Physicians and Health Care Providers

Our Unique Team of Professionals

Illinois Health Care attorney Michael Favia,  is a prominent attorney who has held numerous governmental positions, including Chief Attorney for the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (IDPR), now IDFPR. During his eight years with IDPR, he directed statewide enforcement of the professional licensing statutes, including the Medical Practice Act. As Chief of Prosecutions, he supervised attorneys, investigators and support personnel at IDPR involved in the statewide regulation of health care professionals, including:

• chiropractors • pharmacists
• clinical counselors • physical therapists
• clinical psychologists • physicians
• dentists • psychiatrists
• nurses RNs, LPNs, APNs • podiatrists
• obstetricians • respiratory therapists
• occupational therapists • surgical assistants
• optometrists • surgeons
• osteopaths • veterinarians

Illinois Professional Licensing Consultants utilizes the expertise of prominent Illinois medical attorneys, former governmental employees, former licensing/disciplinary board members and other highly experienced consultants to provide the most effective representation of its clients. Rounding out our team are shrewd private investigators, some of whom also previously worked at the IDPR. Their intimate knowledge of IDFPR’s modus operandi is an immeasurably important resource for our clients.

National Practitioner Data Bank

Our Illinois malpractice attorneys understand how important it is for health care professionals not to have unfavorable information reported to the National Practitioner Data Bank. Our ample experience in negotiating consent settlements – that prevent this from happening – is a major benefit to our clients. Protecting your Illinois medical license is crucial to your professional success.

In addition to issues involving the IDFPR, our health care attorneys also focus on representing health care providers before the Illinois Department of Public Aid. Whether you need preparation to appear for a peer review, representation before the Medical Quality Review Committee of IDPA or defense at an administrative hearing regarding your participation in the Medical Assistance Program, we will stand by you. Our medical attorneys also represent physicians and health care providers who are under criminal investigation for alleged Medicaid fraud.

Medical/Legal Consultations and Negotiations

Frequently our Illinois attorneys engage in conflict resolution among physician groups, negotiate employment agreements and counsel health care providers on a variety of business matters ranging from the legality of advertising to establishing a new medical office. Our highly reputable professional consultants are dedicated to serving licensed health care providers with all their litigation needs, including:

  • insurance claims
  • conflict resolution
  • wrongful discharge issues
  • medical staff disciplinary proceedings
  • summary suspensions
  • all types of administrative law hearings
  • DEA proceedings
  • business law
  • real estate law
  • premises liability suits
  • contract dispute litigation
  • enforcement or defense of restrictive covenants
  • Medicare and Medicaid disputes
  • hospital privileges, HMO and PPO disputes
  • all types of administrative law hearings


With 20+ years of legal experience, Chicago Attorney Michael Favia has constantly been designated as a “Leading Attorney” by his peers pursuant to a statewide survey conducted by Leading Attorneys Network. As an Illinois health care lawyer, he has gone above and beyond his peers by writing and lecturing extensively on topics of concern to physicians and other health care providers. The following list of lectures and publications provides insight into his comprehensive knowledge regarding legal/medical issues.

Lectures by Attorney Michael V. Favia

Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal EducationReporting Requirements/Medical Malpractice Settlements, 2006.

Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal EducationMedical Malpractice, 2006.

Illinois State Bar Association: Representing Health Care Providers in A Changing Environment (Program Coordinator/Speaker 2003)

Federation of Podiatric Medical Boards: Regulatory Issues in the Practice of Podiatric Medicine (2003)

Illinois Eye Institute – Illinois College of Optometry: A Review of Business and Legal Issues for the New Medical Practitioner (2003)

Lake County Medical Society: State Regulation of the Health Related Professional(2002)

Northeast Illinois Pharmacists Association: State Regulation Health Related Professional (2002)

Illinois Osteopathic Medical Society: Legal issues/Establishing a Medical Practice(2002)

Westlake Hospital: Legal Issues in the Practice of Medicine (2000)

Chicago-Kent College of Law: The Practice of Health Law – An Overview (2000)

Justinian Society of Lawyers: The Role of Arbitration and Mediation in Today’s Law Practice (1999)

Chicago Medical Society: Managed Care/Legal Risks (1997, 1998 & 1999)

Illinois Psychological Association: The State Regulation of Physicians (1996)

Chicago Bar Association: The State Regulation of Physicians (1996)

Illinois Bar Association: Practice Before the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (1995); Representing Health Practitioners at the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (1994); Interprofessional Relations and Cooperation (1992)

Illinois Department of Professional Regulation: Various Training Programs and Seminars for Health Prosecutors and Investigators (1988-96)

Publications by Attorney Michael V. Favia

Attention Healthcare Practitioners: The National Data Bank Can Ruin Your Career!Chicago Medicine, Vol. 110, No. 4, 2007

Fee Splitting MRI Imaging Services Case May Pique the IDFPR’s InterestChicago Medicine, Vol. 109, No. 16, 2007

An Overview of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, (co-authored with M. Siedlarz), Illinois Bar Journal, 2007

Illinois Supreme Court Decision Warrants Review of Physician Business Arrangements, (co-authored with R. Hindmand), Illinois Bar Journal, 2007

Reporting Requirements in Settlements, (co-authored with J. Lagattuta), Illinois Insititute for Continuing Legal Education Medical Malpractice in Illinois Volume, 2006

An Attorney’s Guide to the Illinois Department of Professional Regulations (Co-author), 82 Illinois Bar Journal 204, 1994

A Common Guide to Controlled Substance Prescribing, 94 Chicago Medical Journal 24, 1994

A Pharmacists Guide to the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, Journal of Pharmacy Practice, Vol. VIII, April, 1995

Survey of Illinois Health Law (Co-Author), Southern Illinois University Law Journal, 1997 & 1998

President’s Messages, Justinian Society of Lawyers Newsletter, 1998-1999

Editor, Health Care Alert, 1996-Present

Counsel, Report from Counsel, Insights and Developments in the Law, Quarterly Newsletter