John R. Davis

Partner

John R. Davis leads the firm’s class action and whistleblower practices, having spent most of his career either working for or litigating cases in the U.S. Federal Courts. He focuses on complex litigation, with a particular emphasis on consumer fraud, healthcare fraud, antitrust, environmental, and insurance matters. John seeks to hold corporations accountable for wrongful conduct.

Practice Areas

Catastrophic Personal Injury & Wrongful Death

John R. Davis

Partner

John R. Davis leads the firm’s class action and whistleblower practices, having spent most of his career either working for or litigating cases in the U.S. Federal Courts. He focuses on complex litigation, with a particular emphasis on consumer fraud, healthcare fraud, antitrust, environmental, and insurance matters. John seeks to hold corporations accountable for wrongful conduct.

Practice Areas

Catastrophic Personal Injury & Wrongful Death

Professional Background

Education

Publications

Community

Notable Cases

Prior to joining Slack Davis Sanger, John spent two years as a judicial law clerk for two federal district court judges and then three years at a high-profile class action and environmental law firm in New Orleans. In these positions, John gained expertise in federal court litigation, and specifically in pharmaceutical antitrust class actions, RICO class actions, and environmental natural resource damages litigation.

In 2018 and 2019, John was named as a Super Lawyers® Texas Rising Star in the practice area of Class Action/Mass Torts, the only Austin-based lawyer to receive such recognition. John was also featured in New Orleans CityBusiness Magazine in “Law Firms: Ones to Watch” in 2014. John is licensed to practice law in Texas, California, Louisiana, and Alabama.

In addition to his other cases, John was appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee in the Valsartan Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2875 (D.N.J.), a massive pharmaceutical personal injury and economic loss litigation involving the contamination of valsartan-containing blood pressure medications taken by millions of Americans each year.

  • J.D., Boston College Law School
  • B.A., Trinity University
    • Trustees Scholarship
    • Dean’s List
    • National French Honors
  • Federal Clerkships
    • Hon. W. Keith Watkins, Chief United States District Judge, Middle District of Alabama (2010–2011)
    • Hon. Mark E. Fuller (ret.), United States District Judge, Middle District of Alabama (2011–2012)
  • "Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Case Update: General Causation Issues in Recent Mass Tort Cases" (State Bar of Texas Litigation Section Report — The Advocate, Volume 77, Winter 2016)
  • American Association for Justice
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association
  • Austin Bar Association

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Honors & Awards

  • Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers Texas Rising Star (2018, 2019, 2020)
  • New Orleans CityBusiness “Law Firms: Ones to Watch” (2014)

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