Bio
Mr. Davis has extensive civil litigation experience in both federal and state courts.  He regularly represents individuals and companies of all sizes in disputes related to breach of contract, business transactions, real property, and commercial collections.  Mr. Davis frequently reviews insurance policies and provides coverage analysis in disputes arising from denials of coverage.  His practice also includes filing and litigating mechanics liens on behalf of unpaid contractors.  Mr. Davis handles litigated matters for his clients from the first consultation through discovery, motion practice, trial, and appeal.
 
In addition to his commercial litigation practice, Mr. Davis frequently represents municipalities on matters involving zoning questions, land use issues, administrative proceedings, civil rights and personal injury claims, and law enforcement liability.  He has successfully defended several Article 78 proceedings.  Mr. Davis currently represents multiple towns in state administrative proceedings, commonly referred to as Article 10, regarding siting of large scale renewable energy facilities.
 
Mr. Davis is the former Town Attorney for the Town of Lewiston.  As Town Attorney, he provided legal counsel to the Town Board, Town Planning Board, and Town Zoning Board of Appeals regarding general municipal matters.  Mr. Davis also oversaw much of the town’s pending litigation.


ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
  • New York
  • Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York

Education
  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, J.D.
  • University at Buffalo

Professional Associations
  • Charles S. Desmond American Inn of Court, President 
  • Bar Association of Erie County 

Honors & Awards
  • Upstate New York SuperLawyers® (2017-2020)

Community Involvement
  • Queen of Heaven Church, Parishioner, and Volunteer
  • Queen of Heaven School, Parent Volunteer
  • Heritage Christian Services, Community Advisory Committee member
  • Erie County Citizens’ Budget Review Commission, Member