James R. Donahue

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  • Managing Partner at Donahue Davies LLP (12 Attorneys)
  • P.O. Box 277010, Sacramento, CA 95827-2900
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Mr. Donahue attended the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, graduating in 1982. He was admitted to the California Bar in December 1982. Mr. Donahue was an associate with the law firm of Donahue & Callaham, with an emphasis in professional liability, general personal injury defense, insurance coverage and construction law. In August, 1983, he joined the firm of Bullen, McKone, McKinley, Gay, Keitges & Pach and continued to practice in the areas of motor vehicle, and general insurance defense, with an added emphasis in professional liability. He also holds a Master of Laws Degree in Taxation, which has been beneficial in handling professional liability matters involving lawyers, accountants, and real estate agents and brokers.
Since formation of the firm in December of 1984, Mr. Donahue has continued to emphasize his practice in the areas of commercial, construction, premises liability, motor vehicle, mold litigation, and professional liability insurance defense. He also handles matters involving insurance coverage and declaratory relief, and maintains an active trial practice. Mr. Donahue regularly participates in seminars on behalf of various clients on topics including liability claims handling, mold litigation, medical cost containment, professional risk management, and case law reviews. Mr. Donahue serves as an arbitrator and mediator in Sacramento, Solano and El Dorado Counties. He also serves as a settlement conference Judge Pro Tem in Sacramento and El Dorado Counties. He is a member of the Northern California Association of Defense Counsel, and was formerly a member of the Board of Directors of the Association. Mr. Donahue is been an active member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) since 1999.

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Trials
  • Personal Injury
  • Property Damage
  • Business Litigation
  • Professional Liability
  • Insurance Coverage

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
916-817-2900  Phone
916-817-2644  Fax
University Attended:
St. Mary's College of California, B.S., 1979
Law School Attended:
McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, J.D., 1982; McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, LL.M. in Taxation, 1984
Year of First Admission:
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Northern, Eastern and Central Districts of California; 1982, California
State Bar of California
American Bar Association
Sacramento County Bar Association
Northern California Association of Defense Counsel
Defense Research Institute
American Board of Trial Advocates
Birth Information:
Berkeley, California February 26, 1957
Reported Cases:
Ohio Casualty Ins. Co. v. Hartford Accident and Indemnity Co. (1983) 148 Cal.App.3d 641; California Teachers Assn. v. Cory (1984) 155 Cal.App.3d 494; Weaver v. Bishop (1988) 206 Cal.App.3d 1351.
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