Overview

Michael Davis represents California school districts, county offices of education, and community college districts. His focus on education law includes general liability and employment issues. He litigates matters arising under the California Education Code, California Government Code, and other state and federal statutes. 

Mr. Davis has litigated a variety of labor and employment matters at arbitration and before the California Public Employment Relations Board and the California Office of Administrative Hearings. Before joining the firm, Mr. Davis worked as an attorney for a public employee union, where he represented employees at administrative hearings; represented the union in litigation; negotiated collective bargaining agreements, memoranda of understanding, and other agreements; and trained staff on legal matters. He also worked as an Assistant District Attorney, litigating bench and jury trials and motion hearings.

Prior to attending law school at the University of Connecticut, Mr. Davis won a Fulbright scholarship, which he used to research the development of the biofuel industry in Brazil and coordinate and edit a book about biofuel technologies and sustainable practices. In law school he won CALI awards for receiving the highest grade in his trial advocacy and civil procedure classes and was awarded the Edward L. Stephenson Memorial Prize for excellence in civil procedure. Mr. Davis served as an intern with the Connecticut State’s Attorney’s Office, the United States Attorney’s Office, and a private law firm.

Practice Areas

News & Publications

Publications

Mr. Davis co-edited the book BIOFUELS: Reasonable Steps Towards a Renewable Energy Future (Fulbright Commission, DF, Brazil)(2010). He also co-authored two chapters of the book.

Community Involvement

Community & Professional

  • Contra Costa Bar Association, Barrister Section, Board Member
  • Robert G. McGrath American Inns of Court, Member

Education

J.D., University of Connecticut School of Law
B.A., Fairfield University

Admissions

  • 2013, Connecticut
    2013, Massachusetts
    2014, California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

Languages

  • Portuguese
    Spanish
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