Davis’ biggest accomplishment at GRDA came in the area of environmental law. GRDA placed Davis in charge of the Shoreline Management Plan (“SMP”) for Grand Lake, a regulatory document that would shape the future of Grand Lake for generations to come. The SMP was a highly controversial issue that pitted local residents and businesses against state and federal wildlife agencies and environmental groups. Despite numerous prior attempts, completion and approval of this federally mandated plan had eluded GRDA for fifteen years. Under Davis’ initiative, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) granted approval to a Shoreline Management Plan that successfully balanced the interests of recreation, power generation, and resource protection. Against overwhelming odds, Davis’ SMP proved popular among both lake enthusiasts and environmental activists alike.
In 2011, Davis left the public sector to enter private practice. Since then, Davis has focused his practice primarily on criminal defense. His case experience ranges from handling misdemeanors to death penalty cases. He is particularly adept at motion practice, where many of the battles of a case are won or lost long before trial. In addition to criminal law, Davis is well versed in civil and domestic litigation.
Davis is an active contributor to his community. He is a member of Leadership Oklahoma, a well respected organization whose mission is to create, inspire and support a dynamic network of leaders whose increased awareness and commitment to service will energize Oklahomans to shape the state’s future. In 2011, the Journal Record, Oklahoma’s business newspaper, named Davis as a member of Class XIII of its “Achievers Under 40.”