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; Mr. Ray has appeared in more than
40 California courts and before a number of administrative law courts
and licensing boards. Mr. Ray has been counsel to licensed professionals
including physicians, psychologists, registered nurses, licensed vocational
nurses, engineers, architects, certified public accountants, insurance
brokers, real estate brokers, therapists, and speech language pathologists.
Mr. Ray is a member of the State Bar of California and the Orange County
Bar Association. He serves as a Mandatory Fee Arbitrator, Orange County
Bar Association. Mr. Ray speaks fluent Japanese, and can converse in Spanish.
Prior to becoming an attorney, he worked in the venture capital field
at Nomura Securities in Tokyo, Japan.
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John D. Bishop, Partner
Mr. Bishop partnered with Mr. Ray to form Ray & Bishop in 2016. He
has worked with Mr. Ray since 2011. In that time, he has represented a
variety of licensed processionals in administrative proceedings, including
physicians, insurance agents, registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses,
real estate salespersons and brokers, architects, speech language pathologists,
teachers, engineers, physical therapists, locksmiths, private investigators,
and general contractors. He has handled administrative hearings and appeals
in counties all over California, including Los Angeles, Orange County,
Oakland/Alameda, Sacramento, and San Diego.
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, including the Department of Justice and the Attorney
Mr. Bishop received his Juris Doctor after graduating
cum laude from Chapman University's Fowler School of Law. He now serves as an
Adjunct Professor and Assistant Director of Bar Services at Fowler School of Law.
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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,
Board of Accountancy, Medical Board, as well as termination review board
hearings for insurance companies and Office of Professional Responsibility
hearings before the IRS.
As a law student, Ms. Johnson was recognized by Chapman University as the
most successful oral advocate in school history. She won brief-writing
and advocacy awards at nationwide competitions in 2012 and 2013, including
the fourth-best brief in the nation at the Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition
in Washington, D.C. in 2013. Ms. Johnson served as an instructor at JSerra
High School in the selective Prelaw Magnet Program and coaches the mock
Ms. Johnson received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University
of California, Los Angeles. Prior to becoming an attorney, she taught
college preparatory classes for the Fresno Unified School District, and
worked at an elementary school in Cusco, Peru, where she also taught a
class designed to help local merchants improve their command of English.
Matthew Truong, Associate Attorney
Mr. Truong joined Ray & Bishop in 2016, after having graduated from
Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law and becoming a member
of the State Bar of California. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree
in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles. Since
joining the firm, Mr. Truong has gained valuable experience in license
defense, working on a variety of administrative law matters involving
During law school, Mr. Truong worked for law firms that specialized in
workers’ compensation and immigration law. He worked extensively
with clients to resolve matters pertaining to workers’ compensation
claims as well as employment-based immigrant petitions. Upon graduation,
Mr. Truong decided to practice license defense.
Mr. Truong is a member of the Orange County Bar Association as well as
the Los Angeles County Bar Association. He can converse in Vietnamese
and has a passion for helping people. Mr. Truong has served in his community
through activities such as coaching youth basketball and leading high
school, college, and young adult community groups.
Seth Weinstein, Of Counsel
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.
Mr. Weinstein is admitted to practice law before all State Courts in the
State of California; the United States District Court, Central District
of California; and United States District Court, Northern District of
California. Mr. Weinstein defends licensed professionals in state licensing
matters throughout the State of California. Mr. Weinstein also represents
individuals and businesses with Federal Administrative Law matters.