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J.D., Loyola Law School of Los Angeles

  • Secretary, St. Thomas More Honor Society
  • National Moot Court competition finalist
  • Editor-in-Chief, International and Comparative Law Journal

B.A., University of California, Los Angeles


Top Rated Lawyer-AV® Preeminent™,

The Best Lawyers in America© distinction in Commercial Litigation (2018-2020) and Franchise Law (2020)

Distinguished Service Award, United States Department of Justice, Washington D.C.

Calvin Davis is a member of the Commercial Litigation practice group and co-chair of the Franchise Law Group. He is an experienced trial attorney in state and federal courts having tried to verdict cases in multiple jurisdictions. He has tried a broad range of matters including breach of contract, fraud, trade secret misappropriation and wrongful employment discharge.

Mr. Davis has represented both individual and institutional clients in a variety of complex civil litigation matters – including intellectual property, franchising, employment, real estate, and escrow disputes. He has also served as lead counsel in a number of class actions.

Mr. Davis devotes a significant portion of his practice to franchise litigation. He is a California State Bar Certified Specialist in Franchise and Distribution Law - one of less than 60 in the state. He is Co-Chairman of the firm's Franchise Law Group and a former member of the California State Bar's Franchise Law Committee.

Prior to joining Gordon & Rees, Mr. Davis practiced both in large, well respected firms, and was the founder of a boutique litigation firm. He was also a trial attorney with the Civil Division of the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. where he represented United States agencies and officials in a broad variety of litigation from injunctive proceedings to trials in districts throughout the country, involving constitutional, statutory and regulatory issues of first impression.