Joseph Davis

Joseph Davis

Counsel, Becket

Joe Davis joined Becket in 2017 as Legal Counsel. His work at Becket has included appellate litigation in both federal and state courts, including representing government entities sued because of their openness to religious expression and working on cases involving Native American use of sacred sites (Slockish v. U.S. Federal Highway Administration) and discrimination against religious entities in government programs. Joe has been featured in radio interviews with USA Radio Network, Relevant Radio, American Family News, and others, and has been quoted in print media outlets.

Before joining Becket, Joe worked as a litigator at Jones Walker LLP in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he worked on a variety of matters from commercial and criminal litigation to bankruptcy. From 2014 to 2015, he clerked for the Honorable E. Grady Jolly of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Joe graduated summa cum laude from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2014, where he served on the Virginia Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. While in law school, Joe studied religious liberty law with one of the top religious liberty scholars and litigators in the nation. He also worked as a researcher for the law school’s Supreme Court Litigation Clinic. Before going to law school, Joe received his B.A. in Economics with a minor in Religion, summa cum laude, from Mississippi State University.

Joe is married to his high school sweetheart. When he’s not helping her corral their young son, he tends to be reading the classics, watching college football, or listening to his vinyl collection.


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