Vanessa A. Davis, Partner


Vanessa Davis is a member of the firm's Product Liability, Toxic Tort and Personal Injury Litigation Practice Group. In her practice, Vanessa has served as national counsel for a major construction and agricultural equipment manufacturer and has represented clients in state and federal courts throughout the United States. Her trial experience includes securing a first chair defense verdict in a bench trial in Georgia. Vanessa also serves on and manages a team of lawyers that act as national document discovery counsel for an orthopedic device company in multi-district and state court litigation around the country.

Prior to attending law school, Vanessa worked for the Indiana Department of Homeland Security as a Grants Coordinator and Legislative Liaison and served as a Governor's Fellow for Indiana Governor Joe Kernan.

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis (J.D., 2009)
  • Indiana University (B.S., 2004)
    • Major: Public Affairs

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, Women in the Law Committee (Vice Chair)
  • Defense Research Institute, Children's Products Substantive Legal Group (Marketing Chair)
  • Defense Research Institute, Women in the Law Networking Subcommittee (Member)
  • Indiana Sports Corporation, Final Four Band and Cheer Host
  • American Lung Association, Fight for Air Stair Climb (Law Firm Challenge Chair)
  • Quarles Cares (Office Chair)
  • Indiana State Bar Association (Member)
  • Indianapolis Bar Association (Member)

Professional Recognition

  • Selected for inclusion in Indiana Super Lawyers® -Rising Stars 2012, 2014-2016 Editions
  • Governor’s Public Service Achievement Award (February 2006)
  • Norman Lefstein Award of Excellence, for devoting more than 250 hours to pro bono work during law school
  • Received 2016 Leadership in Law Award by The Indiana Lawyer