Ray & Bishop, PLC, have 25 years of experience defending professional licensees in California.
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California has dozens of state agencies that issue licenses for regulated activity, including the California Massage Therapy Council, the California Air Resources Board, the Department of Health Care Services, and many more.
Our attorneys have experience protecting federally-licensed professions against administrative actions, and helping to navigate the often-complex world of federal administrative procedure.
Ray & Bishop PLC consists of five full-time attorneys: Fredrick M. Ray, the firm’s senior partner, has more than 20 years of experience as a litigator in administrative, civil, and criminal matters. As counsel to thousands of clients, his experience, reputation, and integrity are the foundation of our practice. John D. Bishop, a partner of the firm, has appeared for trial throughout California on behalf of numerous licensed professionals, delivering exceptional results. Lindsay M. Johnson, the firm’s senior associate, has achieved unprecedented success for our clients at both the trial and appellate level. Seth Weinstein, of counsel to the firm, represents federal administrative law and State Bar clients from our offices in Los Angeles and Orange County.
Fredrick M. Ray
Mr. Ray has over twenty years of experience as a litigator before administrative, civil and criminal tribunals. Mr. Ray has handled over two thousand legal matters, with a high success rate, including investigations, administrative law hearings, writs and appeals, civil lawsuits, and criminal matters, from serious felonies to misdemeanors
John D. Bishop
Mr. Bishop is the primary litigator at Ray and Bishop and handles the majority of the administrative appeals at the agency level. He appears regularly at the Office of Administrative Hearings and has developed professional relationships with most of the judges and attorneys who handle administrative cases for the state.
Lindsay M. Johnson
Senior Associate Attorney
Ms. Johnson joined Ray & Bishop in 2013, after distinguishing herself as a superior advocate throughout her career at Chapman University School of Law. She has handled administrative matters before the Department of Insurance, Department of Social Services, Board of Registered Nursing, and more.
Seth Weinstein is Of Counsel to Ray & Bishop PLC. Mr. Weinstein was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Weinstein attended The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. for undergraduate studies and completed his law degree at Louisiana State University.
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How does license discipline work in California?
A formal administrative disciplinary hearing is unlike other types of trials in that the licensing agency, board, bureau or department makes the final decision on the case. Even if the administrative law judge finds in a licensee’s favor, the agency, board, bureau or department can reject or modify the decision of the administrative law judge.
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