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The Illinois Secretary of State's Office has undergone sweeping changes over the last 25 years due to the increased enforcement of DUI laws. As a result, there has been a substantial increase in the number as well as length of driver's license revocations and suspensions. Changes in public attitudes toward alcohol/drug related driving offenses have also led to stricter regulations and policies of the Office of the Secretary of State, making it increasingly difficult for the average person to obtain the restoration of driving privileges through an administrative hearing.

A person seeking driving privileges after suspension or revocation must apply for an informal or formal hearing before the Secretary of State (if your driver's license has been suspended or revoked due to excessive moving violations, please click here). Obtaining a favorable decision is not guaranteed by any means.

Secretary of State hearings are held under complex and often confusing state statutes and administrative rules. This fact, together with the State’s tough stance on the revoked/suspended driver, often results in a denial. While we cannot change this strict approach, with our representation, you can be assured of the best chance for a favorable decision.

The founder of our firm, Larry A. Davis, is recognized across the State of Illinois as a leading attorney in driver’s license law and representing persons at hearings before the Illinois Secretary of State. Mr. Davis was previously an attorney, legal advisor and hearing officer with the Secretary of State.

He has authored numerous legal articles on the Secretary of State’s office for attorneys. He has also written the leading resource guide for lawyers representing clients at hearings before the Secretary of State for the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education.

Mr. Davis has lectured on the representation of driver’s before the Secretary of State and driver’s license law for the Chicago Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Cook County Public Defender's Office, Northwest Suburban Bar Association, DuPage Bar Association and McHenry County Bar Association and the Illinois Traffic Conference. He has also been a member of the Traffic Safety Advisory Committee to Secretary of State Jesse White.

If you seek effective and knowledgeable representation for a driver's license hearing, whether seeking an RDP (i.e. work permit) or full reinstatement, we look forward to hearing from you. Our attorneys and support staff are here to provide representation from the very beginning of the license reinstatement process to ensure that every step is handled properly. Please be sure to visit our License Reinstatement FAQs page, explore our website and contact us online to learn more. Let us put our vast experience to work for you.

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Mr. Brandon Davis, THANK YOU for everything you did! I know you are a busy man. You far exceeded our expectations! I am so glad my wife went with her "gut". God Bless you. Again, thank you Brandon. GOD BLESS.
Just wanted you to know all was completed today. Thank you very much for your efforts to allow me to obtain my driving privileges once again. This has been a stress reliever to say the least. Thank you again for your efforts and I will be sure to recommend you in the future. T.Q.
Hi Brandon, Thank you again so much for everything. You made that whole situation nearly painless. I sincerely hope I never require your services again but I will definitely recommend you to anyone who does. All the best. K. L.
Hi Larry, I just wanted to let you know that I got my Class D driver's license back. Thanks for your help, I couldn't have done it without you. You're the best and I'll recommend your law firm to anyone and everyone I can. Thanks again. T.S.
Hello, I wanted to thank you for all the help in restoring my driving privileges. It was a long road here, but for the first time since 2006 I have a license. I assure you I will have no need for your services again, however I will be sure to refer anyone in my situation to you. Thank you for all your help, it is life changing. Best. M.R.