Jess Davis - Atlanta Medical Malpractice Attorney

Contact Information

Education

  • JD, Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, Macon, GA
  • BA, Political Science, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA

State Bar & Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • All State of Georgia Trial Courts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia

Jess Davis

Jess Davis III is a trial lawyer representing catastrophically injured clients in Georgia and throughout the United States. He has received virtually every award and honor available to Georgia trial attorneys, has lead numerous legal and community organizations, is regularly called upon by the media for comment on complex or high profile legal matters, and the firm he helps lead has recovered more than $75,000,000 for its clients, including eight-figure verdicts and settlements.

Jess has litigated most every type of personal injury case, including auto accident and commercial vehicle 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, including bedsores, resulting in serious injury or 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 is part of the team of lawyers that sued U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a California federal court for the illegal detention of Vietnamese refugees, an ambitious habeas class action that garnered national and international media coverage. He also provides free legal service 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. Outside of his legal work, Jess has served on the Board of Directors for The Community School and Druid Hills Youth Sports.

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 judges and progressive legislative candidates, and volunteering with a number of social justice organizations.

Memberships & Activities

  • Member, Executive Committee, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Parliamentarian, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Chair, Education Committee, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Chair, Membership Committee, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Vice Chair, Education Committee, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Amicus Committee, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Membership Committee, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Education Committee, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Legislative Affairs Committee, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Champion Member, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Board of Directors, Civil Justice PAC of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Champion Member, Civil Justice PAC of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, State Bar of Georgia
  • Member, Bench & Bar Committee, State Bar of Georgia
  • Member, Board of Directors, DeKalb Bar Association
  • Chair, Membership Committee, DeKalb Bar Association
  • Member, DeKalb Bar Association
  • Member, Trial Lawyers Section, DeKalb Bar Association
  • Member, Atlanta Bar Association
  • Member, Litigation Section, Atlanta Bar Association
  • Member, American Academy of Jurisprudence
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Member, Professional Negligence Section, American Association for Justice
  • Member, National Medical Malpractice Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Antitrust Section, American Bar Association
  • Member, American Constitution Society
  • Member, NAACP
  • Member, Human Rights Campaign
  • Chair, Committee to Keep Judge Stacey K. Hydrick
  • Member, Board of Directors, The Community School
  • Member, Board of Directors, Druid Hills Youth Sports
  • Member, Capital Campaign Committee, Druid Hills Youth Sports
  • Founder, Animal Rescue Legal Society

Awards

  • Champion of Justice Award, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • AV Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Lifetime Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Lifetime Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Georgia, The National Trial Lawyers
  • Top 100 High Stakes Litigators
  • Seal of Excellence, American Jurist Institute
  • Georgia Super Lawyer
  • Georgia Super Lawyer, Rising Star
  • Georgia’s Legal Elite, Georgia Trend Magazine
  • Top Young Attorneys in Georgia, Atlanta Magazine
  • Georgia’s Top-Rated Lawyer, Legal Leaders: Georgia’s Top-Rated Lawyers
  • Litigator Awards Nominee, Trial Lawyers Board of Regents
  • 10 Best (Client Satisfaction), American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • Top Rated Lawyer in Medical Malpractice, The American Lawyer & Corporate Counsel
  • Premier 100 Georgia Trial Attorneys, National Academy of Jurisprudence

Seminars, Publications & Media

Trial Themes and Tactics—Making the Complex Simple
Toxic & Mass Torts CLE, ICLE
Presenter—Atlanta, Ga., March 29, 2018

Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention
Co-Chair, Atlanta, Ga., April 27-28, 2017

Watch Me CLE, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
Co-Chair, Savannah, Ga., January 27-28, 2017

Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention
Co-Chair, Atlanta, Ga., April 28-29, 2016

What’s Next in the Ross Harris Murder Trial?
Fox 5 News
Television Interview, Atlanta, Ga., April 29, 2016

Man Shoots and Kills Alleged Car Thief
Fox 5 News
Television Interview, Atlanta, Ga., March 20, 2016

Practical Tactics for Preparing and Neutralizing Experts
Jury Trial Tactics CLE, ICLE
Presenter—January 2016

You’ve Got Until Midnight to Cash In These Lotto Tickets
11 Alive News
Television Interview, Atlanta, Ga., July 29, 2015

Millions Worth of Georgia Lottery Tickets Go Unclaimed Before Deadline
CBS 46 News
Television Interview, Atlanta, Ga., July 29, 2015

Jobs Spotlight: Jess Davis III, Personal Injury Attorney
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Columbus, Ga., June 21, 2015

Weekly Check-Up with Dr. Bruce Feinberg
WSB-TV News
Radio Interview, Atlanta, Ga., June 21, 2015

Strain on Jurors in Atlanta School Cheating Trial
WSB-TV News
Television Interview, Atlanta, Ga., November 14, 2014

Atlanta Public School Cheating Trial Jury Selection
CBS 46 News
Television Interview, Atlanta, Ga., July 1, 2014

Local Attorney Sounds Off on VA Healthcare Scandal
Fox 5 News
Television Interview, Atlanta, Ga., June 11, 2014

Legal Expert: Class Action Lawsuit Against VA Unlikely
CBS 46 News
Television Interview, Atlanta, Ga., June 11, 2014

Cases Concerning VA Medical Care Continue to Pile Up
WSB-TV News
Television Interview, Atlanta, Ga., June 6, 2014

Resolving Medical Negligence Cases: Turning Good Cases Into Good Recoveries
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention
Presenter—Atlanta, Ga., April 2014

Expertise in Plaintiff Personal Injury Law: Medical Malpractice
Atlanta Bar Association CLE
Presenter, Atlanta, Ga., January 2014

Litigating Idiopathic Necrotizing Fasciitis Cases
Trial Magazine (The National Trial Lawyers)
Author—Winter 2014

Using Medical Experts to Add Value to Your Case
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Essential Torts CLE
Presenter—Macon, Ga., February 2013

Effectively Using Expert Witnesses
Southern Poverty Law Center Annual Retreat
Presenter—Orange Beach, Ala., October 2012

The In-House Counsel Essential Toolbox
American Bar Association
Contributor—2006

Ross-Simmons v. Weyerhaeuser: The Supreme Court Rules on Antitrust Liability for Predatory Bidding Antitrust Section Newsletter, American Bar Association
Author—Fall 2006

Antitrust Advisor
West Publishing
Contributor—2005