Our firm has successfully represented many clients before a variety of state agencies which exercise regulatory authority over our clients by virtue of licenses or privileges granted to them through state agencies. These agencies include the State Health Planning and Development Agency (SHPDA), the Alabama Department of Public Health, the Alabama Board of Dental Examiners, the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners, the Alabama Medical Licensure Commission, the Alabama Nursing Board, the Alabama Pharmacy Board, the Judicial Inquiry Commission, the State Licensing Board for General Contractors, the Alabama Department of Human Resources, the State Personnel Board, the Alabama Department of Environmental Management, the State Employees Liability Insurance Board, and others. In Alabama, the administrative hearing before the regulatory agency is generally the best and only opportunity to present evidence on behalf of the regulated client. Thorough preparation and aggressive representation at this stage of the proceedings is critical to achieving the best possible outcome for our clients. One of our members has been appointed to serve in the past as an Administrative Law Judge for the State Health Planning and Development Agency (SHPDA), the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM), and currently for the Real Estate Appraiser Board.