Carl P. Blaine

Carl Blaine is a partner with 35 years of experience in federal and state litigation. His areas of expertise include business, partnership, corporate, real estate, fiduciary, probate and trust, elder and dependent adult abuse, and tax litigation. He is also skilled in complex litigation, including class actions related to agricultural products, commercial, and consumer matters. Carl’s track record in successfully bringing numerous jury and court trials to verdict showcases his expertise.

Before joining the firm, Carl served as a law clerk to Presiding Justice George A. Brown of the California Court of Appeal and as Deputy District Attorney in San Luis Obispo County. His extensive background provides a solid foundation for his successful practice areas in litigation.


  • Harvard Law School Negotiation Institute (Certificate of Completion, Mediating Disputes)
  • J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
  • B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara (High Honors)

Areas Of Practice

Experienced, forward-thinking advocates who go beyond the expected for clients in dispute prevention and resolution.

Our construction attorneys have substantial experience with the diverse and often complex aspects of the construction business.

Fennemore has one of the most robust estate and trust litigation practices in the Southwest and California.

Thoughtful and careful preparation of estate plan documents is key to wealth preservation and transition. Proper implementation and diligent administration are equally critical.


  • Elder Abuse


  • Traynor Honor Society
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell


  • Articles Editor, Law Review Pacific Law Journal
  • President, McGeorge School of Law Alumni Association
  • Member, Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Member, State Bar of California
  • Founding Board Member of the Sacramento Zoological Society
  • Served on Advisory Board of the U.C. Davis Children’s Hospital


  • California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Northern and Central Districts of California
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern and Central Districts of California