Areas of Practice
Federal Security Clearance and ATF Permit Cases
Federal Transportation, FAA and Marine Cases
Federal Finance and Commerce Cases
Federal Healthcare, DEA and FDA Cases
Federal Marine Life, Agriculture, and Forestry Cases
Federal Lands and Housing Cases
California State License Defense Matters
Ray & Bishop, PLC, defends California state licenses, appeals the denial of California state license applications, and represents licensees in investigations before all California state agencies, including the Medical Board of California, California Department of Insurance, the California Board of Registered Nursing and the California Bureau of Real Estate. Click here for more information about our California state licensing legal services.
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.
Federal License Blog
USDA Perishable Agriculture Commodities Act
The United States Department of Agriculture administers the Perishable Agriculture Commodities Act, known as PACA. The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), maintains a PACA Division to regulate the buying and selling of produce (fruits and vegetables) in the...
FERC Division of Hydropower Administration and Compliance Regulatory Matters
Hydropower, also known as Hydroelectric Power, is an inexpensive, clean energy source favored by many power companies. There are over 1,600 Hydroelectric Power Plants operating in the United States. This represents just over 5% of the country’s power supply, but 50%...
United States Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Medicare Exclusion List
The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is a cabinet level department underneath the President of the United States. HHS has a plethora of duties and functions. HHS is responsible for maintaining the Medicare Exclusion List. The Medicare...
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