William K. Blakemore

William K. Blakemore: Attorney with Donahue Davies LLP


Mr. Blakemore completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California at Davis and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science in 1981. To fulfill the requirements of that degree, he held a position as a legislative liaison for Protection & Advocacy, an oversight group focusing on federal and state guidelines for persons with developmental disabilities. He received his Juris Doctor Degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1984.
Mr. Blakemore was a partner with Donahue Bates Blakemore & Mackey prior to joining Donahue Davies LLP. His practice includes all aspects of civil litigation (auto and general liability) as well as insurance coverage disputes and bad faith litigation. He is a member of the State Bar of California, the American Bar Association (Tort and Insurance Law Subsections), and the Sacramento and El Dorado County Bar Associations.
Mr. Blakemore is admitted to practice before all courts of the State of California, including the California Courts of Appeal and the California Supreme Court. His practice also includes the United States District Court (Eastern, Central and Northern Districts) and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a frequent lecturer on recent developments in civil litigation and insurance coverage and has several published opinions dealing with coverage issues. (American States Insurance Co. v. Canyon Creek (N.D. Cal. 1991) 786 F.Supp. 821; Alta v. Fremont Indemnity Co. (1994) 25 Cal.App.4th 455).

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Insurance Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
916-817-2900  Phone
916-817-2644  Fax
University Attended:
University of California at Davis, B.A., Political Science, 1981
Law School Attended:
McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, J.D., 1984
Year of First Admission:
1985, California and U.S. District Court, Eastern, Central and Northern Districts of California; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; California Courts of Appeal; California Supreme Court
Sacramento County, El Dorado County and American (Member, Tort and Insurance Law Subsections) Bar Associations; The State Bar of California.
Birth Information:
Los Angeles, California, March 9, 1958
Payment Information:
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  • Fixed Hourly Rates

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