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John M. Patterson, Judge (Governor, 1959-63) at the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals where I wrote approximately 150 unpublished memorandum and numerous opinions.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 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.
|AL||Occupational License - Authorized to Practice||1991||08/26/2019|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Merit Award||Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||2019|
|Top Lawyer||B-Metro Magazine||2016|
|Merit Award||Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||2011|
|Merit Award||Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||2009|
|Owner||Eric C. Davis, LLC||2016 - Present|
|Attorney||Parkman White, LLP||2010 - 2016|
|Owner||Eric C. Davis, LLC||2003 - 2010|
|Assistant District Attorney||State Of Alabama||1995 - 2003|
|Assistant City Attorney||City of Dothan, Alabama||1994 - 1995|
|Owner||Eric C. Davis, Attorney at Law||1993 - 1994|
|Associate||Trimmier Law Firm||1993 - 1993|
|Law Clerk, Court of Criminal Appeals||State Of Alabama||1990 - 1993|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Clearinghouse for Science Technology and the Law||Member||2011 - Present|
|Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Member||2003 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2003 - Present|
|Cumberland||JD - Juris Doctor||1990|
|Auburn University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1986|
|Four Corners CLE||Nuts & Bolts of Criminal Defense and Case Law Update||2016|
|Flowers Hospital SART/SANE nurses||Evidence in sexual assault cases||2002|
|State v. Smith||Not guilty|
|State v. Fulgham||Not guilty|
|State of Alabama v. Rockhill||Not Guilty|
|State of Alabama v. Dunlap||Not Guilty|
|State of Alabama v. Sanders||Not Guilty|
|State of Tennessee v. Rowden||Guilty of a lesser included offense without premeditation|
|State of Alabama v. Norton||Case dismissed at the close of the state's evidence.|
|State of Alabama v. Jackson||Defendant was convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence|
|State of Alabama v. Hutto||Guilty of misdemeanor assault 3rd|
|State of Alabama v. Culver||Not Guilty|
|State of Alabama v. Stacey||Not Guilty|
Posted by David
Thu Aug 11 2016
Posted by Melissa
Tue Aug 09 2016
Our Rating is calculated using information the lawyer has included on their profile in addition to the information we collect from state bar associations and other organizations that license legal professionals. Attorneys who claim their profiles and provide Avvo with more information tend to have a higher rating than those who do not.
Years licensed, work experience, education
Peer endorsements, associations, awards
Publications, speaking engagements