Criminal Defense Attorney James Martin Davis said people need to understand that liberty is the most precious of America’s ideals. He explained that’s why the founding fathers created the system they did. Davis said they knew it would not be possible to create a system where every single guilty person was punished and each innocent person was set free.
And that’s where the lawyers come in. Davis had known since he was in grade school that he wanted to be an attorney.
After Davis was admitted to the bar, he was offered the chance to join a large corporate law firm’s litigation section. But he wasn’t interested. In fact, he had decided he wanted to represent individuals not companies.
“I would rather protect a person’s liberty than their property rights,” said Davis.
As a criminal defense attorney, Davis said he protects the U.S. Constitution, one individual at a time.
Davis is admitted to practice law in four states: Nebraska, Iowa, Colorado and Indiana. He is also admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Claims, the U.S. Tax Court and numerous federal, district and circuit courts.
Davis has tried more than 150 jury trials in numerous states as well as in Washington, DC over the course of his career.
His office represents people in both federal and criminal matters, not just in Omaha but also across the Midwest. Davis has been recognized as the Best Criminal Defense Attorney in The Reader for many years. He was also named Great Plains Super Lawyer and is one of American Trial Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers.
Additionally, Davis is on the National Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.
“My office primarily handles criminal cases, both state and federal. But I also handle personal injury cases where individuals are hurt as a result of the negligence of others,” said Davis.
Davis explained his staff is dedicated to offering personal service for each and every client. There is no feel for the initial consultation, phones are answered 24/7 and Davis also has staff members who speak Spanish.
In order to punish all of the guilty individuals out there, Davis said we would have to punish a certain number who were innocent. He explained this is something our Democracy refuses to do. Davis said in America it is much more important to protect the innocent than it is to punish the guilty.
“The criminal defense attorney is liberty’s last champion and I am proud of the work I do,” said Davis.