Charlottesville Employment Lawyer

John E. Davidson

Mr. Davidson’s practice spans the areas of employment law, appeals, and trials of all kinds, with an emphasis on federal court litigation, including complex civil and white-collar criminal matters. He also routinely assists physicians and other healthcare professionals in all matters, including employment, investigations, and disciplinary and licensure issues. Mr. Davidson is trusted general counsel to a number of entities and individuals.

Mr. Davidson is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was a member of the Virginia law Review. Following a clerkship with a federal judge, Mr. Davidson practiced with a large national law firm, McGuireWoods LLP. In 2000, Mr. Davidson co-founded Davidson & Kitzmann, PLC, expanding his practice to include the representation of individuals.

By invitation, Mr. Davidson is a permanent member of the Judicial Conference of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Mr. Davidson is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Virginia School of Law, where he has taught for 19 consecutive academic years. He teaches Employment Law: Principles and Practice in the spring semesters, and Trial Advocacy in the fall semesters.

For many years, Mr. Davidson has been listed in Best Lawyers in America®, as well as rated AV·Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell, the highest rating for skill and ethics that organization gives. Also for many years, Mr. Davidson has been named a Legal Elite® by Virginia Business magazine, one of the “Top Attorneys in Virginia” by Richmond Magazine, and a “Virginia Superlawyer” by Superlawyers.* He also has been elected as a Fellow In the Litigation Counsel of America.**

Mr. Davidson is a frequent lecturer on a variety of legal topics and often teaches continuing legal education courses to other lawyers. Recent CLEs taught include classes on sexual harassment, appellate brief-writing ethics, and physician employment contracts.

He has published in the Virginia Law Review, the George Mason University Civil Rights Low Journal, and the Journal of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association.
Mr. Davidson has served in a variety of civic and leadership positions. A representative sample includes:

  • Chair, Board of Trustees, First United Methodist Church (Charlottesville)
  • Vice-Chair, Appellate Practice Section, Virginia Bar Association
  • Board Member and Head Elementary Coach, Cavalier Wrestling Club
  • Board of Governors, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board Member, Carson Raymond Foundation
  • Board of Governors, Piedmont Virginia Community College
  • Board, Charlottesville Corps of The Salvation Army

* These resulted from opinion surveys of lawyers and judges. No guarantees of result or scientific comparisons to others are intended or implied. All cases depend upon their factual and legal merit. All potential clients and clients are urged to conduct their own investigation to select the attorney with whom they feel comfortable.

**The Litigation Counsel of America (LCA) is a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers, to a maximum of 3,500 lawyers nationwide. Fellowship in the LCA is by invitation only. The LCA reports that Fellows are selected based upon excellence and accomplishment in litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels, and superior ethical reputation.

Email Mr. Davidson: jed@dklawyers.com

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We are located in Charlottesville, but our lawyers handle cases in Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Greene County, Fluvanna County, Louisa County, Nelson County, Madison County, Orange County, Roanoke, Harrisonburg, Staunton, Waynesboro, Augusta County, and across Virginia.

Davidson & Kitzmann, PLC
211 E. High Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Phone:  434-972-9600
Fax:  434-220-0011

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