Mark Ravis Physician Lawyer



Doctor – Lawyer – Masters of Public Administration

Physician Lawyer, Dr. Mark Ravis is actively licensed in California as both a physician and Lawyer.   Dr. Ravis’s has been an attorney for over 20 years.  His practice with an emphasizes the defense of doctors and advocacy for patient’s rights.   Dr. Ravis advocates for the independence of physicians and the decoupling of medical decisions from corporate practice.   Dr. Ravis is the individual physician’s advocate and defender.   Dr. Ravis is a self diagnosed workaholic.  His idea of a vacation is to attend a continuing education seminar or analyze a new medical-legal case.   Not satisfied with his MD/JD degrees, Dr. Ravis also has a Masters of Public Administration Degree with a concentration on health care policy.

Physician Advocate

Dr. Ravis is an experienced trial lawyer.   He has defended scores of medical malpractice cases.   As trial lawyer and physician advocate, Dr. Ravis has represented many physicians in medical board, peer review, business, administrative, licensing, and certification issues.  As a California medical license lawyer, Dr. Ravis focuses on separating the qualifications of the physician from the political influences that can lead to medical license issues.

Protecting Physician Licenses Against Government Intervention

Recently California enacted legislation where medical decisions were dictated by lawyer/politicians.   The law states that any licensed physician or surgeon is committing “unprofessional conduct” if they disseminate “misinformation or disinformation” about the nature and risks of the virus, the prevention and treatment of COVID-19, and the development, safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines.   You may or may not agree with this law but it is a major change in how medicine is practiced.  Rarely has there been a formal legislative pronouncement of what is or is not medically proper.

However, medical license defense often involves unpublished and even underground rules and regulations.  The same standards put into the formal California law, may exist under the surface in the minds of a medical board or a board’s retained expert.  As a physician lawyer, Dr. Ravis challenges these unpublished standards to see if they survive critical, evidence-based analysis.    If your license is challenged based upon an ambiguous standard or quality of care issue, Dr. Ravis will demand an answer to the question: “Where in the literature is there evidence based support for your criticism of my client?”    A political trend or a current treatment belief cannot constitutionally or ethically be used to restrict a physician’s license.

In California and many other states, simple negligence is not a basis to challenge a medical license.  Repeated negligence or gross negligence can trigger medical board actions.  Once again, Dr. Ravis’ evidence based approach is effective in addressing whether conduct is simply negligent and therefore not actionable. He can also explain and address medical malpractice settlements which are necessarily reported to the medical board, placing these settlements in context and eliminating (or reducing) board action.

Patient Advocate 

Dr. Ravis has served as counsel for homes that provide care for disabled adults ensuring that they receive proper funding and proper reimbursement.   Dr. Ravis ensured that the level of patient care remained at the highest level and that the care facility remained protected and financially solvent.  As a health care consumer advocate, Dr. Ravis has filed class action lawsuits in state and federal courts.  He recently was a principal counsel in a class action case against a Fortune 500 health insurance company.   As a lawyer, Dr. Ravis has stood in the face of insurance companies as they attempt to practice medicine without a license using reimbursement limitations without regard to patient needs or the best physician judgment.

Civil Rights Advocate

Dr. Ravis’s background is rooted in the Civil Rights movement.  He is noted for his work  in civil rights litigation, including Title VI and Title VII and Eighth Amendment cases. He has been a legal advisor to the Compton NAACP Chapter and a legal advisor to the Congress of Racial Equality, and a member of the Black Health Task Force in South Los Angeles. He has done pro bono work for non-profit organizations in South Los Angeles.

Team of Top Lawyers

Dr. Ravis works with the best physician lawyers to aggressively protect the individual physician.   Working with legendary attorney Daniel Horowitz, Dr. Ravis creates a team of the best lawyers, best investigators and best paralegals to work on your case.  This team of independent top experts is designed to customize your legal representation.  If there are business issues, Dr. Ravis will bring Molly Northrup, MBA onto your team.  If there are trial issues and the case involves medical board hearings, peer review hearings or a jury trial, Dr. Ravis has choices of co-counsel, paralegals and investigators with extensive trial experience.  Dr. Ravis’ investigators include a former Naval Intelligence officer, former law enforcement officers and high level corporate sleuths.  In every case you get an experienced team focused on your specific needs.


Call Dr. Mark Ravis at (925) 283-1863 (or fill out the form below)


Defending Doctors


Lawyers for Doctors – Protecting the Medical Profession


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  • American Health Law Association
  • American Bar Association – Health Law Section
  • California Society for Healthcare Attorneys
  • Alameda-Contra Costa County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Lecturer Pinkus Professional Education
  • Lecturer Alameda-Contra Costa County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Recognition – Top 100 Trial Lawyers (The National Trial Lawyers Association)
  • Recognition – Top 1% (National Association of Distinguished Counsel)
  • Recognition – Super Lawyers
  • Certified Specialist – Criminal Defense (State Bar of Ca. Board of Legal Specialization)
  • Admitted – United States Supreme Court (1999)
  • Admitted – United States Court of Appeals 9th Circuit (1998)
  • Admitted – Supreme Court of California
  • Licensed SEC Registered Investment Advisor (RIA)
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker (California)
  • Court Appearances Netherlands, Israel, Cyprus
  • Legal Appearances Turkey, China, Ukraine, Canada
  • Professor – Armstrong College of Law (1986)
  • Instructor – California State University (Hayward) (1993-1995)
  • AVVO Rating (10) [Highest]
  • Martindale Hubbell Rating (AV) [Highest Rating]

Daniel Horowitz   – Notable Areas of Practice

Physician Peer Review ♦ Medical Board Investigations ♦ National Practitioner Data Bank Appeals ♦ Medical License Law

Criminal Investigations of Doctors including billing issues ♦ Durable Medical Equipment

♦ Telemedicine ♦ Genetic Testing

Discrimination – Medical Group ♦ Hospital Privilege Termination

♦ Physician Contract Negotiation

Physician Lawyer Defense Team

Custom Teams to Fit the Needs of Physicians

Our team members include a physician lawyer (Mark Ravis); and medical practice attorneys with extensive and specialized backgrounds.

Daniel Horowitz, J.D., R.I.A., Real Estate Broker, Certified Specialist Criminal Defense (State Bar of California) leads a team of top professionals experienced in representing physicians.  The attorneys are a group of 6 affiliated attorneys whose separate and independent practices cover the broadest range of physician related needs.  Daniel forms a custom team that is highly qualified to address your individual needs.

Mark Ravis, M.D., J.D.  Physician Lawyer Ravis is currently licensed as both doctor and attorney.  He has an independent practice and interfaces with our top lawyers on medical cases in Los Angeles and throughout the nation.

Molly Northrup, M.B.A.

Michael Yates, J.D., D.C. (inactive)

Contact our medical license lawyers at (925) 283-1863                                                                              [email protected]




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