We Represent Accountants Before IDFPR

The law firm of Williams & Nickl, LLC represents accountants. Our attorneys protect your professional licenses before the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR).

Former IDFPR Chief of Prosecutions

Edward W. Williams is a former
Chief of Prosecutions for IDFPR

Professional Licenses

Presided over the prosecution of over 1,000 professional licenses

Represented 1,875+ Licensed Professionals

Since 1992, the firm has represented over 1,875 licensed professionals at IDFPR

Our firm has successfully defended many different kinds of business disciplinary matters at the Illinois Department of Professional and Financial Regulation. Here are a few examples of the IDFPR accountant cases we handle:

  • Unethical or Unprofessional Conduct
  • Substandard Accounting Practices
  • Criminal Convictions
  • Operating on an expired license
  • Improper Recordkeeping
  • Physical and/or Mental Impairment
  • Negligence in Practice
  • Sister-State Discipline

Don't Respond to IDFPR Without Proper Representation

If you have been contacted by an IDFPR employee or investigator, received a Notice of Preliminary Hearing, Notice of Informal Conference, or Complaint, you should contact us right away.

Accountants are all licensed and regulated pursuant to the Illinois Public Accounting Act and are subject to the provisions of several complex statutes and Rules. Additionally, there are many other state and federal statutes that govern the practice of this profession. View the laws that govern accountants.

Attempting to deal with the IDFPR on any licensing or regulatory enforcement matter can easily overwhelm all but the most experienced of attorneys who regularly interact with IDFPR on a daily basis.

IDFPR Attorneys for Accountants

Any licensed professional (or their representative) can petition for hearing or negotiate a Consent Order with an IDFPR staff prosecutor. Unfortunately, the Consent Order often contains harsh consequences and conditions that IDFPR prosecutors will cite as "boilerplate." The unforeseen consequences do not rear their ugly head until it is too late.

Unless one is knowledgeable with the myriad of informal policies and procedures of the IDFPR (which sometimes may vary from prosecutor to prosecutor) it is simply not possible to achieve the best possible outcome, especially one that minimizes to the fullest extent possible any disciplinary sanctions that are attached to your license to practice.

33 Years of IDFPR Experience

Since we have been defending or prosecuting licensees as IDFPR lawyers for more than 33 years, our firm is uniquely positioned to lead your defense and guide you through the process. Edward W. Williams and Fred Nickl have a reputation as tough litigators who will not hesitate to take a case to a formal evidentiary hearing if it is warranted.

Before you agree to an interview, produce a document, surrender your license, or meet with a IDFPR employee or investigator, contact us immediately.

We're Trusted Legal and Governmental Affairs Consultants to:

Illinois Security Professionals Association

Illinois Security Professionals Association (ISPA)

Associated Detectives and Security Agencies of Illinois (ADSAI)

Associated Detectives and Security Agencies of Illinois (ADSAI)

Cook County Funeral Directors Association CCFDA

Cook County Funeral Directors Association (CCFDA)

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