About the Illinois Professional Licensing Consultants and Attorneys

Illinois Professional Licensing Consultants 6Attorney Michael V. Favia, founder and CEO of the Illinois Professional Licensing Consultants, is a former Chief of Prosecution for the Illinois Department of Regulation (IDPR – now IDFPR). Favia’s 20 plus years of professional licensing experience, working on the not only the investigation and prosecution but also as defense counsel in professional licensing matters, made him a go-to attorney in the Chicago area and beyond. With such extensive experience and a proprietary list of colleagues and consultants at his fingertips, law firms frequently retain Favia and his team to assist with their representation of professional licensing clients.

Many attorneys consult with Michael V. Favia and his professional licensing consultant team is because they gain the advantage of working with Favia and the others who worked with the State of Illinois and with the Department of Professional Regulation. While the Department experiences changes in staff and some policies and procedures, the general nature of the Department’s responsibilities and modus operandi remains constant.

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) mission is “to utilize responsive, innovative, transparent, and efficient (R.I.T.E.) governance to create an ideal regulatory environment that (1) allows economic growth to flourish, and (2) effectively optimizes consumer choice.[i]

IDFPRThe Department’s responsibility is to regulate and oversee the professional licenses to ensure the people of the State of Illinois receive quality services from licensed providers. When a complaint about a licensee is filed with the Department, or the Department otherwise learns of sub-standard conduct or wrongdoing, they have a duty to investigate and discipline licensees when appropriate. The role of a licensing consultant and attorney is to ensure the procedures are properly followed and allow the licensee to present their best information to the Department, to ensure a fair process. When the licensing consultant is intimately familiar with the Department and its policies and procedures, that attorney representing the licensee can help guide them through the process to their benefit.

Not only do the Illinois Professional Licensing Consultants work with licensees, they also work directly with health care provider organizations and societies on issues including their licensed professionals, hospital privileges, and how to improve policies and procedures in health care to ensure the best in service is given to the people of the State of Illinois.

Illinois Professional Licensing Consultants 5Clients who consult with the Illinois Professional Licensing Consultants may be new applicants for licensure, individuals with complaints, and others seeking to restore their license after a period of suspension or revocation.

Michael V. Favia & Associates and the team of Illinois Professional Licensing Consultants have offices conveniently located in the Chicago Loop, Northwest side and suburban meeting locations, you can schedule a discrete meeting with an attorney at your convenience and discretion. For more about the Illinois Professional Licensing Consultants and their work, please visit www.il-licensing.com and feel free to “Like” the firm on Facebook and “Follow” the firm on Twitter.


[i] Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, About IDFPR, Agency Mission.


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