Attorney Erica Davis is the managing attorney at The Davis Law Firm. She practices primarily criminal defense. She is licensed to practice in the State of Minnesota and the Federal District Court of Minnesota.
Prior to opening The Davis Law Firm, Erica Davis was an attorney at a small local law firm that focused its practice on immigration law. While at that firm, she primarily represented Spanish-speaking clients in criminal matters, many of whom also had immigration concerns which added an additional layer of complexity to their criminal cases.
While in law school at the University of Minnesota Law School, Erica served as the President of the Federal Bar Association student chapter for two years and taught LL.M. legal writing. She was also an Articles Editor of the Journal of International Law. Before law school, Erica lived and worked in Hiroshima, Japan for four years.
Erica received her Bachelor of Arts in International Relations with a minor in Mathematics from Mount Holyoke College. While at Mount Holyoke, she studied abroad in Chile and the Dominican Republic. Erica was also the recipient of the Mildred L. Sanderson Prize for Excellence in Mathematics. Before college, she was an AFS exchange student in Dieppe, France for a year. Erica has been a Big Sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Twin Cities since 2012.
State Bar of Minnesota
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
Spanish, French and conversational Japanese
Memberships & Professional Development:
Warren E. Burger Inn of Court
Minnesota Women Lawyers
Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association
Minnesota State Bar Association
Federal Bar Association of Minnesota – Law School Outreach Committee
Adjunct instructor of Legal Writing, University of Minnesota Law School, 2013-2015, 2016-present
University of Minnesota Law School, Juris Doctor, magna cum laude
Mount Holyoke College, Bachelor of Arts
Publications & Speaking Events:
The Rise of Gestational Surrogacy and the Pressing Need for International Regulation, Student Note, the Minnesota Journal of International Law Vol. 21-1, p. 120,Winter 2012
MSBA – Children and the Law Section CLE – Children Coming Across the Border – How Minnesota State Court Proceedings Can Affect Their Immigration Status – Co-presenter – 2014
MN CLE Webcast– How Immigration Status Can Affect Family Court Proceedings – The Intersection of Family and Immigration law – Co-presenter – 2014
Hennepin County CLE – UNACCOMPANIED ALIEN CHILDREN AND STATE COURT PROCEEDINGS – The Intersection of Juvenile Law and Immigration Law – Co-presenter – 2015
Mock trial coach for Latino Lawyer Camp – June 2016
Presenter of “Crimmigration”- Legal Collision of Immigration and Criminal Law – Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL) Duluth CLE, 2016
Co-author of “Say What?” Interpreter Services at Hennepin County Courts, Hennepin Lawyer July/August 2016.