly provide exam preparation and educational seminars to those in the security, alarm, and investigations industries. These seminars offer applicants invaluable guidance regarding the topics covered in IDFPR licensing examinations, as well as information about legal issues affecting these professions.
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Concealed Carry Appeals
Applicants for a Concealed Carry License (CCL) in Illinois may have their application denied because of Law Enforcement Objections or other issues. We can assist in responding to these Objections or appealing the denial of a license. Because CCL appeals follow a complex legal procedure known as Administrative Review, it is essential to work with an attorney who is experienced in handling these types of cases.
Agencies, Inspector General and DHFS
Businesses and professionals in Illinois will want to do everything they can to maintain the proper licenses. In many cases, healthcare providers or other businesses will need to address licensing issues before the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR). However, there are situations in which other government agencies may become involved.