Office of Administrative Hearings

The OAH is the agency of administrative law judges (ALJs) that hears appeals from decisions of State agencies.  The subject matter of the hearings depends on the subject matter handled by the agency and is as wide ranging as personnel matters from the Department of State Personnel to soil and erosion penalties from the Department of Environmental and Natural Resources. Decisions of the ALJs are sent back to the agency for review but are not binding on the agency.

Because the hearings often involve complicated and technical matters, the time required to fully hear those matters can be extensive.  So, in the early 1990s, the OAH’s mediation program was authorized.  It continues today as a routine part of the life of the case, although the ALJs have discretion as to which cases are ordered to mediation.

Andy Little has extensive experience in appeals to the OAH and welcomes your inquiries about assisting you with mediation services in those cases.  Call Mr. Little at 919-967-6611 or fill out the form to your right.