We are California's premier professional license defense firm. We have the knowledge, experience, and skill to help you.

Please see our Case Results on our blog.

Ray & Bishop PLC is a boutique law firm practicing one kind of law: professional license defense. Our office consists of four full-time attorneys who practice before nearly every state agency in California. Our clients and colleagues know us for our dependability, experience, skill, and integrity. We are hired because of our reputation and our results. Every case we handle receives the value of many years of professional expertise. We defend professional license holders from Accusations, fight the denial of licenses (often by contesting a Statement of Issues), protect licensees under investigation, appeal adverse licensing agency decisions, and offer complete license law service from the filing of an application to the completion of a long, successful career.
Whether your matter concerns the California Medical Board, the Board of Registered Nursing, the Department of Insurance, the Bureau of Real Estate, the Physical Therapy Board, the Board of Behavioral Sciences, the Board of Pharmacy, or any other state agency, we can help. You can check out our blog for more information about California licensing matters.

How do I contact you?

Please call (949) 557-4888 for an appointment today. We can also be reached by e-mail using the contact form on the left side of this page. Your email is directly transmitted to a member of our staff, who will contact you to set up an appointment with one of our attorneys.

When should I contact you?

There is never a bad time to contact a lawyer if you need advice. If you have been turned down or believe you may be turned down for a license, if you are under investigation by your licensing board, if you have received a notice that your license may be suspended or revoked, if you have to disclose adverse information on a license application, or if you have just lost a license hearing, please go to our License Services page for more information about our services.

Who are your attorneys?

Ray & Bishop PLC consists of four 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, winning many of the representative cases discussed on our results page. Lindsay M. Johnson, the firm's senior associate, has achieved unprecedented success for our clients at both the trial and appellate level. Seth Weinstein, our of counsel attorney, has extensive experience in administrative law both in the federal and state arenas.

Where are you located?

Our offices are conveniently located in Newport Beach (near John Wayne Airport) and Cerritos (near the 605 and 91 interchange). For more detailed information about our offices and methods of contact, go to our Contact Us page.

Members of the State Bar of California and the Orange County Bar Association. Incorporated in California as Ray & Bishop, Professional Law Corporation.

Office Hours:

Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Pacific Time

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Orange County Main Office:
5000 Birch Street
Suite 7000
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Los Angeles County Office:
18000 Studebaker Road
Suite 700
Cerritos, CA 90703
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