Danny Davis was born in Haywood County and has lived here all of his life except for the time he went away to law school. He is a graduate of Tuscola High School, Western Carolina University and Campbell University School of Law. Danny is married to his wife Ann, who is also an attorney. She serves as the attorney advocate for the Guardian ad-litem program in Haywood County, representing abused and neglected children. They have been married for over 40 years and have two children, a daughter Patience, who is an attorney working in Charlotte, and their son Madison, who has an MBA degree and works in Asheville. Both are graduates of the public schools of Haywood County.
Danny Davis has over 31 years of experience as an attorney, assistant district attorney and district court judge in the 30th Judicial District. He has served as a District Court Judge over the last 26 years. He was Chief District Court Judge from March 1, 2004 until his retirement on July 31, 2010. He still served as an Emergency District Court Judge for the State of North Carolina and is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court for the Eastern Band of Cherokee until February, 2013 when he then became an Associate Trial Judge for the Cherokee Court. In April of 2016 he was named Attorney General for the Eastern Band and served in that capacity until September 22, 2017. As a District Court Judge, he was in charge of implementing the Equitable Distribution and Family Financial Mediation Program in the 30th Judicial District as well as the child custody mediation program. During his career he has presided over thousands of child custody, equitable distribution and family financial matters in the district court as well as the Cherokee Court. As Attorney General for the Eastern Band, he was basically the General Counsel including both corporate and governmental issues. He is presently an attorney certified by the N.C. Dispute Resolution Commission to mediate Equitable Distribution and other Family Financial Cases in the District Courts of North Carolina and is also certified to conduct mediations in the Federal Courts for the Western District of North Carolina.