Biography

Maria T. Davis represents plaintiffs and defendants in business litigation and arbitration, as well as plaintiffs in personal injury matters. Ms. Davis regularly appears on behalf of clients in court, including making appellate arguments, examining witnesses at trial, and arguing substantive motions.

Recent representative accomplishments of Ms. Davis include:

  • Obtaining a $4 million jury verdict in a medical malpractice case arising from the death of a mother shortly following the birth of her fourth child
  • Persuading the Massachusetts Appeals Court to uphold a trial court ruling that the firm's clients hold deeded easement rights in residential property
  • Obtaining a preliminary injunction in a breach of contract dispute between joint owners of a business
  • Persuading a judge to grant summary judgment dismissing a breach of contract claim in a real estate dispute related to the installation of solar panels on a commercial building
  • Obtaining a preliminary injunction on behalf of an employer against a former employee in a case involving a noncompetition agreement
  • Playing a substantial role in obtaining a jury verdict of $342,000 in a medical malpractice case involving a physician's misdiagnosis and improper removal of a uterine fibroid
  • Playing a substantial role in obtaining an arbitration ruling of no liability on behalf of a defendant in a securities litigation case seeking $65 million in damages

Following law school, Ms. Davis held a legal fellowship at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. During law school, she was an intern at the Committee for Public Counsel Services in Boston.

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  • Background
    • Todd & Weld LLP, 2013 to present
    • Paul Hastings LLP, 2010-2012
    • Legal Fellowship, Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, 2009
  • Professional Activities
    • Massachusetts Bar Association, Vice-Chair, Business Law Section (2017-2018); Symposium Co-Chair for the Complex Commercial Litigation Section/Business Litigation Group (2016)
    • Boston Bar Association
    • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
    • American Association for Justice
    • Women's Bar Association
    • ACLU Amicus Committee
  • Publications / Lectures
    • Co-author, Discovery Motions chapter in Massachusetts Superior Court Civil Practice Manual, 3d ed. 2013, with 2015 Supplement (MCLE)
    • Presenter, "SLAPP Happy: Tools and Tips for Navigating the Massachusetts Anti-SLAPP Maze", Boston Bar Association (2017)
    • Presenter, "Life Cycle of a Business Part III: Nondisclosure Agreements and Noncompete Agreements," Massachusetts Bar Association (May 2017)
  • Awards / Achievements
    • Named by Super Lawyers to 2018 Massachusetts Rising Stars for Business Litigation
    • Named by Super Lawyers to 2017 Massachusetts Rising Stars for Business Litigation
    • Named by Super Lawyers to 2016 Massachusetts Rising Stars for Business Litigation
    • Named by Super Lawyers to 2015 Massachusetts Rising Stars
    • Named a "2014 Massachusetts Rising Star" in New England Super Lawyers in Boston Magazine, November, 2014
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