Robert L. Davis, currently Of Counsel at DBL Law, has had an accomplished and dedicated career. After high school, Robert enlisted in the Army and served in the Army of Occupation in Korea. Then, after graduating from the University of Cincinnati, Robert was recalled to the Army and served a second tour in Korea during the Korean War. His efforts in the Army were recognized with Bronze Star and Army Commendation medals. He was discharged from the Army as a Captain. His time in the military helped him develop discipline, a strong work ethic, and the interpersonal skills necessary to have a successful career in law.
After the service, Robert attended Salmon P. Chase College of Law and graduated first in his class in 1958. During law school, he worked as Court Constable for Judge Simon L. Leis, Sr.
Robert began his law practice in 1958 with Trabert & Gay, which later became Trabert, Gay & Davis and then Gay, Davis & Kelly. He served as a Partner at that firm before beginning his own law practice in 1972. He became Of Counsel to DBL Law in 2010.
Robert has primarily practiced Litigation during his career. He has tried various types of interesting cases, including first-degree murder, a jury trial of contested mortgage foreclosure, a jury trial involving revocation of a 4-H cattle prize at the county fair, various railroad cases, and many personal injury cases.
Robert has been awarded the John P. Kiely Professionalism Award and the Cincinnati Bar Association (CBA) Lifetime Achievement Award. He has served on numerous boards and committees for the CBA, including Executive Committee, Continuing Education Instructor, Admissions Committee Chair, Grievance Committee Member, Association Speakers Bureau Member, and Joint Committee Member with the Academy of Medicine. Robert also served as a mentor in the Ohio Supreme Court Program.
In addition, Robert served as President of the Cincinnati Lawyers Club, President of the Chase College of Law Alumni Association, was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers, and served as the Ohio State Chair for two years. He was inducted as an Advocate into the American Board of Trial Advocates and served one year as President of the Cincinnati Chapter.
Robert currently serves as a member of the Hamilton County Hospital Commission, Clovernook Country Club, Knights of Columbus, American Legion, and Veterans of Foreign Wars, and as a Kentucky Colonel. He was also an active volunteer at Good Samaritan Hospital.
Robert and his wife, Mary Lee, (now deceased), have four children: Greg, Randy, Jenny, and Brad; four grandchildren, Justin, Emily, Jack, and Benjamin; three great-grandsons, Parker, Tyler and Lucas; two great-granddaughters Lily and Claire, and six step-grandchildren Mindy, Krissey, Jen, Jaime, Aliyaa and Maya.