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Risa M Davis

About Me

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.


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Practice Areas


  1. Employment & Labor: 30%
  2. Civil Rights: 30%
  3. Estate Planning: 15%
  4. Business: 15%
  5. Intellectual Property: 10%



Hourly ($100-235/hour), Contingent (30-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Jacey L Liu

    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.


    Jacey Liu DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Elizabeth Annaliese Arwood

    I endorse Ms. Davis. She is very intelligent and a hard worker.


    Elizabeth Arwood Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Davis Law Offices LLC

4506 SE Belmont Street
Suite 230B
Portland, OR, 97215



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Pro Bono Challenge Award, Solo PractitionerOregon State Bar, New Lawyers Division2011
Moot Court - Mock Trial Honor BoardLewis and Clark Law School2010
Pro Bono Honors AwardLewis and Clark Law School2010
Moot Court - Mock Trial First Place TeamLewis and Clark Law School2009
Pro Bono Honors AwardLewis and Clark Law School2009
Moot Court - Mock Trial Best Oral AdvocateLewis and Clark Law School2009
Community Service Honors AwardLewis and Clark Law School2009
Community Service Honors AwardLewis and Clark Law School2008
Public Interest FellowshipLewis and Clark Law School2008
Pro Bono Challenge Award, Law StudentOregon State Bar, New Lawyers Division2008
Pro Bono Honors AwardLewis and Clark Law School2008
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing AttorneyDavis Law Offices LLC2011 - Present
Senior Civil Rights InvestigatorOregon Bureau of Labor and Industries2011 - 2011
AttorneyOregon Crime Victims Law Center2010 - 2011
Certified Law ClerkWashington County District Attorney's Office2008 - 2010
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Oregon State Bar, Local Professional Responsibility CommitteeMember2012 - 2012
Voice for Oregon Innovation and SustainabilitySponsor2012 - Present
National Stroke AssociationMember2012 - Present
National Aphasia AssociationMember2012 - Present
Multnomah County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Oregon Womens LawyersMember2010 - Present
Multnomah County Legal Aid Domestic Violence ProjectVolunteer Attorney2010 - Present
Store to DoorVolunteer2006 - Present
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
Portland State University, College of Urban and Public AffairsPolitical ScienceN/A2006
Brandeis UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A