James E. Davis

James E. Davis

Of Counsel
Akron, Ohio

James E. Davis ("Jim") was born in 1934 in Barberton, Ohio. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from The Ohio State University and his Juris Doctor from the Cleveland Marshall School of Law. He is a member of the Akron and Ohio Bar Associations.

He served in the United States Army and was a Board Member of the Akron Bar and Akron Bar Foundation where he served a term as President. He is a musician and is active in local music organizations.

He has practiced before the PUCO, ICC , the FCC and the Ohio Supreme Court.

Areas of Practice

  • Administrative Law
  • Construction Law
  • Hospital Finance
  • Municipal & Township Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1963
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1963
  • Ohio, 1961
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 1963


  • Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio
    • Juris Doctor - 1961
  • The Ohio State University
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1955
    • Major: Political Science

Published Works

  • Fundamental Exercises for Trumpet Players

Honors and Awards

  • Senior Lawyer of the Year, Akron Bar Association, 2015 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Akron Bar Association, Member
  • Ohio Bar Association, Member
  • Akron Bar, Board Member

Past Employment Positions

  • United States Army

Pro Bono Activities

  • Akron Bar Foundation, Board Member
  • Akron Bar Foundation, President