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Hon. John W. Davis

Hon. John W. Davis

District Court Judge since 2004
Oxford, North Carolina
(919) 496-7283
(919) 693-5193
(919) 690-4801

The Honorable John W. Davis was born and raised in Louisburg, N.C. He became a District Court Judge in December of 2004. He graduated from Louisburg High School in 1987, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1991 with a degree in Business Administration and the Wake Forest University School of Law with a Juris Doctor in 1994. He practiced law with the firm of Davis, Sturges & Tomlinson in Louisburg from 1994 until 2004 and served as Board Attorney for the Franklin County Board of Education for five years. He is a member of Louisburg United Methodist Church, Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Gamma Sigma, the Louisburg Fire Department and the North Carolina District Court Judges Association. He is married and lives with his wife and three children in Louisburg.

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1994


  • Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston Salem, North Carolina
    • Juris Doctor - 1994
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • B.S. - 1991
    • Major: Business Administration
  • Louisburg High School - 1987

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient, Am-Jur Award-Property Law and the Webster Award

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • 9th Judicial Bar District, Director
  • Franklin County Board of Education, Attorney
  • Franklin County Bar Association, Member
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Member
  • North Carolina State Bar, Member
  • North Carolina Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Louisburg Fire Department
  • North Carolina District Court Judges Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Franklin County Board of Education, Board Attorney
  • Davis, Sturges & Tomlinson, Louisburg, Practiced Law, 1994 - 2004


  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Beta Gamma Sigma

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