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James Austin Davis II

DUI and DWI Attorney at Salisbury, NC

5.0   32 reviews
  • State Years
    North Carolina - NC 12 years
    Virginia - VA 13 years
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Associate No misconduct found

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

About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

I am a proud third generation Rowan County attorney and am licensed to practice law in both North Carolina and Virginia.  I focus primarily on Driving While Impaired defense, criminal defense, and general trial litigation. To date, I have tried hundreds of cases to verdict between the Superior, District, and Small Claims courts. Please refer to the "Cases" section on this page for a sampling of positive results I have been able to achieve for my clients. While I focus on DWI defense, I also have a succesful background prosecuting large personal injury cases. Recently, my firm settled a wrongful death and personal injury claim for $1,250,.

I am fortunate enough to have a law firm that encourages specialized training. I have taught lawyers around the State on DWI motions practice, wrote and taught a manual on bridging the gap between drunk driving and drugged driving, and taught on the various benefits or uses of continuous alcohol monitoring to help mitigate serious DWI cases. 

If you need assistance with a DWI, criminal, or large personal injury matter, it would be my pleasure to help you achieve the best possible outcome. Please call my office and set up an appointment today. 

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James Austin Davis II
215 N Main St
Salisbury, NC, 28144-4305

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Posted by Nathanael | May 6, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Firm With Excellent Results
I am thoroughly pleased with the entirety of how James Jr. handled my case. He remained calm and collected, handled the prosecution with elegance, and delivered better than expected council. I will definitely call him again if I ever have the need for a professional defense attorney in the future.
Posted by anonymous | October 29, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
James A. Davis II
James Davis II went above and beyond in taking care of our case. He got the case dismissed before the trial began - and it was amazing watching him in action throughout the entire experience. First class all the way! There was never the feeling that we didn't know what was going on, and there was never any nervousness about what was going to happen next or if he would be there at the right place or the right time. He made sure our questions were answered. He made sure we knew exactly what our next steps would be, and was very respectful toward us in the process. Very impressive! Very, very impressive!
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Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2018
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Excellent lawyer
James Davis ll did an excellent job with my DUI case. I could have not asked for a better lawyer or outcome with my case. He went above and beyond. I can never thank him enough for his service. I would recommend him to anyone who is needing legal assistance. Best lawyer in Rowan county
Posted by anonymous | April 3, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Very pleased
I had a single car accident in early January on ice where I was given a ticket for going left of center. I visited James where he made me feel like I was at home and assured me he would handle my case because I wasn't at fault. James did exactly as he said and got my ticket dismissed. I am more than please with he and everyone at there firm for there generosity.
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Posted by L | March 10, 2017
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James Davis is a great lawyer wouldn't hire anyone else!
Mr Davis was very caring when helping me with my case. I would suggest him to anyone. He is great!
Posted by Lisa | February 21, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
He's awesome!
He truly cares! He spent the time to consult with us, study our case thoroughly and went to court prepared to fight for us and win. I don't feel there is any other attorney around that could have done better. If you want a top notch professional, he's your guy!
Posted by Joe | November 21, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Most incredible attorney I've ever met
He was extremely professional, has a very large knowledge base. He was hired for a dwi case, after consulting with several other attorneys, that wanted to plead out for probation and a loss of drivers license, after consulting with him he said there was no reason to take a plea deal you are not guilty and there is no reason to take that deal. After 9 months the state finally made their case. The judge ruled, not guilty, on all counts.
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Posted by anonymous | September 16, 2016
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Thanks
Greatful to Mr. Davis for getting my contributing to the delinquency of a minor charges dismissed. He took to the time to explain the charges and anwser all questions. Thank you so much .
Posted by Joan | August 24, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Case dismissal
I am very grateful to Mr. Davis II for getting my traffic violation dismissed... He went above and beyond to assure that the facts were made right. Thank you again Mr. Davis and I will refer your services!!!
Posted by Wade | August 18, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
I was charged with a DWI. I contained Attorney James A Davis soon after getting out of jail. I was very nervous about the whole situation since this was my 2nd DWI. He was very professional and hortly I could tell he was gonna do his best to help me out, he informed me we had enough to take it to trial. On my court date we proceeded on the trail. He called several people to the stand, cross examining. Hey was aggressive in proving I was innocent with facts and even with mathematical equation. I was eventually found innocent because of James Davis Jr.. He's defiantly a lifesaver!!!
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Posted by Bonnie | July 28, 2016
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Professional, Confident, Effective
Mr. Davis represented us in our first criminal case. He quickly got us in for a consultation, listened carefully, and gave a detailed explanation of what the charges meant. He also was able to give us an accurate forecast of what to expect in court, from the DA, and our prospects for fighting or reducing the charge. His staff was professional, helpful, and non judgmental. He was responsive to questions throughout the process. We were successful in reducing the charge and should we have had him from the start, would likely have had the entire thing thrown out. Thank you for your help.
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Posted by anonymous | June 21, 2016
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Great Lawyer
I used Mr. Davis for a small claims court case. Mr Davis did a fantastic job. He was extremely professional and worked very diligently on my case. He had the case thrown out. I could not have asked for a better lawyer. He was extremely nice and worked very hard for us. Thank you Mr. Davis.
Posted by Ashley | January 7, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
The man you want on your side!
James Davis & Davis law firm in my opinion is the best in Rowan County. James Davis Jr. works along side his father James Davis Sr. & his sister also works in the office & they make you feel so welcomed & important! No matter what you need him for he makes you feel comfortable & he doesn't judge. My experience is always great no matter what the issue is. I feel like he listens to everything you say & takes every little thing into account. Hes very confident & it shows in the court room. Having him as a lawyer gives me peice of mind. Every time I've used him I've been more than happy & satisfied with my results. He's part of my team in life & I feel privileged to have him on my side! I have to say it is truly important & reassuring that I've never felt judged in anyway & he's always been very straight forwards in the advice he gives & very honest & on point.
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Posted by J | December 15, 2015
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Top Notch Attorney
When I got my speeding ticket in Rowan, I thought I was going to lose my license and face a criminal conviction on my record. I had lost track of my speed and was going way too fast. Luckily, I was referred to James Davis. He pulled off a minor miracle. I kept my license and my ticket was reduced from a criminal charge to an infraction. Thanks to James, I get to keep my license and money in my pocket rather than seeing my insurance premiums go through the roof. He assured me from the beginning that he would get the best possible outcome and he delivered. I highly recommend James!
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Posted by sandy | November 3, 2015
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Miracle maker !!!!!!
Mr James Davis is without a doubt the best attorney money can buy. I was arrested New Years night while driving impaired ! I blew above 1.6 and had no reason driving . We all have rights and the law has to abide by them as well. That being said If u drive straight they cant pull u over just because they want to . Well that was my case they pulled me over and well we all know the rest >>. jail court 6 months and paying my lawyer to make an example out of the law! Yes thats right I was driving straight so they had no reason for pulling me over and that is what Mr davis prove to the judge n less than 30 min I was shaking his hand with tears falling from my face knowing a miracle has taken place . Today 7 months case dismissed and I'm back to life !Mr James Davis is the man to hire so don't think about it its your life so don't think twice !
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Posted by Priscilla | October 3, 2015
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DWI Case
I cannot begin to tell you what an excellent lawyer I had in James Davis II. My DWI case had gone on for almost 4 years and he was excellent in the court room. I thank God for sending him to me. My deepest thanks goes to him and now I can get my life back again. Many thanks for believing in me. I know I wouldn't have gotten not guilty if it had not been for you.
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Posted by GCH | August 7, 2015
Smart and thorough litigator
James was incredibly responsive, explained the legal issues surrounding my case in an effective way and worked well with the solicitor and Judge to provide the best defense possible and outcome for my case. I would certainly recommend him to anyone in the unfortunate situation of needing great counsel!
Posted by Joel | August 6, 2015
Great and very understanding.
He took my case and followed through till the end. Case was won with ease. He really took the time to understand my case. Great lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | June 8, 2015
One Helluva Attorney
If you are looking for an attorney who will go to bat for you, James Davis II is your guy. I would definitely recommend him to others. He really saved me when I thought that all was lost. Thanks again, Mr. Davis.
Posted by Tim | May 15, 2015
Perfection
Mr. Davis was a very understanding, professional, and courteous individual who went above and beyond to provide me with the best possible service. Mr. Davis and his wonderful staff resolved my issues with flawless punctuality, discretion, and accuracy. The experience was not only unbeatable but also easily unparalleled by any others.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Davis & Davis, PC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Warren & Associates PLC
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Law Clerk
  • George Holton Yates, Attorneys at Law, P.C.
  • 2009 - 2009

Education

  • Regent University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Catawba College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Brandt
  • Dismissed
  • State v. Hamilton
  • Dismissed
  • State v. Miller
  • Dismissed
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Associations

  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Rowan County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 DUI/DWI Attorney for North Carolina
  • American Jurist Institute
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • 10 Best DUI/DWI Attorneys Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2018
  • 10 Best DUI/DWI Attorneys Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Completed CLE on Ultimate Criminal Defense Motions Practice
  • NCAJ
  • 2017
  • 10 Best DUI/DWI Attorneys Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Completed CLE on "Practical Criminal Law 2016"
  • Rowan County Bar Association
  • 2016
  • Completed CLE on Defending Marijuana Impaired Driving Cases
  • Drugs & Alcohol Risk Management
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice Award for DWI Defense
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Completed CLE on "Practical Criminal Law 2015"
  • Rowan County Bar Association
  • 2015
  • Completed CLE on "Practical Criminal Law 2014"
  • Rowan County Bar Association
  • 2014
  • NHTSA Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement Program
  • Drugs & Alcohol Risk Management
  • 2013
  • Completed CLE on "Practical Criminal Law 2013"
  • Rowan County Bar Association
  • 2013
  • Completed CLE on "Basics Of DWI"
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • 2013
  • Preparing and Defending Drugged Driving and DRE Cases
  • Drugs & Alcohol Risk Management
  • 2013
  • Completed CLE on "Practical Criminal Law 2012"
  • Rowan County Bar Association
  • 2012
  • Completed CLE on "Attacking DWI Cases and The Breath Test"
  • Fact Finder Investigations
  • 2012
  • Completed CLE on "The Changing Face of DWI Law in N.C."
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • 2011
  • Graduated Cum Laude
  • Regent University School of Law
  • 2010
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Publications

  • DWI Motions
  • Ultimate Criminal Defense Motions Practice
  • 2017
  • Bridging the Gap between Drunk Driving and Drugged Driving
  • DWI Defense Manual
  • 2014
  • Provided to the Rowan County Criminal Defense Bar
  • Criminal Law Update: The Expansion of Continuous Alcohol Monitoring
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Ultimate Criminal Defense Motions Practice
  • DWI Motions
  • 2017
  • Rowan County Criminal Defense Seminar
  • DWI Defense Manual: Bridging the Gap between Drunk Driving and Drugged Driving
  • 2014
  • Criminal Defense Roundtable
  • The Expansion of Continuous Alcohol Monitoring
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (26)
Given (29)
Endorse James
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Knowledgable, trustworthy, and experienced. I have observed James Davis in court and he is always prepared and does an outstanding job defending his clients. He is a valued member of the local bar and a resource to both his clients and his peers."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Davis taught an excellent CLE class. His insights into NC DWI defense tactics and strategy were invaluable."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"James is very knowledgeable, fights for his clients, and is an all around great attorney. His firm has an outstanding reputation for criminal defense in the Salisbury community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am not easily impressed by other lawyers. Many are all show and no substance - maybe even me sometimes. However, I had the pleasure of spending a day at seminar in Raleigh where Mr. Davis was a presenter. I was truly impressed with his knowledge and his desire to really go out and fight for his clients. It was a treat to see and I am glad to know there are lawyers like him in the western part of our state."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
""Davis" is the brand name when it comes to criminal defense in Rowan County. If you find yourself in criminal trouble, you can rely on James Davis II. James Davis II is calm and cool, and competent. He has my endorsement."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"James is a zealous advocate for his clients. His knowledge of the law and trial strategy is top notch."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"James is an outstanding trial attorney. I had the pleasure of trying a couple of matters against him when I was a prosecutor. He was always a very fierce and well prepared adversary. James has an excellent command of the law and is a persuasive advocate. I wholeheartedly endorse him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"James is a tremendous advocate. He puts the necessary time and effort into each case understand the issues and facts for his clients. James works hard to stay on the cutting edge of the law, especially when it comes to new developments in DWI law. James is a consummate professional who is always prepared. He presents his cases in a professional and veteran fashion. He is an outstanding attorney and I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When you find yourself in need of a criminal defense attorney, you want one that is experienced and knowledgeable. Attorney Davis is both of those. Just read his client reviews and you will see why he is well respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. James does a great job in and out of the courtroom for his clients. He is always prepared and is very knowledgeable."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"James is a skilled, passionate criminal defense attorney. I highly recommend his services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very passionate and hard working."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Probably about as hard working as they get!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Great person and fierce advocate for those in need of criminal representation."
General practice Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"James Davis is simply one of the finest lawyers I have ever met. James is a fine human being and a greatly skilled lawyer. I consider him to be one of the best DWI lawyers I have ever seen. He has the work ethic and intelligence to represent his clients at the highest level possible. Not only do I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer, as a fellow lawyer I consider him to be an invaluable resource and friend."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I can't say enough about James. He is the 'go-to' lawyer for serious criminal matter or court litigation. I have worked with him on cases and have referred many others to him. He is a top notch court room lawyer. He and his staff provide excellent representation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. James will aggressively protect your rights in and out of the courtroom, ensuring you great representation. James is highly knowledgeable in DWI laws so that you can feel a comfort that his representation will more than exceed your expectations."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Extremely knowledgeable and zealous advocate for his clients. He is willing to go the extra mile to get things done the right way."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Davis has shown that he has outstanding trial skills and knowledge of the law. He truly cares for his clients and fights for their rights."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
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Salisbury DUI and DWI Lawyer James Austin Davis II
James Austin Davis II
DUI and DWI Attorney
Salisbury, NC
Licensed for 13 years