Mawuli Mel Davis is a founding partner of the Davis Bozeman Law Firm where he leads the firm’s Civil Rights Division. Attorney Davis attended the United States Naval Academy, where he played varsity basketball and earned a degree in Political Science. Attorney Davis served in the United States Navy as an officer while earning a Masters in Public Administration from Bowie State University. Attorney Davis is a graduate of Georgia State University(GSU) College of Law.
Attorney Davis is recognized as a Super Lawyer, a distinction given to less than 3% of the lawyers practicing in Georgia. Attorney Davis was been recognized for his work as Civil Rights attorney and advocate by the Gate City Bar Association, ACLU of Georgia, Urban League of Greater Atlanta, and Southern Center for Human Rights. He was named as one of Georgia’s Legal Elite by Georgia Trend Magazine.
Attorney Davis has been involved in the representation of public figures including being a member of the appeals team for former Mayor of Atlanta, Bill Campbell. Attorney Davis and firm co-founder, Robert Bozeman were featured in Black Enterprise magazine. The Davis Bozeman Law Firm was highlighted on the cover of the Atlanta Daily World as the “Legal Guardian’s of Atlanta’s Black Community” and received awards from the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, African Community Center for Unity and Self-Determination, NOBLE, and Hype Youth Foundation. Attorney Davis’ diverse television appearances range from serving as a guest commentator on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer on CNN to representing recording artist Lil’ Scrappy on VH-1’s Love & Hip Hop Atlanta.
Attorney Davis’ organizing efforts have included working with gang members in Chicago to participating in the UN World Conference Against Racism. Attorney Davis served as an legal observer for the Haitian Presidential Elections. Attorney Davis developed ,“The Consequences of Thug Life” presentation. Attorney Davis along with his wife, educator and activist, Jana Johnson-Davis, also developed “If You Can See, it You Can Be It”, legal awareness program. As a result of his many community endeavors, Attorney Davis was named Humanitarian of the Year by the Atlanta Chapter of the NAACP, Kappa Alpha Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma and the Atlanta Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Additionally, he has represented and organized legal support for Occupy Movement, Moral Monday, and Black Lives Matter. He has affectionately been dubbed the “Liberation Lawyer”.
As an activist, Attorney Davis is a co-founder of Let Us Make Man. After the acquittal of George Zimmerman, he was one of the primary organizers for the”Respect Black Life” march of over 5,000 protestors from the Atlanta University Center to CNN which was featured in Ebony magazine.
Attorney Davis was awarded Father of the Year in by Jack & Jill Inc. of Atlanta, Mentor of the Year by the Atlanta Alumni Association of Morehouse College and Father of Distinction by the Concerned Black Clergy. The DeKalb Lawyers Association (DLA) named the “Mawuli Davis Legal Warrior Award” in his honor. Attorney Davis is President of the newly formed Beacon Hill Branch of the NAACP. He is a proud member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. and the DeKalb Chapter of the 100 Black Men of America. Attorney Davis serves on the boards of the Southern Center for Human Rights, Kilombo Institute , Walter Rodney Foundation, DeKalb Lawyers Association, and the Decatur Family YMCA. Attorney Davis has been married to his wife, activist educator, Jana Johnson-Davis, for 22 years and they have two sons, Kobie and Khari.
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