A physician client came to Ray & Bishop, PLC, after receiving a Statement of Issues from the California Medical Board alleging that the client had a history of substance abuse and mental health concerns.  The California Medical Board obtained the client’s medical history, and using the medical records from prior hospitals, alleged that the client

One of our clients came to us after a former coworker took premiums from their insurance firm, promised to place auto policies, but instead kept the money and blamed it on our client.  The Department filed an Accusation against him alleging mishandled premiums, failure to properly oversee his business, and fraudulent conduct.  The Department refused

One of our most interesting cases in 2014 involved the Respiratory Care Board.  Many licensed professionals don’t realize that their conduct both inside and outside of the workplace is under scrutiny by the state.  When licensees are accused of a crime, they often express surprise that the Board cares, reasoning that the crime “didn’t happen

Followers of our blog know the uphill battle California nursing applicants face when they suffer more than one conviction for alcohol-related conduct.  Because current California law allows for significant discipline and denial after even a single instance of DUI, multiple convictions can mean a denial and an unwillingness to settle for nurses who have more

In early 2015, we won an important victory for a car salesperson who had previously lost a DMV salesperson’s license for theft from a dealership.  The probationary license enabled the salesperson to perform all the functions of any other salesperson, under the condition that the employing broker be notified of the conviction and the discipline. 

A firm client who had a felony conviction for possession of narcotics for sale and nine undisclosed misdemeanor convictions was granted a restricted real estate salesperson’s license in a negotiated settlement.  A restricted license enables a salesperson to perform all the functions of any real estate salesperson, with the condition that a new law violation