PILI is excited to welcome Brian Davis as the 2015 Fellow Representative to PILI’s Alumni Network Leadership Council. Brian graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in 2015, and then completed a PILI Graduate Fellowship at the Domestic Violence Legal Clinic before starting as an associate at Latham & Watkins LLP.
Brian’s Fellowship gave him the opportunity to develop his lawyering skills before he even began to work at his firm. “During my PILI Fellowship, I was in court on behalf of clients 2 to 3 times a day,” he said. “My in-court oral advocacy skills improved dramatically.”
Additionally, Brian launched his active pro bono career through PILI.
“My PILI Graduate Fellowship helped me develop a relationship with a legal aid organization that has given me a platform to continue investing my time and making a difference in my community,” Brian said.
Brian has demonstrated his commitment to pro bono service since beginning his legal career six months ago. He has already worked on six different pro bono matters, and has joined the Domestic Violence Legal Clinic’s Young Professional’s Board in addition to PILI’s Alumni Network Leadership Council.
Some of his pro bono matters include representing sex trafficking victims seeking to have their criminal records vacated and expunged, advocating for individuals seeking orders of protection from abusive partners, assisting individuals seeking political asylum, and revising licensing agreements for an organization that combats youth homelessness.
“I make an active effort to participate on as many pro bono cases as I can,” he said.
Brian is already a strong force in the pro bono legal community, and we are excited to have him as a Representative to our Alumni Network Leadership Council.