Raleigh, N.C. (February 9, 2021) – Smith Debnam, a regional law firm with offices in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Charleston, South Carolina, today announced that attorney Joseph A. Davies has been named a partner of the firm. Davies has been with Smith Debnam since 2019. His practice focuses on complex construction law litigation.
“Joe has been with the firm less than two years but has done great work since he arrived,” said Byron Saintsing, a senior partner in the firm’s construction law and litigation practice group. “We are lucky to have Joe working in our practice group, and we are glad to see him become a partner in the firm.”
As a member of the firm’s construction law group, Davies represents construction companies and small business owners in lease negotiations and complex litigation matters. His clients include general contractors and subcontractors, as well as property managers, landlords, commercial tenants, equipment rental companies, and building material suppliers. Davies has an extensive background in lien filings and construction litigation that spans all types and sizes—from summary ejectments in small claims court to collection actions and construction disputes in district and superior court.
“We are excited to have Joe as one of our newest partners,” said Smith Debnam Managing Partner Jerry Myers. “His highly detailed approach and vast experience in complex litigation have contributed greatly to the success of our litigation team. Joe is a true asset to the firm.”
Davies earned his B.A. magna cum laude from the University of Richmond and his J.D. with honors from Duke University School of Law. He is licensed to practice before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and all federal and state courts in North Carolina.
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