Michael J. Davis is a dynamic general counsel and litigation attorney serving public entities and private businesses in the education, construction and food industries. Mr. Davis works with clients to bring early and favorable resolution to employment, commercial, and interagency disputes and other complex matters. When necessary, Mr. Davis advocates for clients before state and federal courts in all aspects of civil litigation, before state and federal agencies, and at arbitration. Mr. Davis’s legislative and regulatory practice has yielded enacted legislation and the issuance of precedent-setting regulatory guidance.
Mr. Davis previously served as an Assistant District Attorney and an in-house labor attorney. During law school, he clerked with the Connecticut State Attorney’s Office, United States Attorney’s Office, and a boutique litigation firm. Mr. Davis also serves as a school board member for an Early Childhood-8th Grade school. His experience gives him a unique perspective in navigating the complexities of the state and federal legal system, labor relations, the challenges of running a business or public entity, workplace conflict, and high-stakes situations.
Prior to law school, Mr. Davis received a Fulbright grant and lived in Brazil studying the biofuel industry. Mr. Davis’s experience living and studying abroad contributes to his cross-cultural competence and fluency in Portuguese and Spanish.
News & Publications
Events & Speaking Engagements
Performance Management Academy: Negotiations and Contract Administration 101: What You Need to Know About Collective Bargaining and the Grievance Procedure
At Your Desk, 1/6/2022
Cannabis on Campus: What School Administrators and Educators Need to Know
Teaching Cannabis/Marijuana Awareness and Prevention: A Conference for Educators Working with Middle and High School Youth (Stanford University Medical School)
UC Berkeley, 1/30/2020; At Your Desk, 4/28/2021; At Your Desk 4/27/2022
- Tips to Comply with California’s New Workplace Violence Standard (Specifically for Education Institutions)Virtual | At Your Desk, 01.09.2024
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 & Professional
American Bar Association
Contra Costa Bar Association
Colorado Hemp Advancement Management Plan (CHAMP) Initiative Stakeholder (Research & Development and Seed), 2019