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John Davis

Employment and labor Attorney at North Reading, MA

4.9   35 reviews

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My wife and I launched our law firm in the summer of 2002 because we believed that we could provide superior, cost effective legal services to our clients, yet enjoy life outside of the office.  Our success is attributable is playing to our strengths and recognizing our limitations.  If a potential client is not a good fit based upon our approach, philosophy and resources, we help the individual or the company find a better fit.  By being selective in our cases and our clients, we have generally done a great job improving our clients' situation and creating some long term relationships. 

When I am not at the office, I can be found coaching various sport teams in my home town of North Reading, and on rare, special occasions on the golf course or my jet ski.

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Attorney John W. Davis
Licensed for 22 years
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 2001
Updated 03/17/2023

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  35 customer reviews
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Posted by Barbara | November 2, 2021
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Absolutely a great experience
From the consult to the settlement just a great experience. John was responsive and accurate in all his advice. More important he was honest and up front about expectations. Great communicator and always replied to my emails. I would hire him again without hesitation.
Posted by anonymous | October 7, 2021
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10 Star Attorney
John is an incredible attorney. Unlike so many lawyers, John vigorously (and masterfully) dedicates himself to protecting and fighting for his clients - in that order (which is a rare quality in lawyers today). I came to John with an employment discrimination case. He went above and beyond to check-in with me regularly and update me, he was extremely prompt to return my calls or emails (even when he was on vacation) and, frankly, John was 10 steps ahead of opposing counsel at every turn. I pity any lawyer who has to go toe-to-toe against John. His experience, skill, and commitment secured for me the best possible outcome in my case, and I remain immensely grateful to him. It was a privilege and a pleasure to have John in my corner.
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Posted by Mike | September 30, 2021
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Highly Recommend
John and the team did an incredible job handling a wage related dispute. They are responsive and highly collaborative with clients, and bring a wealth of expertise that helped settle my case in a very short timeframe.
Posted by George | September 11, 2021
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You will get results from Jon Davis
I was in a position of not have recived payroll,and I had contacted my employer and had Gone unnoticed for 6 weeks. I stop giving the benefit of the doubt and took control and consulted with Davis & Davis John Davis took the case very simple consulted me via zoom call easy informed me, and had me sign that he would represent me in the case ! I had a fear that I would loose my Job or be intimidated, after John Davis put wheels in motion within hours I was paid and had Gained the respect of my employer and he knows I have the powerful attorney on speed dial, it's like concurring the school YARD BULLY with your big brother JOHN DAVIS!! fyi still employed and confident now about it !
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Posted by anonymous | December 16, 2020
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Never gave up
I couldn’t have done it without John. He was great at communicating and pleading my case to the MCAD and communicating/negotiating with my employer. He was patient and listened while providing helpful insight throughout the whole process. He made it clear to the other lawyers that we were never going to give up until trial or there was a fair and equitable settlement. I really appreciate him taking on my case and fighting until the very end.
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Posted by BH | December 12, 2020
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Exceptional Attorney. Honest, Hard working, Genuine.
Top notch Attorney. Very well versed at employment law and discrimination. From the moment I spoke to him I knew he would handle my case properly. He sure did! He has great relationships with other Attorneys and he knows what he’s doing. Could’ve been happier with my experience. I recommend John to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2020
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Highly Recommend
I contacted John Davis regarding a work discrimination case. He got back to me immediately (on a Saturday), called me for a brief over view of my case (on a Sunday), and met with me for an in-depth consultation on a holiday. He was very thorough when gathering information about my case and did a fantastic job representing me. He got the job done very quickly with successful results. I highly recommend John Davis to anyone looking for an employment discrimination lawyer. He is highly knowledgeable in employment discrimination, honest, dependable/responsive, and efficient.
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Posted by anonymous | February 11, 2020
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Got the job done
Very nice. Got the job done. We resolved our work place issue sooner than I expected we would....................
Posted by Todd | January 13, 2020
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Top Notch Attorney
After a unfortunate health scare and a separation from my employer, I found myself in need of attorney. After meeting with John I knew I would be in good hands. John and his associates were able to help me through a difficult and trying time and achieve a great result. Thank you John Davis!
Posted by kaitlin | January 11, 2020
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Amazing Lawyers Who Fight For An Amazing Outcome
Davis & Davis, P.C. has gone far beyond my expectations in helping me with a very difficult work situation. John was professional, empathic, took the time to throughly understand my situation and assisted me in the necessary measures we had to take. The office was easy to get to and John even met with me on a Saturday. I can't thank John and his team enough for all their help and providing a space that I felt comfortable to share the details of the situation. By the end, we concluded with a beneficial outcome as well. If you are looking for an attorney who will listen with professionalism and empathy, fight for you and maintain timely communication, then please reach out to Davis & Davis, P.C. You will feel so much better once you do!!!
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Posted by Joe | January 11, 2020
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Great Experience
When I met with John Davis and his associate Ryan Allen, they put me at ease. I found them both to be kind, personable, and nonjudgmental. They did not push me towards one direction or another. They took the time to go over and explain all of my options. I retained John and his team to represent me in an employment law matter. Within days the issue was resolved successfully. During that time, John was in constant contact. John went above and beyond to ensure that I understood every part of the process. If you get the feeling that something is not right, it is worth talking to John. I am glad that, in this instance, I am pleased I did. Thank you to both John and Ryan! I highly recommend Davis and Davis, P.C.
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Posted by Oye | October 9, 2019
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Best Google Search Result for a Lawyer EVER!!!
John Davis may very well be the best Google search result ever. We were dealing with a situation above our heads and we searched for a lawyer and found John via Google. He made room for us on his calendar on short notice, listened attentively and recommended steps that he started executing immediately. He held our hands through the process by providing updates on time, options to explore for best results and the outcome was outstanding. We highly recommend working with John and his tea if you want a consummate professional that knows the letter of the law and can guide you to the best possible outcome.
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Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2019
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Hiring a great lawyer, John
John was unbelievable ! Two weeks and I had a settlement . Great person I felt very important . Never being in a situation having to hire an Attorney before , John eases my mind made me feel I was doing the right thing . Recommend him to anyone !!
Posted by Jerry | April 29, 2019
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Stressful time, John helped me through it.
I contacted John Davis for assistance on a settlement/severance from my previous employer. I am fairly young and have no experience in negotiating or dealing with these matters. It was an uncomfortable and unexpected separation from a company I had spent many years at. John was very informative and responsive in guiding me through the entire process. In the end, it was his advice that helped come to a conclusion that helped ease my mind and let go of the stress. I highly recommend John for any employment issues you may have. My experience was so positive that I returned to the same firm the same month for family legal issues and was referred to another attorney at the firm. We are still in the middle of our family case but the attorney we have been working with has been wonderful as well.
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Posted by anonymous | January 13, 2019
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Great Lawyer. Great Result.
John Davis and his team did an incredible job with my case. Not only did they provide exceptional service culminating in the successful resolution of my dispute, but they were great to work with, very professional, and made me feel at ease during the stressful process of litigation. I highly recommend Attorney Davis.
Posted by anonymous | December 21, 2018
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Caring, Committed, Efficient
John and his staff made me feel heard and cared for during the time we worked together. As I was interviewing various firms, John was the only person who proactively gave me pointers on what to look for/what questions to ask as I’m considering my options. John has a lot of passion, pride, and enthusiasm for his work and his clients; he works with a sense of purpose and mission, and of course, speed and efficiency :) I fully recommend Davis and Davis to anyone in need of services they offer.
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Posted by anonymous | January 29, 2018
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Best Lawyer for Employment and Labor, Sexual Harassment, Discrimination
Excellent service, very detailed and most importantly it will ease your mind once you have Davis & Davis handling your case. I am pleased and will recommend Davis & Davis attorneys and counsellors at law to others. F.
Posted by Manuel | August 7, 2017
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Great Law Firm
I hired John for a employment/sexual harrassment issue. From the first day until the last day I was always informed of everything. John explained everything to me. After all I had been through with my employer I just wanted, this behind me. After all was said and done John got me and amazing settlement. I would recomend any to John. Thank you John Davis.
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Posted by Sarah | July 19, 2017
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Extremely helpful and knowledgeable
I am so glad I worked with John Davis. In our initial conversation, he really took time to familiarize himself with my situation before making his recommendation. He put in extra effort to help me be clear and prepared. He came to the meeting with me, encouraged me to take the time I needed, and answered my questions clearly and helpfully. In all my interactions with him, his positive, honorable, and encouraging manner immediately made me feel encouraged and in good hands.
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Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2017
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The BEST lawyer
I only wish I had found John Davis sooner. I endured two lengthy sexual harassment issues at my past place of employment that caused me to quit, and resulted in severe anxiety. John was responsive, professional, and personable, and had my matter settled so much quicker than I thought it would. DEFINITELY hire John -- he will save you so much stress (and this is coming from someone who had zero luck with lawyers in the past).
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Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Davis & Davis, P.C.
  • 2002 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • UMASS - Lowell
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Volunteer
  • Volunteer Lawyers Project
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Associate
  • Law Offices of Robert Weiner
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Law Clerk
  • Massachusetts Superior Court
  • 2000 - 2001
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  • Suffolk University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Northeastern University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995

Legal Cases

  • Workman v Walden Grill Restaurant
  • Verdict for $212,000.00
  • Papatsoris v BOA
  • Won Summary Judgment
  • Grzych v American Reclamation
  • $60,000.00 judgment
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  • Boston Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (Massachusetts Chapter), Legislative Committee
  • Co-chair
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Employment Law Section
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Boston
  • Mastering Discovery, Deposition and Summary Judgment Strategies in Employment Law Cases
  • 2012
  • Course Superintendents Association of New England Monthly Meeting
  • Employment Law Principles
  • 2009
  • Employment Law Conference
  • How to Get Probable Cause or Lack of Probable Cause at the MCAD
  • 2007
  • Seminar on Current Trends in Employment Law
  • Current Employment Law Trends
  • 2007
  • NELA Regional Conference
  • How to Run a Successful Plaintiff's Employment Law Practice
  • 2006
  • Annual Q & A for New England School of Law students
  • Open Forum on the Practice of Law in Massachusetts
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Personal injury Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am pleased to endorse Attorney John Davis and can without hesitation praise John's expertise in the field of employment law and his ability to relate to clients with understanding and compassion."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Other
"When I met John, I was first impressed by his ability to quickly assess a situation, focus with laser like precision on the issue, and come up with a solution quickly. He takes both the client's circumstances and financial considerations into account in providing the most aggressive and cost effective representation possible. He is a pleasure to work with."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"John is an excellent attorney who is committed to his practice and his clients. He is a no nonsense go-getter who vigorously pursues the rights of those he represents. I am honored to work with him."
Employment and labor
Employment and labor

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North Reading Employment and labor Lawyer John Davis
John Davis
Employment and labor Attorney
North Reading, MA
Licensed for 22 years