“After attending law school, I knew I wanted to litigate and that my true passion was ‘helping the little guy.’ I believe my purpose directly aligns with the firm’s – to provide quality legal services to as many people as possible.”
- Maya Davis
Attorney Maya Davis
Maya Davis joined the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin in 2022 to be surrounded by highly trained, dedicated, and compassionate attorneys from different backgrounds who are committed to the same cause – helping people and making a difference.
“I grew up inquisitive and curious.”
From an early age, Maya chose the law as her future, and she has never wavered. Known for always asking “why?” and rarely being satisfied with the answers provided, Maya was dogged and determined at school and at home. Her automatic response to “because I said so” was always “that’s just not good enough” followed by additional questions. She recalls how as the youngest of three, she was the child who left Santa a letter requiring his signature, which she then compared to her father’s…With this evidence, Maya’s belief in the truth outweighed and replaced her belief in Santa.
“Helping people was deeply instilled in our values.”
Since elementary school, Maya has called North Carolina home. Her family moved from New Haven, Connecticut to Greensboro where her father, a pastor, and her mother, a pediatric nurse practitioner, demonstrated the importance of helping others on a daily basis. Maya and her brothers were taught to be responsible for their actions, and one of these lessons cemented her desire to be an attorney.
Shortly after getting her driver’s license, Maya was stopped for speeding while driving from school to a dentist appointment. Her parents recognized the situation as a teaching moment and insisted that Maya handle all the details herself, including attending the attorney-client meetings and paying attorney’s fees, court costs, and fines. Even as the paychecks from her first paying job were diverted towards resolving the matter, Maya earned something more valuable – insight into her future career.
“Some of my best work comes from there.”
Maya performs well under pressure and holds herself to a high standard. She attended North Carolina State University and received a B.A. in Philosophy, with a Concentration in Philosophy of Law, in 2019. She excelled academically and was a member of the Outstanding Student Organization, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean’s List, International Scholars, the International Dean’s List Society, and The National Society of Leadership and Success. In addition, she was initiated into Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., an international service organization of which she is still an active member, and the Pre-law Students Association.
Upon graduation from NC State, Maya enrolled in North Carolina Central University School of Law. Throughout her three years as a law student, she received valuable experience interning at private law firms and the Department of Employment Security, as well as working as a researcher and in-depth profile manager for Jury-X., an organization that partners with plaintiffs’ attorney firms across the U.S. to properly vet jury members. As a law student, she was a Smith-Shaver Scholar and worked diligently to achieve recognition on the Dean’s List and earn an Alternative Dispute Resolution certificate, while participating in the Black Law Students’ Association, Business Law Society, and Sports and Entertainment Law Society.
Maya continues to be committed to the service of others. As part of the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin’s litigation team, she applies her resilience and tenacity towards advocating for the rights of others. While recognizing the value of mediation, she prides herself on always being ready to litigate.
“What impresses me about Maya is her attention to detail and steadfast focus on the critical matters which can turn a conflict into a resolution. Her background in leadership and the art of communication will be a valuable asset for our clients in the courtroom.” – Coleman Cowan, head of the litigation department
Giving at Home
Outside of the office, Maya continues to make a positive social impact by volunteering with Habitat for Humanity and with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. via their community engagement efforts. A self-proclaimed “foodie,” she combines her love of food and travel via her active food blog. When at home, she enjoys sporting events and spending time with her friends and family and is always “down to watch a game or attend one.”
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