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Joshua M. Davis



Josh Davis practices all aspects of employment law. A Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and a member of the Board of the American Employment Law Council, Josh is ranked by Chambers, Best Lawyers in America, and numerous other publications. He is particularly recognized for the practicality and creativity of his advice.

His practice includes litigation (before agencies and courts of all levels) and counseling in all aspects of employment law. He provides advice to companies, their leaders, and Boards of Directors as they face the day-to-day challenges of workforce management and development, and acts as lead counsel in a wide range of business disputes. His clients include public and private companies, colleges and universities, hospitals, law firms, media companies, automobile dealerships, financial services firms, pharmaceutical companies, non-profit entities, and golf clubs.

According to Chambers USA, clients describe Josh as “so smart, responsive and professional”: “a fabulous attorney”; and “[a]n absolutely terrific person.” One says “I think Josh is one of the best lawyers in Massachusetts, or even anywhere.”


  • Business Today, Top 10 Influential Labor & Employment Attorneys in Massachusetts, 2023
  • Lawdragon 500: Top U.S. Corporate Employment Lawyers 2022
  • National Law Journal, Employment Law Trailblazer, 2022
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent Peer Rated
  • Chambers USA, Labor & Employment, Massachusetts (Band 1)
  • Chambers Global Guide, Labor & Employment, USA (Band 3) 
  • Best Lawyers in America® "Lawyer of the Year" (2023): Employment Law - Management
  • Best Lawyers in America® (2008-2024): Employment Law – Management, Labor Law - Management
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers, 2005-2023
  • Order of the Coif
  • National Champion, American Parliamentary Debate Association, 1987
  • Hinton Cup (Moot Court Champion), University of Chicago Law School, 1991


  • Fellow, College of Labor and Employment; Lawyers Member, First Circuit Credentials Committee
  • American Employment Law Council, Board Member
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Massachusetts and Boston Bar Associations
  • Strafford Employment Law Advisory Board


  • Massachusetts
  • New York


  • University of Chicago Law School  (J.D., 1991)
    • with honors
  • Swarthmore College  (B.A., 1987)
    • with high honors