MEET BILL DAVIS
Judge Bill Davis has
been proudly serving as a District Court Judge in
Guilford County since he was elected in 2016. Prior to
that, he served our community as an Assistant Public
Defender for more than 18 years.
As a judge,
Bill applies his more than 21 years of courtroom
experience to help guide the paths of abused and
neglected children through their journey with DSS
towards restoration and happiness, protect victims of
domestic violence, decide custody disputes to give
children their best possible life, hear criminal cases
to protect our community while preserving the rights of
the accused and the victims, and many other duties. In
the courtroom, Judge Davis is known for his patience,
and for treating the parties before him with respect and
Bill is a lifelong North Carolina
resident. He grew up in Murphy, NC and graduated high
school from the NC School of Science and Math. He then
received his B.A. from the University of North Carolina,
where he was on the Deanís List. He went on to get his
J.D. from the Duke University School of Law, and was on
the law schoolís Honor Code Judicial Appeals Board.
While at Duke, he completed a legal internship at Pisgah
Legal Services in Asheville, working on issues such as
fair housing and consumer protection.
in Greensboro with his wife, Dawn, who has been a public
school teacher with Guilford County Schools for more
than 22 years. Bill and Dawn are Quakers, attending
First Friends Meeting in Greensboro. Bill serves an
important leadership role (Clerk) at First Friends, as
well as singing in the choir, and serving as a volunteer
at Greensboro Urban Ministry. He has formerly served in
the roles of Clerk of Ministry & Counsel, Recording
Clerk, Sunday School Teacher, and member of the
Christian Education Committee.
One of his most
cherished volunteer experiences is as a judge for
Guilford County Teen Court, a program dedicated to
diverting at-risk youth from the court system. The
program includes elements of education, accountability,
and service to the community, to help these young people
get back on track.
The Davis family is deeply
committed to serving our community, and Bill has brought
the same commitment to the District Court Bench.
|Paid for by the
Committee to Elect Bill Davis