Director Jason Davis

jdavis[1]Jason Davis spent the early part of his career as a representative for several of the nations’ leading firearm manufacturers, gaining more than 13 years of practical business and manufacturing experience in the firearms industry before entering the field of law. He used this experience when he managed the firearms division at a California law firm and counseled sporting goods retailers, firearm manufacturers, and trade associations in California’s firearms, air gun and other weapons-related regulatory compliance matters, including litigation. From setting up firearms dealers and manufacturers with appropriate licenses and permits to challenging the laws that regulate the firearms industry, Mr. Davis is a leading figure in the California firearms industry. Most recently, Mr. Davis coauthored an amicus brief in the McDonald, Otis, et al v. City of Chicago, Illinois, et al., currently pending before the United States Supreme Court as No. 08-1521. McDonald is set to have the United States Supreme Court determine whether the Second Amendment is “incorporated,” thereby applying its restrictions to actions of State and Local governments. Also in 2009, the State of California Law Revision Commission recognized Mr. Davis for his representation of firearm owners in their Final Report on recommended revisions to clarify and simplify California’s firearm laws. The Report was created at the request of the California Legislature and Governor Schwarzenegger, who urged: “[i]nstead of adding to the lengthy and complex area of firearm laws, a reorganization of the current laws should be undertaken to ensure that statutes that impose criminal penalties are easily understandable.”

In 2008, Mr. Davis, along with David Kopel and C. D. Michel submitted an Amicus Brief to the United States Supreme Court on behalf of a majority of California District Attorneys and other law enforcement associations in Heller v. District of Columbia, the seminal case on whether the Second Amendment provides an individual right to bear arms. Having gained experience in sporting goods regulation, automotive litigation, business & securities litigation, and entertainment law, Mr. Davis has developed the relationships necessary to expedite his clients’ goals. After nearly eight years at his previous employer, commuting nearly a hundred miles every day, Mr. Davis founded Davis & Associates so that he could provide the same professional work to his clients from a location closer to his home and family.

Education: Mr. Davis graduated from Loyola Law School in 2002. While at Loyola, he focused on tax and corporate law. He was the Treasurer of the Corporate and Business Law Association and a member of the International Legal Fraternity of Phi Delta Phi. Davis graduated cum laude from the University of California, Riverside in 1999 with dual degrees in economics and history. His undergraduate writing attributing economics as a key factor in the rise of firearms litigation was accepted for publication by the University of California Riverside’s Cornerstone Journal. While studying economics, he became a member of the International Economics Honors Society, Omicron Delta Epsilon and received numerous honors and the Chancellor’s award.