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Kennard Davis


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.

  • Represented an insurance company in an international dispute arising out of damages sustained to a major submarine power cable during underwater work related to the construction of offshore pipelines. Successfully obtained dismissal of multi-million-dollar case on pre-discovery threshold motions, subsequently affirmed by the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

  • Member – American Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Division
      • Leadership Academy (2022 – 2024)
    • Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS)
    • Business Law Section
    • Litigation Section
  • Member – DRI (formerly Defense Research Institute)
    • Chair – DRI Diversity and Inclusion Membership Committee (2019 – current)
    • Diversity Liaison – DRI Commercial Litigation Committee (2021 – 2022)
    • 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 – Federal Bar Association
    • District of Columbia Chapter
      • Federal Litigation Section
      • Young Lawyers Division
  • Member – Association of Corporate Counsel
    • National Capital Region
  • Member – District of Columbia Defense Lawyers Association
  • 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 – A.P. Tureaud Inn of Court
  • Member – William B. Bryant 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 – "Leveraging Diversity," DRI 2023 Diversity for Success Seminar and Corporate Expo (June 2023)
  • Moderator – "Pro-Tips from the Bench," DRI 2023 Business and Intellectual Property Litigation Super Conference (April 2023)
  • Presenter – "Oral Argument Tips and Tricks," LSBA YLD Young Lawyers Conference (March 2023)
  • Panelist – "An Update on Privilege Law in Louisiana," Louisiana State Bar Association's Here's Your Evidence! A Look into the Discovery Phase of Litigation (December 2022)
  • Panelist – "Professionalism Issues IRL (In Real Life)," New Orleans Bar Association Procrastinator's Program CLE Young Lawyers Section Day (December 2022)
  • Moderator – "Diversity in Law Firms: An In-House Perspective," Diversity Ever After Podcast
  • 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)


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


  • Louisiana
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • 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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