Fred E. Davis – Background:
Born in Center, Texas, Mr. Davis is a second-generation trial attorney with over 40 years experience in governmental, Law Firm and solo practice. He was educated at the University of Texas at Austin, receiving a Bachelor of Business Administration (Pre-Law) degree in 1965, and then completing the University of Texas School of Law in 1967. He was immediately licensed by the Supreme Court of Texas (1967) and began his actual practice of law. His service as an Assistant Attorney General of Texas under Attorney General Crawford Martin (1967 and 1970) was broken by his service in the United States Naval Reserve JAGC Corps, for which he volunteered. He served from 1968-1970 with duty stations which included Seattle, Washington and Midway Island, during which time he handled as first chair trial attorney over 100 special court martial cases.
Mr. Davis’ private practice of law began in 1971 in Austin, Texas. In 1976, he became a Partner of Davis & Davis and then in 1981 a Senior Shareholder of Davis and Davis, P.C. and remained in that capacity until 2008. During his thirty-seven years with the Davis & Davis organizations, he developed a professional expertise in handling medical litigation for physicians, hospitals and nurses and in representing those professionals in administrative proceedings before their respective licensing boards.
During his early career, he actively served his profession as President of the Austin Junior Bar Association and Board member of the Texas Young Lawyers Association. He has also been a Legal Editor and Lecturer.
As a Trial Litigator, he has successfully handled many important cases to a successful conclusion at all levels in the Texas judicial system. As a Mediator, he has been able to successfully utilize his abilities of negotiation and persuasion to bring about successful, agreed upon conclusions to mediated cases, both large and small. As an Arbitrator, he is known for fairness and impartiality in deciding contested cases being arbitrated before him.