Jess Davis III is a personal injury trial lawyer representing seriously injured victims in courts throughout Georgia from his offices in Atlanta and Columbus, Ga. He has received virtually every award and honor available to trial attorneys in the State of Georgia, he helps lead numerous legal and community organizations, he regularly is called upon by the media for comment on complex or high profile legal matters, and the firm he helps lead has recovered more than $40,000,000 for its clients, including eight-figure verdicts and settlements.
Jess has earned Martindale-Hubbell’s AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating, the highest rating available for legal ability and professional ethics. He is a lifetime member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Jess has been named one of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” in Georgia by The National Trial Lawyers, a Georgia “Super Lawyer,” one of Georgia’s “Legal Elite” by Georgia Trend Magazine, one of the “Top Young Attorneys in Georgia” by Atlanta Magazine, one of Georgia’s “Legal Leaders: Georgia’s Top Rated Lawyers” by American Legal Media, and was nominated for the 2014 “Litigator Awards” by the Trial Lawyers Board of Regents.
Jess has litigated most every type of personal injury case, including truck and commercial vehicle accidents, car accidents, criminal acts or other injuries occurring on a business’s unsafe property, sexual abuse of minors in juvenile detention facilities, electrocution and other job site injuries, and a wide variety of medical negligence cases, including failure to diagnose bacterial infections such as meningitis and necrotizing fasciitis; failure to timely diagnose various types of cancer; surgical and anesthesiology errors resulting in severe neurological damage; failure to diagnose fatal, post-surgery conditions such as sepsis and peritonitis; chiropractic malpractice resulting in stroke and other debilitating injuries; and negligent nursing home/assisted living care resulting in death.
Prior to founding Davis Adams, LLC, Jess was a member of the Litigation & Trial Practice Group at Alston & Bird, an Am Law 100 firm, where he focused primarily on antitrust litigation. He has published articles on the subject of predatory bidding, and was a contributor to the preeminent antitrust law treatise, Antitrust Advisor, as well as the American Bar Association’s seven-volume In-House Counsel’s Essential Toolkit.
Jess maintains a highly active pro bono practice. He regularly provides legal services at no charge to the refugee community in Clarkston, Ga. and to animal welfare organizations through the Animal Rescue Legal Society, which he founded in 2005 after participating in the emergency evacuation of animals from New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina.
Before attending law school Jess spent nearly a decade as a political aide and operative in Washington, D.C. and in Georgia, including stints with the United States Senate, the United States House of Representatives, and numerous political campaigns at every level, including presidential, congressional, state and mayoral races. He remains active in national, state and local politics, routinely chairing campaign committees for judicial and legislative candidates.
Born and raised in Columbus, Ga., Jess now lives with his wife and three young children in Atlanta. He is an active member of First Baptist Church of Decatur, where he has served as a deacon and in various other leadership positions. Jess has served on the Board of Directors for The Community School, a pioneering school that supports the developmental and educational growth of adolescents and young adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorders, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Druid Hills Youth Sports, where he has coached more seasons of little league baseball than he can remember (and has loved every minute).