Mr. Davenport practices in the area of complex commercial litigation, including disputes involving securities and other commercial frauds, environmental and other insurance coverage, pharmaceutical, medical, and industrial products liability, engineering and construction incidents, and medical and legal malpractice. Mr. Davenport has particular expertise in scientific and technical litigation and has tried civil and commercial lawsuits in more than twenty states and in international arbitration proceedings.

Mr. Davenport has developed and draws on technical aptitude in a wide spectrum of disciplines including medicine and pharmacology, electrical-mechanical, chemical, and hydrogeological engineering, epidemiology, and biostatistics. Mr. Davenport’s special interest has long been the examination and cross-examination of expert witnesses.


  • Court Law Clerk, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (1969-1970)
  • Staff Counsel, United States Senate Committee on the District of Columbia (1970-1971)
  • Private practice of law since 1971

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  • Duke University Law School (J.D. 1969), Editor, Duke Law Journal
  • Duke University (B.A. 1966)

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Supreme Court