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Hanson Bridgett Partner Jahmal Davis Admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers

March 9, 2023 (Walnut Creek, CA) – Hanson Bridgett LLP is pleased to announce that partner Jahmal Davis was recently inducted as a Fellow into the American College of Trial Lawyers (College), one of the premier legal associations in North America. The induction ceremony at which Davis became a Fellow took place recently before an audience of approximately 525 during the recent Spring Meeting of the College in Key Biscayne, FL.

"Jahmal is an outstanding trial attorney and his induction into the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers is a well-deserved honor," said Hanson Bridgett Managing Partner Kristina Lawson. "Our clients consistently compliment Jahmal on his winning strategies in the courtroom and he is an incredible mentor to young lawyers on the 'art and craft' of trial lawyering.  We are proud to count Jahmal as a colleague."

Jahmal Davis

Davis, former leader of Hanson Bridgett's Labor & Employment practice, is a trial lawyer who represents 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. Prior to joining Hanson Bridgett, Davis 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.

About the American College of Trial Lawyers

Founded in 1950, the College is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only and only after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers of diverse backgrounds, 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. Lawyers must have a minimum of fifteen years trial experience before they can be considered for Fellowship.

Membership in the College cannot exceed one percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province. There are currently approximately 5,800 members in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, including active Fellows, Emeritus Fellows, Judicial Fellows (those who ascended to the bench after their induction) and Honorary Fellows. The College maintains and seeks to improve the standards of trial practice, professionalism, ethics, and the administration of justice through education and public statements on independence of the judiciary, trial by jury, respect for the rule of law, access to justice, and fair and just representation of all parties to legal proceedings. The College is thus able to speak with a balanced voice on important issues affecting the legal profession and the administration of justice.

About Hanson Bridgett

Hanson Bridgett LLP is a full service AmLaw 200 law firm with more than 200 attorneys across California. Creating a diverse workforce by fostering an atmosphere of belonging and intentional support has been a priority at Hanson Bridgett since its founding in 1958. We are dedicated to creating an environment that provides opportunities for people with varied backgrounds, both for attorneys and administrative professionals. As the first law firm recognized as a certified B Corp, we are committed to the communities where our employees live and work and consider it part of our professional obligation to serve justice by encouraging and supporting pro bono and social impact work.

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Jahmal Davis
Jahmal Davis
Walnut Creek, CA