Ray Bourhis is a partner with the law firm of Ray Bourhis Associates in San Francisco, California, specializing in representing clients in Long Term Disability insurance matters and bad-faith litigation. A graduate of Boalt Hall at the University of California, Berkeley, he has been a court-appointed Special Master overseeing reform in the California Department of Insurance and was appointed by U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer to her Federal Judicial Selection Advisory Committee. Bourhis has served as a member of the domestic Peace Corps (VISTA) and as a campaign staff member for the presidential campaign of Senator Robert Kennedy. He has been profiled in a 60 Minutes report concerning fraudulent insurance practices.
Born and raised in Elmhurst, Queens, Bourhis credits an attempt by gang members to throw him into a blazing bonfire at the age of twelve with helping him develop the survival skills needed to deal with insurance companies.
The father of “four spectacular kids,” he lives in San Francisco and Montecito, California.