Davis S. Vaughn
Davis S. Vaughn began working at Beasley Allen in high school, where he helped in the firm’s mailroom, performed clerical tasks, and assisted paralegals. Davis developed a passion for the law and helping clients during this time. He is now an attorney in the firm’s Mass Torts Section, where he represents individuals and public entities against some of the largest corporations in the country. Specifically, Davis serves as counsel for parents, children, boards of education, and cities harmed by e-cigarette and social media companies.
Davis is heavily involved in the JUUL e-cigarette multidistrict litigation pending in the Northern District of California that seeks to hold JUUL and other defendants accountable for the youth vaping epidemic. He has assisted the Trial, Law & Briefing, Bellwether, Expert, and Discovery Committees with each aspect of case workup, discovery, and trial preparation. Davis is also involved in Beasley Allen’s efforts to hold the largest social media companies accountable for harming adolescents.
Before joining Beasley Allen, Davis represented clients in state and federal courts across the country in a broad range of commercial, product liability, pharmaceutical, health care, personal injury, wrongful death, and business tort matters. He is an experienced attorney and has frequently helped handle high-stakes litigation matters.
Davis successfully obtained summary judgment on behalf of a national storage unit company in a breach of contract action. He also obtained dismissals of actions against an international rental company and the board of a state agency. In addition to his civil litigation practice, he represented an Alabama death row inmate pro bono and successfully obtained a new sentencing hearing on behalf of his client.
Davis is a member of the Alabama State Bar and the American Association of Justice.
Awards and Recognitions
Davis has been selected to the National Trial Lawyers Association’s Top 40 Under 40 for Civil Plaintiffs. The National Trial Lawyers Association’s Top 40 Under 40 for Civil Plaintiffs is an elite group of the top attorneys in the country that have been chosen for membership into The National Trial Lawyers.
A University of Alabama graduate (cum laude), Davis received a full scholarship as a member of the University’s Speech and Debate Team and competed successfully in tournaments throughout the country. He earned a B.A. in communication studies and political science.
He was a member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity where he served in multiple executive positions and as the undergraduate representative on the fraternity’s international board. Davis also served as President of UA Greek Relief, a philanthropic organization aimed at helping those affected by the April 2011 tornado.
In 2017, Davis earned his J.D. (summa cum laude) from the University of Mississippi School of Law. During law school, he served on the executive boards of the Mississippi Law Journal and the Federal Courts Law Review.
Davis won the 1L Moot Court Competition, continuing on to compete as part of the National Environmental Moot Court team and coaching the National Health Care Law Moot Court team.
Additionally, Davis received multiple Outstanding Student Awards in courses such as Legal Research & Writing, Advanced Legal Writing, and Alternative Dispute Resolution.
He also worked with the Mississippi Innocence Project and helped with the initial representation of three innocence claims. Davis was also published multiple times, including articles in the Texas Review of Entertainment and Sports Law and the Consumer Finance Law Quarterly Report.
Davis is actively involved in the Montgomery community. He spends time volunteering for pro bono clinics and supporting multiple arts and education-based organizations.