William O. Davis, Esq.
PO Box 492796
Redding, CA 96049
(530) 242-1275 Fax (530) 232-0210
Old Station office (530) 335-7166
Bachelor of Arts, with honors, Philosophy
University of California, Santa Cruz
Juris Doctor, McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento
California State Bar Number 137629.
1989 - 1997 Senior associate attorney
Dun & Martinek, Eureka, California.
1990 – 1997 Inmate representative
California State Department of Corrections
Representation at life prisoner parole hearings, Pelican Bay State Prison, Crescent City, California
1997–present Private Practice
An internet-based legal services office, specializing in attorney support services as well as general civil & business law practice. www.shastalaw.net
Areas of Expertise
Case Management, Drafting and Appeals
Case review and analysis to determine best case strategy for causes of
action, pleadings, discovery.
Westlaw-based legal research. Drafting and
filing pleadings in a wide variety of cases, US Supreme Court, Ninth Circuit
and District Courts; CA Municipal, Superior, Appellate, and Supreme Courts.
Environmental and Regulatory Law
Establishment of effective working relationships with federal, state, or local agencies to develop regulatory programs, draft memoranda of understanding, streamline permitting processes. CEQA review oversight, including comments and challenge to process. Toxics mitigation management, including remedial action plans. Motions to intervene with federal agencies, National Register historic properties issues.
All phases of pre-trial preparation and trial work, defense and plaintiff’s side litigation. Experience with cases ranging in value from nominal damages to $15,000,000 - $30,000,000 in alleged damages for personal injury, fraud, negligence, breach of contract, insurance bad faith, toxics torts, products liability and other claims, including punitive damages and class action cases. Trial briefs, in limine motions, jury instructions, post-trial statements of decision. Expert witness preparation.
Mediation and Arbitration, ADR
Judicially supervised mediations and arbitrations. Binding and voluntary mediation and arbitration. Experience includes successful resolution of $30 million damage case, Sierra Pacific Industries v. PG&E.