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W. F. Docker


7647 N. Fresno Street
Fresno, CA 93720

(559) 433-1300 main
(559) 433-2300 fax

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Juris Doctor, 1977 (cum laude)
Santa Clara University School of Law

Masters, Business Administration, 1977
Santa Clara University

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, 1972
Stanford University


W. F. Docker is a fifth generation Fresnan and a third generation Fresno attorney.  He is a senior partner with McCormick Barstow, having joined the firm in 1977.  Mr. Docker represents farmers and business owners in connection with all matters, including entity selection and formation, leases, sales and acquisitions and assists high net worth individuals in estate planning and family and business succession planning.  He also has extensive experience in estate and trust administration, representing fiduciaries and beneficiaries in routine and contested probate and trust accounting and administration matters.

Honors and Awards

Mr. Docker is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated with Martindale-Hubbell®.  Mr. Docker was selected for inclusion in the Northern California Super Lawyers list (2009-2016) for his primary area of practice in Estate Planning and Probate.


Concentrating in all aspects of business and personal planning with a particular emphasis in estate and succession planning and business and agricultural planning and transactions.

Professional Associations

Mr. Docker is a member of the Fresno County Bar Association (Agriculture, Real Property, Probate, Trust, and Estate Planning Sections), State Bar of California (Trusts and Estates Section Executive Committee 2001-2007) and Fresno County Estate Planning Council.

Community Involvement

Mr. Docker has served on the Fresno Philharmonic Board of Directors and was Board President in 2002-2004 and 2006-2008.  Mr. Docker has also served on the Board of Directors of the Central California Blood Center and is a past Board President (2012-2014) of Sunnyside County Club.

W.  F. Docker
W.  F. Docker