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JAMES S. DAVIS, Attorney at Law

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​Attorney James Davis was born and raised in Berkeley, California.  He attended the University of California Berkeley and graduated with a Bachelors degree in Legal Studies and Minored in African American Studies. He then furthered his education at Willamette University College of Law, where he then achieved his Juris Doctor degree in May 1998.  Attorney Davis has been successfully representing clients for over 20 years in many legal matters such as Civil Rights, Immigration, Labor and Employment, Personal Injury, Wage Claims, Criminal and DUI, to name a few.


In 2020, he founded Racism: Understanding Us. A racial bias and sensitivity training adapted from the work of former Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court Edwin Peterson's  Understanding Racism Foundation in which he was a facilitator. James Davis is determined to help people fight racism through the use of education and self evaluation. 


It goes without saying, every client Attorney James Davis and his Staff  are granted the privilege to  represent, they will not only be in great hands but cared for and respected for their diversity.  You will received the best advice for you and your matter, and the utmost level of representation from your attorney for an affordable price! You will never find yourself hassling to contact your attorney, he will always be available to you to discuss your case or assist you in any way possible.

Racism: Understanding Us

  • Founder 2020

San Diego Chapter Black Political Association of California

  • Executive Board (2017-Present)

San Diego NAACP

  • Chair Legal Redress ​(2019-Present)
  • Executive Board (2019-Present)

Salem/ Keizer NAACP:

  • ​​Vice-President (2008-2010)
  • Executive Board (2008-2010)

Oregon Youth Authority African American Advisory Committee:

  • Member (2008-2014)

Salem/ Keizer Coalition for Equality, Salem Oregon:

  • Treasurer (2008-2010)
  • Executive Board (2008-2010)
  • ​Legal Advisor (1998-2010)

National Bar Association:

  • ​Vice-President Region IX (2002-2003)
  • ​Treasurer Young Lawyers Division (2001-2002)
  • ​Presenter of CLE topic: Working with Insurance Companies to resolve Claims, NBA 78th Annual Conference New Orleans, LA (2003)
  • ​Member (1998-2004)

Oregon Chapter of the National Bar Association:

  • ​President (1999-2000)
  • Vice-President (1998-1999)

Oregon State Bar:

  • Affirmative Action Committee (1999-2002)

Understanding Racism Foundation, Portland Oregon:

  • Facilitator (1999-2003)