Ryan Davis has spent a decade as a public defender, mostly representing death row inmates in post-conviction proceedings. Mr. Davis got his start by participating in the Death Penalty Clinic at Berkeley Law before graduating in 2009. Following a short stint at the trial level at the Contra Costa County Public Defender’s Office, Mr. Davis joined the Capital Habeas Unit of the Federal Public Defender’s Office for the Central District of California, before later moving to the Office of the State Public Defender (OSPD) where he is now a Supervising Deputy State Public Defender. Besides representing his clients, primarily in their direct appeals before the California Supreme Court, and supervising other attorneys at OSPD, Mr. Davis also teaches at the UC Davis School of Law (King Hall) and has experience presenting on legal developments at conferences for fellow capital defense attorneys.
J.D., Berkeley Law (2009)