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Timothy Davis

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Phone: (415) 278-1400
Fax: (415) 278-1401

625 Market St, 12th Floor
San Francisco, California 94105


Timothy C. Davis is a trial lawyer who has taken more than 65 cases to verdict. He is a former associate of the nationally renown McCutchen Doyle Brown & Enerson (now Bingham McCutchen) firm , a founder and 20 year partner of Clapp, Moroney, Bellagamba, [Davis] & Vucinich, the Chair of Hancock Rothert & Bunshoft’s Labor and Employment Department, the recipient of Martindale-Hubbell’s “AV” rating (highest possible awarded rating) and has been annually elected as a “Northern California Super Lawyer” (top 5%). He is a Member of the Bar of the U.S. Supreme Court and an Officer of the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Davis is a result-oriented litigator/trial lawyer who devotes his practice to representing clients in a wide variety of civil litigation cases with an emphasis on personal injury (auto, trip and fall and other tort) cases, eviction/constructive eviction, habitability, quiet enjoyment, homeowner liability, and property damage cases, real estate errors & omissions cases, employment and business litigation cases. He is a consummate litigator and trial lawyer whose court, jury and binding arbitration trial results have been consistently exemplary, including a defense verdict following a 6 week trial returned by a San Mateo County Superior Court jury in the Moncayo v. Houlihan’s/Holiday Inn sex and national origin harassment, wrongful discharge, retaliation, failure to prevent harassment and retaliation, failure to provide meal and rest breaks case. He has, moreover, in the past 5 years, a number of published California Court of Appeal and U.S. Court of Appeals For The Ninth Circuit Decisions, including Paulus v. Bob Lynch Ford, Inc. (2006) 139 Cal. App. 4th 659,Dible v. Haight Ashbury Free Clinics,Inc. (2009) 170 Cal.App.4th 843 and Boschetto v. Gordie Boucher Ford Lincoln-Mercury of Janesville, Inc et al.. (9th Cir. 2008) 539 F. 3rd 1011, Petition for Writ of Certiorari Denied, (2009) 129 S. Ct. 1318.

Representation including Trial Work in Employment and Labor related Cases:

Mr. Davis has successfully handled and/or tried to verdict for both defendants and plaintiffs virtually every type of employment-related cause of action/claim in California State and U.S. District Courts. By way of example, at the conclusion of a hotly contested 2 week trial he obtained a complete defense verdict of all claims in a difficult case involving allegations of rape, sexual harassment and constructive wrongful termination. As mentioned above Mr. Davis recently obtained a defense verdict for his defendant clients in an eight cause of action sex and national origin harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination etc. case at the conclusion of a 6 week jury trial. He and his firm lawyers have successfully handled hundreds of EEOC and DFEH filed administrative actions. Over the course of the past 25 years Mr. Davis has defended/tried to verdict countless other employment cases involving allegations of discrimination, harassment (on the basis of age, race, national origin, disability, sexual orientation and other protected classifications), retaliation, Tameny and whistleblower claims, wrongful termination, non-compete, no-solicitation, trade secret and unfair business practices.

Representation including Trial Work in Premises Liability and Personal Injury Cases:

Over the course of his many years in practice Mr. Davis has successfully defended and/or tried to verdict literally hundreds of personal injury, homeowner liability and general tort cases, many through trial, arising from vehicular, construction site, premises and other accidents of every kind, type and description. Representative clients include homeowner, operators/owners of motor vehicles, restaurants, hotel, retail, service provider, product distributors and automotive businesses, among others, and of course their insurers.

Representation including Trial Work in Professional Negligence, E & O and Business Dispute Cases:

Spanning a long career as a litigator and trial lawyer, Mr. Davis successfully has defended and/or tried to verdict a broad spectrum of complex, high-stakes cases involving consumer fraud claims, breach of contract, unfair competition, false advertising, defamation, and professional liability and E & O claims including insurance and real estate broker and agent actions, successfully representing auto dealerships, contractors, retail establishments, technology companies, hospitality industry/food service companies, lawyers and law firms, architects and engineers, insurance and real estate brokers and agents, health care professionals and accountants. Again by way of example a client retained Mr. Davis obtained a complete defense verdict in a nearly six-month jury and court trial addressing allegations of unfair competition under Business & Professions Code §17200, corporate alter ego, false advertising, fraud, and defamation. Clients regularly retain Mr. Davis based on referrals from insurers and professional peers which affirms Mr. Davis’ well-earned reputation as an extremely effective, result driven, fearless trial advocate.

Mr. Davis obtained his B.A., With Distinction, from the University of Virginia. He earned his J.D. from the University of Virginia Law School. Mr. Davis served as a First Lieutenant in the United States Army from 1968 to 1971, including a year in Vietnam as a Company Commander. He is active in a host of civic and professional organizations and associations.


J.D., University of Virginia Law School, 1974

B.A., University of Virginia, 1968
with distinction