Republican National Lawyers Association | (RNLA)
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Mr. James A. Davids

Regent University
Regular Member
1000 Regent University Dr
Virginia Beach, VA 23464-9800

Phone: 757-226-4745
Fax: 757-226-4643

Law School: Duke University (1976)

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I am currently teaching Constitutional Law, Political Philosphy, Election Law, and Faith-Based Initiatives as an Assistant Professor of Law and Government at Regent University's Washington campus. I formerly was the Deputy Director of the Faith-Based Task Force and Counsel to the Deputy Attorney General in the Department of Justice. I am a graduate of Calvin College and the Duke University School of Law, where I served on the Duke Law Journal. For 25 years I was a trial attorney in Chicago, where I concentrated initially in federal regulatory law, then medical malpractice litigation, and finally in medical malpractice/employment law/civil rights litigation. For the last 15 years I was in Chicago, I was a name partner at Hoogendoorn, Talbot, Davids, Godfrey & Milligan, where I headed the Litigation Section.

My interest in public policy and its interaction with faith-based organizations dates back to the many years of service I have given to faith-based organizations. I have served on the Board and a leader of adult education at my local church, I have presided over the Board of the local Christian School, I founded and then was president of the Board of a capital foundation supporting the local Christian school, and I was an officer on my alma mater's alumni Board. I have also actively participated in community affairs, including service on the local public high school Board, my City's Zoning Board of Appeals, and as President of the local branch of the Republican Party. Most recently, before my appointment in the Department of Justice, I was the Acting Executive Director of the Illinois Family Institute (the Focus on the Family affiliate in Illinois), and I was President-Elect of the Christian Legal Society.

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