James E. Donahue
Mr. Donahue has specialized in trial work since 1962. He has a B.S. Degree in Economics and Business Administration from St. Mary’s College, California (1953), and an L.L.B Degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 1961.
Upon graduation from college, he spent two years with the U.S. Army Counter-Intelligence Corp in Japan. After a period with AAA as a claims manager and house counsel, he joined Douglas McDonald in Sacramento and later formed the litigation firm of McDonald and Donahue.
After 1975, Mr. Donahue founded the firm of Donahue and Callaham which became Donahue Bates Blakemore & Mackey. Currently, he is practicing as of counsel for Donahue Davies LLP.
He has conducted over 200 civil jury trials in litigation involving professional malpractice, products liability, construction, and automobile accidents and has been awarded an “AV” rating by Martindale-Hubbell.
Mr. Donahue is a diplomate of the American Board of Trial Advocates, a member of the State Bar of California and the Sacramento County Bar Association. He is an arbitrator for the Sacramento and Solano Superior Courts and conducts settlement conferences as a judge pro tem for the Sacramento, Placer and El Dorado Superior Courts. Arbitration and settlement conferences have numbered in the hundreds.
Mr. Donahue was presented with the American Board of Trial Advocates Civility Award in 2004 for demonstration of the highest degree of integrity, credibility and professionalism in the handling of civil litigation.
He is currently representing both plaintiffs and defendants in cases involving medical and dental malpractice, insurance coverage and bad faith, civil rights, and employment litigation; and has established a mediation and arbitration practice with an hourly fee of $300.
- L.L.B., University of San Francisco School of Law, 1961
- B.S. – Economics and Business Administration, St. Mary’s College, California, 1953