DeCarol Davis is an associate at Bryan Schwartz Law, focusing on employment discrimination, sexual harassment, whistleblower, and wage-and-hour claims. Ms. Davis returns to Bryan Schwartz Law after having worked at the firm as both a legal assistant and summer associate.
In 2017, Ms. Davis graduated from UC Berkeley Law. At Berkeley, she directed the Workers’ Rights Clinic and served as a counselor for the Wage Claim Clinic, where she helped low-wage workers resolve matters including employment discrimination, disability rights, wage theft, and worker’s compensation. In 2015, Ms. Davis clerked for the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center, representing low-income workers in hearings and again assisting clients to negotiate employment law violations. During law school, Ms. Davis additionally served on the Berkeley Law mock trial team, where her teams won two national championship titles, including the prestigious 2015 National Civil Trial Competition in Los Angeles.
Prior to her legal career, Ms. Davis served in the U.S. Coast Guard and graduated from the Coast Guard Academy in 2008 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Ms. Davis became the first African-American to graduate as valedictorian from a military service academy. She was also the Academy’s first-ever Truman Scholar and in 2007 received the nation’s Arthur Ashe Sports Scholar of the Year for her basketball performance.
While in active duty the Coast Guard, Ms. Davis served as the Waterways Safety Branch Chief for Sector San Francisco. Previous to that, she worked as a ship inspector in New York City.
State Bar of California
J.D. 2017, University of Berkeley School of Law
B.S. 2008, United States Coast Guard Academy, Valedictorian & Distinguished Cadet
AWARDS AND HONORS
Berkeley Law’s Francine Marie Diaz Award for Distinguished Public Service
U.S. Judge Advocate General Field Regulations Award
U.S. Coast Guard Meritorious Team Commendation
Department of Defense STEM Role Model Award
Connecticut Technology Council Women of Innovation Award