Hon. Richard Davis

McKinney, Texas

Judge Richard Davis is a seasoned legal professional, having served as Criminal District Attorney, State District Judge with 20 years experience hearing general jurisdiction matters (handling all types of cases) as well as practicing as a solo practitioner handling a variety of cases for over 15 years.  He has tried hundreds of jury trials to conclusion as lead counsel, prosecutor, city attorney or judge, with an emphasis on Family Law, Personal Injury, Contract and Municipal Law.

Since 2002, he has served as an Assigned Judge in the First Administrative Judicial District.  His initial training was through the American Arbitration Association as a mediator in 1992 and as an arbitrator in 1993 with numerous advanced mediation training seminars since and which he continues to update.

Judge Davis continues to update his skills by attending numerous trainings and seminars, holds memberships in the College of the State Bar since 2000, Attorney-Mediators Association and is credentialed Advanced by The Texas Association of Mediators. Judge Davis is available for a variety of services:  Arbitration, Mediation, Special Judge and Master.  He will travel to your location.

Education  + -

  • University of Houston
    Doctor of Jurisprudence   1973
  • University of Texas at Arlington
    B.A.   1970
  • Wills Point HS
    Honors   1966
  • American Arbitration Association
    Initial Arbitration Training   1993
  • American Arbitration Association
    Initial Mediation Training   1992

Experience  + -

  • First Administrative Judicial District
    Assigned Judge   2003-present
  • City of Canton City
    Attorney   1996-2011
  • Canton Economic Development Corporation
    Counsel   2001-2011
  • Richard D. Davis Resolutions
    Mediation, Arbitration & Special Judge Services   1993-present
  • Law Office of Richard D. Davis, Canton, TX
    Owner, General Practice of Law   1989-2003
  • Wynne & Wynne, Wills Point, TX
    Partner   1988-1989
  • Van Zandt and Wood Counties State: 294th District Court General Jurisdiction
    District Judge   1981-1988
  • Van Zandt County, Canton, TX
    Criminal District Attorney   1977-1981
  • Tarrant County, Fort Worth, TX
    Assistant Criminal District Attorney   1975-1977
  • Tarrant County, Fort Worth, TX: Criminal District Court No. 1
    Briefing Attorney   1974-1975
  • National College of District Attorneys Houston, TX
    Research Assistant   1972-1973
  • City of Dallas, Dallas, TX
    Police Officer   1971

Memberships & Affiliations  + -

  • Van Zandt County Bar Association
    Vice President   1991
  • Van Zandt County Bar Association
    President   1995
  • State Bar College
    Fellow   2000-present
  • State Bar of Texas, Admitted to Practice
    Member   1973
  • Collin Co. Bar Association
  • Board Certified Criminal Law
    1979 to present
  • Texas Mediator Credentialing Association, credentialed Advanced
  • Association of Attorney-Mediators

Honors & Awards  + -

  • The Order of the Barons - highest honorary legal scholastic society of The University of Houston College of Law