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Attorneys on our administrative law team have over 150 years of combined experience practicing before State administrative agencies, State occupational licensing boards, the Office of Administrative Hearings, and more. Our attorneys’ comprehensive knowledge allows us to represent clients effectively in matters ranging from contested administrative hearings to drafting and advocating administrative rule changes before the Administrative Rules Review Commission.

For decades, we have represented clients in diverse matters involving these regulatory agencies and occupational licensing boards in North Carolina, such as:

  • Department of Labor
  • Department of Insurance
  • Division of Water Quality
  • Real Estate Commission
  • Criminal Justice Education and Standards Commission
  • Board of Certified Public Accountant Examiners
  • Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors
  • Board of Plumbing, Heating and Electrical Contractors
  • Medical Board
  • Social Work Certification and Licensure Board
  • Board of Nursing
  • Board of Barber Examiners

Deep experience where it matters most

Bailey & Dixon attorneys also serve as general counsel to a number of occupational licensing boards, including the North Carolina Private Protective Services Board, the North Carolina Alarm Systems Licensing Board, and the North Carolina Board of Landscape Architects. Our attorneys also serve as hearings counsel to the Board of Funeral Services and the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board. Group member Jeff Gray served on the Administrative Rules Review Commission as a Commissioner for over ten years.

We have experience in other administrative hearings such as:

  • Property tax hearings before the Property Tax Commission
  • A wide variety of applications, investigations and hearings before the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
  • Permitting issues with the North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission (ABC Commission)

Please contact us if you have a question about the administrative law process or if you have a matter before a State regulatory agency or occupational licensing board.

Our Administrative Law Attorneys

Christina Cress

Christina Cress practices primarily in the areas of energy & utilities law, employment law, and administrative law, including occupational and professional licensing matters.

Sabra J. Faires

Of Counsel
Sabra Faires concentrates her practice in government law, specifically in the areas of administrative law, elections and political law, and taxation.

Jeff Gray

Of Counsel
A trial lawyer with experience in a wide variety of civil and regulatory litigation, Jeff Gray has represented individuals and business entities as both plaintiffs and defendants.

Charles F. McDarris

Of Counsel
Charles McDarris practices primarily in the area of administrative, municipal and regulatory law as well as general litigation.

Jeffrey D. McKinney

Jeff has represented clients through formation, mergers and acquisitions, general corporate governance and compliance, commercial contract negotiations and much more.

J. Heydt Philbeck

Of Counsel
Heydt Philbeck concentrates his practice on complex civil litigation in the areas of commercial litigation, employment law, contract disputes, unfair business practices, state and federal personnel law, constitutional law, civil rights and occupational licensing.
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