Maya Davis, NCAJ NEXT Leadership Program class of 2024
Maya Davis is one of the 13 members of the NCAJ NEXT Leadership Program class of 2024. The program identifies the state’s emerging trial lawyer leaders.
Lives in: Raleigh
Law Degree from: North Carolina Central University School of Law
Works as: Litigation Attorney at the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin
Legal Association Involvement: I am a member of NCAJ, and I have attended CLEs and roundtable discussions. I am a member of AAJ, and I have attended a conference. I am a committee member for the New Lawyers in Practice Committee for the North Carolina Bar Association. I am also a committee member for the North Carolina Bar Association Law Student Division.
Why is the idea of civil justice important to you?
Civil justice is important to me because it affects the people I fight for daily. I can see firsthand how money shapes outcomes. People who have been injured often stop treatment prematurely due to money, or the lack thereof. When clients are asked about their gap in treatment, they typically attribute it to being forced to go back to work due to fear of losing additional money and their job. While the civil justice system is and should be a deterrent for wrongdoers, often, it feels as though our clients are the ones being punished. Civil justice is important to me because I advocate for people dealing with what may be the worst time of their life, while educating them about the ever-complex legal system.
What’s your vision for the future of NCAJ?
In five to 10 years, I see NCAJ thriving with countless new members, while retaining strong trial lawyers. In the future, I see NCAJ with greater attorney diversity, as the legal field continues to become more inclusive. In five to 10 years, I see NCAJ hosting additional events that cater to law students aspiring to be trial lawyers. I see NCAJ hosting events for future leadership quarterly. I see NCAJ hosting growth coaching events for their members. Lastly, I see NCAJ reimagining CLEs and finding creative ways to educate lawyers, while remaining innovative.
Away from work …
Outside of the practice of law, I enjoy updating my food blog weekly with new restaurants, pictures, suggestions, and tips for the upcoming month.