Floyd Don Davis
Mr. Floyd Don Davis is the founder of Davis, Kessler & Davis and continues to lead the fight for his clients' rights. During his 41 years of practice, he has served two terms as the elected General Sessions Judge for Franklin County, Tennessee. He began his term as General Sessions Judge in 1982 and he served as the General Sessions Judge until retiring from the bench in 2004.
Upon retiring from the bench in March of 2004, Mr. Floyd Don Davis formed the firm of Davis, Kessler & Davis and he maintains a license to practice law in all Tennessee State Courts, United States Federal Court, Eastern District and the United States Federal Bankruptcy Court to date.
Mr. Floyd Don Davis's reputation is well known throughout Tennessee for tackling the tough case and taking the tough issues to trial. He is well revered for leading the fight against insurance companies and is well known for never selling his clients short. Mr. Floyd Don Davis has received numerous awards throughout his legal career and just recently his firm, Davis, Kessler & Davis was named the best law firm in Franklin County, Tennessee.
Mr. Floyd Don Davis's great legal mind is just one weapon in his repertoire. He possesses great experience and understanding in many different facets. He is a leader in both the business community and real estate market. With all the experience and success, Mr. Floyd Don Davis still prides himself as the hardest working man in the business and continues to drive Davis, Kessler & Davis into the future.
Norris A. Kessler, III, better known as "Nick," is a graduate of The University of Memphis School of Law in Memphis, Tennessee. He was born in Shelby County and raised in Maury County. Nick Kessler moved to Franklin County and has become well known and respected in the Franklin County community where he has been practicing law since 2003. He has developed a reputation for covering every angle for his clients.
While in law school, Nick Kessler was a member of The University of Memphis law review. He continues the same success practicing law where he has developed diverse legal experience in personal injury, workers compensation, criminal defense, family law, Social Security Disability and bankruptcy law. Nick Kessler prides himself as a litigator spending a great amount of his time in the courtroom.
Nick Kessler controls the legal library at the law firm ensuring that the recent developments at the Legislature, United States Supreme Court, Tennessee Supreme Court and the Appellate Courts are applicably put to work to assist the attorneys of Davis, Kessler & Davis. He possesses the skillful art of deciphering complex opinions ensuring that every advantage is discovered and tactfully employed.
Andy Peters Davis
Andy Peters Davis attended law school in San Diego, California, where he graduated from California Western School of Law and returned back to his hometown to join the law firm. Andy Davis was born in Winchester, Tennessee. His education and work experience took him to all corners of the world before returning to work in Tennessee.
After becoming licensed to practice law in Tennessee, Andy Davis joined the law firm and was thrown to the fire in his first year. Andy Davis demonstrated an acute ability to adapt and learn the local laws and continues to strive in the practice of law. The town of Estill Springs retained Andy Davis as the City's attorney.
Andy Davis is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, a member of the Tennessee Bar Association and American Bar Association. He is licensed to practice in Tennessee State Courts and Federal Courts.
Andy Davis has quickly formed a diverse legal background in personal injury, workers compensation, criminal defense and family law. He is persistently fighting in Court and prides himself as an elite litigator.
Andy Davis has developed a passion that is seldom seen in the litigation field and his clients continue to reap the awards.
Edward E. Crenshaw
Edward E. Crenshaw, Jr. joined the law firm of Davis, Kessler, & Davis in the spring of 2008. Eddie learned the ropes as an intern with the firm while attending the Nashville School of Law at night.
Eddie spent many years in the corporate world prior to becoming an attorney. Eddie was in purchasing at an industry leading aftermarket parts distributor. This role required extensive negotiating and inventory management for millions of dollars of product across over a dozen branches. Eddie acquired a bottom up view of how business is done, and a first-hand vision of the significant financial and economic issues businesses small and large can face. This real world experience provides better understanding of the client’s issues, and recognition of the often drastic impact a lawsuit can have on the parties. He obtained a Masters in Business Administration from Belmont University and has a bachelor’s degree in Managerial Finance from the University of Mississippi. His combination of education and experience provide a unique perspective as he tackles legal problems.
Eddie cut his teeth crafting appellate opinions and drafting legal documents for every level of the courts, and has continued to show a willingness to pursue his client’s interests beyond the call of duty and to delve deep into the law books to support their position. Since his admission to practice, Eddie has authored two appellate briefs that are now leading decisions for Tennessee. In addition to topflight legal research and writing, Eddie has established himself as one of the up and coming attorneys in the area, achieving excellent results for his clients in a variety of practice areas.
Eddie resides in Franklin County with his wife, a C.P.A., and his two young children. He grew up in Winchester, and is actively involved in the community, serving on several boards and committees throughout the county.
Robert Floyd Davis
Robert Floyd Davis is a graduate of California Western School of Law with a Juris Doctorate degree. After law school, Robbie went on to further his education by earning a Masters of Laws (LL.M.) in Mediation and Dispute Resolution from Chapman University School of Law in Orange, California. Robbie received an “Excellence for the Future Award” for his work in the Mediation Clinic.
While in California, he mediated in the Riverside Superior Court System where he successfully resolved disputes before the parties had to go through the stress of trial. The mediations involved family issues, restraining orders, neighbor disputes, unlawful detainers, and collection cases. After spending time mediating in the courthouse, Robbie started mediating disputes for Ashford University and the University of the Rockies that involved students claims against the University staff, faculty, and policies. It was during this time that he gained experience in online mediations. Online mediations are a great way for parties to be able to resolve their dispute without having to travel or be away from their office.
Robbie has brought his passion for helping parties resolve their disputes back to Tennessee and joined the law practice. Mediation is an informal process that allows the parties to come to an agreement that is in everyone’s best interests. A good mediator can help the parties identify underlying needs and goals. Robbie’s experience in mediation can help bring the parties to an agreement that works for all involved without the expense, time, and stress that are traditionally associated with trial. Mediation is commonly used in Family Law, Contract Law, Personal Injury and other various areas of the law. Experience in these areas allows for Robbie to be able to evaluate how a court may rule so that the parties can make informed decisions. He always preaches that people should try mediation before litigation!
If mediation is not right for his clients. He is licensed to practice law in Tennessee State and Federal Courts. He is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association and the American Bar Association. Robbie focuses on personal injury, contract and family law and brings a new energy to the practice of law. He will aggressively advocate for his clients’ desired outcome and sees that no stone ever goes unturned.
Since 2005, Teresa Champion has been the Office Manager at Davis, Kessler & Davis. Teresa resides in Coffee County, Tennessee with her husband and two sons. Before working at Davis, Kessler & Davis, Teresa managed several other business as well as working in banking for a five year period overseeing various loans. Since coming to Davis, Kessler & Davis in 2005, Teresa has provided invaluable service to the firm and its clients to go along with her relentless work ethic. As Office Manager, Teresa is responsible for overseeing all employees and ensuring work is done timely within a firm having a voluminous caseload. Such responsibility requires a total understanding of the firm and its cases, and Teresa takes pride in keeping the offices of Davis, Kessler & Davis functioning like a well-oiled machine.
In addition to overseeing the entire firm, Teresa handles Social Security Disability claims as well as workers’ compensation cases at Davis, Kessler & Davis. Teresa handles cases with a straightforward approach and realizes such matters are not just paperwork but about a client’s life and livelihood. Teresa understands that the road of life can be detoured by actions not of our own doing, but once altered, people need competent representation to get back on track. Do not let a bad accident or diagnosis detour your life, come to the professionals at Davis, Kessler & Davis for directions to get on with your life.
Amy L. Dennis
Amy L. Dennis is a graduate of Motlow State Community College with an emphasis in Psychology. Since 1999, Amy has been working in the legal field, beginning in Lincoln County, Tennessee and moving to Franklin County, Tennessee where she currently resides with her husband, John and children, Samuel and Blake. In addition to working for attorneys, she has worked for the Clerk and Master in Franklin County, Tennessee. She has been with Davis, Kessler, and Davis for over six years, where she handles casework in multiple areas of the firm’s vast practice with a majority of her work being in the bankruptcy and probate departments.
In addition to helping handle the bankruptcy and probate cases, Amy also helps in the organization and drafting process required for testamentary wills. Amy also assists clients in need of further security in their possessions and finances in making a durable and/or healthcare power of attorney. Amy takes great pride in her work and enjoys helping clients in the areas of bankruptcy and probate as it helps to ease their minds in providing certainty in the future. The relief of financial certainty in these areas gives Amy a great deal of satisfaction. Whether it is helping someone be able to determine where their personal assets go at death or resolving the debts they have accumulated while living, Amy is here to lend a helpful hand.
Amy also conducts initial client interviews once the firm has decided to take a case, and gathers all of the necessary information to get the legal process moving forward. Come see Amy at the offices of Davis, Kessler & Davis and get your case moving forward.