Professional Licensing in Illinois

Major Opioid Bust: 60 Doctors and Pharmacists Charged

Illinois doctors, nurses, dentists, and other licensed healthcare professionals trust Chicago IDFPR Michael V. Favia to represent them in court and before state regulatory agencies like the IDFPR. Favia is a former Illinois assistant attorney general and he was also a chief of prosecutions at the formerly named Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. Having been the prosecutor, Mike Favia knows what the IDFPR is concerned about and how to represent his clients in their best light.

Criminal Defense and Professional Licensing Defense Podcast with Gus Kostopoulos

Gus Kostopoulos Podcast on Criminal Defense and Professional Licensing Defense

Gus Kostopoulos: Criminal Defense and Professional Licensing Welcome to the Illinois Professional Licensing Associates podcast, brought to you by healthcare practice and licensing defense lawyer, Michael V. Favia. Michael V. Favia & Associates in Chicago represents licensed professionals before regulatory agencies such as the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR). Chicago area criminal […]

Michael V. Favia is a Chicago IDFPR Attorney

Michael V. Favia: Chicago IDFPR Attorney

About Michael V. Favia and Chicago IDFPR Licensing Defense The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) issues and regulates your professional license to practice and Michael V. Favia is a Chicago IDFPR attorney you can trust and when you need legal advice and representation. He is a former Chief of Prosecutions when the department […]

Pill mills - Investigations and consequences

Pill mills: Investigations and consequences

Pill mills: Investigations and consequences Pain clinics are abundant in many states and so are pill mills. In New York, Ohio and Chicago recent pill mill investigations caused raids and arrests of doctors and staff complicit in running pill mills where the doctors write prescriptions for pain narcotics like they are giving out candy at […]


ISBA lawsuit seeks injunction of IDFPR discipline of two attorneys for unauthorized real estate appraisal practice

Two Illinois attorneys face potential prosecution by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) but the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) filed a lawsuit seeking an injunction and declaration that IDFPR lacks the authority to regulate certain practices. At issue in the ISBA complaint filed July 11, 2017 in the Circuit Court of […]


Experience matters: Hiring the best healthcare licensing lawyer

How much did it cost you to become a licensed and practicing healthcare professional? While doing the math, in addition to the hard cost of tuition for many years of school, remember to include the opportunity cost of all else you may have done to earn money while you dedicated your life and career path […]


Murder conviction: Doctor gets 30 years, patient drugs overprescribed

In a landmark legal decision earlier this month, the doctor convicted by a jury for second-degree murder of patients was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison.[i] The doctor allegedly overprescribed drugs to patients. In response to the landmark decision and murder conviction, the medical community may change the rules and protocols for managing […]


Challenges for health care professionals reported in the National Practitioner Data Bank

The National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) is a federal information collection program, a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, designed to ensure health care consumers receive quality health care, patient safety, and are protected from fraud and abuse in the health care industry. This information kept and shared with authorized users […]