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Christopher Davis

- B.A. SUNY at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY, 1978.
  Major in Psychology with a Minor in Math.

- J.D. Catholic University, Washington, D.C., 1984.

Admitted To Practice

  • Court of Appeals for the State of Maryland on June 21, 1984
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on March 4, 1985
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals on March 20, 1985
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland on June 20, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on May 18, 1987
  • Supreme Court of the United States on May 16, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on November 10, 1988

Mr. Davis is a seasoned criminal litigator who has been lead counsel in over seventy-five trials, inclusive of indictments alleging violations of RICO (murder, fraud, drugs) and Conspiracy (both domestic and international); Complex Fraud (mail, bank, wire, medical/insurance, real estate, tax, money laundering, securities); Kidnappings resulting in death; Child Pornography and Federal Firearm Offenses. He is a recognized federal death penalty litigator with extensive training in the area of mental health issues.


The American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) is composed of preeminent members of the Trial Bar from the United States and Canada and is recognized as the leading trial lawyers organization in both countries. Fellowship is extended only by invitation, after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality. Membership can never be more than 1% of the total lawyer population of any state or province. Mr. Davis is an ACTL Fellow.

Martindale-Hubbell – Mr. Davis is Peer Rated at the Highest Level of Professional Excellence

Superb Rated – Mr. Davis has been Rated at the Highest Performance Level (non-advertising)

Successful Resolutions of Cases:

DC Federal Court: Threats Against the President indictment dismissed after 3 years of litigation.

Greenbelt Federal Court: $725,693 tax evasion indictment avoided after a year of negotiations by way of a non-prosecution agreement with DOJ Tax Division.

DC Federal Court: Not guilty of Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to a Foreign Terrorist Organization. Pakistani national arrested in Quito, Ecuador; indicted for conspiring to transport TTP and suicide vests from Pakistan to the United States.

PG County, Maryland: Not guilty of 5 count indictment alleging life threatening assault on a police officer.

DC Federal Court: No charges filed against pharmacist after extensive grand jury investigation of Rogue Internet Pharmacy sale of prescription drugs.

Greenbelt Federal Court: Not guilty Kidnapping resulting in death and other assorted firearm offenses. Co defendant sentenced to death.

Numerous not guilty verdicts in everyday gun and drug cases in both state courts and federal courts.

Notwithstanding the above, Christopher Davis’ extensive experience particularly qualifies him to advise individuals as to when it is time to minimize their exposure as opposed to going to trial. Many of his cases are resolved well before a trial date. Many of his cases have been successfully resolved at the grand jury investigation stage, before any charges are filed.

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