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Davis Law Group was founded in 1989 by Doug Davis. He started the firm after a successful career with a national constitutional litigation firm. His goal to provide excellent, customer-oriented legal services has continued to grow with a focus on providing clients with a unique experience.

We focus on value creation by providing our clients and referral sources with a unique experience in three ways: Leadership; Relationship; and Creativity. We accomplish this by staying current and addressing our client’s Dangers, Opportunities and Strengths.

Opportunities: what are their biggest opportunities to be focused on and captured? 
Dangers: what keeps them up at night; what are the biggest dangers to be eliminated?
Strengths: where are they confident – what strengths can be reinforced and maximized?

Our goal is to provide problem solving solutions, impart confidence, make complex issues understandable and provide legal protection through technical expertise. For our clients “Legal Solutions in a complex world – It’s all about peace of mind™.”

We are proud of our growth and even more proud of how we have helped our clients experience success in their endeavors.

We are located in Wynngate Business Park in the Greenbrier area of Chesapeake, Virginia and serve the entire Hampton Roads area including Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Hampton, Newport News, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Smithfield and Williamsburg. Regional clients include businesses and individuals throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia and North Carolina.

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Estate & Trust Planning

Estate Planning is essentially the process of preserving and protecting your assets and property during your lifetime, then providing instructions for them to be passed on to


Corporate and Business Transactions

At Davis Law Group we have a unique perspective in our corporate and business law practice. Most "corporate" law firms focus on serving the business rather than


Elder Law

Elder Law – Guiding You and Your Family through the Complexities of Aging At DLG, our Family Legacy Process© doesn’t stop after you set up your estate


Probate & Trust Administration

When a close relative or friend dies, there are several important legal and taxation matters to be addressed.  Depending on how property and other assets are titled,


Civil Litigation

Representing a client involved in business disputes, contract disputes, including mediation, arbitration, or civil litigation in court, is a big responsibility -- one we don't take lightly.


Church and Non-Profit Organizations

Church and non-profit law requires a special understanding of the issues and challenges that face non-profit and religious institutions. The legal advice that best serves business and


Commercial Real Estate Transactions

At Davis Law Group we understand that the commercial real estate process can be one of the most stressful events our clients will ever experience. Hampton Roads


Family Law & Collaborative Practice

The attorneys at Davis Law Group have extensive experience in representing individuals who find themselves in the middle of broken relationships, and we are effective advocates when


Employment Law

Few relationships impact our daily lives as much as the relationships we have at our workplaces. For most people, it is the place they spend the majority



Over the past several years we have helped a number of families work through the complexities of domestic and international adoption in virtually every scenario you can

Douglas W. Davis
Attorney, Managing Partner
Douglas H. Cook
Attorney, of Counsel
Jake Balderson
Stephen Haynes
Jeff Coombs
Attorney, Nonprofit Practice Leader
Conor Flaherty
Christen Davis
Senior Paralegal
Jacob Tise
Lauren Baust
Rebecca Garnsey
Melissa Smith
Karen Nootnagel
Nicole Capomaggi
Receptionist/Client Liaison

Who Can Act as a Registered Agent?

A registered agent is a person or company that receives official paperwork, like service of process, on behalf of an entity. The registered agent must pass on any paperwork it receives to the individual(s) that govern the entity (this may be the board of directors, a partner, or

Why Nonprofits Should Not Make Loans to Directors and Officers

Nonprofits generally should avoid making loans to officers and directors even though Virginia does not prohibit such loans. In fact, under Va. Code § 13.1-826(9), nonstock corporations explicitly have the power to lend money and credit to directors and officers. Even though making loans to officers and directors

When is an Employer Liable for the Actions of Its Employees?

Virginia allows plaintiffs to recover from the employer of an individual who negligently harms them on three theories: negligent hiring, negligent retention, and vicarious liability. Negligent Hiring & Retention Negligent hiring occurs when an employer negligently employs someone who is unfit for the position and therefore places others