Administrative law provides citizens with recourse in the government, protects against public hazards, and provides the organization necessary for the government to function properly.

Administrative law is the body of law dealing with the relationship between government agencies and the citizens they govern. It's tricky to define, as it covers a wide and varied area of practice encompassing many types of governmental legal procedures. Many people use the term 'Administrative Law' to refer to the study of law that identifies relationships between governmental bodies and citizens.

Administrative law attorneys can provide legal guidance for rules and procedures involving several government agencies. Compliance with government regulations and filing for rights through administrative agencies can be a complicated and overwhelming process.

Administrative law statutes govern the processes and procedures for executive agencies. Administrative law is an area of law that deals specifically with regulations, administrative decisions, and agency action. These areas of law are primarily governed by the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), the federal law that sets procedure standards. All administrative agencies then follow these standards, so it is essential to have an attorney with skill in administrative law to protect your interests before an administrative agency.

Public law is a practice area in which a public lawyer deals with general administrative law. Examples of the types of administrative law they're involved in include: Social Security, unemployment benefits, workers' compensation, zoning, employment, and equal opportunity.

An administrative law attorney can review your case and determine if you are eligible to appeal the decision based on the facts of your case.