Blane A. Smith

Blane A. Smith: Attorney with Farmer Smith & Lane, LLP


Staff Writer and Associate Editor, Pacific Law Journal, 1979-1980. Author: "The California Legislature Steers the Antitrust Cart Right Off the Illinois Brick Road," Vol. 11, Pacific Law Journal, 1979. Instructor: CEB Seminar "Insurance Coverage & Bad Faith"; NBI Bad Faith and Coverage Seminars; Insurance Litigation Seminar, Lorman Group. Guest Speaker: Association of Defense Counsel Annual Meeting. Contributing Author: Property Insurance Law & Litigation (CEB 2011).

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists
  • Insurance Bad Faith

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
916-367-0417  Phone
916-679-6565  Phone
916-679-6575  Fax
University Attended:
Western Washington State University, B.A., 1977
Law School Attended:
McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, J.D., 1980
Year of First Admission:
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Central District of California; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California; 1980, California; U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
Sacramento and County Bar Associations; Association of Defense Counsel.
Birth Information:
Kirkland, Washington, January 25, 1955
Reported Cases:
California Casualty v. Frerichs, 74 Cal. App. 4th 1446 (1999); East Quincy Services District v. Continental Insurance Co., 864 F Supp. 976 (ED Ca, 1994); Newland v. Progressive Corp (2006) USDC Lexis 62359; Encompass Insurance Co. v. Bernhard (2008) USDC Lexis 23857; Drazan v. Atlantic Mutual Insurance Co. (2010) Lexis 89544; Allstate Insurance Company v. Chub Group (1998) US Appellate Lexis 4479; Explorer Insurance Co. v. Gonzalez (2008) 164 Cal. App. 1258.
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard and Discover
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Minority - Owned

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Sacramento, California

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