The Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers brought a petition to revoke probation against a Ray & Bishop client who was on probation. Having given the real estate appraiser a chance already by placing him on probation, when BREA believed that the appraiser had made mistakes on three appraisals and had failed to disclose other license discipline they were in no mood to give another second chance. The Bureau demanded license revocation.
After a two-day hearing, the administrative law judge agreed with Ray & Bishop Senior Associate Attorney Lindsay Johnson that 75% of the case was unproven and threw three quarters of the case out. The judge also slashed the cost bill BREA asked be paid, trimming over $20,000 in costs down to a little over $5,000. As a penalty for what BREA could prove, probation was extended, and the license was saved.