Mawuli Mel Davis
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 in Annapolis, where he played varsity basketball and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. Attorney Davis served in the United States Navy as an officer for nearly ten years. He earned a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Bowie State University while on active duty in Rota, Spain. Attorney Davis is a graduate of Georgia State University(GSU) College of Law.
Attorney Davis was acknowledged in the Atlanta Magazine as both a Rising Super Lawyer and later as a Super Lawyer. Attorney Davis was named the Civil Rights Attorney of the Year by the Gate City Bar Association, the Advocate of the year by the ACLU of Georgia, Civil Rights Legal Champion by the Urban League of Greater Atlanta, and was inaugural recipient of the Southern Center for Human Rights' Luminary Award.
Attorney Davis has been involved in the representation of public figures, entertainers, athletes. Attorney Davis and firm co-founder, Robert Bozeman were featured as successful entrepreneurs 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". Attorney Davis has had cases covered by a wide array of media outlets, from USA Today to Worldstar HipHop. 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.
As a result of his many community endeavors, Attorney Davis is considered an “Activist Attorney” and was named Humanitarian of the he has represented and helped organize legal support for activists engaged in protests including the Occupy Movement, Moral Monday, and Black Lives Matter. As a result of his pro bono representation in social justice movements he has been affectionately 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 march of over 5,000 protestors from the Atlanta University Center to CNN Headquarters.
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. 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 has been married to his wife, Jana Johnson-Davis, for 23 years and they have two sons, Kobie and Khari.
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