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William E. Barnaby's Bio
One of California's preeminent experts on healthcare law, Bill Sr. was the Chief Consultant for the state Senate's Health Committee during the time Medi-Cal and other important healthcare laws were being written.

Bill Sr. has been involved in government activity since the early 1960s when he served on the Capitol Hill staff of a Congressman representing the Sacramento area. Returning to Sacramento due to family illness, he started a career focused on the California Legislature by serving as Consultant to the Assembly Ways & Means Committee, then the Assembly Education Committee, before moving to the state Senate in 1968. There, he served as Chief of Staff to a state Senator, and then from the late '60s to the mid-'70s was Chief Consultant and Staff Director for the Senate Health & Welfare Committee.

In 1976 Bill Sr. was the first attorney retained as a lobbyist by the California Medical Association (CMA). In 1978 he formed his own lobbying firm and was initially retained by Ross Perot/Electronic Data Systems, and contracted with CMA and others now represented by Barnaby & Barnaby.

Bill Sr. holds an Associate of Arts degree from Sacramento City College, a Bachelor of Arts degree (Political Science) from the University of California, Davis, and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. He has been admitted to practice law before the state and federal courts of California since 1974, and registered as a lobbyist since 1976