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Douglas W. Davis

Attorney, Managing Partner


  • BA, Oral Roberts University
  • J.D., O.W. Coburn School of Law at Oral Roberts University

Areas of Focus:

  • Trust and Estate planning
  • Wealth Preservation planning
  • Business planning and succession
  • Commercial Transactions

Community Involvement:

  • Executive Board of Directors, Towne Bank Chesapeake
  • Board of Director, Chesapeake Hospital Authority
  • Past Member Foundation Board of Directors, Chesapeake Regional Health Foundation
  • Co-Chairman, Chesapeake Regional Health Foundation Gala
  • Member, Wealth Counsel – nationwide organization of attorneys who specialize in estate and asset protection planning and business succession
  • Past President of the Chesapeake Rotary Club and Paul Harris Fellow
  • Executive Board, Chesapeake Rotary Club Wine Festival
  • Board of Directors, Chesapeake Rotary Foundation

Professional Background:

When I left for law school it was with the intention to go into the FBI and become a special agent. During that time it became apparent to me that I enjoyed the challenge of dealing with complex situations and applying solutions that provide value to others. That satisfaction led me into the practice of law. I have had the privilege of participating in several high-profile constitutional cases in the federal and state court systems across the United States, and in 1989 founded Davis Law Group to focus on the needs of individuals, business owners and their families in our community.

As a firm we have created The Family Legacy Process©, a unique system designed to provide strategies and solutions for clients interested in preserving family values, and their individual and business assets. Today Davis Law Group is a law firm that is firmly rooted in helping individuals find solutions to complex legal issues involving asset preservation, trust and estate planning, probate and trust administration, commercial transactions, and civil disputes.

Life Influences: 

My grandfather had a tremendous influence on me. He was a wheat farmer in Kansas and I had the privilege of living with he and my grandmother and working on their farm as a young teenager. I learned a lot about hard work and many life lessons during that time. He didn’t speak much, but when he did – everyone listened. He was a hard worker, resourceful – if something broke down, he fixed it with whatever was on hand, he always had a solution – there was no challenge too difficult and certainly no such thing as “it can’t be done!” He was a generous man and a man of character and integrity – the one everyone in the community went to see if they had a problem. He also taught me a lot about the faithfulness of God by the way he lived his life, not just by what he said.


  • US Supreme Court
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Eight Circuit Court of Appeals