Stephen H. Davis received his Juris Doctor degree in law in 1968, from the Cumberland School of Law of Samford University and has been specializing in immigration law for over 30 years in Jacksonville, Florida and branch offices in Clearwater, Orlando and Tallahassee. During that time, he has represented clients from over 183 countries including some of the largest U.S. and international corporations, universities, hospitals, state agencies, professors, world-renowned scientists, entertainers, athletes, investors, entrepreneurs, engineers, executives, managers, refugees and relatives of U.S. citizens.
Mr. Davis has shared his expertise as a guest on radio and television and as a writer./ He is the co-author of Immigration Law and Practice in Florida, published by The Florida Bar and has written several articles/chapters about immigration law for Continuing Legal Education. He has also been a lecturer/panelist for The Florida Bar, Lorman Education Services and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (A.I.L.A.) where he was a guest speaker/faculty at their 1992 National Annual Conference and Symposium in New Orleans and National Mid-Year Conference in Miami Beach in 1988. Mr. Davis lectured to Human Resource managers and attorneys for Lorman Educational Services at three seminars in 2001 and at the Florida Coastal School of Law on employment visas. He was one of the few lawyers selected for the Law & Leading Attorneys: Florida Consumer Guidebook and has been named in Who's Who in American Law. In addition, he was nominated by the City of Jacksonville International Trade Awards 2001 for its Individual of the Year and E-Commerce awards, and was named among the Top Attorneys of North America by the Who's Who Directories.
Mr. Davis is very active in his community and in professional organizations. This includes serving as: a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (A.I.L.A.), and the Board of Directors and First Vice President of its Central Florida Chapter, former member of its National Ethics Committee and National Chairman of its Liaison Committee with the U.S. Department of Commerce; a member of the International Law Section of the Florida Bar and the Immigration Law Subcommittee along with many years on its steering committee; the Jacksonville Bar Association, the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, Sister Cities, International Resource Center of Jacksonville, Small Business Resource Network, Northeast Florida Women in International Trade, the International Summit Planning Committee for the City of Jacksonville and as a member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of International Projects for the Rotary Club of San Jose (Rotary International). He is a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International. Mr. Davis has received the Rotary District award for outstanding service for his creation of the Polio Plus Certificate which has raised tens of thousands of dollars for Polio vaccine to children of the World. Mr. Davis has been an Adjunct Professor at the Florida Coastal School of Law teaching Immigration Law to Seniors. Mr. Davis has contributed numerous articles for ethnic newspapers under the by-line of "Ask Mr. Liberty".