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Los Angeles
633 West Fifth Street
52nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071

San Diego
101 W. Broadway
Suite 2000
San Diego, CA 92101

5 Park Plaza
Suite 1100
Irvine, CA 92614


J.D., Loyola Law School of Los Angeles

  • Secretary, St. Thomas More Honor Society
  • National Moot Court competition finalist
  • Editor-in-Chief, International and Comparative Law Journal

B.A., University of California, Los Angeles


Top Rated Lawyer-AV® Preeminent™,

Best Lawyers in America® distinction in Commercial Litigation (2018-2024), Franchise Law (2020-2024)

Distinguished Service Award, United States Department of Justice, Washington D.C.

Selected as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation


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 Southern California which include Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura Counties. He has tried cases ranging from trade secret misappropriation to wrongful employment discharge, and insurance bad faith to wrongful death.

Calvin 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.

Calvin 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, Calvin 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.


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