Since 2009, Lucy Davis is a valued member of the award-winning team at Davis Law Group. Lucy has a deep passion for victim's advocacy and is known for her tenacity and hard-nosed attitude, especially when it comes to representing innocent victims of negligence.
Davis was born and raised in Seattle. From earliest childhood days, Lucy was tremendously interested in dogs and canine behavior patterns. She truly is a dog lover. This later led to odd jobs at doggie daycare and training facilities such as The Academy of Canine Behavior in Bothell before she sought training at the Northwest School of Canine Studies.
But as a member of the Davis family Lucy could not help but develop an interest in the law. After her recieving her undergraduate degree, Lucy began her legal studies in New York and started her legal career working with some of the most famous firms in the city before returning to the Pacific Northwest.
She has a successful track record of helping personal injury victims, and specifically focuses attention towards the firm's dog bite and animal attack cases. As a result of some of her own life experiences and adventures, Lucy has a unique perspective of dog bite and animal attack cases that is unmatched. Lucy will scratch and claw for the best possible outcome.
Outside of her professional life, Lucy enjoys long walks, biking, boating and spending lots of quality time with her family. Her favorite food is peanut butter, and she is a die-hard UW Huskies fan.
Canines in the Courtroom: Court Facility Dogs
Lucy Davis supports the Courthouse Dogs Foundation in Bellevue, WA. Lucy is a strong advocate for the use of court facility dogs to assit children that may be overwhelmed and frightened while testifying in court. These are specially trained dogs that are present in court to assist witnesses who may be frightened or nervous about testifying. Court facility dogs have been used in some jurisdictions by attorneys and judges in an effort to create a more comfortable environment for these fragile witnesses.
Through therapists, sociologists, pediatricians, and psychologists have devoted countless hours researching the physiological benefits of human-animal interactions. Such studies have shown that the mere presence of a friendly animal can result in decreased anxiety and lessened sympathetic nervous systems arousal. Benefits include reduced blood pressure, lowered heart rate, a decrease in depression, increased speech and memory functions, and heightened mental clarity.
According to Judge Wesley Saint Clair of the Superior Court of King County, Washington, “the dog’s presence dissipates tension
for everyone when dealing with difficult issues and provides a sense of normalcy.”*
- Manhattan Law School, Juris Dogtor, New York, NY
- MLS Law Review, Editor
- Springfield University, Springfield, IL
- Northwest School of Canine Studies, Seattle, WA
- Davis Law Group, Seattle, WA
- Agee, Poe & Epps, New York, NY
- Logan & Kupec, New York, NY
- Best Practicies: Facility Dogs in Legal Proceedings, Courthouse Dogs Foundation, 2017
- Canines Helping Out In The Courtroom, Huffington Post, 6/26/17.
- Dogs in the Courtroom, The Bark, 2017
- Court Facility Dogs— Easing the Apprehensive Witness. The Colorado Lawyer , Apr. 2010
Awards & Honors
- Who's Who In Dog Bite Law - Law Dawg Magazine
- Top Law Dog In Seattle - Seattle Neighbor Magazine
- Client's Choice Award - Avvo
- International Association of Canine Professionals
- The Association of Professional Dog Trainers
- King County Bark Association
- The American Canine Association
- Dog Writers Association of America
- American Working Dog Association