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Roy W. Davis, Jr.

Contact

Direct line: (828) 258-2991
Fax: (828) 257-2767 
Email: rdavis@vwlawfirm.com

Education

University of North Carolina
J.D., cum laude, 1955

Davidson College
B.S. in History, 1952

Meet Roy

Roy has been litigating civil cases in federal and state courts since he joined The Van Winkle Law Firm in 1960. His practice covers a broad spectrum of matters, including defending claims involving personal injury, professional malpractice, business and employment, wills and estate litigation, commercial and environmental issues and declaratory judgment actions.

Practice Highlights

  • Negotiated $3 million purchase of mountain tract and lake rights with conservation easement for church conference center.
  • Prosecuted wife’s injury claim arising out of a motor vehicle accident to lifetime disability award before the North Carolina Industrial Commission, then with husband’s lost consortium claim to $950,000 verdict in Superior Court. Also obtained judgment for UIM coverage from two of three involved insurance companies.
  • Successfully obtained judgment for specific performance of $2 million land sale contract against allegations of mistake and fraud.
  • Defended many claims against lawyers, healthcare providers, hospitals and other professionals.

Professional Affiliations

  • 28th Judicial District Bar
    • Past President
  • North Carolina State Bar
    • Past President
    • Past Chair, Ethics Committee
  • North Carolina Bar Association
    • Past Vice President
    • Past Chair, Administration of Justice Committee
    • Past Chair, Young Lawyers Division
  • American Bar Association
    • Past Member, House of Delegates
  • American Bar Foundation
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
  • North Carolina Board of Law Examiners
    • Member since 2002
  • Harry C. Martin American Inns of Court

Recognitions

  • AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • 28th Judicial District Bar
    • 2003 Centennial Award
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
    • Fellow
    • Past State Chair
  • International Society of Barristers
    • Fellow
  • North Carolina Bar Association
    • General Practice Hall of Fame
  • The Order of the Coif
  • Honoree of Roy Davis Award established in 2001 by Pisgah Legal Services
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2010

Contact

Direct line: (828) 258-2991
Fax: (828) 257-2767 
Email: rdavis@vwlawfirm.com

Education

University of North Carolina
J.D., cum laude, 1955

Davidson College
B.S. in History, 1952

Work with Roy

Roy comes from a family full of lawyers; his father was an attorney, as are two of his four children. He’s in the office most Saturdays, but Roy’s wife, the lovely Madeline, occassionally pulls him away to their house at Lake Glenville where relaxation generally means beating back the wilderness (hence the chainsaw) and working on the files he brought along. 

When he’s not so engaged, Roy enjoys hiking, major league baseball, history, literature and showing off his grandchildren.

Hometown
Marion, N.C.

Favorite Food
Fried oysters (Mama’s recipe)

Favorite Artist
El Greco

Favorite Music
Jazz, especially big band or combo sound

Favorite Book
The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

Favorite Movie
A Man for All Seasons

Likes to Visit
Points of historic interest

Community Involvement

  • Memorial Mission Hospital
    • Former Trustee
  • St. Mary’s College, Raleigh
    • Former Trustee
  • Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina
    • Chancellor
  • Life After Cancer, Inc.
    • Former Trustee
  • Pisgah Legal Services
    • Former Chair and Member, Board of Directors
  • Trinity Episcopal Church, Asheville
    • Former Senior Warden and Vestry Member