Mike Davis

Partner & Co-Founder

Mike Davis leads the firm’s diverse personal injury practice, representing victims of life-altering and catastrophic incidents. He brings nearly 40 years of experience fighting for clients who have been the victims of negligence and for families who have lost loved ones in tragic accidents.

Practice Areas

Catastrophic Personal Injury & Death Oilfield & Construction Accidents Truck & Car Accidents

Mike Davis

Partner & Co-Founder

Mike Davis leads the firm’s diverse personal injury practice, representing victims of life-altering and catastrophic incidents. He brings nearly 40 years of experience fighting for clients who have been the victims of negligence and for families who have lost loved ones in tragic accidents.

Practice Areas

Catastrophic Personal Injury & Death Oilfield & Construction Accidents Truck & Car Accidents

Professional Background

Education

Publications

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Notable Cases

Mike pairs his compassion for his clients with extensive experience from handling numerous personal injury cases throughout his career, including 18-wheeler accidents; serious car wrecks; oilfield, electrical and construction site accidents; structural failures, such as scaffolding and balcony collapse; propane/gas explosions and other industrial accidents; and other wrongful death accidents resulting from another's negligence.

Skilled at analyzing all aspects of a collision — from the events that caused the crash to the crashworthiness of the vehicles involved — Mike has obtained some of his most significant recoveries in products liability cases against automobile and tire manufacturers. In fact, one of his cases achieved top-10 status among motor vehicle case verdicts in Texas Lawyer’s 2012 Top Texas Verdicts.

Mike is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and also serves as part of the firm’s strategic team on business torts, commercial litigation, aviation law, and appellate litigation. In addition, he is a trained mediator.

  • B.A., The University of Texas at Austin
  • J.D. (with honors), St. Mary’s School of Law
  • Cross-Examination — A Question of Control
  • Commercial Vehicles: They Are Not Just 18-Wheelers
  • Trucking in the Oilfield: Oilfield Exemptions
  • Shifting into First: Early Development of the Commercial Truck Crash Case
  • Mining for Gold: Using FMCSA Rules (Among Other Things) to Help Win Your Case
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors
  • American Association for Justice, State Delegate (former)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association, Past President
  • Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America
  • Oak Hill Youth Sports Association, Board of Directors
  • Oak Hill Youth Sports Association’s Pony League Commissioner (since 2000)

Leduc v. Oriental Building Services, Inc.

A baggage handler for American Airlines severely injured his leg when he swerved to miss a pickup truck under the DFW airport terminal. This case was the #7 Motor Vehicle Verdict in Texas Lawyer’s 2012 Top Texas Verdicts list in terms of settlement amount.

Furlan v. Webber

The Furlan family was heading South on I-35 in 2013 when their truck hit a large puddle of water, causing the vehicle to spin out of control and flip multiple times. The puddle was the result of a poorly-constructed barrier that caused water to pool, resulting in several other accidents and complaints around the same time period. Two of the three Furlan children were critically injured, and their mother was tragically killed. Mike Davis zealously represented the family, resulting in a fair settlement that helped the Furlan family move on from this preventable accident without insurmountable financial hardship.

Guajardo v. Nankang Rubber Tire Corporation, LTD., et al.

During a family road trip to Colorado, the tread on Mr. Guajardo's car’s left rear tire separated from the tire and wrapped around the axle so tightly that the emergency brake cable engaged, locking the wheel and ultimately causing the family’s vehicle to roll over several times. One child died as a result of the crash. Other family members suffered traumatic injuries.

Anchondo v. DaimlerChrysler, et al.

A four-year-old child became a paraplegic as a result of injuries sustained in a car wreck because the vehicle’s seat belts were not designed to safely restrain and protect small children who had outgrown child safety seats.

Camacho, et al. v. Penn Octane International, L.L.C., et al.

A tandem tanker truck filled with liquefied propane gas collided with a train, resulting in explosions and fire that severely burned or killed numerous innocent victims in the surrounding area. Mike represented 68 plaintiffs.

Sarvis v. Suzuki

A passenger in a Suzuki Samurai became a quadriplegic after injuries sustained in an accident when the Samurai rolled over.

Rodriguez v. The United States of America

A retired U.S. Army officer was killed when a military contractor failed to yield the right-of-way at an intersection and pulled out in front of our client’s motorcycle.

  • "Slack Davis Sanger was excellent and cared about our feelings and listened to us about my husband’s injury from May 2014. They were very helpful and helped us from the beginning to the end of the settlement. Very friendly and courteous and will recommend to others."

    Liz and J.R. G.

    Client
  • "Slack Davis Sanger handled our case with the utmost care, understanding, and professionalism. Above all, we felt like Mike Davis truly cared for our wellbeing and our future. We appreciate all they did for our family."

    Kyle Smith

    Client
  • "Slack Davis Sanger came highly recommended to me by a colleague. From my first meeting with Mike Davis, I knew my sisters and I had made the right choice. Emotionally, dealing with the situation was difficult for us. Slack Davis Sanger managed all of the details and people day-to-day, involving us only when necessary. This law firm delivered — and more."

    Kyle Smith

    Client
  • "I worked with Mike Davis on a case in which our respective firms represented different plaintiffs against the same defendant in a complicated construction accident. I was impressed with Mike’s big-picture insight to problem solving as well as his professionalism and integrity, and I thoroughly enjoyed working with him as a fellow colleague."

    Mark La Spina

    The La Spina Law Firm, P.C.
  • "I have had the pleasure of referring my personal injury cases to Slack Davis Sanger for many years. I never have to worry about the quality of the representation or the status of the case, as they have always kept me well informed. I am Board Certified in Criminal Law, and I appreciate the professionalism they exhibit in the preparation of their cases. I will continue to recommend them to anyone in need of services in their field."

    Bennie E. Ray

    Attorney

Honors & Awards

  • Board-Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers (since 2003)
  • The Best Lawyers in America by BL Rankings (since 2005)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV®-rated attorney

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