Philip Davis

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Rights Attorney in Albuquerque, NM

Davis Law New Mexico
 | 1000 Lomas Blvd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505-242-1904
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1978
Practice Areas:
  • Civil Rights (50%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (20%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

At Davis Law New Mexico, Philip Davis is a highly qualified, skilled attorney who represents those in Albuquerque and the rest of New Mexico in matters of civil rights and mediation. A mediator, litigator and teacher, he has represented over 100 different lawyers regarding attorney fees throughout his career. Whether obtaining success through settlement or trial, Mr. Davis protects the best interests of his clients aggressively and passionately.

A graduate of The University of New Mexico School of Law, Mr. Davis earned a Juris Doctor and has been licensed to practice since 1978. His attention to detail, hard work and client focus are the things that set him apart from other attorneys in the area, along with his breadth of knowledge he has earned throughout his legal career. As soon as a client visits the firm, Mr. Davis takes the time to get to know the situation and determine what goals are appropriate for the individual case. When he shares goals with his clients, Mr. Davis is more likely to be successful. 

Mr. Davis spends half of his time representing clients in matters of civil rights, and the rest of his practice is equally split between employment litigation, civil litigation and alternative dispute resolution. Even as he recognizes the benefit in settling outside of court, he is unafraid to take a case as far as necessary to obtain a favorable result for his client.

Named as a top-rated civil rights attorney, Mr. Davis is aware of the rights of every citizen and business in the state. When those rights are violated, he becomes a zealous advocate for those who have been wronged.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Civil Rights (50%): Police Misconduct

Alternative Dispute Resolution (20%): Mediation

Employment Litigation (20%): Wrongful Termination, Retaliation

Civil Litigation (10%)

Focus Areas

Police Misconduct, Mediation, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation


Selected to Super Lawyers for 11 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2018

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About Philip Davis

Admitted: 1978, New Mexico


  • Recognized with lifetime achievement award as one of Top 100 Attorneys in New Mexico, 2017
  • Best Lawyers Best Law Firms in New Mexico – Top Tier Ranking – Civil Rights and Employment Law, 2017
  • New Mexico Employment Lawyer of the Year - Labor & Employment "Top Lawyers" Survey, 2010
  • Excellence in Jurisprudence and Legal Writing , Award, New Mexico Law Review, 2005
  • Best Lawyers, Best Law Firms in New Mexico – Top Tier Ranking – Civil Rights and Employment Law, 2017, 2018
  • Named Best Lawyers, New Mexico Lawyer of the Year in the area of Civil Rights Law in 2018
  • Named Best Lawyers New Mexico Lawyer of the Year in the area of First Amendment Litigation in 2014, 2016
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 1995
  • Named one of Southwest Super Lawyers’ Top 25 Attorneys in New Mexico, 2018
  • Named a Southwest Super Lawyer since 2006
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • AV-Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell since 1993

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, US Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel, 2010-2016

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Co-Legal Dir./Legal Panel Member, ACLU of New Mexico since 1984

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Co-Author, Qualified Immunity and Excessive Force: A Greater or Lesser Role for Juries?, New Mexico Law Review, Vol. 47, No. 2
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Office Location for Philip Davis

1000 Lomas Blvd. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone: 505-242-1904


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Last Updated: 8/28/2018

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