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 dignity.

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.

Bill lives 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