About Nanda Davis

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Nanda E. Davis

About My Firm

I opened Davis Law Practice in Roanoke, Virginia, in 2014. Since then, I have built a firm that specializes in taking on a limited number of clients to ensure they all get the attention their cases deserve. I love my work, both inside and outside of the courtroom, and I am continually inspired by the resilience and strength of my clients.

Background and Education

I grew up in Northern Virginia and I attended the University of Virginia as an undergrad. Before going to law school, I spent a year working towards my master’s in Clinical Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University. However, prior to completing my master’s I decided to go to law school. I graduated magna cum laude from George Mason School of Law and passed the Virginia State Bar in 2012. While I have no regrets about my decision to go to law school, I frequently use my social work skills as I counsel my clients and guide them through emotionally turbulent divorces.

Personal Life

I am a mom to two wonderful boys. I have enjoyed coaching both of their soccer teams through the YMCA, and I enjoy swimming, hiking, baking, and reading with them.  However, becoming a mom opened my eyes to the enormous demands placed on caregivers to children. I use that perspective to ensure my clients get a fair hearing by presenting these demands in a clear and persuasive manner.

For years I trained in judo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and I have competed in multiple grappling tournaments. My time with martial arts taught me discipline and fearlessness, and I’ve applied those lessons to my practice of law.

Involvement in Attorney Organizations 

As of 2024, I am honored to be a fellow of The American Academy of Matrimonial Attorneys. I was selected by the Virginia State Bar and Virginia Lawyers Weekly as a 2020 recipient of the Influential Women of Law award. I am currently a member and the past president of both the Salem Roanoke County Bar Association and the Roanoke Chapter of Virginia Women’s Attorney’s Association (VWAA). Additionally, I have been active on the boards for both the local and statewide VWAA. Because I believe that the achievements of women lawyers have not always been as visible as those of our male counterparts, I founded the Member Recognition Committee with the Roanoke VWAA. I am also on the Board of Governors for the Family Law Section for the Virginia State Bar. 

Speaking Engagements

I have recently spoken at Huddle Up Moms, Virginia Tech, Washington & Lee School of Law, the University of Maryland School of Law, the Roanoke Valley Paralegal Association, Roanoke WFIR radio, and the 2019 Roanoke Mom Expo. I am most passionate about speaking engagements that focus on the following topics: the skills women need to advocate for themselves; juggling the demands of motherhood and a career; practicing law as a woman in a male-dominated field; starting your own firm; and representing women who have been the victims of physical and emotional abuse.

Published Articles

I love to write and I have published articles on a variety of topics, including marriage goals, emotional abuse, keeping your family together after a divorce, divorce statistics, feeling shame after a divorce, concerns about the reaction of children during a divorce, shared custody, and challenges fathers face in a custody battle.

My articles have been published in: Brazen Women, CNBC, Today, Justipedia, Redbook, Scary Mommy, Empowering Parents, Ms. Career Girl, Mom’s Choice Awards, Above the Law and It’s All You Boo.

I also maintain a blog.


George Mason University School of Law, Magna Cum Laude 2012
University of Virginia, B.A. Philosophy 2008


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