Michael Davis

Senior Lecturer in Law

BA, Ohio Wesleyan University; JD, George Mason University

Contact Information

  • Email: Send an email
  • Phone: 703-993-8039
  • Office: Room 315, Hazel Hall, Arlington
  • Address:
    Antonin Scalia Law School
    George Mason University
    3301 Fairfax Dr.
    Arlington, VA 22201

Biographical Sketch

Michael L. Davis is a Senior Lecturer in Law who, after twenty-four years serving as an adjunct professor, joined the law school full time in August 2015. Prior to that (2003-2015) he was the managing attorney for State Farm Insurance Company Claim Litigation Counsel (Michael L. Davis & Associates) in Alexandria, Virginia, where he was involved primarily in personal injury and wrongful death litigation and insurance law. From 1980 to 2002 he was an attorney and principal in the trial litigation firm last known as Brandt, Jennings Roberts, Davis & Snee in Fairfax, Virginia, where he served  many years as its managing partner.

Mr. Davis teaches Trial Advocacy, Advanced Trial Advocacy, Evidence and Virginia Practice and oversees the law school’s externship programs and pro bono initiatives. He has served as lecturer, author and participant at numerous seminars on litigation topics over the years and maintains an active role in the legal community. He has served the Virginia State Bar as chair of the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board, a member of its Disciplinary Committees and as a faculty member to its Professionalism Course. He has also served two terms on the Fairfax County Bar Association Judicial Screening Committee.

Mr. Davis received his B. A. degree from Ohio Wesleyan University, cum laude, and his J. D. degree from Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University. He is a member of the American, Fairfax and Arlington Bar Associations, the Virginia State Bar, the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys. He maintains an active association with the George Mason American Inn of Court, where he serves as Emeritus Master.