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Jahmal Davis

Jahmal T. Davis

(415) 995-5815


Jahmal is a trial lawyer who specializes in employment law, representing public and private employers in state and federal employment litigation. His litigation and trial work encompasses all aspects of employment-related claims, including discrimination, harassment, whistleblower, retaliation and wrongful termination. He also has significant experience assisting clients with respect to state and federal wage-and-hour laws and represents numerous employers in cases involving alleged wage-and-hour violations under both the FLSA and California law.

Jahmal's practice includes defending employers with regard to administrative claims, regulatory actions, and audits by state and federal taxing authorities, such as the California Employment Development Department (EDD), and the Internal Revenue Service. He also represents employers in union-initiated grievance arbitrations.

He provides preventive advice and training to clients, and he conducts internal investigations of employment-related disputes. This includes reviews and audits of employer policies and practices. He has conducted numerous exempt/non-exempt classification audits for large and small employers. 

Prior to joining Hanson Bridgett, Jahmal developed substantial trial experience as a staff attorney for the Alameda County Public Defender's office. He has also developed a wide range of civil litigation experience by representing public and private sector clients in matters involving health care litigation, commercial disputes and insurance defense.


J.D. University of California, Berkeley School of Law ( 1997 )
B.A. Tennessee State University ( 1993 )

Admissions and Courts

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California


Management Committee, Member

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, Fellow (2014)

Bar Association of San Francisco, Labor and Employment Section, Member

California Minority Counsel Program, Member

"Employment Law Roundtable," California Lawyer (February 2008)

American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow

Legal Services for Children, Children's Legal Advocacy Award (2008)

Lemke v. Sutter Roseville Medical Center (2017) Third District Court of Appeal Case No. C078983

Higgins-Williams v. Sutter Medical Foundation, (2015) 237 Cal. App. 4th 78