Protecting your best interest.
Administrative Law is a broad designation of legal categories that require you to navigate through and exhaust all remedies in a regulated process before you can have the matter heard by a judge. Examples of this from my career include child neglect or abuse hearings before the Department of Social Services, hearings before the Motor Vehicle Administration, licensing appeals before the DLLR, and appeals of insurance claims through the Maryland Insurance Administration. Each agency has a complex maze of regulations that must be followed, which can typically be found in COMAR.
These regulations must be followed with exactitude, or the agency most likely will rule against you, which would make it hard to mount a successful appeal before a judge. Due to the sprawling nature of Maryland’s regulatory scheme, I cannot guarantee that I have handled your exact situation before, but I will be able to review your matter and assess your prospects in a competent and precise manner.
Child Protective Services
Any contact from Child Protective Services is extremely frightening, as you, or someone you are in a relationship with, may be accused of neglecting or abusing a child.
Business Licensing claims are generally administered by the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (DLLR). Over the years I have counseled clients who have faced proceedings, for example, before the Home Improvement Commission and the Secondhand Precious Metal Object Dealer and Pawnbroker Agency.
If a loved one dies an accidental death, he or she may have an insurance policy that provides a life insurance benefit, as well as an additional benefit for an accidental death. Unfortunately, you will need to navigate a maze of obscure policy conditions before a skeptical insurance agent reviews your claim and possibly denies it without justification. As with Business Licensing claims, you must exhaust all remedies before proceeding with a court action.
If you were arrested for a DUI or other serious traffic matter, or if you accumulated points on your license, you may find that your license is in jeopardy and need to request an MVA hearing to secure your ability to drive.
After your trial concludes, if you are not satisfied with the result, there may be a legal basis for an appeal. On the other hand, you may be perfectly content with the trial judge’s decision, but you may find yourself in the appellate courts after the other side notes an appeal.