William H. Davis, Jr. | Member

Practice Areas

Governmental Law and Public Entity Representation; Corporate and Business Transactions; Contracts; Commercial Litigation; Tort Claims Act Litigation; Education Law; Banking Law; Public Utilities Law; Labor and Employment Law; Constitutional Law; Wills, Trusts and Estates

Born

Corinth, Mississippi, April 7, 1972

College

Vanderbilt University, B.A., cum laude, 1994

Law School

Emory University School of Law, J.D., 1997

Membership

Mississippi Bar Association; Alcorn County Bar Association; First Judicial Circuit Bar Association

Admissions

1997. All Mississippi Courts; U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Federal Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court

Biography

Bill was born and reared in the historic north Mississippi town of Corinth. Having left Corinth to obtain his B.A. degree from Vanderbilt University and law degree from Emory University, Bill returned to his hometown to pursue his law practice.

Bill has over 23 years of legal experience representing a wide variety of corporate, individual and governmental clients in civil matters. Bill’s practice focuses heavily upon the representation of governmental entities and corporate boards, including the Alcorn County Board of Supervisors, the Corinth School District, Alcorn County Electric Power Association, the Corinth-Alcorn County Airport, and Commerce Bank. Bill also has an extensive corporate and business practice, and is experienced in the creation and maintenance of corporations and limited liability companies, asset and stock purchases, leases, contracts, labor and employment matters, commercial litigation, and banking and collection actions. In addition to his regular law practice, Bill has also taught Business Law as an Adjunct Professor at Blue Mountain College.

The Mississippi Supreme Court has twice appointed Bill to serve as a member of the Mississippi Bar Association Complaint Tribunal, hearing and adjudicating claims brought against attorneys by the Mississippi Bar Association. Former Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant appointed Bill to serve multiple terms as a member of the Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee, which reviewed and advised the Governor regarding qualifications of candidates for appointment to judicial office.

Recognizing the importance of community involvement, Bill has been very active in a wide variety of community and volunteer activities. He is a founding member and Ruling Elder of Trinity Presbyterian Church (PCA). Being an Eagle Scout, Bill has also taken an active role in the Boy Scouts, serving as Assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 27 from 2011-2020 (and being the proud father of three Eagle Scouts). Bill is a member and past President of the Corinth Rotary Club, serves as a board member of the Benjamin and Corinne Pierce Charitable Foundation, and is a past officer and board member of the United Way of Corinth and Alcorn County, Main Street Corinth and the Corinth Historic Preservation Commission. Bill and his wife Lori have four children.