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William A. Davis 
Springfield, Illinois
phone 217-280-4271
888-763-9594
fax 217-241-1333
email Email Me

William A. Davis has, for years, focused his practice in the area of litigation. As a former Assistant State’s Attorney and Assistant Attorney General, Mr. Davis has extensive trial experience in a wide range of cases. At the Sangamon County State’s Attorney’s Office, Mr. Davis practiced in traffic misdemeanor DUI, domestic violence and general felony cases, including theft, drug cases, gun crimes, sex crimes and first degree murder. While working off of his trial experience, Mr. Davis also handles civil litigation from filing a complaint to trial and verdict. Mr. Davis also has experience before administrative bodies of the State of Illinois, including driver’s license reinstatement, hearings before the Illinois Liquor Control Commission, and the Illinois Department for Professional Regulation.

Practice Areas:

Administrative Law

  • Driver’s License Reinstatement
  • Illinois Liquor Control Commission
  • Professional Licensure and Regulation

Civil Litigation

Criminal Defense

  • DUI Defense
  • Expungments, Sealings and Pardons
  • State Felony and Misdemeanor Defense
  • Traffic Defense

Professional Liability

  • Professional Licensure and Regulation

Bar Admissions:

State of Illinois, 2007
U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 2008

Educational Background:

Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale, Illinois, 2007 J.D.
Quincy University, Quincy, Illinois, 2004 B.A. Major: History

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

Publications/Seminars Taught:

“Update on Current Case Law and Legislation”, DUI and Traffic Law Updates-2014, Illinois State Bar Association, Fairview Heights, 2014
“Marital Privilege in Illinois”, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Presenter, Springfield, 2014“Defending Illinois Criminal Cases”, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Panelist on Plea Negotiations, Champaign, 2011

Areas of Practice:
Criminal Defense
DUI Defense
Traffic Defense

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.