James Martin Davis

James Martin Davis (Omaha, Nebraska)

James Martin Davis

Attorney in Omaha, NE
James Martin Davis focuses his practice on criminal defense matters in both state and federal courts, and also represents plaintiffs in serious personal injury and wrongful death actions. For information regarding Mr. Davis’ areas of expertise, please see the Practice Areas Overview page.

With a legal career spanning over 35 years, and extensive trial experience including over 150 jury trials, Mr. Davis provides creative and effective legal representation to his clients. In recognition of his work and standing in the legal community, Mr. Davis has attained the highest possible peer-review rating of “AV” from Martindale-Hubbell, the national directory of attorneys, indicating preeminent legal ability and the highest ethical standards. He is Certified as a Criminal Trial Specialist and a Certified Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, and has been selected to the American Trial Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers and as a Great Plains Super Lawyer.

Mr. Davis received his Juris Doctor degree from Indiana University School of Law following military service where he served as a decorated combat soldier for the United States Army in Vietnam. As a result of his service, he received a Battlefield Commission as a Second Lieutenant. His biography also includes serving as Commissioner of the Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission, 1977-1982; Special Agent, U.S. Secret Service, 1970-1973; and Attorney-in-Charge, Organized Crime and Anti-Corruption Strike Force, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, 1975-1976. Mr. Davis was also a Democratic Candidate for U.S. Congress in 1996.

Mr. Davis was admitted to practice in the State of Nebraska in 1975 and is also admitted to appear before the U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska; 1976, Indiana State Bar and U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit; 1982, U.S. Tax Court; 1983, U.S. Supreme Court; 1989, Colorado State Bar and U.S. Claims Court; 1992, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; 1997, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; 2012, Iowa State Bar. His publications include Raids: A Guide to Planning, Coordinating and Executing Searches and Arrests, Charles Thomas Publishers; 1982; "Impeachment By Prior Inconsistent Statements," Trial Magazine; March, 1989; "Self-Control: The Forgotten Rule of Cross-Examination," Trial Magazine; October, 1989; and "Preparing Witnesses for Cross-Examination," Trial Magazine.

An active member of the community, Mr. Davis is a member of the Nebraska State (Member, House of Delegates); Iowa State, Indiana State, Colorado State, and American (Member, Criminal Justice Section) Bar Associations; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys Association (Past President); Phi Alpha Theta; and Delta Theta Phi.
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Areas of Law

Areas of Law
  • Federal and State Criminal Law
  • Federal and State Drug Crimes and Offenses
  • Felonies
  • Homicides and Assaults
  • Sexual Assaults
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Internet Crimes
  • Military Law and Court Martial
  • Criminal Immigration Cases
  • Tax Violations
  • Misdemeanors
  • DUI/DWI
  • Civil Litigation
  • Personal Injury Law
  • Wrongful Death
  • Automobile Accidents and Injuries
Ratings

Overall Client Rating

in Appellate Practice and Criminal Law
 
3.6 out of 5.0
Communication Ability
3.5
Responsiveness
3.5
Quality of Service
3.8
Value for Money
3.8
  • Data based on 4 reviews
  • Recommended by 3 Client(s)
  • Last reviewed on 07/03/12
Posted by a Consumer on 07/03/12
5.0 out of 5.0
JMD is the best criminal defense litigator in the Omaha area. Very sharp, personable, and professional. Well worth every penny.
Posted by a Consumer on 04/19/12
1.0 out of 5.0
Hired Davis for Appellate practice.He had his Associates write the brief and argue the case before the Appellate Court. I lost my appeal because the brief filed by his office was not professionally written. They failed to bring to the courts attention all arguments that could be considered on direct appeal. I paid a lot of money to have a professionally drafted brief filed and argued on my behalf by James Martin Davis.I wasted my money. I would not recommend this attorney and his staff to anyone

Overall Peer Rating

 
5.0 out of 5.0
  • Meets very high criteria of general ethical standards
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Experience & Credentials

Firm Details
Position
Owner
Admission Details
Admitted in 1975, Nebraska State Bar, and U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska
1976, Indiana State Bar, and U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
1982, U.S. Tax Court
1983, U.S. Supreme Court
1989, Colorado State Bar, and U.S. Claims Court
1992, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
1997, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
2012, Iowa State Bar
Credit Cards Accepted
Also accepts Other
Additional Payment Information
Free Initial Consultation
Fixed Hourly Rates
Fixed Fees Available
Law School Attended
Indiana University of Law
Class of 1975
J.D.
University Attended
University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Class of 1967
B.A.
Birth Information
Born in 1945
Omaha, Nebraska, November 30, 1945
Languages
Spanish
Military
2nd Lt., U.S. Army, 1968-1970; Member, National Order of Battlefield Commissions
Associations & Memberships
Nebraska State (Member, House of Delegates), Iowa State, Indiana State, Colorado State, and American (Member, Criminal Justice Section) Bar Associations; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys Association (Past President).

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Community Contributions
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Contact Information

Contact Information
Firm Address
James Martin Davis Law Office
Farnam Plaza Building, 1623 Farnam Street, Suite 500,
Omaha, NE 68102
U.S.A.
Phone
402-341-9900
Fax
402-341-8144
Office Information
Office Information
James Martin Davis
Owner
James Martin Davis Law Office
Farnam Plaza Building, 1623 Farnam Street, Suite 500,
Omaha, NE 68102

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James Martin Davis Law Office (Omaha, Nebraska)