Nichad Davis, NEXT Leadership Class of 2023

October 24, 2022

Nichad Davis is one of the 21 members of the NCAJ NEXT Leadership Program class of 2023. The program, which graduated its first class in 2022, identifies the state’s emerging trial lawyer leaders.

Nichad Davis

Lives in: Greensboro

Law degree from: Campbell University’s Norman A. Wiggins School of Law

Works as: Associate Attorney at Tin, Fulton, Walker & Owen, PLLC, Durham

Legal Association Involvement: NCAJ Diversity & Inclusion Committee, New Lawyers Division; NCBA 4ALL Committee, NCBA Young Lawyers, Greensboro Bar Association and Guilford Black Lawyers Association


It is my desire to be developed as a future leader in NCAJ and in plaintiff-side practice. Many of my mentors have been past presidents or held leadership positions in NCAJ. I want to learn from the greats and become one of the greats. I look to James Ferguson, Janet Ward Black and Brad Bannon as blueprints for the legacy I want to leave NCAJ and all of North Carolina.

Why is the idea of civil justice important to you?

Civil rights and civil liberties are at the core of my existence. I am a grandchild of a civil rights leader in Greensboro, and that birthed a desire to fight for the rights of people who have been historically marginalized. I am a firm believer in advocating on behalf of injured persons and those who have been discriminated against in any way, form, or fashion.

What’s your vision for the future of NCAJ?

I believe NCAJ will grow as a premier advocacy organization and hub for practice sharing, CLEs, and amicus briefing. Hopefully, NCAJ will be a leader in civil/criminal justice initiatives.

Away from work …

I love to share time with my wonderful fiancé and daughter. I love to play chess and watch college football. I am a huge Baltimore Ravens fan, so I am always rooting for my team on Sundays. I also love Duke Basketball and root for my team (even while basketball season is not in). I love to travel, try new foods, visit wine vineyards and go to amusement parks for fun.