Danielle Davis is a Staff Attorney in Advancement Project’s Power & Democracy Program and its emerging Strategic Initiatives Program, Justice Project.
As a Staff Attorney, Danielle works to identify and remove systemic barriers to voting in communities of color, combat the over-policing and over-criminalization of people of color, increase police accountability, and dismantle systems of oppression. By rooting her work in our country’s history, and applying a multi-racial, intersectional approach, Danielle provides effective, strategic legal support to movements for change.
Serving the public interest and advocating for justice has been the focus of Danielle’s work since she graduated from Howard University School of Law in 2009. Prior to joining Advancement Project, Danielle worked as a Fellow, and later an Associate, at the public interest law firm of Mehri & Skalet, PLLC, where she represented clients in employment, labor, housing, consumer, and other civil rights cases.
Danielle also worked as a federal judicial law clerk for several years, serving as Senior Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Brian A. Jackson, Chief Judge, United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana and Law Clerk to the Honorable Karen Wells Roby, United States Magistrate Judge, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
While at Howard, Danielle organized students to register voters and work as election day field volunteers in South Carolina and Virginia. She also developed a reputation as a strong advocate when she was selected “Best Oral Advocate” of her law school class and Captain of the school’s National Moot Court Team.
Danielle frequently serves as a speaker on racial justice issues. Most recently, she served as a lecturer during the twelfth annual Wiley A. Branton Symposium at Howard University School of Law.
Danielle is a native of Omaha, Nebraska and a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she earned a B.S. degree in Business Management. She is licensed to practice law in Maryland and the District of Columbia.