Mark W. Davis


Davis & Crump, PC

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Mark Davis has practiced law as an advocate for victims of wrongdoing since 1984. During his career, he has successfully handled thousands of cases for clients throughout the country. The driving force behind Mark’s success has been his intense commitment to his clients. He has appeared as a lecturer at numerous seminars and other events teaching other attorneys about various areas of personal injury law. Mark’s areas of practice include defective drugs and medical devices, products liability, and personal injury litigation.

Mark received his undergraduate degree in science from Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi. After graduation, Mark worked in a laboratory at a large food processing plant before returning to school. He received his law degree from the University of Mississippi in 1984. While he attended law school, Mark was a graduate lab instructor in the Department of Chemistry at Ole Miss.

Prior to establishing his current practice, Mark spent four years with a large litigation law firm. He has been listed in Who’s Who in Practicing Attorneys and Outstanding Men of America. Mark was recently recognized by a national legal publication as their Litigator of the Month, and was selected as one of the top 100 trial lawyers by the American Trial Lawyers Association.

Mark is actively involved in many civic activities. He has served on a local school board as its President. He is also a past president of the Board of Directors of a local tennis club. He and his wife, Angela, have two children, Ashleigh and Autumn. Mark is an avid tennis player and enjoys golf and fishing. He attends church at Trinity Methodist in Gulfport, Mississippi.

Areas of Practice:

Drug and Medical Device Litigation
Toxic Torts
Maritime Law
Workers’ Compensation
Product Liability
Personal Injury Law


Certified Diver

Bar Admissions:

Mississippi, 1984
U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi
U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2004


University of Mississippi School of Law, Oxford, Mississippi, 1984

Delta State University, 1980
Major: General Science

Representative Cases:

Schultz v. Beasley, 465 So.2d 343 (Miss. 1985)
Smith vs. Industrial Constructors, 783 F. 2d 1249 (5th Cir. 1986)
Mergandahl vs. C.J. Gayfer & Co., 659 F. Supp. 351 (S.D. Miss. 1987)
Jackson vs. National Semi-Conductor Data Checker/DTS, Inc., 660 F. Supp. 65 (S.D. Miss. 1986)
Brown vs. The Hartford, 606 So. 2d 122 (Miss. 1992)
Overstate v. George County School Dist., 741 So. 2d 965 (Miss. 1999)
Wolf v. Stanley Works, 757 So. 2d 316 (2000)
In Re Estate of Johnson, 779 So. 2d 164 (2000)
Smith v. Noble Drilling, 784 So. 2d 1003 (2001)
Ainsworth v. Capform, Inc., 784 So. 2d 1008 (2001)
In re Rezulin Products Liability Litigation, 168 F.Supp.2d 136 (United States District Court, S.D. New York 2001)
Johnson v. Glaxo Smithkline, 214 F.R.D. 416 (S.D. Miss. 2002)
Congleton v. Shellfish Culture, Inc., 807 So.2d 492 (Miss. 2002)
In re Benjamin Moore & Co., 318 F.3d 626 (5th Cir. 2002)
Fields v. GMFS, LLC, W.L. 2349640 (S.D. Miss. 2006)
Nichols v. FNIS Flood Services, L.P., W.L. 2805154 (S.D. Miss. 2006)
Redmond v. Astrazeneca Pharmaceutical, 492 F. Supp. 2d (S.D. Miss. 2007)
May v. Pulmosan Safety Equipment Corp., 948 So.2d 483 (Miss. 2007)
Defazio v. Chiquita Fresh North America, LLC., W.L. 2788732 (S.D. Miss. 2008)
In re Trasylol Products Liability Litigation, 709 F. Supp. 2d (S.D. Fla. 2010)

Classes/Seminars Taught:

Lecturer on Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation

Honors and Awards:

Outstanding Young Men of America

Who’s Who in Practicing Attorneys

Who’s Who on the Gulf Coast

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Harrison County Bar Association

American Bar Association

Mississippi State Bar

Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association

The Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Past Employment Positions:

University of Mississippi, Department of Chemistry, Graduate Instructor, 1982 – 1984


Beta Beta Beta
Phi Eta Sigma
Delta Theta Phi