Attorney Profiles

Fredrick M. Ray, Senior Partner

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 General's Office.

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 trial team.

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.

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