Gary Davis

Gary S. Davis, Esq.

JAMS Mediator, Arbitrator and Referee/Special Master

Case Manager
Robyn Shaldone
T: 916-830-7126
F: 916-565-7780
1415 L Street, Suite 700, Sacramento, CA 95814


Gary S. Davis, Esq. has over 43 years of civil trial attorney experience, representing the interests of plaintiffs as well as defendants, with clients ranging from individuals, to self-insured defendants to insurance companies, public entities, and other large corporations. He has spent the last decade serving as a neutral mediator, arbitrator, and/or discovery referee, and has earned a stellar reputation based on his fairness and ability to focus on important issues, while recognizing and respecting the issues of all sides.

ADR Experience and Qualifications

  • Extensive experience with managed health care disputes
  • Member of California Society of health care Attorneys (CSHA)
  • Appointed as neutral arbitrator and/or mediator in hundreds of medical/surgical malpractice claims
  • Medical device product liability claims
  • Elder abuse claims

Representative Matters

  • Managed Health Care Disputes
    • Compensation and valuation dispute among members of urology practice
    • Disputes between hospitals and physician regarding privileges
    • Hospital cases involving conflicts between physicians and nursing staff
  • Medical Malpractice
    • Cases that involved catastrophic injuries or death; claims include:
      • Physical therapist causing severe burns to paralyzed patient
      • Vicerated cornea resulting in blindness in eye after cataract surgery
      • Failure to diagnose disease including cancer
      • Failure to properly medicate and secure psychiatric patient leading to suicide
      • Improper surgical procedure by podiatrist
      • Birth defect claims
      • Lack of consent cases
  • Medical Product Liability
    • Failure to timely resuscitate blamed on faulty defibrillator 
    • Failed orthopedic results blamed on faulty medical device
  • Health Care Employment
    • Health care employment disputes
    • Medical employment claims based on gender discrimination and harassment, race discrimination and age discrimination, and failure to accommodate employees with disabilities
    • Claims based on retaliation
  • Elder Abuse
    • Claims against skilled nursing facilities, rehab centers and hospitals with issues of application of micra v enhanced remedies for neglect under Elder Abuse Act
    • Claims involving issues of nutrition, hygiene and failure to monitor leading to bed sores
Completed Virtual ADR training conducted by the JAMS Institute, the training arm of JAMS.

  • Recognized with AV Preeminent Status as a Top Rated Lawyer for over 30 years, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Member, Stanislaus County Bar Association, 1965-present
  • Northern California Super Lawyer, Alternative Dispute Resolution category, San Francisco Magazine, 2006-2012
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Attorneys, 1997-2012
  • Named Plaintiff Personal Injury Super Lawyer by San Francisco Magazine, 2005
  • Member, Board of Directors of Association of Defense Counsel for Northern California, 1985-1994
  • Member with rank, Advocate of American Board of Trial Attorneys, 1978-2011
    • President, San Joaquin Chapter, ABOTA, 1978
    • Member, National Board, ABOTA, 1980 2982
  • Admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of The United States; and the California State Supreme Court and the United States District Court, Eastern District of California
  • Invited as guest speaker at 2010 Employment Law Seminar sponsored by Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada
  • Invited as guest speaker at 2009 San Diego meeting of California School District Attorneys
  • Author of numerous legal articles including “Warning of Dangers of Cyber Bullying in a School Setting” and “Proper System Can Alleviate Damages Associated with Title IX Violations”

ADR Profiles

  • "Humble Roots," Daily Journal, ADR Profile, October 20, 2017
  • Mediation and Arbitration Training, JAMS Institute, 2006
  • Shareholder/Mediator/Arbitrator, Curtis & Arata, 1999-2006
  • Trimbur, Davis & Clark / Davis, Echols & Boyd
  • Cardozo, Trimbur & Nickerson
  • J.D., University of California, Hastings School of Law
  • B.S., University of Arizona




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