Brian F. Davis

Licensed in North Carolina

Brian Davis is known as one of the top truck accident attorneys in North Carolina. He is a native of the Asheville area and has been handling commercial truck accident cases since 1991. He was one of the first 40 lawyers in the nation to be Board Certified in Truck Accident Law, and he was the first attorney in North Carolina to be Board Certified. Board Certification means that Brian has specialized knowledge, training and experience in truck accident law. He has taken and passed a rigorous written exam, and the National Board of Trial Advocacy has recognized his superior qualifications in certifying him as a specialist in Truck Accident Law.

Brian is well-known among defense lawyers for taking an aggressive “leave no stone unturned” approach to handling serious personal injury and wrongful death cases. His results speak for themselves. Brian has obtained record verdicts and settlements for his clients throughout North Carolina and in other states.

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Early Life & Education

Brian has always fought for the underdog and those who have been taken advantage of because of their lack of strength or position. Brian grew up in a poor rural working-class community in the mountains west of Asheville. The primary and secondary schools were tough, with bullies in every class who enjoyed terrorizing the smaller, weaker kids. Brian learned the hard way to stand up for himself and for others who were unable to protect themselves from the bully’s physical and emotional harm.

Brian was the first in his family to go beyond high school. He paid for his own education, working his way through college at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and law school at Wake Forest University while also helping classmates who were accused of wrongdoing, often going before school administrators and the student body council to fight for classmates who were accused of honor code violations.

  • Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
    • J.D. – 1991
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • B.A. – 1987 
    • Major: Political Science

Career & Success

After law school, while most of his classmates took jobs in high-paying insurance defense firms, Brian took a lower paying job in a personal injury law firm because he wanted to continue helping ordinary people who needed a fearless advocate in their corner to fight for them. Brian continues fighting today, taking on powerful truck corporations and insurance companies who have wreaked havoc on his clients’ lives.

In 2008, after seventeen years of building a successful and well-respected reputation as one of North Carolina’s best trial attorneys in Raleigh, North Carolina, Brian returned to his hometown of Asheville with his wife Beth and their three boys. Brian and Beth joined as law partners that year to form Davis Law Group.  The two of them work in tandem with their excellent staff to provide unmatched quality legal representation to their clients.

As a Board Certified Truck Accident Attorney, Brian is often asked to teach other lawyers about topics related to truck accident litigation and trial strategy. He is a highly sought after speaker at continuing legal education seminars locally and nationally. Brian is known as a master tactician when it comes to litigation and trial advocacy. He has given dozens of presentations on various topics ranging from the finer points of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR) to how to conduct an effective leave no stone unturned truck accident investigation.

Brian has also written extensively on issues related to truck accidents and trial advocacy. His innovative and unique techniques have allowed him to maximize recoveries for his clients. He has compiled some of his cutting-edge techniques into book chapters in the two leading truck accident litigation books used by attorneys nationwide.

Brian enjoys the honor of being a member of the Board of Regents for the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys, which is the only national group of attorneys dedicated to representing people injured in truck accidents and other commercial motor vehicle accidents.

Brian Davis with his two dogs.
Brian and Beth posing with their two dogs

Brian has been recognized as a Super Lawyer since 2008, an accolade that is awarded to only the top 5 percent of all attorneys. He has been selected as one of the Best Lawyers since 2009. He has been repeatedly awarded the Top 10 Truck Accident Attorney’s award in North Carolina, and he has also received the Top 10 Attorneys Award by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys. Because of his outstanding verdicts and settlements, Brian has been selected as a lifetime member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates forum.

Martindale-Hubbell and other legal ratings

  • Martindale-Hubbell Rating – AV Preeminent
  • Super Lawyer
  • Top 10 Attorneys Award – National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • Top 100 Lawyers – National Trial Lawyers Association
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Trucking Specific Organizations – Leadership Positions and Awards

  • Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys, Board of Regents
  • Board Certified in Truck Accident Law – National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA)
  • AAJ Truck Litigation Section
  • APITLA, Former National Advisory Board Member
  • American Association for Justice – twice awarded the Wiedemann & Wysocki Award for outstanding commitment to the legal procession and the civil justice system

OTHER LEGAL Organizations – Leadership and Awards

  • American Association for Justice
    • Truck Litigation Section
    • Key Person Committee, former
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice 
    • Board of Governors, former
    • Legislative Committee
    • PAC Trustee, former
    • Auto Torts Section Officer
    • Publications Committee

Notable Results

  • $13.575 million: Truck hits SUV in rain, child ejected and left quadriplegic
  • $12.175 million: Truck hits several stopped cars, causing multiple deaths and catastrophic injuries
  • $5.5 million: Defective airbag, head-on collision
  • $3 million: Logging truck runs red light and T-bones pickup truck killing driver
  • $1.25 million: N.C. State Trooper driving recklessly T-bones car, killing driver and injuring passenger
  • Trucking cases resolved in NC, SC, GA, FL, IL, MO, VA

Additional Information

  • Author, “The Lawyer’s Role,” Truck Accident Litigation (3rd Ed.), American Bar Association, Laura Ruhl, Editor
  • Author, “Commercial Trucking Cases,” Personal Injury Practice in North Carolina (3rd Ed.), LexisNexis, Adriene Blocker, Editor
  • Multiple national presentations on trucking crashes, regulations and trial advocacy
  • Volunteer – Mountain Area Hospice
  • Volunteer – Baseball coach – North Asheville Little League
  • Volunteer – Basketball coach – French Broad River Academy
  • Evergreen Community Charter School – Member Board of Directors, 2015-2018

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Awards & Recognitions

Top 10 Trucking Trial Lawyers
Best Law Firms - US News
Best Lawyers in America
Bar Register Preeminent Lawyers
Super Layers Badge
Badge - Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Truck Accident Law
Avvo Rating 10 - Superb - Top Rated Personal Injury Lawyer
Avvo Clients' Choice - Personal Injury
Trucking top 10 trial lawyers award
motor vehicle top 25 trial lawyers award
American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best of 2021

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