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Ann Megan Davis Resume

Professional Experience:

1995 to present

Partner (since 1996) at Johnson, Jones, Snelling, Gilbert & Davis, P.C., a four-person firm engaged in the general practice of law, with a primary focus on litigation on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants in federal and state courts, as well as in administrative proceedings, arbitrations and mediations. I have litigated cases involving a wide variety of issues, and I have served as a court-appointed commissioner in two federal condemnation cases: Guardian Pipeline, L.L.C. v. 950.80 Acres of Land (commission’s opinion affirmed by the District Court at 486 F.Supp.2d 741 (N.D. Ill. 2007), and by the Court of Appeals at 525 F.3d 554 (7th Cir. 2008); and Vector Pipeline, L.P. v. 68.55 Acres of Land, (commission’s report adopted by the District Court at 157 F.Supp.2d 949 (N.D.Ill. 2001). Cases I have litigated include labor and employment law (e.g., successfully argued for appellant in Slusher v. National Labor Relations Board, 432 F.3d 715 (7th Cir. 2005)), the duty of fair representation (e.g., successfully argued for appellee in McKelvin v. E.J. Brach et al., 124 F.3d 864 (7th Cir. 1997)), contract law, defamation, the right of privacy, wrongful discharge, medical malpractice, fiduciary duty (e.g., successfully argued for class counsel in Ingram v. Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith et al., 371 F.3d 950 (7th Cir. 2004), ERISA (served as co-class counsel in Von Moore et al. v. Simpson et al., No. 96 C 2971), legal malpractice, antitrust law, civil rights, the Fair Housing Act, and coal miners’ claims for federal black lung benefits, including before the Courts of Appeal in RAG American Coal Co. v. Director, 576 F.3d 418 (7th Cir. 2009); Elm Grove Coal Co. v. Director, 480 F.3d 278 (4th Cir. 2007); Roberts & Schaefer Co. v. Director, 400 F.3d 992 (7th Cir. 2005); and Freeman United Coal Mining Co. v. Summers, 272 F.3d 473 (7th Cir. 2001). 


Reporter for the Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Group for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, created pursuant to the Civil Justice Reform Act of 1990, 28 U.S.C. §§471-482.  I was responsible for drafting the Advisory Group’s Report and proposed District Court plan for reducing delay and expense in civil litigation.



Partner (1983-1986) and Associate (1978-1982) at Friedman & Koven.  I specialized in commercial litigation in federal and state court as well as in arbitration and administrative proceedings addressing such issues as breach of contract, antitrust, and employment law.


Law clerk to U.S. District Judge Thomas R. McMillen, U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.


Staff lawyer, Review Panel on New Drug Regulation, United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare.  I assisted in developing the Panel's Report on industry influence in the approval process for new drugs.



1973-1975 University of Texas School of Law

 J.D. with honors 1975

  Editor-in-Chief, American Journal of Criminal Law;

  Member, Texas Law Review

  Recipient of the Stayton, Maloney, Hearne, Babb & Cowden Award for Outstanding Paper in Criminal Law, 1975

1972-1973 University of Texas at Austin

 M.Ed.  1973

1966-1968 St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana

1969-1970 B.A.

1968-1969 Loyola University, Rome, Italy

Member: Trial Bar, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; Bars of the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Second, Fourth, Seventh and Tenth Circuits; State Bar of Illinois; State Bar of Texas.