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Eric Clark Davis

Criminal defense Attorney at Dothan, AL

5.0   4 reviews
  • State Years
    Alabama - AL 32 years
    Tennessee - TN 34 years
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State AL
    Acquired 1991
    Occupational License - Authorized to Practice No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State TN
    Acquired 1990
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Eric

Learn Eric’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    This is an approximation. All felonies and misdemeanors including homicide, drug cases, and white collar crimes.

    34 years, 4,000 cases

  2. Violent crime
    Violent crime includes all types of homicide, including capital murder and vehicular homicide, assaults, and domestic violence.

    34 years, 200 cases

  3. DUI and DWI
    I have tried hundreds of DUI cases both as a prosecutor and a defense attorney.

    34 years, 400 cases

  4. White collar crime

    34 years, 100 cases

  5. Speeding and traffic ticket

    34 years, 250 cases

  6. Appeals
    This is an approximation. The number of cases deals with cases after my clerkship. These appeals include appeals from municipal or district court to circuit court and appeals from circuit court to the Court of Criminal Appeals.

    34 years, 20 cases

  7. Sex crime
    This is an approximation based upon prosecuting and defending sex crimes.

    34 years, 75 cases

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John M. Patterson, Judge (Governor, 1959-63) at the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals where I wrote approximately 150 unpublished memorandum and numerous opinions.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.

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Eric C. Davis, LLC
188 N. Foster St., Suite 205
Dothan, AL, 36303

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Posted by Dustin | July 7, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Took Time to Explain
Took 5 minutes to explain to me what every other attorney I called in town wouldn't. Helped me understand my situation over the phone without having me come into the office and try to get money out of me.
Posted by David | August 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Consistent, Honest, Experienced, and Considerate
I was represented by Eric Davis in a matter that could have lead to a felony conviction. Eric took time to understand my case, and offered his legal advise and personal experience. By following the guidance he offered I received a favorable outcome, and a situation that could have been devastating to me became an opportunity to set my life on a different trajectory. It is obvious that Eric is respected by his peers in the legal system, and he also earned my respect, and gratitude. I highly recommend him. Eric was honest and communicated openly with me thru the entire process to ensure I was fully advised before making any decisions.
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Posted by Melissa | August 8, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Very educated, deliberate and relentless!
We had need to hire a criminal defense lawyer. I contacted Eric Davis and he took the situation seriously and had me come in to meet him right away. He took the time to talk through the situation and didn't rush us. I was so humbled by not only how understanding he was but also how very educated he was. He will be very deliberate and relentless with your case. Eric is someone who will fight for you and be that person who is in your corner when you feel like no one else is! He is very professional, ethical and will build a great rapport with you quickly. Eric Davis will be accessible and will be an advocate for you.
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Posted by Brienn | August 7, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
My Hero
I came to Mr. Davis because I was looking for the best. His record as a defense attorney and a prosecutor told me he knew the law and could defend me from the injustice I was facing. Mr. Davis is very thorough and professional I felt I was in capable hands. In the courtroom he is simply amazing. A plea deal was offered and refused I left it up to the jury with confidence knowing my case was properly presented to them and the judge. I defiantly trust this man with my life and my freedom and highly recommend him to anyone.
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Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • 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
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  • Cumberland
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • Auburn University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Smith
  • Not guilty
  • State v. Fulgham
  • Not guilty
  • State of Alabama v. Rockhill
  • Not Guilty
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  • 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

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 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
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Speaking Engagements

  • Four Corners CLE
  • Nuts & Bolts of Criminal Defense and Case Law Update
  • 2016
  • Flowers Hospital SART/SANE nurses
  • Evidence in sexual assault cases
  • 2002

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (4)
Endorse Eric
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have tried many cases against Mr. Davis when i was an assistant DA. He was always a zealous advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Truly exceptional and professional attorney with an outstanding reputation in the legal field for providing high quality representation and results for his clients!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Eric. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Davis who is a bright,vry effective and skiilled lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have know Eric for many years and have had the privilege of discussing aspects of cases with him. He has a thorough knowledge of the law and the ability to put that knowledge to practical effect - an altogether rare ability."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric is one of the best criminal defense lawyers in Dothan and Southeast Alabama. He practices with a law firm that is well renowned throughout the IUnited States for zealous representation of their clients, and Eric is the leader of the Dothan office. I would not hesitate to refer a friend or family member to Eric Davis for criminal defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have watched Eric practice law for over a decade now. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking the assistance of a highly skilled and experienced lawyer. He is easily one of the best criminal defense attorneys in the state of Alabama."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"Eric is a true criminal trial attorney. Eric's skill in the courtroom has been developed after representing thousands of clients charged with felonies. After trying well over a hundred jury trials as a prosecutor and defense attorney, there is very little Eric hasn't seen. There is no charge too serious, or case too complex for Eric to handle. He uses his superior knowledge of criminal law to his client's advantage. I endorse Eric as a top tier criminal attorney."
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