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John R. Davis

John R. Davis is a partner in the Austin, TX, office of Slack Davis Sanger and is the youngest attorney to be elected partner in the firm’s twenty-seven-year history. Lead attorney of the firm’s class action and whistleblower practices, he focuses on complex litigation with an emphasis on consumer fraud, health care fraud, antitrust, environmental, and insurance matters. He was previously an attorney at Kanner & Whiteley LLC in New Orleans, LA, and a law clerk for the federal district court.


Why Build a Class Actions and Whistleblowers Practice?: “I wanted to pursue social justice, and I also wanted to make a decent living. My practice allows me some of both.” The New Normal: “I conducted a final class settlement fairness hearing via Zoom in federal court in Austin, TX. It was for a $52 million settlement fund for a class of 750,000 Farmers auto insurance policyholders who alleged premium discrimination. The court approved the settlement via Zoom and entered its final judgment the same day.” Favorite Sheltering-in-Place Pastime: Bike rides to Austin’s many microbreweries for to-go growlers. Last Show Binge-Watched: The Great.