Attorneys At Law
58 Public Square, Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Our firm has significant experience representing clients
before government agencies, both Kentucky and Federal,
and tribunals in a wide variety of cases. With extensive
public sector legal experience, we are highly skilled at
navigating clients through administrative mazes, whether
a case involves legislation or litigation. In our administrative
practice, we have assisted clients with a myriad of issues,
ranging from agency employment discrimination
proceedings to merit/civil service boards and zoning issues.
We are available to provide assistance to entrepreneurs as
well as institutions.
Administrative law is broken into several interrelated parts: administrative rules, regulations and procedures for government agencies and bodies; the scope of agency authority, in particular individual privacy; and enforcement powers of agencies. In short, administrative law encompasses laws and legal principles governing the administration and regulation of city, county, state and federal government agencies involving rules, regulations, applications, licenses, permits, available information, hearings, appeals and decision-making.
An administrative law hearing is a hearing before any governmental agency or before an administrative law judge (ALJ). There is no jury, but the agency or the administrative law judge will make a ruling. An administrative law judge (formerly called a hearing officer) is a professional hearing officer who works for the government to preside over hearings and appeals involving governmental agencies. They are generally experienced in the particular subject matter of the agency involved or of several agencies.
While there is a general outline for procedures leading up to and during a hearing, the rules and regulations are often special for each administrative agency and are usually found in state or federal regulations governing the agencies. Administrative law attorneys specialize in the inner workings of city, county, state and federal government, and complicated legal issues with proceedings involving governmental law and regulation.