Jim Davis, a member of Holland & Knight's Public Policy
& Regulation Group, draws upon his extensive experience in the public sector
to provide strategic legal, legislative and regulatory counsel to clients in
Florida, the District of Columbia and across the country.
Mr. Davis served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 10 years, from 1997
to 2007. He represented the City of Tampa and portions of St. Petersburg,
Bradenton and Hillsborough County, Florida. In 2006, Mr. Davis was the
democratic nominee for governor of Florida.
While in Congress, Mr. Davis served on the Energy and Commerce Committee
where he was focused on energy, telecommunications and electronic commerce,
healthcare, the environment and consumer protection issues. In addition, Mr.
Davis served on the Committee on International Relations and the Budget
Committee, and was elected by his peers to be the president of the Democratic
Freshman Class in 1997. Mr. Davis was also a leader of the U.S. House New
Democratic Coalition, a group of centrist democrats, and served as their
Before entering Congress, Mr. Davis was a state representative in the Florida
House of Representatives from 1988 to 1996, serving as the majority leader in
1995 and 1996. He was also in private practice in Tampa as a commercial
litigator for 14 years. While in law school, the Tampa native served as chairman
of the Moot Court Team.
Mr. Davis maintains offices in Tampa and Washington, D.C.