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James Clark Davis III

DUI and DWI Attorney at Albany, NY

5.0   11 reviews
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2003
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James C. Davis received his Bachelor's Degree from The Claremont Colleges in 1992. He is a 2002 graduate of Albany Law School. Previously, Mr. Davis served as a Major in the United States Marine Corps. Mr. Davis has extensive experience in handling a wide variety of criminal cases. He is a member of the National College for DUI Defense and for the last several years, his practice has focused on the defense of DWI cases.


James C Davis, Attorney At Law
11 Computer Drive West
Suite 104
Albany, NY, 12205

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Posted by anonymous | July 31, 2020
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This man is awesome. Thanks for getting my charges dismissed. Best person I’ve met through this tough journey and I couldn’t be happier. Feel like I have a friend for life. Thanks for everything Jim. You the man.
Posted by anonymous | October 16, 2018
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My son got in a bit of legal trouble that could have resulted in some jail time. Jim told us our options, responded timely to court requests and prepared thoroughly for trial. He thought of things that the court didn’t. The outcome was amazing. Jim is smart, friendly and kind but definitely gets the job done!
Posted by anonymous | June 21, 2017
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Friendly Advice
I consulted with Jim and found him to be a very genuine, helpful, and friendly attorney. He was also very honest in suggesting another attorney who would be better suited to my case because it was in the financial regulation arena.
Posted by anonymous | June 9, 2016
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Phenomenal knowledge, support, and advice!
After a lack of judgement, I found myself with a DWI. I immediately searched AVVO for DWI lawyers in my area. Upon finding the law offices of Gerstenzang, O'Hern, and Sills, I was set up with Jim. At a time when I was extremely distraught, embarrassed, ashamed, and anxious, Jim helped me go through the steps of properly setting up my case. His recommendations, such as pre-emptively installing an interlock system and receiving an alcohol and drug assessment helped immensely. Arriving at my court date with evidence I was proactive and showing I was responsible and had a one time lapse in judgement was extremely helpful. Jim was always available for any questions and concerns. Not only did Jim help me with my legal issues, he helped put my mind at ease during one of the most terrible experiences of my life. Mr. Davis is extremely knowledgeable, competent, prompt, eloquent, personable, and understanding. Thanks to Jim and his law office, I believe I received the best possible outcome for my case. Jim is honest, and reasonable. I would extremely implore anyone in the Albany area who needs a DWI attorney, to employee his services!
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Posted by mark hayden | June 9, 2016
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I Googled "best dui lawyer in albany" Peter Gerstenzang came up, so I called and scheduled a meeting, when I got there I was told I would be seeing Jim Davis, I was a little concerned I wasn't seeing Peter but After meeting with Jim Davis I felt confident I was in the right place. Long story short, I had planned on fighting the charges but Jim worked his magic and my charges were dropped to Reckless driving. Thanks Google I feel like I got the best DUI attorney in Albany!
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Posted by Jared Jackson | June 8, 2016
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Legal Representation Par Excellence
Jim Davis represented me in a case several years and essentially saved my career. His knowledge and application of the applicable legal principles and case law resulted in a positive result and the case being dismissed. From the initial consultation to the final positive outcome, Jim flawlessly navigated the legal minefield while displaying ethics above reproach. Even though I was experiencing a significant degree of trepidation due to the facts of the case as I understood them; Jim was relentless in his defense of my position. Although he never guaranteed a positive outcome, his strategic and tactical preparedness girded my underlying belief that I would be exonerated due to HIS expertise. Other than prayer, I can't recommend anything more infallible than Jim Clark Davis', III representation.
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Posted by Gavin | June 7, 2016
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Jim Davies DWI
Phenomenal lawyer. Provided incredible communication with me throughout my entire trial. Extremely reliable. Jim won me my case and got me the second chance I was desperatly seeking.
Posted by john | June 4, 2016
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Great lawyer - went beyond the call of duty
Being from NJ we did not know any lawyers up in the Albany area when a family member developed an issue with the law related to alcohol and driving. Jim was recommended by a buddy who lives near Albany and we could not have been more satisfied with the service Jim provided. Our case required Jim to do a bit more traveling than was customary for his firm and for that we were very grateful. The outcome reached was extremely satisfactory and we owe it all to Jim. If you hire Jim you will not be one bit disappointed, you will get a true professional and a regular guy who cares about his clients. You will not some stuffed suit with a pompous attitude, Jim really wants to help good people get a decent result and a fair shake from the judicial system.
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Posted by Brian | June 3, 2016
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Professional attorney for professional clients.
I am a professional with a career and license that could have greatly been affected by my charges. Jim negotiated strongly against a strict district attorney's office to get me a fair plea to protect my career.
Posted by Andrew | June 3, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Legal expertise
I hired Jim Davis to handle a serious criminal case. At our first meeting, Jim immediately made me feel at ease and listened intently to my concerns. After a long consultation, Jim explained my options in detail and he came up with a plan of attack. In the proceeding months, Jim discovered an inconsistency in the evidence, expertly negotiated the case in court, and obtained the result we had set out to achieve. Aside from Jim's legal expertise, his genuine concern for me and my well being was above and beyond what I had expected. Jim is not only a diligent, competent lawyer, he is an honorable and caring man as well.
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Posted by Christian | August 2, 2013
Goes above and beyond
I was charged with a DWI in the Summer of 2012. I was found to have an elevated BAC and had caused an accident with a parked car. I felt like I was done, the evidence seemed to be there but the first thing I read when seeking advice was "get a good lawyer". I wasn't sure where to turn but I found a 24 hour line for DWI defense in the Capitol region for the Gerstenzang, O'Hern & Hickey firm in Albany NY. The next day (a Sunday morning) I was in touch with James Davis. He proceeded to go through all paperwork and immediately pointed out some holes in the accusation papers. He also informed me that my area had tougher than average DWI prosecution due to lax prosecution in years prior. He told me my odds of getting reduced charges but always said(a trademark of his) is that "We are going to swing for the fences." Throughout the pretrial time frame he brought his A game and was there for me at all times of every day(I felt bad when calling and clearly hearing his kids in the background). He swung for the fences and hit a home run. The case never get to trial and he had all but 1 charge dropped(failure to stay in lane). I only appeared in court 4 (2 in the first week) times total over 6 months James is a great guy and a great lawyer you can rest assured that you will get the best possible outcome when your trial is in his hands.
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • James C Davis, Attorney At Law
  • 2017 - Present
  • Senior Associate
  • Gerstenzang, O'hern, Sills & Gerstenzang
  • 2009 - 2017
  • Associate
  • Law Office of Mark J. Sacco
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Associate
  • Gerstenzang, O'hern, Hickey & Gerstenzang
  • 2002 - 2007
  • Officer
  • USMC
  • 1994 - 1999
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  • Albany Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Claremont College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992
  • The Albany Academy
  • 1987


  • National College For DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • 2002 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Nuts & Bolts of Handling a DWI Case ALB Live & Webcast
  • New DMV Regulations
  • 2015
  • Nuts & Bolts of Handling a DWI Case - NYC
  • New DMV Regulations
  • 2015
  • $th Annual Man V. Machine Seminar: Blood, Sweat & Breath
  • Cross Examination of a Breath Test Operator
  • 2015

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Albany DUI and DWI Lawyer James Clark Davis III
James Clark Davis III
DUI and DWI Attorney
Albany, NY
Licensed for 21 years