Ray & Bishop, PLC, have 25 years of experience defending professional licensees in California.
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Areas of Practice
Medical License Defense
Our attorneys protect California Physicians and Surgeons against disciplinary actions from the California Medical Board.
Nursing License Defense
As members of the American Association of Nurse Attorneys, we help hundreds of nurses each year protect themselves against the BRN.
CPA License Defense
The California Board of Accountacy aggressively pursues discipline against CPAs, but we have the experience to help you.
Real Estate License Defense
Real estate brokers and salespersons face complex rules and regulation, and our experienced attorneys can help you navigate against problems.
Insurance License Defense
Our attorneys have been working on behalf of insurance brokers and agents for years — we litigate arguably more DOI cases than any other firm.
Contractors License Defense
Contractors with licenses face tremendous scrutiny from CSLB, especially because homeowners so frequently make false or frivolous claims. We can help.
State Bar Defense
Our Of Counsel, Seth Weinstein, Esq., is experienced in State Bar defense and can help lawyers protect themselves against potential discipline.
Other Health Care Licenses
From psychiatric technicians to therapists to respiratory care specialists to physical therapists, we help health care professionals protect their careers.
Other Professional Licenses
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.
Department of Motor Vehicle salespersons can be denied and disciplined for a variety of conduct away from the lot, but we can help defend you against a variety of accusations.
If you are concerned that your conduct might have violated a professional ethics rule, contact us for a confidential consultation to discuss your rights.
Federal License Defense
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 three 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.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
What is an Accusation? What is a Statement of Issues?
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