Calvin Davis is a member of the Commercial Litigation practice group and co-chair of the Franchise Law Group. He is an experienced trial attorney in state and federal courts, having tried to verdict cases in multiple jurisdictions. He has tried a broad range of matters including breach of contract, fraud, trade secret misappropriation and wrongful employment discharge.
Mr. Davis has represented both individual and institutional clients in a variety of complex civil litigation matters – including intellectual property, franchising, employment, and real estate disputes. He has substantial appellate experience, including arguing before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the California and Arizona appellate courts. He has also served as lead counsel in a number of class actions.
Mr. Davis devotes a significant portion of his practice to franchise litigation. He is a California State Bar Certified Specialist in Franchise and Distribution Law - one of less than 50 in the state. He is Co-Chairman of the firm’s Franchise Law Group and a former member of the California State Bar’s Franchise Law Committee.
Prior to joining GRSM, Mr. Davis practiced both in large, well-respected firms, and was the founder of a boutique litigation firm. He was also a trial attorney with the Civil Division of the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. where he represented United States agencies and officials in a broad variety of litigation from injunctive proceedings to trials in districts throughout the country, involving constitutional, statutory and regulatory issues of first impression.