Frederick H. Davis

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Mr. Davis is a litigator who represents clients in commercial and complex litigation, including class actions, intellectual property litigation, First Amendment litigation, and appeals. Mr. Davis also advises data-management, financial-services, and healthcare companies on privacy and data security.

His representative experience includes:

  • Defended energy company in competing royalty class actions filed in state and federal courts, including opposition to class certification, appeal of overlapping class-certification decisions, and trial in federal court resulting in defense verdict.
  • Defended patent infringement action Bombardier Recreational Products and BRP U.S. Inc. v. Arctic Cat (D. Minn). Following a three week-trial, a jury invalidated BRP’s asserted patents.
  • Drafted and analyzed arguments for Markman and dispositive motions in several patent-infringement cases and assisted with appeal brief to the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals defending a client’s $46 million patent-infringement judgment.
  • Pre-certification defense and dismissal of putative Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) class action.
  • Pro bono representation of ADC inmate in claim for a halal diet under the First Amendment and RLUIPA against state prison system, including a federal bench trial.
  • Defended proposed initiated amendment to the Arkansas Constitution under Amendment 7, including challenges to the sufficiency of the ballot title and the petition and signature gathering process.
  • Advised industry leading data-management company on compliance with data privacy and security regulations, including requirements related to the TCPA, HIPAA, HITECH, and the Affordable Care Act.
  • Represented financial-services company in protecting financial information from public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Davis served as a law clerk in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Arkansas in Fort Smith and as in-house counsel for a regional health insurer.


  • “Arkansas Supreme Court Rules Pre-Dispute Contractual Jury-Trial Waivers Unenforceable,” Client Alert (Jan. 3, 2018) (Text here)
  • "Second Circuit Holds TCPA Consent Given In Contract Cannot Be Revoked," Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel Newsletter (Jan. 2018) (Text here)
  • "Medical Liability and the Disclosure-Offer Approach: Transforming How Arkansans Should Think About Medical Malpractice Reform," 42 ARK. L. REV. 1057 (2011)


"Landmark Arkansas Cases: Johnson v. Rockwell," Judge Henry Woods American Inn of Court (February 14, 2018), discussing the history of tort reform and separation of powers between judicial and legislative branches.