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James A. Davis

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Salisbury, NC

Davis & Davis, Attorneys at Law, PC
215 North Main Street
Salisbury, NC 28144
Phone: 704-639-1900
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009, 2017 - 2023
Licensed in North Carolina Since: 1991
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Family Law, General Litigation
Attorney Profile

James A. Davis is a Board Certified Specialist in State Criminal Law, Federal Criminal Law, and Family Law with a trial practice in criminal, domestic, and general litigation. Issue Planning Editor of the Law Review at Regent University, Mr. Davis has served on the N.C. State Bar Criminal Law Board of Specialization Committee, on the N.C. State Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee, and as a Continuing Legal Education Co-chair for the N.C. Advocates for Justice.  He currently serves on the N.C. State Bar Disciplinary Hearing Commission.  Mr. Davis also lectures at criminal and family law CLEs and is designated by the Capital Defender as lead counsel in capital murders. Born and raised in Rowan County, N.C., and the father of four children, he has been involved in a number of civic and community leadership positions.

About James A. Davis

First Admitted: 1991, North Carolina

Professional Webpage: https://www.davislawfirmnc.com/attorneys/james-a-davis/

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Current member of Board of Trustees at Charleston Southern University; past member of Board of Visitors at Catawba College and Board of Directors for Rowan Helping Ministries; past Secretary and member of Board of Directors for Rowan-Cabarrus YMCA; past member of the Board of Directors for Salisbury YMCA; past Deacon and Secretary of Board of Deacons at First Baptist Church of Salisbury, NC; past Sunday School Teacher at First Baptist Church of Salisbury, NC; past Assistant Wrestling Coach at North Rowan High School; past Gra-Y Youth Sports Coach; past Rowan Little League Coach; current Salisbury Parks and Recreation Youth Basketball Coach; and current J.F. Hurley Family YMCA Youth Sports Basketball Coach

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Board Certified Specialist in State Criminal Law (2001 to Present); Board Certified Specialist in Federal Criminal Law (2002 to Present); Board Certified Specialist in Family Law (2020 to Present).

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Recipient of Professor John Rubin Award for Extraordinary Contributions to IDS Training Programs (2019)
  • N.C. State Bar: Disciplinary Hearing Commission Member (2019-2022)
  • N.C. State Bar: Board of Continuing Legal Education, Accreditation Committee Chair (2010-2016)
  • N.C. State Bar: Board of Legal Specialization, Criminal Law Specialty Committee (2003-2007)

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Continuing Legal Education Lecturer, North Carolina DWI Law: Where Am I and How Did I Get Here?, 2021
  • Continuing Legal Education Lecturer, 2021 Case Law Update: The Latest in North Carolina Family Law, 2021
  • Continuing Legal Education Lecturer, The DWI Trial Notebook: A Primer for the North Carolina Practitioner, 2021
  • Continuing Legal Education Lecturer, 2021 Update to Jury Selection: The Art of Peremptories and Trial Advocacy Techniques, 2021
  • Continuing Legal Education Lecturer, The DWI Trial Notebook: A Primer for the North Carolina Practitioner, 2020
  • Continuing Legal Education Lecturer, The Role of a Private Investigator in Family Law Cases, 2020
  • Continuing Legal Education Lecturer, 2019 Update to Jury Selection: The Art of Peremptories and Trial Advocacy Techniques, 2019
  • Continuing Legal Education Lecturer, Think You Know Criminal Law? Version 3.0 , 2019
  • Continuing Legal Education Lecturer, Walk Through an Expert Tender and Exclusion, 2019
  • Continuing Legal Education Lecturer, Civil Procedure Made Easy: Version 2.0 , 2019

Honors/Awards

  • Selected the "Lawyer of the Year" in DWI Defense in the Charlotte area by The Best Lawyers in America, Lawyer of the Year in DWI Defense, The Best Lawyers in America, 2021
  • Selected one of the "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" by the National Trial Lawyers (2017), Top 100 Trial Lawyer, National Trial Lawyers, 2017
  • Selected to North Carolina Super Lawyers in 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, and 2009., Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers
  • Selected as one of "The Best Lawyers in America (2022, 2021, 2020), The Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers
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Office Location for James A. Davis

215 North Main Street
Salisbury, NC 28144

Last Updated: 8/5/2022

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