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Darrell E. Davis

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Darrell E. Davis protects the interests of business owners through advising his clients on all aspects of their operations. He supports entrepreneurial clients involved in several markets and industries.

As outside General Counsel to numerous companies since 1987, Darrell directs and advises his clients on their operations, including but not limited to business planning, acquisition opportunities, franchise disputes, negotiating with governmental agencies, employment issues, state, federal and administrative compliance, business contract negotiation and litigation.

Darrell advises numerous entrepreneurial clients involved in commerce in several markets and industries, including but not limited to automotive, real estate, and retail. Darrell consults with business owners and decision makers with respect to strategic planning, business succession, protection of confidentiality and competitive rights, as well as risk analysis and reduction. Darrell also represents automobile dealers and their dealerships.

For more than 30 years, Darrell has successfully tried business disputes. As lead trial counsel in state and federal courts in Arizona and elsewhere, as well as in numerous arbitration tribunals, Darrell successfully defends his clients’ rights in cases involving contract disputes, federal and state statutory claims, products liability, covenants not to compete, and shareholder claims, as well as disputes arising from the purchase and sale of businesses. When firm clients’ rights have been threatened, Darrell has pursued claims on their behalf. Particularly sensitive to the risks and costs of litigation to business owners and closely held entities, Darrell proactively counsels firm clients to pursue and defend claims in a manner tailored uniquely to accomplish their required goal.


J.D., University of Nebraska‚ Lincoln College of Law, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1987
B.A., University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 1984


Named among Best Lawyers in America® for Commercial Litigation by Best Lawyers (2018-2024)

AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell


American Academy of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants

Paradise Valley Country Club

Judge pro tem for the State of Arizona Superior Court, Maricopa County

National Association of Dealer Counsel

State Bar Licenses


Court Admissions

U.S. District Ct., District of Arizona
U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit