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James A. Davis

Criminal defense Attorney at Salisbury, NC

5.0   194 reviews
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State NC
    Acquired 1991
    Status
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About James

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James A. Davis, son of Bob and Mary Anne Davis, is a Board Certified Specialist in Family Law and Federal and State Criminal Law with a trial practice in criminal, domestic, personal injury law, and general litigation. Issue Planning Editor of the Law Review at Regent University, Mr. Davis has served on the North Carolina State Bar Specialization Criminal Law Committee, lectures at criminal and family law CLEs, and is regularly designated by the Capital Defender as lead counsel in capital murders. Born and raised in Rowan County, NC, and the father of four children, Mr. Davis has been involved in a number of civic and community leadership positions. 

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Davis & Davis, Attorneys At Law, PC
215 N Main St
Salisbury, NC, 28144-4305

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Posted by Margie | October 16, 2023
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We Prevailed
James Davis is an excellent communicator. He explained the entire process in a manner which I could understand. Thanks to Mr. Davis and the Davis Law Firm, I prevailed in court.
Posted by anonymous | August 8, 2023
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Thorough
James Davis and his great team was thorough, fair, and fights for you like you are family! Would highly recommend!
Posted by Stephanie | July 31, 2023
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Expertise
I was so grateful and appreciative for the voice and compassionate expertise of James Davis, my son's attorney. He changed the future of my son's life..for the good, of himself and his children through truth and the law.
Posted by Ginger | July 24, 2023
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Integrity
James Davis is a man of integrity. He stood up for my child when it mattered most and delivered. I cannot recommend him or the Davis Law Firm enough.
Posted by Chris | July 24, 2023
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Cannot Recommend Enough!
Honesty is the biggest principle for me. James Davis embodies this principle. His knowledge of the law and compassion for his clients was self-evident. His name came highly recommended. I now know why and will do the same.
Posted by J. | July 17, 2023
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The Best
Best law attorney in North Carolina , very helpful and insightful . Broke everything down to me in terms I could understand . Beyond satisfied with results . James Davis has been the best attorney I have every worked with . Definitely recommended and 5 stars .
Posted by Chris | July 11, 2023
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Amazing Day!
A big shout out to James Davis and the Davis Law Firm. I left court with a great outcome in my custody case in Salisbury. I appreciate everything he did. I heard about James and the law firm in the community. I am blessed to be represented by this amazing team.
Posted by Summer | June 15, 2023
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The Best!
James Davis is a wonderful lawyer. He prayed with me before Court. He will fight for what is right!
Posted by Crystal | June 15, 2023
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Amazing Day
I could not be more thrilled. I now have primary custody of my grandson. I am so thankful that I found this law firm and attorney. James Davis represented me and did an amazing job
Posted by Mitchell | October 19, 2022
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The Best
James is a very compassionate person who cares. I view him as a big brother. He takes the time to answer all questions. I never felt hurried. He is the gold standard in the profession.
Posted by Zac | October 4, 2022
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Preparation wins cases
I am an attorney. James Davis represented me in my divorce and recently embarrassed my ex and her big Charlotte lawyer in a hearing which we won outright. As an attorney, I know that preparation and planning win cases. Add unparalleled smarts, 30+ years of experience, and a demeanor that is forceful yet respectful, and the odds are as in your favor as they can possibly be when James and his team are on your side.
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Posted by Barbara | August 30, 2022
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Could Not Ask for a Better Attorney
Mr. Davis represented my husband at multiple court precedings, including twice in Superior Court. The first hearing ended with a hung jury, and the second ended with a unanimous "Not Guilty" verdict in less than 30 minutes of deliberation. Due in part to the initial Covid shutdown, my husband's case lasted nearly 4 1/2 years. During that time, we got to know Mr. Davis and the staff at his firm very well, and they treated us like family. James Davis is an excellent attorney and a kind, fair, and honest man. I would not hesitate for a moment to refer him to anyone or to hire him again should we ever be in need.
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Posted by Leslie | May 18, 2022
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Beyond Impressed
I am very pleased with the courtesy, kindness, and promptness of the Davis Law Firm. They were amazing at keeping me informed during the entire process. I am beyond satisfied with my result in court!
Posted by Brian Givens | May 16, 2022
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The Elite
James Davis is my friend and you cannot find a better law firm. He offers a great perspective on your case and possible outcomes. His law firm went above and beyond to help me. They delivered.
Posted by Jessica | May 3, 2022
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Excellent Attorney
From the first time I met James Davis I knew I was in good hands. The first time I met with him he met with me for 3 hours…he is extremely thorough. Him and his team made the process as easy as possible and we’re always very responsive. It’s obvious that he loves what he does and he is dedicated to helping his clients. I highly recommend James Davis and his law firm.
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Posted by Scott | May 3, 2022
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Great Court Outcome
I was represented by James Davis in court this morning. I consider him a true friend and always appreciate his wise advice. I came here from word of mouth of friends. He was highly recommended. I thank him and the Davis Law Firm for a great outcome.
Posted by Christopher | April 20, 2022
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A Life Changer
I am so lucky to have James Davis in my life as my attorney. I came to the Davis Law Firm after hearing his name over and over in the community. Today, I walked out of Rowan County court with an outcome which literally changes my life. He took great time, effort, and skill in working my case. I thank everyone at the Davis Law Firm.
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Posted by Dustin | April 4, 2022
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Amazing
We had a great experience with James. He is the best lawyer I could've had. Definitely will recommend him!
Posted by Dante | March 30, 2022
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Amazing
James Davis changed my life forever! I am certain that had I not had him as my attorney, this outcome would not have happened! Mr. Davis’ skill, tenacity, and wise counsel is unmatched. He is the best there is period.
Posted by Woody | March 21, 2022
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Incredible Attorney
The entire team did an excellent job. I had heard about James Davis and his law firm prior to consulting with him. I am here to tell you that he is as advertised and more. His entire firm is as well. Tim Readling was such a blessing as an attorney in my case also. Mr. Davis and Mr. Readling were extremely prepared and dedicated to my cause. They work amazing together and are a well-oiled machine. No one knows the law better. If you need civil litigation representation, this must be your first choice.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Davis and Davis, Attorneys at Law, PC
  • 1991 - Present

Education

  • North Carolina Board of Legal Specialization
  • Certified Family Law Specialist
  • 2020
  • North Carolina Board of Legal Specialization
  • Federal Criminal Law Specialist
  • 2002
  • North Carolina Board of Legal Specialization
  • State Criminal Law Specialist
  • 2001
  • Regent University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Buck v. Buck
  • Husband awarded over $131,000.00 in damages.
  • State of North Carolina v. Kathy Miller
  • Not Guilty

Associations

  • North Carolina Board of Legal Specialization
  • Certified Family Law Specialist
  • 2020 - Present
  • NC State Bar: Disciplinary Hearing Commission
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • North Carolina Board of Legal Specialization
  • Federal Criminal Law Specialist
  • 2002 - Present
  • North Carolina Board of Legal Specialization
  • State Criminal Law Specialist
  • 2001 - Present
  • District 19C Bar
  • Former President
  • N/A
  • Rowan County Helping Ministries
  • Former Board of Directors
  • N/A
  • Salisbury YMCA
  • Former Board of Directors
  • N/A
  • North Carolina State Bar Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Board
  • Chair, Accredidation Committee
  • 2012 - 2016
  • North Carolina State Bar, Specialization Criminal Law Committee
  • Chairman
  • 2002 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Lawyer of the Year in DWI defense in the Charlotte Area
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • One of the Best Lawyers in America
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • The John Rubin Award
  • The Commission on Indigent Defense Services
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • "Top 100 Trial Lawyers"
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Rowan Criminal Law CLE
  • DWI Defense
  • 2012
  • Rowan Criminal CLE
  • Practical Evidence Trial Practice Pointers
  • 2011
  • Rowan family Law CLE
  • Third Party Intervention in Custody Actions
  • 2010
  • Rowan Criminal Law CLE
  • Motions to Suppress: Statements, Property, and Identification
  • 2010
  • Rowan Criminal Law CLE
  • Judicial Independence
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (2)
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DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend and fully endorse Mr. Davis. His legal knowledge of criminal defense and DWIs are unmatched. Every client of his I have met, always sings praises of his legal work and how nice he and his staff are."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"James Davis is a highly skilled criminal defense attorney. While I was a resource prosecutor, I had the honor of traveling to Salisbury to try a jury trial against him. He has an excellent command of the law and an amazing attention to detail. Mr. Davis is a brilliant trial attorney who captures the attention of the entire courtroom when he speaks. More importantly, he is a consummate professional and a genuinely nice person. I wholeheartedly endorse him and recommend him to anyone with any criminal matters in Rowan County."
Family Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Wholeheartedly, I recommend James. Every good attorney has read Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" and aspired to be a lawyer like Atticus Finch. Atticus exemplified compassion, skill, wisdom, perseverance, and fairness. James embodies all those traits. James is that classy, Southern lawyer that is mesmerizing to watch in the courtroom, but he is also a good and God-fearing man that is kind and honorable. There is no doubt that James is an amazing attorney and family law practitioner."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is one of the top trial lawyers in this area. I can comfortably refer a case to James because I know he will do an excellent job for the client"
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly recommend James to handle your legal affairs. I have worked with him for a number of years. He is a consummate professional. James's preparation and attention to detail are remarkable. He takes personal pride in service of others. James is committed to excellence in his representation of each and every one of his clients"
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Salisbury Criminal defense Lawyer James A. Davis
James A. Davis
Criminal defense Attorney
Salisbury, NC
Licensed for 32 years