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,  discoveryWestlaw-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. Published opinion: Moehring v Thomas (2005) 126 Cal.App. 4th 1515


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.