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Pawnee A. Davis

Pawnee A. Davis

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  • Divorce, Family Law, Personal Injury ...
  • District of Columbia, Maryland
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I am an award-winning attorney who is experienced and knowledgeable. I am committed to serving my clients well through assertive and strategic advocacy. All cases are handled with care and with a focus on getting results for my client. I seek the best resolution for you.

What is different about my firm?

In Family Law, we place special focus on Domestic Violence as we have an excellent success rate! Allergic Reaction Injury cases have a special spot in our hearts as we have first-hand experiences with allergic reactions! In Business Law, we focus our steadfast efforts on contracts, internal business compliance risk reduction, and advising on internal operations; we know the special issues that many face as this is a small woman-owned firm that interacts with other small businesses every day! With so much diversity in experience, we are masters in strategy,  analysis, and representation of your legal matter!

Paying for legal representation can be challenging. We do not want money to be an obstacle to receiving excellent representation. Mas-Bono is our new program in which a sliding scale will determine if you qualify for a reduced payment.

Some results:

Won all domestic violence trials. Clients represented include plaintiffs/petitioners and defendants/respondents.

Obtained an award of 50% joint physical custody and decision making authority for a father--exactly what he wanted.

Won a judgment for a mother so that she is able to keep primary custody of her special needs daughter.

Through my contract writing, a cyber security firm received the correct contractor agreements in place for its federal contract.

Under my representation, a man received a protective order against his harassing ex-girlfriend.

These are just some of the ways I've helped my clients.

Call now for your case evaluation!

Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Domestic Violence
  • Business Law
Video Chat and Conferencing
  • Zoom
  • Free Consultation
    You will receive a credit on your bill.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Discover, MasterCard, and Visa cards are accepted and preferred. For new family law and immigration law clients, who qualify, we have fee programs. Ask about the program and we will see if you qualify.
  • Contingent Fees
    Contingency fees may be appropriate for certain cases like personal injury.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    I offer free phone consultations After the phone consultation we will meet in person and discuss how I would approach your case based on your unique circumstances.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
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  • Spanish: Written
Professional Experience
Various short-term contract positions at law firms
Handled family law, contract law, and negotiated settlements for law firms.
Policy/Legal Analyst
Government Accountability Office
Legal and policy research, analysis, and writing: immigration, insider trading, appropriations law, and other matters. Received multiple awards relating to leadership, thorough analysis, and financial savings.
Legal Intern
Regional Housing Legal Services
Legal research and advice regarding incorporation of non-profit organizations and affordable housing issues.
Legal Intern
Various short-term internships
Worked at district attorney's office, county attorney's office, alternative dispute resolution department. Helped prepare and file pleadings, summaries, memos, researched cases, prepared evidence, and legal memos.
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
J.D. | Law
Activities: Journal of Technology, Law, and Policy
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University System of Georgia - Savannah State University
M.A. (2001) | Public Administration
Honors: Summa Cum Laude
Activities: Tutor, Pre-law Fraternity, Legal Intern
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California State University - Sacramento
B.A. (1999) | Government/Pre-Law
Activities: Tutor, Women's Track Team
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10 Best Family Law Firm
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Lead Counsel Rated in Divorce Law
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Professional Associations
J Franklyn Bourne
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Native American Bar Association of DC
- Current
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Women's Bar Association of DC
- Current
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Washington Council for Lawyers
- Current
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Montgomery County Bar Association
- Current
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DC Bar Association
- Current
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Maryland State Bar
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Speaking Engagements
5th National Pastoral Domestic Violence Leadership Conference , Conference , Washington, DC
Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church
As a panelist, spoke about the domestic violence from a legal perspective and answered questions.
Verified Lead Counsel in Divorce Law
Lead Counsel
Legal Answers
23 Questions Answered

Q. My wife and I have filed for divorce. She purchased a house with my money in Maryland. Am I entitled to this property?
A: If the house was purchased during the marriage it is likely that you both are entitled to half of the house because it is marital property. If it is marital property, either of you may propose to buy the other's interest in the house or you may put the house on the market and split the proceeds.
Q. Do I have a case, pharmacy gave me wrong medicine, I took one, threw up, still feeling sick though.
A: Please obtain a copy of the document for your own records. Also, you need to obtain the pharmacist ‘s contact information because you may need him to testify about the mistake.
Q. What proper/careful steps do I take to make sure an abusive parent/estranged husband is not given custody or visitation?
A: Your situation needs a lawyer to ask you questions and get more information in order to advise you. So, please contact an attorney experienced in divorce and domestic violence.
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Contact & Map
P. A. Davis Law Office LLC
Upper Marlboro, MD, USA
Toll-Free: (844) 350-8343
Telephone: (202) 870-3021
Monday: 9 AM - 7 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 7 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 7 PM (Today)
Thursday: 9 AM - 7 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 7 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: The firm is available on the Saturdays and Sundays by appointment.
DC Office
1717 K Street NW
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20006
Toll-Free: (844) 350-8343
Telephone: (202) 870-3021
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