James was born and raised in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, and graduated from Montgomery County High School. He completed his undergraduate course work at the University of Kentucky College of Business with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing.
James obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law. After graduation, James accepted a staff attorney position with Hon. Judge James Ishmael of the Fayette Circuit Court. Thereafter, he was an associate with the Lexington office of Boehl, Stopher, and Graves, LLP, where he worked primarily in insurance defense litigation. He then transferred to the law firm of Clark & Ward, now Ward, Hocker, & Thornton, PLLC. There, he gained experience at the trial level, working again in defense litigation, and determined that he wanted to realize his lifelong goal of opening a law office in his hometown of Mt. Sterling.
James E. Davis & Associates, PSC opened in March of 2008 on Maysville Street in Mt. Sterling. James opened a second location in Stanton, Kentucky in July of 2008, and a third location was opened in Morehead in January of 2013. James’ practice primarily focuses on plaintiff’s work in personal injury and medical malpractice litigation. He is licensed to practice in all courts of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, federal court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
James is an active community member, attending church at Emmanuel Baptist Church. He currently serves on the Mt. Sterling/Montgomery County Parks and Recreation Board, and chairs the personnel committee. James is a member of the Kentucky Justice Association, the Mt. Sterling/Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, the Morehead/Rowan County Chamber of Commerce, the Montgomery County Sportsman’s Club, Mt. Sterling Rotary Club, Mt. Sterling Masonic Lodge #23, Oleika Shrine Temple, and the Powell County Lions Club. He enjoys hunting, fishing, and, with his wife Elizabeth, encouraging their two sons to be outside as much as possible.