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John D. Bishop

Health care Attorney at Newport Beach, CA

4.9   28 reviews

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5
Practice areas
  1. Health care
    40%
    Mr. Bishop represents doctors, LVNs, RNs, PTs, psych techs, and many other medical professionals against their state agencies.

    11 years

  2. Insurance
    25%
    Mr. Bishop has an excellent relationship with the Department of Insurance, including the Chief Counsel's Offices in San Francisco, Oakland, Sacramento, and Los Angeles.

    11 years

  3. Licensing
    20%
    Mr. Bishop represents a variety of licensed professionals, including engineers, contractors, speech-language pathologists, teachers, and many others.

    11 years

  4. Real estate
    10%
    Mr. Bishop helps applicants and licensees at all stages of the licensing process with the CA Bureau of Real Estate.

    11 years

  5. Administrative law
    5%
    Mr. Bishop assists with a variety of state agency issues, including criminal record exemptions with DSS, exclusions from Medi-Cal, and other related administrative issues.

    11 years

John Bishop is a partner at Ray & Bishop PLC in Newport Beach, California.  He exclusively represents licensed professionals in California against state agency discipline.  He also teaches courses on the California bar exam at Chapman University School of Law.

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Attending the 2014 swearing-in ceremony at Chapman University's Fowler School of Law.  I helped these students pass the California bar exam!
Licensed for 10 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2012
Updated 09/07/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Ray & Bishop, PLC
5000 Birch Street
Suite 7000
Newport Beach, CA, 92660

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  28 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | June 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dr. Nurse Practitioner
I received a discipline in another state and California immediately followed suit. During trial, I did my best in answering the prosecutor’s questions. John would then ask me questions that further clarified my answers so that my answers could not be misinterpreted. I truly appreciate John. He allowed me the opportunity to tell my truth and helped save my career. God forbid that I ever be in this situation again; but if so, I wouldn’t hesitate to rehire him again and again. Thanks so much John!
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Posted by Nick | March 22, 2022
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Amazing
I was in need a of lawyer to help guide me through the process of defending and retaining my nursing license. I shopped around and had multiple consults with different attorneys, many of whom telling me things I wanted to hear in order to earn my business. Mr. Bishop stood out from the rest due to his transparency and candor and was upfront with me from the start about what this process entailed and what I could expect. Throughout the process leading up to and during my hearing, Mr. Bishop was attentive, supportive, hardworking, empathetic, and effective. He worked to get me an excellent outcome with my nursing board and I couldn’t have been happier. With a shorter probation period than most, I am now petitioning the board for an early dismissal and I plan on hiring Mr. Bishop to represent me again. I would highly recommend him to anyone licensed professional seeking legal assistance. I can’t thank him enough for his help and will be forever grateful.
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Posted by anonymous | March 20, 2022
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Medical Field
John was a very understanding and caring lawyer. He never judged me, nor said anything unkind. He was always professional and quick to respond to my needs. He took the anxiety away by always processing paperwork on my behalf, and always had a great attitude. I would hire John again and/or recommend him to anyone whom may need advice.
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Posted by JV | March 19, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Very Professional and client oriented
I retained Ray & Bishop because I was denied my P&C license, and my path to licensure was a very difficult one. My first conversation went Mr. Bishop, we went over the strategy for a defense that ultimately resulted in a favorable outcome. During this period, Mr. Bishop was in contact with me to answer all my questions and concerns, and go over necessary review for the case. I found his knowledge and expertise in his field to be top tier. I felt from day one I was in very capable hands, and to have an attorney that’s not just average or competent, but operates on a level of excellence, gave me a positive outlook. I am convinced if I did not retain Mr. Bishop, I would have not be licensed today.
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Posted by Jeff | November 25, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Absolute Professional
I've approached John on multiple occasions for licensure questions in my various ventures (as well as friends). He has always been very approachable and available to answer my questions. A true professional. Reasonable, thoughtful, and knowledgeable. Don't hesitate to engage him as your attorney.
Posted by phillip | December 20, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
License
I was denied my insurance license and i reached out to John to help me fight the Ca Insurance Department. He was professional, affordable, and a good lawyer. He won my appeal and I was granted my license.
Posted by Danielle | October 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
THE BEST ATTORNEY ANY NURSE CAN HAVE!
I washing through one of the most difficult situations professionally. I had previous counsel that I was hesitant about. I contacted Attorney Bishop, went in to meet with him and the rest is history. I hired attorney Bishop to defend me. Attorney Bishop was thorough and gave me hope. Attorney Bishop worked really hard and My Case Was Dismissed by the BRN. I am thankful that I had AttorneyBishop believe in me and represent me. You will not find a harder working attorney that will make it his mission to get you the best outcome possible for your situation. Attorney Bishop saved my professional career and I would recommend that all nurses seek him out and hire him if you want the best outcome for your case with the BRN. No words can express the level of gratitude that I Fee!! He is simply the best!
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Posted by Nick | December 4, 2017
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CA Insurance License!
100% RECOMMENDED I am extremely thankful to have been referred to John Bishop. He worked diligently and effectively in getting my CA insurance license back. He work ethic and integrity makes me feel that there are great attorneys out there!
Posted by anonymous | October 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended!
John did a great job on my case. I was extremely concerned about losing my license due to a few misdemeanor convictions but, John assured me that I would only have a restricted license and that I would not lose my career over this. He helped write a letter to the department of insurance for me. John is a very ethical attorney and will explain everything in detail to you. He will do whatever it takes to help you keep your license. I would highly recommend him!
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Posted by anonymous | October 31, 2016
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Dept of Insurance
I was going through the appeal process with the Dept of insurance for 16 months. I had a different lawyer prior to Mr. Bishop, that was sitting on my case. I was unhappy with my experience with this previous lawyer so I started to explore other legal representation. I was recommended by a third party, who had a successful experience with Mr. Bishop. My hearing was literally 30 days away and I contacted Mr. Bishop and explained my complex case. He and his staff were motivated to take on my case and made my experience very easy and simplistic for the short amount of time. Mr. Bishop was well prepared for the case and walked me through the court process, which de escalated my stress. I felt more confident with Mr. Bishop guidance and game plan for my case, versus the last 16 months. My case was successful due to Mr. Bishop professionalism, preparation and execution. I also would like to acknowledge the staff which exceeded my expectations. Mr. Bishop and staff was always respectful, serviceable and prompt. I am so thankful I made the choice to go with Mr. Bishop but more grateful he took on my case in a short amount of time. I understand what the process is all about and emotions that go with it. But I would always recommend Mr. Bishop to make that process a little easier for you and ultimately for you to receive the best results. Thanks Mr. Bishop and Staff for a great experience.
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Posted by anonymous | October 29, 2016
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The PTAL Expert
John Bishop helped me pursue my dream of becoming a licensed physician in the state of California. Years ago I was stopped and cited for being in the possession of Marijuana. I plead PC1000 and my life came crashing down. But I still pursued my dream of becoming a doctor. I was an RN before medical school and the nursing board revoked my license for this charge. While I was finishing medical school I found John Bishop while scrolling the internet. My first two lawyers did not get me good results and my fears were so intense that never truly believed that I would get my PTAL. Mostly because the RN board in California already disciplined me. Mr Bishop charged me one fee with the promise to help me get my RN license back and ultimately get my PTAL so I can start residency. I have dealt with lawyers in the past and it was not pleasant. They wouldn't return my calls for days and when they did, every phone call was a fee or every week I gave more money. But John was different. He met with me face to face to discuss matters that I needed to address, he actually answered my phone calls or returned my calls promptly. You could tell that he had great experience with the board and gave me the right advice when I wasn't thinking rationally. Once I matched in my dream residency my PTAL was still in limbo. I was at my peak stress level and scared that my dream was about to be shattered. Mr Bishop took the liberty to contact my program director on my behalf and inform him of the situation I was in. He gave him weekly updates which everyone deeply appreciated. He calmed the situation down between all parties. He has a way with people and is very matter of fact. He actually cares about the well being of his clients and has a deep understanding for the fears that people not involved in law may have when going through these processes. His office staff is highly professional and helpful. I must have bothered them so much once I matched but they never were rude or sounded tired of my calls. John stuck to his word and had a GREAT rapport with the Medical Board of California. He urged me never to email my analyst even when I was dying to email them. I listened to every word he said and I GOT MY PTAL! It was the best feeling, I can't even describe it. I am so grateful for John Bishop and his office for helping me. Even though I know I was just another case, some how I felt like the ONLY case at times. Every one at the office knew me and I felt like they actually cared. I would highly recommend this gentlemen for anyone who is dealing with professional license issues. The system comes down hard on us professionals and often we are only given one chance. But Mr. Bishop gave me that second chance! Other lawyer may achieve good results but The office of Ray & Bishop are professional, compassionate and respect the feelings of their clients. We work so hard to do good for society as professionals and it can be taken away for a momentary lapse of judgement. You can trust Mr Bishop to achieve greatness and get the results you deserve. Thanks again!!
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Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2016
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LVN license saved
After being involved in a Medicare scheme case with an old employer and getting a FEDERAL FELONY due to it I thought I would lose my nursing license for sure. After hearing stories and reading articles of how easy it is to lose your license in the state of CA I thought, "Ok if I get a felony then I've got to work like hell to keep my license" Of course when you start looking for a lawyer you want one with decades of experience and expertise. Well, don't let John's age or years of experience fool you. You'll think to yourself "What's 5 years compared to 20+ years?" But, he is very knowledgeable in his line of work and is very reasonable with his fees so you don't burn a hole in your pocket. (I've consulted with many other licensing lawyers and their fees were astronomical). In my case I was very fortunate since he mainly deals with healthcare and knows the ins and outs of the Nursing Boards. He knows what they want and expect from you as a licensee and the steps to keep and save your license. Throughout the whole process I just thought worst case scenario that I would lose it. But his calming demeanor and reassurance made me feel so much better. Of course he can never promise or guarantee things but with his expertise he will work with the boards to get the best outcome possible. With John's expertise he was able to get me 3 years probation and after I successfully complete that I will have a clear license. With a federal felony, what's a better outcome than that? I would wake up every morning stressed out thinking about how I would provide for my family since nursing is my livelihood. Now I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders and I can finally breathe. Because of John I am able to keep doing what I love and keep my job. There isn't enough thank you's in the world for what he has done for me and my family. So thank you a million times John. I'll never forget what you've done for me. I'd also like to add, it wasn't hard at all for me to refer a fellow nurse to him..my outcome spoke for it all. That's how good he is. So if you're thinking about hiring him, don't second guess! Take my word for it, you won't regret it.
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Posted by Hovannes Bagdasarian | May 23, 2016
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THE BEST ATTORNEY EVER !!!
If you need a lawyer for your State license I highly recommend John. He can work miracles. I had a felony conviction and the state was trying to take my license away. I spoke to many attorneys before I called john and all of them told me I had no chance of keeping my license. Thank god I found John. I have dealt with attorneys before but John is the best in every way. He actually takes his time to talk to you unlike other attorneys where once they take your money rush you off the phone and don't answer your phone calls anymore. He is the most knowledgeable and professional attorney I have ever dealt with. there was two of us on the same felony case the other person got his license taken away by the state because he didn't hire John. Thank god I hired john and I got to keep my license. As long as I live I will never forget what John did for me. My life would have turned upside down and I would have lost my license which I have more then 16 years if it wasn't for John. The way he carries himself in the courtroom and the respect he gets is unbelievable.. So if you find yourself in a situation where you need to save your license and livelihood without a doubt hire John he will work miracles. The other guy that didn't hire John got lost his license is regretting every day. John I want to thank you again and wish you the best in life. Always know that you have saved me and you will live in my memories forever. I will forever be grateful to you and God bless you. If I could give you 10 stars I would.
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Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2016
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Board of Barbering and Cosmetology
I had to send an application to the state board before being able to sit for the esthetician exam and explain a conviction that occurred 10 years ago. It was a very difficult criminal case that started from a felony conviction to an expunged misdemeanor. There were jail time involved including multiple probation violations. Attorney Bishop helped me put together my application and I am so glad I went to see him ! He's an expert in what he does and he helped with some revisions in the short amount of time I had. Despite the severity of my case, he helped me get through it in a profession manner and in the best possible way. My application was approved with no notices required for additional information. I honestly don't believe I would have been approved without attorney bishops help!
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Posted by KS | December 11, 2015
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Saved My Career
The Dept of Insurance was trying to revoke my license and John Bishop saved me. He clearly explained the steps that we were going to take, explained the expectations and went to work. I really felt that he cared and the results showed. I highly recommend John Bishop.
Posted by Dave | November 2, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Credential Fitness Investigation
Alright so the District's accusation was bogus and predatory but it was VERY VERY REAL. John walked me through the process and wrote me a letter that ended up with getting the investigation closed down with no adverse consequences to me at all. Don't go it alone folks get yourself a lawyer who specializes in license law and protect your huge financial and professional investment in your career.
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Response from John Bishop January 26, 2016
I appreciate the very kind words -- for prospective clients, I am obliged to point out that this testimonial or endorsement does not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter. All cases are different. I am also not a "specialist" in this particular area of law, as there is no official specialization in license law. However, I would be happy to consult with anybody who faces a similar problem, and we do our best to address the needs of every individual who hires us.
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Posted by Sam | October 13, 2015
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Department of Insurance
John was an amazing lawyer for me. He helped me obtain a full/clear license with the department of Insurance after I was denied. He walked me through the process step by step and helped me understand what to expect and what needed to be done on my part. I would highly recommend John for anyone who would need help through the process of trying to obtain and professional license.
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Posted by anonymous | September 11, 2015
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Board of Nursing
John is a great Attorney! He wrote a letter of explanation for me to send to the state BRN. It was impeccable, professional, and so clearly written. I would never be able to put together such a finely written letter. I would highly recommend him to anyone with licensing issues! Well worth the cost to save your license!
Posted by anonymous | June 17, 2015
Clear License from the BVNPT / Multiple Criminal Convictions
John Bishop represented me in a license denial case against the Board of Vocational Nursing & Psychiatric Technician. After been denied I contacted several licensing attorneys who quoted me an astronomical fee just to review my case. I decided to go with John Bishop because he gave me a flat rate fee which made me feel comfortable and not like I was being taken for every nickel and dime that I had. My license was denied due to SEVEN conviction on my background check ranging from prostitution to petty theft to assault on a peace officer. During our first meeting John let me know that the best that we could hope for would be a probationary license and that he would do all that he could to win my case. John was hands on during every step of the process. I never met with anyone else but him and when I called he always returned my call promptly. He handled all communication with the state and kept me informed every step of the way. John personally reviewed all of my character letters and helped prepare not only myself but my witnesses as well for the board hearing by conducting mock interviews which really helped. John Bishop went above and beyond and he gave me more than his best. Not only did he win my case but I was given a license with a clear status and no probation.Currently I am enrolled in an RN program and before I submit my application to the BRN I will surely be in contact John Bishop requesting his legal representation.
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Posted by shane | May 17, 2015
contractors license
John Bishops service was hands down the best investment I've ever made. He is a very intelligent and honest attorney (I know rare to have both qualities in the same attorney ). He did everything that we asked him to do and more. He never doubted our integrity or desire. Thank you for the future you and your services allowed me to provide for my family. Shane RRR Construction
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Response from John Bishop May 20, 2015
During my representation of this client, I very strongly felt that it was my privilege to represent him, and certainly not the other way around. Thank you for the kind words, Shane, but you deserved all of your success. I was fortunate to be associated with your case.
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AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Ray & Bishop, PLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Chapman University School of Law
  • 2012 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Fredrick M. Ray, A Professional Corporation
  • 2012 - 2015

Education

  • Chapman University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • University of Southern California
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Legal Cases

  • BRN v. Client
  • Case dismissed

Associations

  • American Association of Nurse Attorneys
  • Affiliate Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary (NAALJ)
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • 2012 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • A+
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • ALI-ABA Scholarship and Leadership Award
  • Chapman University School of Law
  • 2011
  • Perfect Score
  • ABA National Trial Competition - Chicago, IL
  • 2011
  • Best Oral Advocate - Seattle Regional
  • Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition
  • 2010
  • Best Oral Advocate - Miami Regional
  • National Appellate Advocacy Competition
  • 2009
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Supplemental Bar Prep Program
  • Criminal Law and Contracts
  • 2015
  • Chapman Supplemental Bar Prep Program
  • Criminal Law and Contracts
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (40)
Given (40)
Administrative law Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is an outstanding attorney and I have referred clients over to him regarding administrative issues. I strongly endorse him."
Licensing Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is very well-known in the local legal community for his expertise in licensing issues, and I have no reservations referring his services to those in need of such assistance."
Licensing Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. As a lawyer and law firm owner/manager myself, I am completely comfortable referring my friends, family and clients to John and his firm for licensing issues because I know John and his team will do an outstanding job."
Licensing Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A phenomenal attorney. Mr. Bishop is a very intelligent and diligent attorney who works tirelessly to provide results. Without hesitation, I refer all professional licensing legal matters to Mr. Bishop. I endorse this lawyer."
Licensing Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have referred numerous people to John Bishop for professional license issues. He is top-notch. Highly recommend."
Licensing Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. EXCELLENT attorney for licensing issues."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is an amazing person and lawyer. Professionally, I have seen first-hand how hard he fights for his clients. He is extremely intelligent and resourceful. During law school, he was one of the professors at Chapman Law School that really set out a lot of time for me whenever I had questions regarding how to study for and pass the notoriously difficult California Bar Exam. I can confidently say that his advice, coaching, and words of encouragement played a major factor in me passing the exam. The legal community as well as the Chapman Law community are lucky to have him. I highly endorse him."
Licensing Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is an amazing attorney, who is an expert in health care and other licensing issues. We often consult with mutual clients, and there is no one else I trust with my own personal network than John and his team."
Licensing Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Bishop is outstanding and very knowledgeable about the law, and in particular licensing matters. He is a great choice to have on your side."
Licensing Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Other
"Bishop is one of the best lawyers in Southern California. If I had a licensing issue, he's the first person I would call. I would definitely recommend him."
Administrative law Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is a thoughtful and clever attorney who is a zealous advocate for his clients. Actions for discipline from a state agency are nothing less than scary. John will navigate those waters and can be trusted to find the best resolution for his clients. I highly endorse John"
Health care Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is incredibly knowledgeable, straightforward, and always willing to lend a helping hand. Having consulted with him on a variety of matters, I am more than happy to endorse him as not just an attorney, but as a great human being."
Licensing Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is smart as hell and thinks quickly on his feet. He is articulate and has a keen legal mind. I endorse this lawyer."
Licensing Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John Bishop is an outstanding attorney and human being. I've consulted with him repeatedly, when I needed help with legal matters outside my practice area. There is no one else to whom I would refer a client needing representation with regard to a professional license, or any of the other areas in which John provides counsel. He is ethical, compassionate, thoughtful, generous, and highly competent. Great attorney!"
Unknown Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is an exceedingly smart attorney! He is my go-to referral for all state licensing issues. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
Licensing Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John has been an enormous help to me in the past when licensing issues arise for one of my clients. He is extremely knowledgeable, professional, and an excellent advocate for his clients."
Licensing Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John is an expert in the area of professional licensing, and is always generous with his time and knowledge whenever I have an issue that falls in that area of law. He's the only person I feel comfortable referring clients with professional licensing issues to."
General practice Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I can say without hesitation that John is one of the smartest and most capable attorneys that I have had the pleasure of knowing. I have referred him to my clients when appropriate and recommend him without hesitation."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Bishop has a brilliant legal mind, excellent communication skills, and an affable personality. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. For administrative law issues and licensing issues, see Mr. Bishop!"
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