Michigan criminal defense lawyer Maurice Davis is driven by a desire to help people in his city who have been wrongfully accused and are facing criminal charges.
In a criminal prosecution, the state wields a lot of power. People accused of crimes often have little or no voice in the system — but as a defense lawyer, Davis knows that he can be their voice, tell their side of the story, advocate for their rights under the Constitution, and bring some balance to criminal proceedings.
He attended college at Michigan State University in Lansing, where he made the dean’s list while majoring in political science. He also was a parliamentarian for Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, which helps its members develop leadership skills, and promotes brotherhood and academic excellence. Davis found inspiration from past Alpha Phi Alpha members, including Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, civil rights activist Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and social justice pioneer and author W.E.B. Du Bois.
He knew that a career in law would allow him to help people, and he found he had a talent for persuasion that would serve him well as a trial lawyer. He earned his Juris Doctor degree at Florida State University, one of the top-ranked law schools in the country. While at FSU, he honed his skills as a member of the Public Interest Law Society Association, Dispute Resolution Society, and a recipient of the Florida Bar Association Summer Fellowship.
“If you have been charged with a crime in the Michigan area, the Detroit criminal defense attorneys at Davis Law Group PLLC can help.”
After law school and prior to opening his criminal defense practice, Davis worked as an assistant state’s attorney in Macon County, Illinois. He specialized in prosecution, and gained experience with jury trials, bench trials, negotiating plea agreements, and arguing motions in criminal cases.
He also has experience working as a public defender, working in a private personal injury practice, and working in a legal services clinic dedicated to equal access to justice.
When Davis decided it was time to put down roots, he returned home to Detroit where he could be close to family. He opened his law practice, where he puts the skills he acquired in law school and his professional career to work for regular people who encounter legal troubles and need the help of a skilled attorney.
As an attorney, he takes pride in providing excellent communication and service to each client who comes to him for help. He also relishes the challenges of taking a case to trial and advocating zealously for clients.
When he isn’t working in his law practice, Davis enjoys traveling and spending time with family, including his infant son. He is also active with his church and community.
- Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Michigan State University
- Juris Doctor, Florida State University
- U.S. Eastern District of Michigan
- Oakland County Bar Association (Michigan)
- Illinois State Bar Association
- Chicago Bar Association
- Pro bono attorney for First Defense Legal Aide
- Pro bono attorney for the Family Defense Center
- Volunteers for and supports Lutheran Child & Family Services
- Member of Greater New Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church