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Pawnee A. Davis

Divorce and separation Attorney at Bethesda, MD

4.7   12 reviews

About Pawnee

Learn Pawnee’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    40%
    Contested divorces, uncontested divorces, alimony, marital property, marital assets, retirement, child custody and support, and separation agreements.

    14 years

  2. Child custody
    30%
    Child custody cases, child custody and visitation orders, modification of child custody and visitation, violations of child custody and visitation orders, and enforcement of child custody and visitation orders.

    14 years

  3. Contracts and agreements
    20%
    Separation agreements, child custody agreements, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, property agreements, consent orders, and enforcement of orders and agreements.

    14 years

  4. Domestic violence
    10%
    Civil protective orders for domestic violence cases.

    14 years

When women and men come to me for representation they experience a lawyer who is patient with them, seeks to understand, and processes what they are going through to come up with solutions; I meet your legal problem with compassion, immediately analyze it, craft strategies, and take actions that will protect your interests.

 

You should not have to fight your legal problems on your own. Choose a knowledgable, experienced attorney who will put your legal burden on her shoulders and carry it through to the end, using effective strategies.

 

Call me at (202) 870-3021 or email [email protected] to schedule a consultation.

Licensed for 15 years
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2008
Updated 06/08/2022
State MD
Status Active
Acquired 2006
Updated 07/12/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Pawnee

P. A. Davis Law Office, LLC
4800 Hampden Lane
Suite 200
Bethesda, MD, 20814
P. A. Davis Law Office, LLC
1325 G Street NW
Suite 500
Washington, DC, 20005
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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  12 customer reviews
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Posted by Joymaria | March 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Joymaria Uche
Ms. Davis did a very good job on my case, Although, it did not start well but it ended well. I would recommend her for any divorce case.
Response from Pawnee Davis April 7, 2022
Thank you, Ms. Uche. It was a pleasure to represent you and ensure that your interests were protected.
Posted by anonymous | June 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family law
Pawnee Davis is an amazing family lawyer, I highly recommend her and if I ever need a lawyer again in md/dc I will definitely be contacting her again. she helped me gather all my paperwork together that I needed for my case… my case was on paternity and she was able to get my case dismiss in less than 10 mins. Pawnee is an experience lawyer than knows her family law very well. For example if you were to explain to her your situation more than likely she has already worked on a case like yours and or similar.
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Posted by Melissa | January 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best!
If I ever get married in Maryland again (which I doubt) This would be the place I call. Very friendly and understood what I needed. Very adaptive and kept in contact throughout the whole process. I had a couple freak outs and she was able to help me get through it. Felt like a friendly neighbor. Thank you so much for all of your help!
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Posted by anonymous | September 10, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional, reliable
Ms. Davis is a person of integrity who is very professional. She helped me to avoid further issues I had as a domestic case that could’ve dragged on longer. She is reliable & dedicated to her craft. I recommend consulting or hiring her to represent you.
Posted by Barbara | September 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great family attorney
Ms. Pawnee Davis is a very highly skilled and compassionate attorney. She I hired her for family issues because I had checked her knowledge and experience and noticed that she continued to seek educational opportunities. She made herself available to me through phone conversations, text and emails to keep me informed on progression of my case. She was very assertive but respectful in court of others and clearly stated my issues. She was always punctual, worked thoroughly on case details and exhibited respect toward me at all times.
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Posted by anonymous | September 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best
I image you can't please everybody but I had no problems I have my daughter back, thank you Lord. It turned out just like she said. She was the third lawer I had gone to see. The best. JB
Response from Pawnee Davis September 3, 2019
Thank you for your review. I love helping clients like you. Please say hello to your daughter for me. Take care.
Posted by David | June 30, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Law Firm
The Pawnee Davis Law Firm was a strong advocate for my divorce. As a father of two wonderful children I was concerned about being marginalized to a lesser role in their lives. Pawnee Davis' representation produced results that exceeded all expectations. Not only did the court grant me equal time with my children but I have the final word on all matters concerning them. I highly recommend her legal services for divorce.
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Posted by anonymous | June 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Domestic Violence
Ms. Davis was a great support for my case. I was able to get a full police report and access to witnesses. She also successfully dealt with my emotional trauma and confusion of my ex's manipulative behavior and speculations during the court process. She successfully protected my interests as a client.
Posted by Alycia | February 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce - Excellent Service!
Pawnee made my divorce happen so quickly and painlessly. I was very pleased with her as my attorney. She was friendly, professional, and helpful. Most of our communication was through email or phone, and she was available at all times to respond quickly to any of my questions. She even completed an agreement, to ensure that my rights were protected. Thank you Pawnee! I would definitely recommend using Pawnee A. Davis for your divorce, I was very happy with my experience.
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Posted by Ashley W | January 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Pawnee A. Davis Law Firm Rate
Ms Pawnee Davis Law Firm was a great experience to work with she takes time to listen to her client’s story, as well as works very quickly to put the evidence together to present at the hearing. As a client represented by Pawnee Davis Law Firm, I felt very confident that she was working hard at getting the case together. Because they stayed in constant contact by phone, email or text message giving updates on the progression of the case. I would definitely hire her again if needed.
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Posted by Ann | September 10, 2011
Organized and knowledeable
Responsive , clear, very knowledgeable, personable, and through with my contracts.
Posted by anonymous | August 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Former Client
Literally one of the worse, if not the worse, lawyers to ever handle a case for me. I retained her to handle a child custody case. During the initial hearing she was chastised by the judge and literally lectured to by the opposing attorney regarding fundamentals of the case. Believe it or not it went down hill from there; I terminated the agreement several days later. Forfeiting the my prepayment for legal fees was the least of my concerns. She made out like a bandit and I learned a valuable lesson.
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Response from Pawnee Davis August 25, 2020
Unfortunately, I do not know what this situation was and cannot address it because none of what you stated happened in any child custody case that I handled. Nevertheless, I would have been happy to sit down with you and have an amiable conversation about concerns or any disappointments that you may have had. It is a shame that you do not care that you are putting false information about me to the public. There is a legal word for what you have done: defamation. Here are my suggestions for the next time you become frustrated with a professional: First, tell the truth; Second, have an honest and amiable conversation with the professional, ask questions, and state your concern; Third: Find out if you are understanding the situation correctly, find out why things happened the way they did; Fourth: Remember, that the professional you hired is human and no one deserves to have their good reputation defamed (lied about). We are all better if we operate in good faith and honesty. Regards.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner and Attorney
  • Pawnee A Davis Law Firm
  • 2012 - Present
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • DC Volunter Lawyer's Project
  • 2008 - Present
  • Attorney
  • J. Anukem and Associates
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Attorney (Independent)
  • Pawnee Davis
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Senior Analyst
  • Government Accountability Office
  • 2004 - 2014
  • Senior Analyst
  • Government Accountability Office
  • 2004 - 2014
  • Law Clerk
  • Regional Housing Legal Services
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Law Clerk
  • Chatham County
  • 2000 - 2001
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Education

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Savannah State University
  • MPA
  • 2001
  • California State University, Sacramento
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Associations

  • U.S. District Court Bar
  • Bar Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Alliance of Black Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • DC Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Maryland Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division
  • Member
  • N/A
  • District of Columbia Bar, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association Online and Social Media Team
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2015
  • American Bar Association, Center on Children and the Law
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top Rated Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 10 Attorneys
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Lead Counsel Rated Attorney
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Attorney
  • National Black Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice - Family Law
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice - Contracts
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • Special Contributions Award
  • Government Accountability Office
  • 2010
  • Spot Award
  • Government Accountability Office
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Divorce Seminar
  • Divorce
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (11)
Endorse Pawnee
Business Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Pawnee is diligent, thorough, and a staunch advocate for her clients"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer!"
Unknown Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Other
"Pawnee is constantly working to find better ways to serve her clients and community. She is knowledgeable and innovative and will work hard for her clients."
Family Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Very astute attorney."
Domestic violence Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Excellent Attorney."
Family Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Pawnee is a litigator that's colder than a refrigerator! The court room cools down to sub-zero whenever she makes an appearance. To her friends and clients, she is a ray of warmth. In the eyes of her adversaries, she is the coldest winter. Like a cold glass of water, I highly recommend this lawyer!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Today's client-focused, customer friendly representation with the highest levels of integrity. Attorney Pawnee Davis will aggressively and strategically pursue the best solution for your legal matter. I endorse this lawyer."
Domestic violence Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She is well spoken, thorough and very detail oriented. Pawnee takes the time to listen to her clients and to ensure they get the best results possible. I highly recommend her."
Family Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ms. Davis. We are both attorneys in the metro-DC area and have has the opportunity to discuss legal matters with her on several occasions."
Family Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ms. Davis is professional, knowledgeable, and courteous. It was a pleasure working opposite her on a custody case."
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Bethesda Divorce and separation Lawyer Pawnee A. Davis
Pawnee A. Davis
Divorce and separation Attorney
Bethesda, MD
Licensed for 15 years