Jessica L. Davis

Partner

Columbus
155 East Broad Street
PNC Plaza, 12th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
P 614.723.2033
F 614.463.9792
E jdavis@ralaw.com
Cincinnati
250 East Fifth Street, Suite 310
Cincinnati, OH 45202
P 513.361.0200
F 513.361.0335



Jessica L. Davis

Partner

Phone: (614) 723-2033
Fax: (614) 463-9792
Email: jdavis@ralaw.com

Jessica is a member of the litigation team, where her practice is focused on the defense of hospitals, physicians, nursing homes, home health care agencies, and other healthcare professionals in various aspects of civil litigation involving catastrophic injury and wrongful death. Jessica’s experience is diverse, including defense of cases involving claims of medical malpractice, professional negligence, products liability, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, and premises liability. Jessica has considerable expertise in defending claims alleging labor and delivery errors, failure/delay in medical diagnosis, failure of patient safety initiatives, medication errors, wrong site surgery, surgical complications, and policy and procedure failures in both state and federal trial and appellate courts.

Jessica clients also include property owners pursuing reduction of real estate taxes in local administrative hearings throughout Ohio and the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals. She also represents both commercial and residential property owners involved in lease disputes.

Jessica also provides advisory opinions to clients on risk management matters and has served as personal counsel to physicians and business owners involved in litigation and insurance coverage matters. 

Having grown up in both Ohio and Florida, Jessica is no stranger to travel and adapts well to new and changing environments. In a blended family, she was raised with five step-siblings and during this time learned a great deal about the benefits of a blended family and the hardships those families can face. As a result, Jessica enjoys representing parties in private and step-parent adoptions as well.  

Representative Matters

Medical/Liability Defense

  • Secured defense verdict for large hospital system after a two week jury trial involving the death of 42 year old man less than thirty-six hours after discharge from the hospital
  • Secured defense verdict for large prominent orthopedic practice after a week jury trial involving injury to an active elderly woman allegedly resulting in the need for custodial care until her death
  • Secured defense verdict for national retailer after a three week jury trial involving catastrophic injury of a 56 year old man
  • Secured defense verdicts in several medical malpractice actions where Plaintiffs asked jury for verdicts in excess of $1,000,000
  • Secured defense verdict in professional negligence action which included claims of defamation, fraud, conspiracy and breach of contract
  • Successfully defended several hundreds of medical malpractice actions resulting in favorable out of court resolution, court ordered dismissals and voluntary dismissals 

Real Estate Litigation

  • Successfully reduced real estate tax values for commercial property owners in excess of $10,000,000
  • Successfully reduced real estate tax values for  residential property owners in excess of $1,000,000
  • Secured verdict for landowner in an eminent domain proceeding in Licking County, Ohio
  • Successfully litigated lease disputes for both landlords and tenants

Adoption

  • Successfully finalized multiple step parent and sibling adoptions
  • Successfully defended against step parent adoption
  • Successfully completed private adoptions

Accomplishments

  • Selected as an "Ohio Super Lawyer" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2017)
  • Selected as an "Ohio Super Lawyers - Rising Star" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2016, 2015, 2013, 2012)
  • Member of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (2016)
  • Only defense lawyers in the top of their field are considered for membership. Current Membership is slightly over 1,400 and includes members from each of the United States plus Australia, Canada, Europe, Puerto Rico, and other areas.  
  • Leadership Columbus, Class of 2012
  • Judicial Externship for the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, Eastern Division

Education

  • 2002, J.D., Capital University Law School
    • cum laude
    • Order of the Barristers
    • Rated nationally as 6th Best Advocate in National Appellate Advocacy Competition (2000-2001)
    • National Moot Court Team (2000-2001)
    • Mock Trial Team (2001-2002)
  • 1999, B.A., University of Central Florida

Professional Affiliations

  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association

Community Affiliations

  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Buckeye Chapter, Board of Trustees
  • Columbus CREW, Member

Presentations

  • “Risks of the EHR”, May 2015, Invited Speaker at Various Physician Practices
  • “Controllable Risks in Malpractice”, May 2014, September 2014, Invited Speaker at Various Physician Practices
  • “Prescription Drug Abuse—An Epidemic”, May 2013, October 2013, Invited Speaker at Various Physician Practices
  • “Deposition Testimony”, May 2013, Invited Speaker to Residency Program of Large Hospital
  • “Witness Preparedness”, February 2013, Invited Speaker to Residency Program of Large Hospital
  • "Electronic Health Information Age", September 2012, October 2012, Invited Speaker at Various Physician Practices
  • "I'm Sorry - Does an Apology and/or Disclosure Implicate Fault?", 2012, Invited Speaker at Large Hospital System Conference
  • "The Spooky World of E-Discovery" 2007, Invited Speaker at Large Hospital System Conference
  • "Americans with Disabilities Act Title III: Public Accommodations and Commercial Facilities" 2006 & 2007
  • "Tort Reform for Medical Malpractice Liability" 2005

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