Keith W. Davis

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Keith W. Davis

KEITH WARREN DAVIS
Davis & Associates, P.A.
701 Northpoint Parkway, Suite 205
West Palm Beach, Florida 33407
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Telephone: (561) 586-7116
Fax: (561) 586-9611
E-mail: keith@davislawteam.com

Education

  • College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law – Williamsburg, Virginia
    • J.D. May 1992:  Top 16% of Class.
    • Journal: Editor, William and Mary Journal of Environmental Law.
    • Activities: Institute of Bill of Rights Law. Environmental Law Society.  Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity.  1990 Summer School of Law – London / Exeter, England.
  • University of South Florida – Tampa, Florida
    • B.A. Psychology, August 1989:  Top 15% of Class.
    • Honors: Graduated CUM LAUDE.  Dean’s List three years.
      Sigma Chi Fraternity, Most Outstanding Florida Undergraduate, 1989.
    • Activities: Student Government.  Sigma Chi Fraternity.  Inter-Fraternity Council.

Professional Experience

  • Davis & Associates, P.A. , July 2002 – Present
  • Managing Partner/Shareholder.
  • Board Certified Specialist in City, County and Local Government Law.
  • AV Preeminent Peer Rated.
    • Formerly Davis & Ashton, P.A.; Formerly Corbett, White, Davis and Ashton, P.A.; Formerly Corbett, White and Davis; Formerly Corbett and White, P.A.
    • Responsible for day to day Law Firm business operations.
    • General Counsel for the Towns of Briny Breezes, Manalapan, Mangonia Park, Royal Palm Beach, and Palm Beach Shores, and the Village of Tequesta; responsible for attending Council/Commission meetings and handling all general municipal legal matters.
    • General Counsel for the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council.
    • General Counsel for the Florida Green Finance Authority.
    • Special Counsel for Cities of Ft. Lauderdale, Homestead, Miramar and Riviera Beach.
    • Attorney for Village of Palm Springs Employee Grievance Board.
    • Hearing Officer for Town of Juno Beach Zoning Relief Requests.
    • Hearing Officer for Martin County Zoning Relief Requests.
    • Code Enforcement Special Magistrate for Cities of Lake Worth, Pahokee, Port St. Lucie and West Palm Beach.
  • Powers, McNalis, & Moody  February 2001 – July 2002
    • Handled the defense of persons and corporations in third party insurance liability cases in courts throughout the State of Florida.  Responsible for major research and writing projects, preparing and drafting discovery documents, pleadings, client correspondence, and motions for summary judgment.  Further responsible for attending depositions of parties and non-party witnesses, motion calendar hearings, and evidentiary hearings on motions for summary judgment.  Also handled first party insurance company representation, including examinations under oath of insureds in water, fire, and auto loss cases, and drafted and argued Petitions for Declaratory Relief on multiple issues of coverage and duty to defend.
  • Office of the State Attorney, 15th Judicial Circuit    May 1995 – February 2001
    • Division Chief of the Circuit Court Juvenile Division.  Responsibilities included overseeing all prosecutions in a juvenile trial division as well as filing felony and misdemeanor charges and prosecuting juvenile detention hearings.  Also served in Circuit Court Felony Division.  Responsibilities included prosecuting non-capital felony crimes.  Also served in Appellate Division.  Responsibilities included researching and drafting written responses to motions for post conviction relief and arguing motions in circuit court on issues including ineffective assistance of counsel and sentence legality.  Also briefed and argued county court appeals in the circuit court.  Also served in County Court Division.  Responsibilities included prosecuting misdemeanor crimes such as domestic violence and DUI.  Argued against numerous motions to suppress evidence.  Also responsible for prosecuting arraignments and first appearances.
  • Office of the Public Defender, 19th Judicial Circuit    December 1992 – April 1995
    • Represented indigent criminal defendants in both county and circuit courts.  Tried in excess of forty jury trials including misdemeanor and felony charges.  Argued numerous motions including evidence suppression, bond reduction, charge dismissal, and sentence modification.  Circuit court work also included representing defendants in juvenile court and Baker Act hearings.  Drafted several briefs for appellate review on issues including evidence admissibility, evidence sufficiency, and restitution.

Courts

  • Admitted to Practice in all Florida State Courts.
  • Admitted to Practice in the United States District Court, Southern and Northern Districts of Florida.
  • Admitted to Practice in the Supreme Court of the United States of America

Professional Memberships

  • Member in Good Standing of the Florida Bar since 1992; Member of the Palm Beach County Bar.

Publication

  • The Role of the Virginia Marine Resources Commission in Regulating and Zoning the Water  Bodies of the Commonwealth, 16 William and Mary Journal of Environmental Law 81 (1992).

Community Involvement/Pro Bono

  • Bright Futures International Elementary School and Academy for International Studies Middle School.
    January 2001-April 2006

    • President of the Board of Directors for two Palm Beach County charter schools. Responsible for business of school operations including fund-raising, staffing, budgeting, and hiring of consultants.
  • North Palm Beach Zoning Board of Adjustment.
    November 2007-September 2015

    • President of the Board of Directors for two Palm Beach County charter schools. Responsible for business of school operations including fund-raising, staffing, budgeting, and hiring of consultants.
  • Florida League of Cities, Inc.
    August 2014 – Present

    • Speaker/Presenter at annual conference;
    • Member, Legislative Policy Committee for Municipal Administration
  • Florida Municipal Attorneys Association.
    July 2014 – Present

    • Speaker/Presenter at annual conference.
    • Member of the Executive Committee.
  • Palm Beach Gardens Community Concert Band.
    September 2014-Present

    • Trombone player in 80 member concert band, performing concerts throughout the year.
    • Member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee.