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Dennis Milan Davis

Business Attorney at Coeur d'Alene, ID

5.0   5 reviews

also known as Denny Davis

  • State Years
    Washington - WA 16 years
    Idaho - ID 46 years
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2007
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 46 years
    State ID
    Acquired 1977
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Dennis

Learn Dennis’s areas of practice.

I have served clients in North Idaho for over 34 years with my work in real estate, business and commercial transactions, corporate law, and government relations. I was an Idaho State Senator from 1989 to 1994 and served as Assistant Minority Leader in 1993-1994. I was appointed by the Idaho State Bar to a six-year term on the Idaho Judicial Council, completing my service in 2005.


I handle a variety of commercial and residential real estate transactions, as well as counseling numerous small to national-sized companies on issues including contracts, commercial transactions, real estate acquisition and development, employment matters and corporate law.


I currently chair Coeur d'Alene, Idaho's urban renewal agency board in a volunteer capacity.  I also serve on the University of Idaho College Law Advisory Council.


Listed in "Who's Who in American Law", Millennium Edition.


Recipient of the Idaho State Bar Professionalism Award, 2010.

University of Idaho President's Medallion Recipient, 2012.


Witherspoon Kelley
Spokesman Review Building
608 Northwest Blvd., Suite 300
Coeur d'Alene, ID, 83814-2174


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Posted by Jamie | July 8, 2014
Love working with Dennis.
Denny is superb. I could just end it there, but I'll elaborate. Denny has always been super responsive, often responding the same day. When I need a contract reviewed or other legal assistance that needs to happen quickly, he has been incredibly responsive. On other items that I simply need to make sure myself and my company is protected, he is thorough, deliberate and accurate. He is also a teacher too. He ensure I understand what we are talking about and they why's. HIs advice and guidance is second to none and I consider him a big part of my team.
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Posted by Eric | June 26, 2014
Excellent counsel
Denny is always very thorough in his legal care for our company. He is conscientious and has in many cases helped us mitigate loss and potential torts. I would highly recommend Denny for a company that is looking for expert legal care.
Posted by Randall | August 9, 2013
A decade of good advice
As a local small businessman, I have relied on Denny's advice and assistance over the past decade. Whether it has involved planning business structure, negotiating contract details or giving practical advice, he's been a consistently reliable resource. Others I've referred to Denny have since thanked me for having steered them to the right person.
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Posted by Roy | October 22, 2012
Legal work Post Falls, Idaho land development
I engaged Mr. Davis in 2008 to render legal services for land development which included annexation, zoning, public hearings, entitlements, utility agreements just to name a few. I worked with Mr. Daviis for approximately 3 years. I found Mr. Davis to be very knowledgable and professional. He was well respected by the City officials and other public entities that were involved in the project. Mr. Davis was a strategic member of our development team offering creative solutions to the many complexed issues. Probably the best review I could give Mr. Davis is that he helped us acheive all of our objectives in the face of many challenges. It was a pleasure working with him and I look forward to working with him in the future.
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Posted by Brandon Lee | February 15, 2012
Outstanding & Trustworthy!
Below I selected corporate/incorporation but Denny was my attorney for nearly everything that I did for several of my companies and personal needs. I found Denny to be professional but personable. He understood our needs from our perspective and gave us what we needed not what he was able to "sell" us. Denny created our LLCs, walked us through converting them to S-corps and walk through every step of the way of selling 2 companies under very different circumstances. And, he and his team were excellent in both situations. It is without any hesitation that I would recommend Denny and his staff!
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  • Hourly Rates $ 290-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Witherspoon Kelley
  • 1991 - Present


  • University of Idaho College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1977
  • University of Idaho
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1973


  • University of Idaho College of Law
  • Member, Law Advisory Council
  • 2012 - Present
  • Idaho State Bar Association, Business and Corporate Law
  • N/A
  • Coeur d'Alene Sunrise Rotary
  • Former President
  • N/A
  • Lake City Development Corporation (an urban renewal agency)
  • Board Chairman
  • N/A
  • Human Rights Education Institute, Inc.
  • Founding and Former Board Member and Officer
  • N/A
  • Coeur d'Alene Planning Commission
  • Former Commissioner
  • N/A
  • University of Idaho Northern Advisory Board
  • Executive Committee
  • N/A
  • Inland Northwest Community Foundation Gift Planning and Marketing Committee
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Coeur d'Alene City Planning Commission
  • Former Member
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  • Coeur d'Alene Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Former Legal Counsel
  • N/A
  • Idaho State Bar Association, Real Property Law Section
  • Board of Governors
  • 2003 - 2005
  • University of Idaho Research Park Advisory Board
  • Chair
  • 1998 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • President's Medallion
  • University of Idaho
  • 2012
  • Professionalism
  • Idaho State Bar
  • 2010
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • Real Estate Development in Eastern Washington & Idaho
  • Real Estate Development
  • 2013

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Coeur d'Alene Business Lawyer Dennis Milan Davis
Dennis Milan Davis
Business Attorney
Coeur d'Alene, ID
Licensed for 46 years