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Jonathan E. davis

Managing Partner

Jonathan Davis is a Partner of the Arns Law Firm with a stellar trial record and day to day responsibility for case management, strategic vision and tactical implementation.   He is always available work with clients on the small details in their cases and has also argued before the Supreme Court of California.  Jonathan is rated "AV Preeminent" by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating possible for both legal and ethical standards, has been nominated for San Francisco Trial Lawyer of the Year, is a Northern California Super Lawyer, and has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America. 

Prior to becoming an attorney, he was an International Representative and National Field Director for the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union. After representing workers in arbitrations throughout the West, Jonathan joined The Arns Law Firm and dedicates himself to representing injured workers and their families devastated by catastrophic injuries as well wage and hour and consumer class actions. Jonathan is bilingual in Spanish and is past Chairman of the non-profit affordable housing organization the African American Construction Workers Association (AACWA). Jonathan currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Local 261 Community Service and Training Foundation and is a former member of the Board of Governors of the Consumer Attorneys of California.

Memberships: Consumer Attorneys of California, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Alameda Contra Costa Trial Lawyers and the Nevada Trial Lawyers Association.

Practice Areas

Construction Injury

Wage & Hour

Workers' Compensation

Personal Injury

Consumer Law


Temple University School of Law (1997)

Juris Doctor, Barristers Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy, The Moot Court Award

Connecticut College (1988)

B.A. Government


Northern California Super Lawyer

The Best Lawyers in America©

Frias v. California Materials: $2,900,000*

(pre-trial offer $750,000)

Becerra v. Jonce Thomas Construction: $1,000,000+ 

(pre-trial offer $25,000)

England v. Swinerton: $21,000,000 

(pre-trial offer $2,500,000)

Gorewitz v. Toyota: $11,100,000

(pre-trial offer $1,500,000)

Confidential Case: $7,500,000

(pre-trial offer $150,000)

Barnes v. Capp: $2,100,000 

(pre-trial offer $250,000)

Reclusado v. Smith: $1,900,000*

*Nominated for Trial Lawyer of the Year

Publications and Presentations

“The Joyful Warrior: Building a Mindful Litigation Practice,” Western Trial Lawyers Association, 2018


“Mindful Lawyering: A Meditation Retreat for Law Professionals and Students,” Spirit Rock, 2017

“Morris v. Ernst and Young: Changes in the Arbitration Landscape?” Western Trial Lawyers Association Conference, 2017


“Modified Duty: How A Good Thing Became a Ruse to Undermine Workers Rights,” Northern District Council of Laborers, 2017

"New California Law Eliminates Discriminatory Damage Awards: Rodriguez v. Kline is No More," September 2016

“The Evidence Wheel Systematic Approach,” San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, October 2006

“The Current State of Workers’ Compensation and the Third Party Case,” IUPAT Local 718, October 2006

“Damages in Dollars: Presenting an Undocumented Plaintiff’s Loss of Future Earning Capacity in Dollars and Not pesos,” Forum Magazine, July, 2004


“Joint Representation in a Personal Injury or Wrongful Death Action,” Forum Magazine, April 2001

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