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William A Davis 
Springfield, Illinois
phone 217-280-4271
fax 217-241-1333
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William A. Davis has, for years, focused his practice in the area of criminal law. As a former Assistant State's Attorney and Assistant Attorney General, Mr. Davis has extensive trial experience in a wide range of cases. Mr. Davis served in traffic, misdemeanor and DUI prosecutions for the Sangamon County State's Attorney, gaining the knowledge and experience for a broad range of cases. He learned through his experience, the importance of protecting an individual's drivers license and the ways to protect a license. Mr. Davis' experience also includes time as head of domestic violence prosecutions in Sangamon County acquiring the knowledge to aid in domestic matters. Mr. Davis spent years as a felony prosecutor, learning the full range of felony cases, including theft, drug prosecutions, gun crimes, sex crimes and first degree murder. Mr. Davis is ready and able to help you protect your rights and help you with what can often be a difficult situation.

Areas of Practice:
Criminal Defense
DUI Defense
Traffic Defense
Bar Admissions:
Illinois, 2007
U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 2008
Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale, Illinois, 2007

Quincy University, Quincy, Illinois, 2004
Major:  History

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Certified in DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing

Classes/Seminars Taught:
“Defending Illinois Criminal Cases”, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Panelist on Plea Negotiations, Champaign, 2011

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Sangamon County Bar Association, 2007-Present
Young Lawyers Division President, 2012-Present

Illinois State Bar Association, 2012-Present
Traffic Law and Courts Section Council, Member, 2013-Present

Past Employment Positions:
Illinois Attorney General's Office, Assistant Attorney General, Sexually Violent Persons Bureau , 2011 - 2012

Sangamon County State's Attorney's Office, Assistant State's Attorney, Traffic and Misdemeanor, Domestic Violence and Felony Case Assistant, 2007 - 2011

Springfield Office •
205 S. 5th Street
Suite 700
Springfield, IL 62701
Toll Free: 888.763.9594
Phone: 217.280.4271
Fax: 217.544.9609

Chicago Office •
20 S. Clark Street
Suite 3000
Chicago, IL 60603
Toll Free: 888.763.9594
Phone: 217.280.4271
Fax: 217.544.9609

Representative Clients

Brown, Hay & Stephens, LLP, provides legal counsel and representation for businesses, government entities, and individuals in Springfield, Illinois, and downstate Illinois communities such as Decatur, Mt. Vernon, Peoria, Rockford, Champaign, Bloomington, Quincy, Effingham, Urbana, Danville, Galesburg, Kankakee, Carbondale, and Carlinville, Illinois.