The term “Administrative Law” can cover a wide set of practice areas but focuses on governmental legal procedures and regulations. There are numerous levels of government entities. There are federal government programs such as applying for Social Security and Social Security Disability, or Medicare. There are state level agencies such as PennDot, and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC). Then there are Municipal level administrative proceedings such as zoning hearing boards, property assessment appeal boards and public housing boards. Other examples of administrative bodies include some of the following: Social Security Administrations; Employment/Labor Boards; Unemployment Insurance Agencies; Workers’ Compensation Boards; Licensing Agencies; Equal Opportunity Commissions (EEOC); and local Zoning Boards.
Basically, government agencies involve boards, commissions, departments, and divisions, that each have their own specific rules and regulations. These rules and regulations are not typically in statute but do have strict procedures that people must follow to obtain assistance. You must follow the guidelines to apply and attempt to obtain assistance from the agency and to file claims, grievances and appeals.
The clients we assist with these matters have a need for legal assistance in this area when dealing with governmental agencies that provide some type of specific public benefit or aid to individuals, and particularly when the benefit might be or has been terminated, limited or outright denied. If you are having an issue with losing a driver’s license, needing to change your name, applying for social security, wanting to reduce your property taxes, or trying to navigate the adoption process, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 484-272-5133. We will be happy to provide a free consultation.