Nichad Davis is an attorney supporting the firm in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death and workers’ compensation. Nichad worked at the law firm of Hedrick Gardner in Charlotte prior to joining Ward Black Law in December 2020.
Nichad began his undergraduate studies at UNC-Charlotte, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, with a concentration in Clinical/Community Health. During his senior year, Nichad studied abroad in South Africa, where he studied the impact of poverty on cognitive development. It was this experience in South Africa that led Nichad to apply to the Teach for America program upon his graduation from UNC-Charlotte. Nichad served as a 7th-grade social studies teacher in Duplin County, North Carolina with Teach for America for 3 years. It was during this time Nichad developed a heart for advocating for people. His time in Teach for America created a desire for Nichad to attend law school and become an attorney.
Nichad was awarded the Janette Soles Nelson Public Service Scholarship to attend the Campbell University School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor. Nichad was a very active member of the Mock Trial team and competed in national competitions including the National Civil Trial Competition (NCTC) and the South Texas Mock Trial Challenge. His mock trial experience earned him several awards, including the National Black Lawyers Association (NBLSA) Best Advocate Award.
A native of Greensboro, NC, Nichad attended Dudley High School where he was a student-athlete. Nichad comes from a large family and he was excited to return home and live near family again.
Nichad has continued his public service locally through a non-profit he founded, Davis Academy, which is dedicated to promoting equity and closing the achievement gap within the educational system. He also founded the Rose From Concrete Scholarship Fund which provides academic scholarship and internships each year to a local graduating senior. In addition, he serves as a mentor to students at North Carolina A&T University.
Nichad enjoys cooking, playing chess, and spending time with his fiancée, Dee, and their daughter, Nova.