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.

Representative Matters

Medical/Dental Malpractice

  • Matters involving allegations of improper surgery, failure to diagnose, improper medication and claims against nurses, as well as hospitals and doctors
  • Cases involving catastrophic birth defects
  • Cases involving objects left in patients after surgical procedures
  • Claims of failure to diagnose cancer
  • Claims of wrongful death arising out of surgery
  • Claim arising out of the death of a psychiatric patient hospitalized with mental problems who died after jumping out of a hospital window
  • Dental professional liability claims
  • Claims related to physical therapist causing severe burns to paralyzed patient
  • Claims related to viscerated cornea resulting in blindness in eye after cataract surgery
  • Lack of consent cases

Legal Malpractice

  • Several claims based on claims of attorneys’ actionable negligence and issues of duty, breach of contract and causation and damages
  • Claims related to statutes of limitations
  • Claims related to failure to properly appeal
  • Cases with allegations of negligent handling of criminal case
  • Cases with allegations of conflict of interest
  • Cases involving legal malpractice related to dissolution, tax representation and estate planning

Architectural Malpractice

  • Successfully mediated claims against architect for economic loss suffered by contractor; case involved injuries allegedly caused by defective plans and design

Insurance Malpractice

  • Claims against insurance brokers for failure to obtain adequate insurance policies for clients both in terms of type of coverage and amount of coverage
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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