Administrative Law

A natural outgrowth of the firm’s insurance expertise, Arnold & Placek’s administrative law practice includes the representation of insurance carriers, policyholders, health care providers and other state licensees before various state agencies and in administrative litigation at the State Office of Administrative Hearings. We assist a variety of professions in obtaining and maintaining their state licenses. We also represent employers in matters before the Texas Workforce Commission.

In all administrative matters, we strive to identify an efficient, but thorough, strategy to develop the issues and build a complete administrative record in the time frames established for agency review. Because the administrative record often forms the only evidentiary basis for later litigation, our litigation experience enables us to develop each case to best protect and preserve the rights of our clients. In addition, we focus on the legal issues involved in the interpretation of agency regulations to assure that any position we put forth in the administrative forum is defensible in any later judicial review.

We are experienced in medical fee disputes, workers’ compensation benefits cases, and insurance premium and policy form matters. We also defend licensees in disciplinary or revocation proceedings. With our background in commercial and insurance litigation, we are able to handle petitions for judicial review at the District court and appellate levels with the same team of lawyers who tried the administrative matter, saving the client the time and expense of educating a new set of lawyers on issues already researched and presented.

State Agencies we practice before include:

    • Texas Department of Insurance
    • Texas Workers’ Compensation Commission
    • Texas Workforce Commission
    • State Office of Administrative Hearings
    • Texas Department of Savings and Loan
    • Texas Board of Architectural Examiners