Curriculum Vitae : Jonathan E. Davis

Jonathan Davis is a Partner of the Arns Law Firm with a stellar trial record and day to day responsibility for case management, strategic vision and tactical implementation. He is always available to work with clients on the small details in their cases and has also argued before the Supreme Court of California.

Jonathan is rated "AV Preeminent" by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating possible for both legal and ethical standards, is a Northern California Super Lawyer and has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America.

Jonathan has dedicated his working life to representing working people. Prior to becoming an attorney, he was an International Representative and National Field Director for the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union. After representing workers in arbitrations throughout the West, Jonathan joined The Arns Law Firm and dedicates himself to representing injured workers and their families devastated by catastrophic injuries as well as wage and hour and consumer class actions.

Jonathan is bilingual in Spanish and is past Chairman of the non-profit affordable housing organization the African American Construction Workers Association (AACWA). Jonathan currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Local 261 Community Service and Training Foundation and is a former member of the Board of Governors of the Consumer Attorneys of California.


Exclusively represented plaintiffs in personal injury, death and employment cases throughout the country, with offices in San Francisco and Reno, Nevada.
Partner of The Arns Law Firm


1988 Graduated from Connecticut College, with BA in Government
1997 Graduated from Temple University School of Law, awarded the Barristers Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy and The Moot Court Award.
Fluent in Spanish


1999-Present, Partner and member of The Arns Law Firm
1997-1999 firm Davis, Cowell and Bowe, San Francisco handling labor disputes for workers and unions
1988-1994-International Representative and National Field Director for the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, New York, NY and Washington D.C.


Consumer Attorneys of California, Board of Governors
San Francisco Trial Lawyers
Nevada Trial Lawyers Association


Trial of Becerra v. Jonce Thomas Construction, obtained over $1,000,000 result on a case with a $25,000 pre-trial offer.
Trial of England v. Swinerton in San Francisco resulted in a verdict of $21,000,000. (Offer before trial $2,500,000.)
Trial of Gorewitz v. Toyota in Alameda County resulted in a net verdict and judgment of $11,100,000.00. (Offer before trial $1,500,000.)
Trial of Confidential Case in Stanislaus county resulting in a verdict of $7,500,000.00 and immediate confidential settlement. (Offer before trial $150,000.)
Trial of Barnes v. Capp in Santa Clara County resulting in a verdict of $2.1 million. (Offer before trial of $250,000).


Author “Damages in Dollars: Presenting an Undocumented Plaintiff’s Loss of Future Earning Capacity in Dollars and Not pesos” Forum Magazine, July, 2004
Author “Joint Representation in a Personal Injury or Wrongful Death Action” Forum Magazine , April 2001


Panelist, “The Evidence Wheel Systematic Approach” San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, October 2006.
Presenter, “The Current State of Workers’ Compensation and the Third Party Case”, IUPAT Local 718, October 2006.
Co-Presenter, “The Current State of Workers’ Compensation and the Third Party Case” BAC Local 3, 2005.