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University of Florida, J.D., magna cum laude, 2006, Order of the Coif; Editor-in-Chief, Florida Law Review

University of Southern Mississippi, Center for Writers, M.A. in Creative Writing, 1996

Duke University, B.A., 1992


Cary Davis focuses on the efficient and creative resolution of business disputes through negotiation, trial and appeal. His litigation practice includes contract disputes, sports and entertainment law, defamation and media law, business torts, real estate and commercial lease disputes, antitrust law, government and internal investigations, and trademarks and copyright law. Cary also serves as president of the Mecklenburg County Bar.

Cary's recent experience includes the defense of antitrust and ERISA/LMRA class actions in federal court, a federal appeal raising an issue of first impression under the Americans with Disabilities Act, a trademark opposition trial before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and the successful resolution of disputes between NASCAR teams, drivers and sponsors. He also maintains an active motorsports practice, representing team owners, drivers, sponsors, suppliers and driver agents in a variety of intrasport and other business disputes.

Before attending law school, Cary worked for seven years as a newspaper reporter in Florida on the staffs of the St. Petersburg Times and the Ocala Star-Banner. His stories about law enforcement, local government and the courts won numerous awards for deadline and investigative reporting.

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Professional Affiliations

  • Mecklenburg County Bar, President, 2023-24
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Sports & Entertainment Law Section, Past Chair
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Leadership Institute, Class of 2012
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