Did You Receive a Call About an Investigation of Your License or Notices of a License Suspension from IDFPR? Here’s What to Do Next…


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For licensed professionals in Illinois, a call or notice from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) can be frightening, especially if that call concerns a license suspension or investigation into your license. How you respond to these communications may seriously affect your career and livelihood. Here’s what you should do next if you find yourself in this situation.

First and foremost, it’s crucial not to ignore any communication from IDFPR; ignoring letters or calls will not make the issue disappear and may worsen the situation. 

Next, consider getting legal representation from an attorney experienced in administrative law and professional licensing matters. 

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An attorney can guide the investigative process, helping you by reviewing the communication carefully to advise you on the nature of the allegations or concerns raised by IDFPR.  Once you’ve secured legal representation, an attorney can help you gather relevant documentation and evidence to support your case. This may include client records, financial documents, correspondence, and other pertinent materials that can help refute the allegations or mitigate potential sanctions. Your attorney can also help you prepare a comprehensive response to IDFPR, addressing each allegation with precise and accurate information.

Settlement Agreements

In some cases, IDFPR may offer the opportunity for informal resolution through a settlement or consent order. While this may seem quicker and easier to resolve the matter, licensees must carefully consider the terms and implications of any proposed settlement. An attorney can review the proposed settlement with you, ensuring it protects your rights and interests while achieving a fair resolution.

Formal Proceedings

If an informal resolution is not possible or advisable, your attorney can represent you in formal proceedings before IDFPR. This may include administrative hearings, during which your attorney will present evidence, call or cross-examine witnesses, and make legal arguments.

Having skilled legal representation is crucial during this stage, as the hearing outcome can have far-reaching consequences for your career.

Throughout the investigative process, it’s essential to maintain open communication with your attorney and stay informed about the progress of your case. Your attorney can advise you on the best course of action and answer any questions or concerns.


 if you’ve received a call about an investigation of your license or notices of a license suspension from IDFPR, it’s essential to take prompt and decisive action. Seek legal representation from attorneys experienced in professional licensing matters such as those at 1818 Legal. When allegations, mistakes, or misunderstandings threaten your professional license, you need an attorney who understands IDFPR and what it will take to resolve these issues, especially in complex fields like healthcare and finance.

When your livelihood is in jeopardy, 1818 knows what questions to ask and which answers to provide for the best outcome.

Jordan Matyas - 1818 Founder

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Jordan Matyas is a lawyer, lobbyist, and Founder of 1818 Legal, an Illinois professional licensing defense law firm he created in 2014. With more than 18 years of experience practicing law, he represents clients in a wide range of legal matters, including professional license defense, administrative law, land use and zoning, and state, local, and municipal law.

Jordan received his Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois — Chicago School of Law and is a member of the Illinois Bar Association.