Blake A. Williams

Blake A. Williams

Associate

Blake A. Williams

Associate

Blake Williams works with his clients to develop creative and cost-efficient solutions aimed to resolve complex litigation disputes.

Blake’s practice covers all aspects of civil litigation with an emphasis on construction and construction-related issues. He represents clients of diverse backgrounds including public and private owners, general contractors, subcontractors, and design professionals.

Blake practices in both state and federal court and is well-versed in all phases of civil litigation including fact investigation, pretrial discovery, briefing and motions practice, and trial preparation.

Prior to attending law school, Blake worked as a project engineer for a solar subcontractor while pursuing a degree in construction management from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. 

Experience

  • Advised public entity client throughout dispute resolution negotiations with general contractor and design professionals related to defect claims.
  • Secured dismissal with prejudice for general contractor client on a motion to dismiss in a False Claims Act action.
  • Successfully defended public entity client against writ of mandamus challenge to ballot materials related to ballot measure tax funding for construction and development budget.
  • Experience in management of complex forensic document collections and associated issues regarding offensive and defensive discovery.
  • Obtained dismissal with prejudice of design defect and indemnity action for design professional client.
  • Counseled contractor in successfully protesting a public agency bid award and defending subsequent bid protest by unsuccessful bidders.
  • Experience in high profile inverse condemnation action involving multiple parties and complex legal issues and claims.
  • Draft and negotiate EPC agreement with general contractor for the construction liquefied natural gas facility.
  • Counsel pro bono client in immigration proceedings seeking relief as an at-risk applicant for asylum fleeing gang persecution.

Professional, Community And Pro Bono Involvement

  • American Bar Association, Forum on Construction Law
  • Association of General Contractors
  • Sacramento Metro EDGE
  • Loyola Law Review, Production Editor, 2014-2015
  • Loyola Law Review, Staff Editor, 2013-2014

Honors And Rankings

  • Order of the Coif
  • Saint Thomas More Honor Society
  • Sayre Macneil Scholar

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