Tipping the scales in your favor

The Law Office of Michael S. Davis focuses on criminal defense including all felonies, misdemeanors, and traffic violations, including a heavy emphasis on DUI/DWI defense. The firm handles state and federal cases in the Tidewater area.

The Law Firm of Michael S. Davis began practice in 2000 and has developed a reputation for consistent and aggressive defense in all criminal and traffic cases. Combined experience in legal research and experienced as a seasoned trial lawyer, Mr. Davis represents a formidable obstacle to the government’s prosecution of charges against his clients. His background as a police officer and experience in the medical field gives a unique set of life experiences to draw from in a uniquely aggressive approach to all aspects of criminal defense work, from winning bench and jury trial techniques to persuasive arguments in plea negotiations with prosecutors.

Mr. Davis has represented both indigent and retained clients, and has earned a reputation for dedicated service to the courts and the community. He has proven himself to be a zealous and effective advocate for his client’s in the court system.

The firm has two convenient locations in Virginia Beach and Norfolk to accommodate clients. The firm offers free consultations and flexible appointments including week-end consultations if needed. Mr. Davis is a solo practitioner who will personally handle each case. The firm provides a full range of services for criminal and traffic cases including petitioning for restored and restricted driving; privileges; expungements; bond motions and a number of other criminal and traffic related services. The firm provides reasonable fees to be inclusive of all required services for your situation. Fees include: consultations; research; litigation preparation; motions; trials (jury & non-jury); negotiated settlements and any other required steps needed to ensure the best outcome possible for your case.

The Law Office of Michael S. Davis is dedicated to the representation of those individuals who have been charged with traffic offenses as well as those who have been charged with a criminal violation. These violations range from fairly minor to extremely serious. The firm has experience in representing clients in the General District Courts as well as the Circuit Courts in the Tidewater Virginia Area, to include: Williamsburg; Newport News; York County; Norfolk; Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Chesapeake and other areas in a 50 mile radius. In addition we represent clients in all cities and towns within those jurisdictions. The firm also practices in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court in each of these jurisdictions. As well, the firm represents clients in appellant proceedings in the Virginia Court of Appeals and the Virginia Supreme Court. The firm also provides representation in all federal court in the Eastern District of Virginia.

The three main areas of the firm’s practice include traffic violations, misdemeanor criminal charges and felony criminal charges.

An Ohio native, Michael S. Davis grew up in the Dayton, Ohio area. He attended Sinclair Community College where he received an associate degree in Criminal Justice.

After school he joined the police department rising to the rank of sergeant. Michael retired from the police department with 9 years of service after an injury during an arrest.

While a member of the police department Michael obtained special certifications in many areas of law enforcement including being certified in forensic photography, crime scene evidence collection, bombs and explosives, as a police self defense instructor, and as a qualified expert in firearms. While in the police department he received his teaching certification and after leaving the police department taught criminal justice for one year.

He then went back to school at Wright State University where he studied nursing and cardio pulmonary physiology and received a BSN. He worked at various emergency rooms both in Ohio and in the Northern Virginia area after moving to Fairfax County, Virginia in 1986.

During that time he received many advanced critical care certifications including ACLS and ATLS as well as certification as a Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner, and he testified as an expert in sexual assault cases throughout the Northern Virginia courts.

In 1997 he applied for and was accepted into American University’s Washington College of Law from which he graduated in 2000 with the degree of Juris Doctor. He has practiced law for the past 10 years and concentrates his practice in the area of traffic and criminal defense, handling cases ranging from minor traffic infractions to murder.

Michael practices in all areas of criminal and traffic defense and has litigated cases throughout Northern Virginia and the Tidewater area of Virginia in both State and Federal courts. He has practiced in both felony and misdemeanor cases to include DUI defense as well as other serious traffic offenses and has extensive experience in both criminal and traffic bench and jury trials. He has gained a reputation for aggressive and effective representation of his clients and has been rated by his peers as an outstanding professional in the field of traffic and criminal defense.

Michael has been a member of the Fairfax Bar Association, Prince William Bar Association, Virginia Beach Bar Association, Virginia State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. Additionally, he is a member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and the Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is also the chief author of the Criminal Defense Attorneys DUI Workbook, published in 2006.

While Michael handles cases throughout all of Virginia, he focuses his representation of clients accused of criminal or traffic charges in the Tidewater region of Virginia, including Virginia Beach, Hampton, Chesapeake, Newport News, and Norfolk. When searching for a highly skilled, reputable attorney to handle both traffic and criminal matters, Michael S. Davis is well qualified to represent clients and protect your interests to ensure that you will have the best outcome available.