William Davis

Professorial Lecturer in Law


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2000 H Street, NW Washington DC 20052

William E. Davis has been recognized as one of the top estate planning attorney and fiduciary litigators in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area by Washingtonian magazine each year since 2005; voted one of "The Best Lawyers" in America by his peers every year since 2006; and selected as a "Super Lawyer" in Super Lawyers magazine annually since 2007.

Mr. Davis is the chair of Jackson & Campbell, P.C.'s Trusts and Estates Practice Group and a member of the Firm's Professional Responsibility Practice Group. Prior to joining the Firm, he was a partner at a general civil practice law firm in Washington, D.C., and concentrated his practice is the area of trust and estate planning and administration and fiduciary litigation.

He was elected in 2000 as a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel; he serves on the State Laws and Fiduciary Litigation Committees; and is a past D.C. State Chair. He has also been elected into the Fellowship of the Litigation Counsel of America.

Mr. Davis is a member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law section of the American Bar Association; the Washington, D.C., Estate Planning Council; the Advisory Committee on Probate and Fiduciary Rules of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia; the Counsellors; and the Barristers. Currently, he is serving on the Guardianship Project Committee of the Council for Court Excellence.

He continues to remain active in The District of Columbia Bar following his service as treasurer and board member and co-chair of the Estates Trusts and Probate Law Section. He is currently a member of The Bar Association of the District of Columbia, following his roles as president and board member.

He is admitted to practice in Maryland and Washington, D.C., and he is barred but inactive in North Carolina.

BA, Univeristy of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; JD, College of William and Mary