Melissa M. Davis

Melissa M. Davis

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  • Thompson & Knight LLP
    98 San Jacinto Boulevard
    Suite 1900
    Austin, TX 78701 USA
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Melissa Davis focuses her practice on appellate law and litigation, including oral argument and briefing in the appellate courts; strategic dispositive motions, preservation of error, jury charges, and judgments in the trial courts; and mandamus proceedings. She has participated in appeals in the United States Supreme Court, the Supreme Court of Texas, the Texas and federal courts of appeals. She has also represented clients in trial courts across Texas.

She is Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Prior Experience

  • Attorney for the Honorable Jeffrey S. Boyd, Justice, Texas Supreme Court, 2013-2015
  • Attorney for the Honorable Harvey G. Brown, First Court of Appeals, 2011-2013
  • Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Don R. Willett, Justice, Texas Supreme Court, 2005-2006


  • Texas Rising Stars® by Thomson Reuters (Appellate); 2018-2019

Activities (Memberships/Affiliations)

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Austin Bar Association, Civil Appellate Law Section
  • Member, Houston Bar Association, Civil Appellate Law Section