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Jesse Alvan Davis III

Medical malpractice Attorney at Atlanta, GA

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also known as Jess Davis

  • Licensed for 19 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2004
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Practice area
  1. Medical malpractice
    Jess Davis III is a trial lawyer representing catastrophically injured clients in Georgia and throughout the United States. He has received virtually every award and honor available to Georgia trial attorneys.

    20 years, 1,003 cases

Jess Davis is a medical malpractice trial lawyer representing victims of medical negligence in courts throughout Georgia and the Southeast.  He has recovered millions of dollars for his clients by successfully litigating a wide variety of healthcare-related cases, and is often called upon by other attorneys to handle complex medical malpractice trials.

Jess has earned Martindale-Hubbel’s AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating, the highest rating available for legal ability and professional ethics. In 2012 he was one of only three lawyers in Georgia—and the only lawyer in the metropolitan Atlanta area—selected by his peers as a Super Lawyer “Rising Star” in the category of medical malpractice. Atlanta Magazine has named him as one the “Top Young Attorneys in Georgia,” and The National Trial Lawyers selected him as one of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” in Georgia for 2012.

Jess has litigated numerous types of medical malpractice cases across a broad spectrum of the healthcare industry, including failure to diagnose bacterial infections such as meningitis and necrotizing fasciitis; negligent maternal fetal medicine and OB/GYN care resulting in stillborn and seriously injured children; failure to timely diagnose various types of cancer; surgical and anesthesiology errors resulting in severe neurological damage; failure to diagnose fatal, post-surgery conditions such as sepsis and peritonitis; substandard orthopedic surgeries involving the hip, knee and spine; chiropractic malpractice resulting in stroke and other debilitating injuries; and negligent nursing home/assisted living care resulting in death.

Prior to founding Davis Adams, Jess was a member of the Litigation & Trial Practice Group at Alston & Bird, an Am Law 100 firm, where he focused primarily on antitrust litigation.  He has published articles on the subject of predatory bidding, and was a contributor to the preeminent antitrust law treatise, Antitrust Advisor, as well as the American Bar Association’s seven-volume “In-House Counsel’s Essential Toolkit.”

Jess maintains an active pro bono practice, and regularly provides legal services at no charge to the refugee community in Clarkston, Ga. and to animal welfare organizations throughout the southeast through the Animal Rescue Legal Society, which he founded in 2005 after participating in animal rescue efforts in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina.

Born and raised in Columbus, Ga., Jess now lives with his wife and three children in Decatur, Ga.  He is a member of First Baptist Church of Decatur, where he serves as a deacon and on numerous service-oriented committees.  Jess also serves on the Board of Directors for The Community School, a nationally recognized school geared toward autistic adolescents and young adults.  When he is not practicing law, Jess can almost always be found with his family, often coaching, playing, or watching some type of sports with his boys and baby girl.


Davis Adams, LLC
2275 Marietta Blvd. NW, Suite 270-388
Atlanta, GA, 30318

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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Alston & Bird, LLP
  • 2004 - 2007


  • Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Columbus College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992


  • American Association for Justice
  • Professional Negligence Section
  • 2007 - Present
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Champion Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • N/A
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • N/A
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • N/A
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • N/A
  • DeKalb Bar Association
  • N/A
  • National Medical Malpractice Trial Lawyers Association
  • N/A
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Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Top Lawyer
  • Atlanta Magazine
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Life Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2011
  • Life Member
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2011
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  • American Association for Justice, Professional Negligence Newsletter (submitted)
  • Litigating Idiopathic Necrotizing Fasciitis Cases
  • 2012
  • ABA Journal
  • The In-House Counsel Essential Toolbar
  • 2006
  • Antitrust Pricing Discrimination Committee Newsletter
  • Ross-Simmons v. Weyerhaeuser: The Supreme Court Prepares to Rule on Antitrust Liability for Predatory Bidding
  • 2006
  • Thomson West
  • Antitrust Advisor
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (10)
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Medical malpractice Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jess is genuine thoughtful talented and appropriately aggressive. I would never refer a medmal case to anyone else."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jess is a great human being, and the go-to guy on medical malpractice issues in Georgia. I regularly see cases with a med-mal aspect, and he is the first person I send a case or a question that involves this complex and rapidly-evolving area of law. As prominent as he is in his field, he is equally generous with his time and his expertise. Altogether a great lawyer and a terrific person, Jess Davis is somebody I endorse enthusiastically and without hesitation."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jess is a one of a kind attorney and person. He has a real passion for his practice area, and it shows through the care he gives his clients. Jess is very highly regarded amongst his legal peers for his unmatched expertise in medical malpractice law and his ability to produce results."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jess is an outstanding attorney and advocate for victims of medical malpractice. I highly endorse him."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Formidable and competent- able to handle complex litigation."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jess is truly an expert in the area of medical malpractice actions."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Friend
"Jess is a very fine lawyer and a fine person. He devotes himself wholeheartedly to his work and does an outstanding job for his clients."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I refer my medical malpractice cases to Jesse Davis. His practice is devoted 100% to this area of law - my clients have been very happy with his representation and I endorse him highly."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jess has genuine compassion for his clients. He's thorough, efficient and driven to right the wrong. I wholeheartedly recommend Jess for any case that may involve medical negligence."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jesse Davis is an extremely knowledgeable medical malpractice lawyer. He and his law partner, Chad Adams, do an excellent job for their clients. I highly recommend Jesse to any individual looking for an attorney in this complex area of law."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jess Davis is true professional and asset to the legal community. His hard work and dedication have earned the respect of his clients and fellow attorneys. I recommend him without reservation."
Unknown Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jess and I were opposing counsel on lengthy lawsuit. Through that matter, I came to learn that Jess is a professional dedicated to his client, and he was willing to work hard to achieve his client's goals. He attacked the issues in the case both intelligently and practically. Jess is a formidable advocate."
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Atlanta Medical malpractice Lawyer Jesse Alvan Davis III
Jesse Alvan Davis III
Medical malpractice Attorney
Atlanta, GA
Licensed for 19 years