I currently hold an MPA degree and a JD degree from regionally accredited universities in the United States. Both graduate degrees, as well as, my undergraduate BS degree have been earned through the traditional brick and mortar means. I have been admitted to practice law in 3 different states and have been practicing law for over 14 years, the last 7 of which have been as a managing attorney for a large government agency. I have just completed an extensive independent research manuscript on the relationship between law and public policy which is ready for publication. My question: Is there a legitimate university or credentialing institution that would award a PhD degree after a thorough review of both my regionally accredited graduate degrees, professional work experience, State licensors, and the extensive research manuscript I am about to publish? I am not seeking for the institution to be regionally "accredited', but I have no interest in a diploma mill either. I simply am seeking academic recognition for the professional and academic efforts I have put forth over the last 14 years. I am fully prepared to withstand the highest level of academic scrutiny with respect to my credentials.