Katessa Charles Davis, a shareholder in the Los Angeles office of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P. C., is a legal strategist, problem solver, and committed advocate. Ms. Davis has more than 25 years of experience as a civil litigator, with an emphasis on the representation of employers.
Ms. Davis is responsible for all aspects of employment litigation matters on behalf of employers, including trials and arbitrations. Ms. Davis has tried to verdict in state and federal court employment matters involving gender, race, and disability discrimination and harassment, as well as retaliation and wrongful termination. In 2018, Ms. Davis was recognized as one of the top female attorneys in California by the Los Angeles Daily Journal, which honors the achievements of female attorneys. She works exclusively with clients to develop strategies for mitigating and resolving legal actions, approaching each case with a commitment to client service. Ms. Davis’ clients include institutions and businesses in the healthcare, retail, and food and beverage industries.
Ms. Davis is a past President of the Los Angeles County Bar Foundation, a past Trustee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and a past President of the Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, Inc. Ms. Davis is a member of the Labor and Employment Law Sections of the State Bar of California and the Los Angeles County Bar Association. She is also a past member of the Executive Committee of the Litigation Section of the State Bar of California. Further, she serves on the firm’s Professional Development and Inclusion Steering Committee.