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Risa M Davis

Risa M Davis

Practice areas:

Civil Rights, Employment & Labor, Business, Estate Planning, Intellectual Property

About Me

Risa's passion for service began early in life.  By the time she was attending Grant High School in NE Portland, Risa was involved in a variety of community groups and school activities focused on alleviating social injustice.  However, it wasn’t until she was faced with caring for a relative during a medical crisis that Risa became fully aware of the importance of advocacy.  This experience inspired Risa to become an attorney so that she could be an advocate for those in need. 

Risa graduated from Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon.  During her legal education Risa excelled in trial advocacy in both the classroom and the courtroom.  Risa won Lewis & Clark’s Moot Court-Mock Trial competition, the Mock Trial Best Oral Advocate award and was invited to serve on the law school’s Moot Court Honor Board. She also logged numerous hours in court while clerking at the Washington County District Attorney’s Office.  By the end of law school, Risa had conducted over 120 court hearings and 12 trials.

Throughout her legal studies, Risa remained focused on making a positive contribution to her community.  Risa was awarded Lewis & Clark’s Public Interest Law Fellowship and Lewis & Clark’s Pro Bono Honors Award twice.  In 2009 Risa was also honored by the Oregon State Bar New Lawyers Division for completing the most pro bono work of any law student in the state of Oregon. 

Since her admission to the Bar, Risa has worked in several areas of law including crime victim rights, employment law, family law and criminal defense.  Risa is proud to have worked for organizations like the Oregon Crime Victims Law Center and the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries.  In November of 2011, Risa decided she was ready to cultivate her own firm and founded Davis Law Offices LLC. 

Davis Law Offices LLC 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 clients’ interests both in and out of the courtroom. In addition, Risa continues to contribute to her community by providing pro bono legal services and volunteering with a variety of local organizations.

When away from the office, Risa enjoys time with her family and friends.  She loves exploring all that Portland has to offer, but when the weather gets wet, you can find Risa inside cheering on the Trail Blazers or watching one of her favorite professional football teams. Risa travels as much as possible and is always looking for an adventure.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2010

  1. Civil Rights: 30%
  2. Employment & Labor: 25%
  3. Business: 20%
  4. Estate Planning: 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

4380 SW Macadam Ave Ste 510
Portland, OR, 97239



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 ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude2006
Brandeis UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A