Risa grew up in Portland and was first introduced to legal argument and thinking as a member of the Grant High School mock trial and constitution teams. While she enjoyed and excelled at these experiences, Risa never considered becoming a lawyer, until experiencing the importance of advocacy first-hand while helping a family member navigate a complicated health care system during a medical crises. Risa decided to become an attorney so that she could help others with her strong advocacy skills.
Risa graduated from Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon, where she won several Moot Court-Mock Trial competitions and clerked at Washington County District Attorney’s office for two years, where she gained extensive courtroom and trial experience. Since her admission to the Bar, Risa has worked in several areas of law including crime victim rights, employment law, family law, student rights, civil rights, estate planning and business advising. Risa is proud of her pro bono legal work and has been twice recognized by the Oregon State Bar New Lawyers Division for this service.
In November 2011, Risa decided to strike out on her own and start Davis Law Offices LLC. Davis Law embodies Risa’s values of compassion, integrity, equality and community. She views her relationships with clients as partnerships and offers realistic advice while vigorously protecting client interests both in and out of the courtroom.
When away from the office, Risa enjoys time with her family and friends, exploring new places, spending time in nature, and cheering on her favorite professional basketball and football teams. She is an avid reader (and audio-book consumer) and is always happy to talk about the latest thing she is reading. Risa is also a huge Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica fan, and isn’t afraid to let her nerd-flag fly.
Hourly ($100-235/hour), contingent (30-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)
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Risa is a brilliant, knowledgeable, and tireless advocate. I have seen her in the courtroom, which is to say that I have seen her in her element. From what I have seen of Risa's talents and abilities, I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for an attorney who confronts challenges with zeal and enthusiasm.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Pro Bono Challenge Award, Solo Practitioner||Oregon State Bar, New Lawyers Division||2011|
|Moot Court - Mock Trial Honor Board||Lewis and Clark Law School||2010|
|Pro Bono Honors Award||Lewis and Clark Law School||2010|
|Moot Court - Mock Trial First Place Team||Lewis and Clark Law School||2009|
|Pro Bono Honors Award||Lewis and Clark Law School||2009|
|Moot Court - Mock Trial Best Oral Advocate||Lewis and Clark Law School||2009|
|Community Service Honors Award||Lewis and Clark Law School||2009|
|Community Service Honors Award||Lewis and Clark Law School||2008|
|Public Interest Fellowship||Lewis and Clark Law School||2008|
|Pro Bono Challenge Award, Law Student||Oregon State Bar, New Lawyers Division||2008|
|Pro Bono Honors Award||Lewis and Clark Law School||2008|
|Managing Attorney||Davis Law Offices LLC||2011 - Present|
|Senior Civil Rights Investigator||Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries||2011 - 2011|
|Attorney||Oregon Crime Victims Law Center||2010 - 2011|
|Certified Law Clerk||Washington County District Attorney's Office||2008 - 2010|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Oregon State Bar, Local Professional Responsibility Committee||Member||2012 - 2012|
|Voice for Oregon Innovation and Sustainability||Sponsor||2012 - Present|
|National Stroke Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|National Aphasia Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Multnomah County Bar Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|Oregon Womens Lawyers||Member||2010 - Present|
|Multnomah County Legal Aid Domestic Violence Project||Volunteer Attorney||2010 - Present|
|Store to Door||Volunteer||2006 - Present|
|Lewis & Clark Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2010|
|Portland State University||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude||2006|
|Brandeis University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||N/A|