College: Murray State University
Law School: Southern Illinois University School of Law
Admitted to Bar: 2012
Other Certifications: Best Brief Award Intermural Moot Court Competition; Exceptional Achievement Award in White Collar Crime; Staff Member and Articles Editor for Southern Illinois University Law Journal; Publication: Another Tweak to Miranda: The Supreme Court Significantly Limits the Edwards Presumption of Involuntariness in Custodial Interrogation, 36 S. Ill. L.J. 593 (2012).
Hobbies: Reading; Hiking; Cuddling with my 90-pound lap dog; LA Rams football
When I was in the third grade, one of my classmates destroyed something belonging to another student while we were working on a group project. Even though I took no part in that student’s actions, I received the same punishment as if I had. Ever since then, I’ve known that being accused of something is different from being guilty.
Throughout college and law school, I had the honor of working for one of Kentucky’s top criminal defense attorneys. I learned firsthand that I could use my voice to advocate for those who find themselves in criminal court and help guide them through a process that is often confusing and emotionally draining. A criminal conviction can have a huge impact on a person’s life, so I take to heart my duty to zealously advocate for my clients and ensure that they are treated fairly. I love what I do because every day I get the opportunity to work with clients by assisting them through a challenging situation so that they can move forward with their lives.
Attorney Jessica Davis began working in the legal field during her senior year of high school when she decided that she wanted to be an attorney. While in college and law school, she supplemented her studies with real experience working with one of Kentucky’s top criminal defense attorneys. Since becoming licensed in California, she has provided clients with personalized legal representation in criminal court for infractions, misdemeanors, and felonies. She has also assisted clients with post-conviction relief in the form of expungements, appeals, and writs.