About Nanda Davis

Portrait of Nanda Davis

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 

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.

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.

Licenses and Leadership Positions

  • Licensed to Practice Law in Commonwealth of Virginia since 2012
  • Passed the Virginia State Bar in 2012
  • Admitted to practice in the Western District of Virginia 2014
  • Past President of the Salem Roanoke County Bar Association
  • Past President of the Roanoke Chapter of the Virginia Women’s Attorney’s Association

Education

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