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I began my law career as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable John M. Patterson, Judge (Governor, 1959-63) at the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals where I wrote approximately 150 unpublished memorandum and numerous opinions.  This was an extraordinary learning experience.


In 1993, I moved my family moved to Dothan, Alabama.  After a brief stint in civil practice, I returned to criminal law as a sole practitioner, where I tried numerous cases, including a grisly murder, one of Houston County's first DNA cases.


In 1994, I was lured from private practice to the City Attorney's Office for the City of Dothan.  While there, prosecuted hundreds of DUI cases, along with domestic violence cases and other assorted misdemeanors.  I also handled some of the City's civil work.


In 1995, I was lured from the City Attorney's Office to the Office of the District Attorney, 20th Judicial Circuit, which encompasses Houston and Henry County, Alabama.  As an Assistant District Attorney, I handled thousands of cases and tried over 200 jury trials.  Many of those were murders, robberies, drug trafficking, robbery and white collar crimes.  Again, I prosecuted hundreds of DUI and domestic violence cases and handled juvenile matters.  For a period of five years, I handled all the drug forfeiture cases for both counties.  In 2002, I tried a female defendant for the capital murder of her adopted baby, achieving a conviction.  That defendant was later sentenced to death.


In 2003, I returned to the private practice of law, focusing of criminal defense, DUI, and criminal appeals as I do today. Since then I have handled thousands criminal cases of all kinds.  My experience as a former prosecutor makes me a better defense attorney.  At trial, I have secured not guilty verdicts in capital murder, robbery, sex cases, drug possession and sales, DUI and numerous other cases.  In other cases, I have secured, both at trial and by plea, many lesser included offenses, including a plea from capital murder to a misdemeanor.  I have twice won the Alabama Criminal Defenses Lawyer's Merit Award.


I fight hard for those criminally accused regardless of guilt or innocence.  I provide service to my clients without judgment.  The criminal justice system only works if I keep the prosecution honest and ensure that the court's rulings are appropriate. 


In March of 2016, I was recognized as one of B-Metro Magazine's Top Lawyers.  In June of 2016, I returned to the solo practice of law as Eric C. Davis, LLC.


No representation is made that the quality of the legal services performed is greater than the quality of the legals services provided by other lawyers.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 72%
    26 years, 4 thousand cases
  2. Violent Crime: 15%
    26 years, 200 cases
  3. DUI & DWI: 10%
    26 years, 400 cases
  4. Appeals: 3%
    26 years



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Eric C. Davis, LLC

188 N. Foster St., Suite 205
Dothan, AL, 36301


ALAuthorized to practice law199108/13/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top LawyerB-Metro Magazine2016
Merit AwardAlabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association2011
Merit AwardAlabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerEric C. Davis, LLC2016 - Present
AttorneyParkman White, LLP2010 - 2016
OwnerEric C. Davis, LLC2003 - 2010
Assistant District AttorneyState Of Alabama1995 - 2003
Assistant City AttorneyCity of Dothan, Alabama1994 - 1995
OwnerEric C. Davis, Attorney at Law1993 - 1994
AssociateTrimmier Law Firm1993 - 1993
Law Clerk, Court of Criminal AppealsState Of Alabama1990 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2012 - Present
National Clearinghouse for Science Technology and the LawMember2011 - Present
Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2003 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2003 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2014 - 2016
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Alabama v. SandersNot Guilty
State of Alabama v. StaceyNot Guilty
State of Tennessee v. RowdenGuilty of a lesser included offense without premeditation
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Samford University, Cumberland School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Auburn UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Flowers Hospital SART/SANE nursesEvidence in sexual assault cases2002