Areas of Practice
Federal Government Security Clearances – Department of Defense Security Clearance Applications – Common Access Card Denials and Revocations – Global Entry Denials and Revocations – Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Permits and Licenses – The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Licenses and Permits – TSA Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) – U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Credential – Federal Maritime Commission Ocean Transportation Intermediary (OTI) – Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission Sanctions – Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Administrative Hearings – FINRA Disciplinary Hearings – Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Enforcement Actions – Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) Enforcement Actions
Office of Inspector General (OIG) Medicare Exclusion List Appeals – DEA Registration Order to Show Cause Hearings – Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Section 305 Notice Proceedings – FDA Administrative Detention of Foods and Devices – FDA License Revocation or Suspension Cases – FDA Civil Money Penalties for Foods, Drugs, Devices and Tobacco
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fishing Civil Penalty, Marine Mammal and Fishing Permit Cases – U.S. Forest Service Appeals and Objections – United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Administrative Hearings
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 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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Frequently Asked Questions
What legal services do you provide?
Our federal administrative law attorneys provide assistance with complex applications for licenses, permits and clearances, handle adverse event disclosures on applications, defend clients against penalties such as citations, fines, sanctions, debarment, exclusion, suspension and revocation, act as intermediaries in negotiations and compliance issues, provide legal research and legal opinions, and represent clients in all forms of appeals from adverse decisions. We are able to represent clients anywhere in the nation and even located overseas who have federal administrative law matters (in compliance with applicable laws). Our attorneys are licensed in California, and in addition to federal administrative matters, we also represent clients before California state licensing agencies.
When do I need a federal administrative law attorney?
If you receive a notice of any proposed or pending administrative action from a federal government agency, or have to make difficult disclosures on an application to the federal government, you probably need legal assistance. You might receive a letter that is called a “notice of intent,” “notice of proposed…,” or “order to show cause.” Federal administrative law matters can range from a simple letter of explanation to a multi-day formal hearing which is identical to a court trial. When we are contacted at the earliest stages of a problem, a solution is often more easily and more economically reached.
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**Attorneys are only licensed to practice law in California. Attorneys’ offices are only located in California. However, pursuant to United States Code of Federal Regulations 8 C.F.R. § 1.2 and United States Code 5 U.S.C. § 500, Attorneys may practice Federal Administrative Law and represent an individual located outside of California within the parameters of Federal Administrative Law. Attorneys will NOT advise clients on the laws of any State or any State law legal matters (with the exception of California). The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Legal advertisement.**