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Kennard Davis

Associate

Kennard Davis assists clients in a broad range of litigation matters.

Professional Biography


Kennard Davis is an associate in Baker Donelson's New Orleans office and assists clients in a wide variety of litigation matters, including commercial litigation, environmental and energy law, and arbitration.

Prior to joining Baker Donelson, Kennard served as a law clerk for Judge Kern Reese in Division L of the Orleans Parish Civil District Court and as an extern for Senior Judge Ivan L. R. Lemelle of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. He also served as a legal intern for Judge Regina Bartholomew-Woods in Division B of the Orleans Parish Civil District Court and Judge Edward A. Lombard of the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal.

  • Member – Defense Research Institute (DRI)
    • Chair – DRI Diversity and Inclusion Membership Committee (2019 – current)
    • Diversity Liaison – DRI Commercial Litigation Committee (2021 – current)
    • Chair – Law Student Forum for the DRI Diversity for Success Seminar and Corporate Expo (2021 – 2022)
    • Vice Chair – Supreme Court of the United States Swearing-In on DRI Young Lawyers Committee (2021 – 2022)
    • Member – DRI National Membership Committee (2021 – 2022)
  • Member – American Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Division
      • Leadership Academy (2022 – 2024)
  • Member – Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Member – New Orleans Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Division
    • Executive Council
  • Member – Greater New Orleans Louis A. Martinet Legal Society
    • Vice President of Membership (2021 – 2022)
  • Member – Young Leadership Council
  • Member – A.P. Tureaud Inn of Court
  • Member – Son of a Saint
  • Volunteer Attorney – The Pro Bono Project
  • Recipient – Karl J. Connor Alumni Award, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law (2022)
  • Recipient – Top 40 under 40, The National Black Lawyers
  • Moderator – "Diversity in Law Firms: An In-House Perspective," Diversity Ever After Podcast (June 2022)
  • Panelist – "Striving to Partnership: Career Development for Young Lawyers," 2022 Louisiana State Bar Association's Young Lawyer Conference (2022)
  • Panelist – First Generation Law Students Panel by Loyola University New Orleans College of Law (2022)
  • Moderator – "Public, Private, or In- House – Choosing Which Path is Right for You," 2021 Annual Pathways and Pipelines to Success Program, Greater New Orleans Louis A. Martinet Legal Society (February 2021)

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Education

  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, J.D., 2018
  • University of New Orleans, B.S., 2015

Admissions

  • Louisiana, 2018
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

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