About Us

Davis Business Law brings superior customer experience to the law. That is one of the reasons we have made the prestigious Law Firm 500, honoring the fastest growing law firms in the country, three years in a row and running. Above all, our duty to keep you informed is ongoing and an active responsibility.

Empowering Entrepreneurs

Our team integrates into your business to improve your operations and prevent legal problems. Additionally, if you join our CLD program we work on a fixed budget so you can confidently and securely afford great legal help. Also, we propose a Work Plan every month (a “we’ll do” list, not a “to do” list) and follow it up with a Return on Investment Report. This ensures we add value to our clients’ bottom line and peace of mind. We know problems are still going to arise, and we are ready to react quickly and efficiently. This may mean a shift in monthly priorities, but we handle these emergencies within the preset budget.

Davis Business Law is devoted to continuously adding value to our clients’ businesses. Our goal is to take our clients from struggling, frustrated business owners to confident, in-control entrepreneurs. By being an affordable and integrated legal department, we drive the improvement and change that turns our clients’ companies into great operations.

Our firm is about one thing – helping our clients make smart business decisions.

Business Issue Cases where we help our clients with a present need an opportunity to determine a cost effective solution. They range from simple drafting of documents to combative litigation to negotiating a deal. There are three levels of business issue cases.

Preventative Business Issue

These cases are where we are working to solve a quick solution. This may by working to ward off a potential case or to push back on a threatened one. Alternatively, a client might ask us to draft some simple documents and negotiate a resolution with another party. These cases have two notable characteristics:

  • The general simplicity of the matter and a clear goal.
  • Our ability to control the costs because of the limited number of people and issue involved.

Because of these points we distinguish these cases from matters where the parties have come to blows. On this level of case, we can generally tell our clients how much it is going to cost and we commit to not going over that amount without pre-authorization.

Disputed Business Issue

This is a case where the parties already have or will very likely come into conflict, potentially resulting in a court battle or heated negotiations. For us, this sort of case is like being a contractor asked to repair a house full of termites. It is very difficult to tell how much it will cost because of the variables involved, such as the other party, their attorney, and the complexity of each side’s arguments. We implement a different set of financial controls in this sort of case, including continuously updated budget estimates and bi-monthly invoicing, to keep a close watch on expenses. While we cannot promise on this level exactly what a case is going to cost, we respect our clients’ wallets through these systems and keep them as in control of their cases as we reasonably can.

Combative Business Issue

The difference between a Combative and Disputed case is a matter of degree. If the burner is on medium for a Disputed case it is on high for a Combative case. This is where the “punches” start flying fast and furious. These types of cases can be very expensive to handle and are difficult to keep financial control over. We respect our client’s interests and remain vigilant to keep them advised of all developments so they can make smart business decisions. There is an old adage, “An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure.” That holds true for your legal affairs too. The problem is very few law firms have developed a proven way of helping businesses protect, improve, and grow. Davis Business Law has and we call it our Custom Legal Department Program.

Why Choose Us

Honest, Expert Lawyers

We believe in open, honest communication and transparency in all aspects of our work. Our experienced staff will provide you with not only the legal knowledge and advice you need, but also a long-lasting relationship where you are never out of the loop.

Proactive Help

Our preventative lawyering approach helps your business adjust to growth-related changes and amplify success by foreseeing issues, creating solutions and implementing systems that ensure your business is growing in the most profitable way possible.

Built for Entrepreneurs

We have an extensive background in helping small businesses and LLCs launching their practices. We work with you every step of the way to not only start your business, but to ensure it will succeed and thrive for years to come.

Our Team

Matthew Davis

Matthew Davis

Business Lawyer/CEO

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Matthew Davis holds a bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude and with distinction, from Cornell College. He received his law degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1993. Davis also attended Cornell University, where he earned a master’s in public administration. Early in his career, Davis worked for the US Department of Energy in Washington, D.C.; in 1995, he entered private practice. Davis has extensive litigation and business representation experience. He has served as lead or co-counsel in litigation cases with recoveries in excess of $50,000,000, including numerous jury trials and a substantial victory against the Bank of America. He also regularly represents clients in complex arbitration. He maintains a limited clientele of established clients and takes select cases for new clients. His current focus is on representing new and existing business clients in the firm’s outside general counsel program. He also acts as general counsel for Groendyke Transport, Inc. Davis is a member of both the Oklahoma and Garfield County Bar Associations and is involved in the Enid Kiwanis Club.

Practice Areas

  • Outside General Counsel
  • Business Law
  • General Litigation
  • Wills, Estates, and Trusts

Education & Affiliates

  • Cornell University, M.P.A., Ithaca, NY 2001
  • University of Oklahoma College of Law, J.D., Norman, OK 1993
  • Cornell College, B.A., Mount Vernon, IA 1990, summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Oklahoma, 1995
Derek I. Grimes

Derek I. Grimes

Business Lawyer/Chief Operations Officer

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Derek Grimes holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Oklahoma State University. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Kansas School of Law in 1992. After completing his law degree, he received a Direct Appointment to the United States Air Force, was commissioned as a first lieutenant, and was appointed an Air Force Judge Advocate. He achieved the rank of colonel before retiring in 2020. Colonel (retired) Grimes is an experienced advocate with a demonstrated history of working in the military industry, and is skilled in operational planning, international relations, leadership / management, criminal law, and homeland security. While on active duty, he attended The George Washington University, where he earned a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management in 2000, and The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School, where he earned a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Military Law with an emphasis on International and Operations Law in 2003.

PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
• United States Air Force Judge Advocate—1992-2020
• Selected—Air Force Intern Program/George Washington University M.A.—Degree Awarded 05/2000
• Selected—LL.M. Program, earned Commandant’s List—Degree Awarded 05/2003
• Selected—Law Professor at The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School 2003-2005
• Selected—Legal Advisor/Strategist, Deployed to Multi-National Force-Iraq (MNFI),
J5 Strategic Plans and Analysis Division, Baghdad, Iraq 05/2008 – 11/2008

EDUCATION & AFFILIATES
• B.A. Speech Communication, Oklahoma State University, 05/1988
• J.D. Law, University of Kansas School of Law, 05/1992
• M.A. Organizational Management, The George Washington University, 05/2000
• LL.M. Military Law, International and Operations Law Specialty, The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School, 05/2003

PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS
• Editor/Co-Editor and Contributing Author: US Army, Operational Law Handbook
(three editions–2004-2006)
• Co-Editor and Contributing Author: US Army, Domestic Operational Law Handbook (2006)
• Contributing Author: US Army, Law of War Handbook (two editions–2004, 2005)

MAJOR AWARDS
• Defense Superior Service Medal
• Legion of Merit Medal
• Defense Meritorious Service Medal
• Meritorious Service Medal (6 Devices)
• Iraq Campaign Medal (1 Device)
• Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

BAR ADMISSIONS
• Kansas, 1992

Joseph P. Titterington

Joseph P. Titterington

Business Lawyer

BIO

Joseph P. (Joe) Titterington holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Oklahoma State University. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1980.

Joe has over 30 years experience in the litigation, arbitration, and mediation of complex commercial and intellectual property cases throughout the United States. He also has extensive appellate experience, having represented clients before the 7th and 10th Circuit Courts of Appeal, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, the Oklahoma Supreme Court and the Connecticut Supreme Court. He also counsels clients in the licensing and protection of intellectual property and other business-related issues.

Joe has been selected as a “Best Lawyer in America” in the practice areas of Intellectual Property and Antitrust litigation. He has also been awarded an AV Preeminent rating issued by Martindale-Hubbard for each of the past 24 years.

Joe’s current focus is on resolving business disputes through means other than costly litigation.

Joe is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association, as well as the Oklahoma County Bar Association.

Practice Areas

  • Business litigation
  • Intellectual property litigation
  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Intellectual property licensing & protection

Education & Affiliates

  • Oklahoma State University, B.S., Stillwater, OK, 1976
  • University of Oklahoma College of Law, J.D., Norman, OK, 1980

Bar Admissions

  • Oklahoma, 1980
Ashley Morey

Ashley Morey

Business Lawyer

BIO

Ashley Morey holds a bachelor’s degree from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. She received her juris doctor, cum laude, from Seattle University School of Law in 2013. Ashley was admitted to practice in the State of Oklahoma in 2013, the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma in 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in 2015, and the State of South Carolina in 2016.

Practice Areas

  • Business Litigation
  • Outside General Counsel
  • Administrative Law

Education & Affiliates

  • Seattle University School of Law, J.D., Seattle, WA 2013
  • Willamette University, B.A., Salem, OR 2008

Bar Admissions

  • Oklahoma, 2013
  • States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, 2014
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, 2015
  • South Carolina, 2016
Dixie A. Watkins

Dixie A. Watkins

Business Lawyer

BIO

Dixie holds a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University, and a juris doctor, with distinction, from the University of Oklahoma. Dixie is admitted to practice in the State of Oklahoma, the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma.

Practice Areas

  • Business Litigation
  • Outside General Counsel
  • Administrative Law
  • Insurance Disputes

Education & Affiliates

  • University of Oklahoma, J.D., 2013
  • Oklahoma State University, B.A., 2009

Bar Admissions

  • Oklahoma, 2013
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, 2015
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, 2015
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma, 2015
Jeffrey Graham

Jeffrey Graham

Business Lawyer

BIO

Jeffrey Graham received his bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. He received his juris doctor from Oklahoma City University Law School in 2011. Jeff was admitted to practice in the state of Oklahoma in 2011. He has practiced law in Oklahoma, Colorado and New Mexico. When not working, Jeff enjoys volunteering with the Oklahoma City Museum of Art’s Renaissance Ball and spending time with his wife and two young boys.

Practice Areas

  • Business Litigation
  • Outside General Counsel
  • Creditors’ Rights

Education & Affiliates

  • Oklahoma City Law University, J.D., Oklahoma City, OK 2011
  • Arizona State University, B.S., Tempe, AZ 2008

Bar Admissions

  • Oklahoma, 2011
  • Colorado, 2017
  • New Mexico, 2012
Patrick J. Hoog

Patrick J. Hoog

Business Lawyer

BIO

Patrick Hoog holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and a juris doctor from the University of Oklahoma, where he served as a case editor of the Oil & Gas, Nat. Resources & Energy Journal. Patrick was admitted to practice in the state of Oklahoma in 2016. When not working, Patrick enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.

Practice Areas

  • Business Litigation
  • Outside General Counsel
  • Real Property
  • Oil, Gas, & Energy

Education & Affiliates

  • University of Oklahoma College of Law, J.D., 2016
  • University of Texas at San Antonio, B.A., 2012

Bar Admissions

  • Oklahoma, 2016
Jared Marsh

Jared Marsh

Business Lawyer

BIO

Jared received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Drury University in Springfield, Missouri and his Juris Doctor, with distinction, from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. Jared is admitted to practice in Missouri and Kansas, as well as the United States District Courts for the Western District of Missouri, Eastern District of Missouri and the District of Kansas. Jared has experience handling business litigation matters for one of Kansas City’s largest law firms, as well as handling matters of significance for small business owners at small law firm in Johnson County. He has also served as in-house counsel for businesses ranging in size from those with less than 20 employees, to those with nearly 1,000 employees. Jared really enjoys the opportunity to be a jack-of-all-trades for his clients, working to learn and understand their business needs in order to protect their business and achieve their goals.

Practice Areas

  • Employment Law
  • Human Resources
  • Contract Drafting and Review
  • Business Litigation
  • In-House Counsel
  • Risk Management
  • Administrative Law
  • Regulatory Compliance and Training
  • Employee Benefits

Education & Affiliates

  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, J.D., with distinction, 2002
    Drury University, B.S., Criminal Justice, 1999

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 2002
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, 2002
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, 2002
  • Kansas, 2003
  • United States District Court for the District of Kansas, 2003

 

Daniel R. Wilson

Daniel R. Wilson

Business Lawyer

BIO

Daniel holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma, and a juris doctorate, with distinction, from the University of Tulsa College of Law. Daniel is admitted to practice in the State of Oklahoma, the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma.

Practice Areas

  • Business Litigation
  • Outside General Counsel
  • Administrative Law
  • Insurance Disputes
  • Trust Litigation
  • Trucking Defense
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Contracts

Education & Affiliates

  • University of Tulsa College of Law, J.D., 2014
  • University of Oklahoma, B.A., 2005
Jason Janoski

Jason Janoski

Business Lawyer

BIO

Jason Janoski received a Bachelor’s Degree in English from the Pennsylvania State University and his Juris Doctorate from Penn State’s Dickinson School of Law. Jason is admitted to practice in the State of Kansas, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Jason worked for one of largest law firms in the country and left that behind when he realized that deeper client relationships – not size and turnover – were better for clients.

Practice Areas

  • Employment Law
  • Business Litigation
  • Business Personal Injury Defense
  • Outside General Counsel
  • Administrative Law
  • Insurance Disputes

Education & Affiliates

  • The Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law, J.D., 2010
  • The Pennsylvania State University, B.A., 2007

Bar Admissions

  • Kansas, 2010
  • United States District Court for the District of Kansas, 2010
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, 2012
Brenda Moody

Brenda Moody

Paralegal

BIO

Brenda Moody is the firm’s paralegal in the Enid office. She is originally from Enid. She graduated from Enid High School in 1981. She earned an Associate Degree from Northern Oklahoma College. She also earned her Legal Assistant Certificate from The University of Oklahoma in 2001. She first worked with Mr. Davis during the years of 1995-1998 and recently returned to help grow Davis Business Law. She has over 20 years in the legal field. She currently assists the firm’s attorneys in all areas.

Jaime Walker

Jaime Walker

Paralegal

BIO

Jaime Walker is the firm’s paralegal, bookkeeper, and office manager. She was the valedictorian of Waukomis High School in 2000. Shortly thereafter she joined Mr. Davis’ practice. During a hiatus from the legal world Ms. Walker earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Oklahoma State University. She currently assists the firm’s attorneys in case management and trial preparations.

Kelly Horner

Kelly Horner

Director of Client Experience

BIO

Kelly Horner is the Director of Client Experience at Davis Business Law. She graduated from Lawton Macarthur High School in 1995. Kelly received her Associates and bachelor’s degrees from Oklahoma State University. She continued her educational experience at Mid-America Christian University, graduating in 2017 with a Master of Arts, Leadership – Business Management. Kelly has worked in the legal field since 1996. Her responsibility is to help assure an exceptional client experience for Davis Business Law clients.

Chad Chambers

Chad Chambers

Media and Facilities Director

BIO

Chad Chambers is the firm’s Media and Facilities Director. Chad’s experience is as varied as his job title, making him the firm’s go to for all things outside of the normal realm of business law, including our in-house video and podcast series. Chad came to us after a decade with one of the nation’s largest trucking companies as their media manager. Prior to the trucking industry, Chad spent 12 years in military contracting providing multimedia services to the US Air Force and was selected as one of the only civilian in-flight photographers for Air Education and Training Command. Chad’s penchant for project management and all things mechanical also makes him the perfect addition to set up new offices and facilities across the United States as Davis Business Law continues to grow into the premier Business Law firm in the US.

Ashlee Hager

Ashlee Hager

Director of First Impressions

BIO

Ashlee is the Director of First Impressions in our corporate office location of Enid, Oklahoma. A Texas native, she relocated to Oklahoma in 2013. Ashlee earned Bachelor’s of Business Administration at Purdue University. Ashlee is usually the first voice you hear when calling the office and assists the firm by directing calls and managing the front office.

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