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Pawnee A. Davis

Pawnee A. Davis

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  • Divorce, Family Law, Domestic Violence
  • District of Columbia, Maryland
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Reviewed by Brandee M. September 16, 2020
Good ear and calming voice
I was at the beginning of trying to find someone to help me and I came across Pawnee and I called her in my first conversation she listened to me and calm me down and told me everything will be alright she gave me option on moving forward and the next steps I needed to do this was all in my consultation I hired her the next day, after that our conversations we had in the following week was good and put me in a better mind set to move forward. My husband an I decided to get counseling and not move forward with the divorce and Pawnee was there to give me more advise to move forward.
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Biography

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! We also excel in other areas of family law with our thoroughness and conscientiousness in handling all cases and genuinely wanting to make our clients' lives better. It is a small woman-owned firm, that works hard for you! We are masters in strategy, analysis, and representation of your legal matter!


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Some results:

Prevailed in child custody and support matter and obtain the supervised visitation relief client requested to keep her child safe.

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
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
Video Conferencing
  • Zoom
Fees
  • 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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Maryland
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Languages
  • Spanish: Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
Various short-term contract positions at law firms
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Handled family law, contract law, and negotiated settlements for law firms.
Policy/Legal Analyst
Government Accountability Office
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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
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Legal research and advice regarding incorporation of non-profit organizations and affordable housing issues.
Legal Intern
Various short-term internships
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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.
Education
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
J.D. | Law
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Activities: Journal of Technology, Law, and Policy
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University System of Georgia - Savannah State University
M.A. (2001) | Public Administration
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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
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Activities: Tutor, Women's Track Team
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Awards
Top Rated Lawyers in Maryland
The American Registry
10 Best Family Law Firm
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
10 Best Attorneys
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
Rising Stars
Super Lawyers
Top 10 Attorney
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
Lead Counsel Rated in Divorce Law
Lead Counsel Rated
Top 100 Lawyers
National Black Lawyers
Professional Associations
J Franklyn Bourne
Member
- Current
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Native American Bar Association of DC
Member
- Current
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Women's Bar Association of DC
Member
- Current
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Washington Council for Lawyers
Member
- Current
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Montgomery County Bar Association
Member
- Current
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DC Bar Association
Member
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Maryland State Bar
Member
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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.
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
4800 Hampden Lane
Suite 200
Bethesda , MD 20814
Toll-Free: (844) 350-8343
Telephone: (202) 870-3021
Monday: 9 AM - 7 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 7 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 7 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 7 PM (Today)
Friday: 9 AM - 7 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: All meetings with the attorney must be made by appointment. We are open some Saturdays and Sundays; contact us to find out our next availability.
P. A. Davis Law Office LLC
1325 G Street NW
Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005
Toll-Free: (844) 350-8343
Telephone: (202) 870-3021
Monday: 9 AM - 7 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 7 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 7 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 7 PM (Today)
Friday: 9 AM - 7 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: All meetings with the attorney must be made by appointment. We are open some Saturdays and Sundays; contact us to find out our next availability.
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