Practice Areas

At John L. Davis PLLC, we aggressively tackle several different areas of the law on behalf of our clients, including family law, business law, and real estate matters.

The information below provides a brief overview of our practice areas. Click the title links for more information or call (360) 597-4740 to speak with attorney John L. Davis about your case today!

Family Law

PRACTICE AREASFamily law matters such as those involving divorce, child custody and child support are often trying for everyone involved. Parents and spouses may find themselves forced to make hard decisions without fully understanding their rights or knowing what the long-term consequences may be.

Under such circumstances, the best thing a person can do is seek competent, experienced legal advice.

If you are struggling with an important domestic relations issue, contact a skilled family lawyer today at John L. Davis PLLC. We take the welfare of our clients and their children very seriously, and will work tirelessly to help you obtain a favorable outcome.


Divorce comes in all flavors. Sometimes, as when both spouses want a divorce and are in general agreement regarding the terms of their settlement, a divorce lawyer can help them negotiate the finer details of the arrangement, as well as assist them with the filing of any paperwork.

When spouses are at odds regarding issues like property division, child custody, child support and other matters, they may be headed for a nasty, contentious divorce. Although such divorces can be expensive, the fact is that sometimes there’s no other way to ensure that your rights are protected.

Child Custody

In the past, child custody disputes were about granting one parent the right to make decisions about their children’s lives. It soon became apparent that this traditional approach put parents at odds with one another, often resulting in unfavorable outcomes for the children at the center of the conflict. These days, courts in Washington and other states prefer to award joint custody whenever possible, providing both parents with an equal say as to what their children’s lives will look like.

There are times, however, when this simply isn’t realistic. For any number of reasons, one parent may be unwilling or unable to participate in a joint custody arrangement. If this is the case, the parent seeking sole custody will have to make their case effectively before a Washington State judge, something that’s much easier said than done.

Child Support

Child support is paid by the non-custodial parent to the custodial parent and is intended to offset expenses associated with raising a child. There’s really no easy way to know how much child support you are entitled to, nor how much you may be required to pay, without first evaluating the details of your particular case. A dedicated Vancouver child support lawyer can tell you more about how child support is calculated and what your obligations may be under state law. We’ll review your situation and advise you on which steps to take moving forward.


It is possible to make alterations or modifications to custody, child support, or spousal support agreements if deemed reasonable and necessary by a judge. Reasons for modifications are typically financially based, such as a change in income or relocation for a job. If you are seeking a modification to an agreement of this nature, working with an experienced family law attorney will greatly increase the likelihood that your modification will be granted.

Business Law

In addition to representing clients in matters of criminal defense and family law, the Vancouver practice of John L. Davis PLLC also offers legal counsel in matters concerning real estate and business law, including transactions and litigation.

As a former realtor, Mr. Davis knows that business law and real estate often are two sides of the same coin, especially when the sale, purchase, leasing, or rental of commercial property is involved. If you are currently in need of business law assistance for a matter involving a transaction, contract dispute entity formation or high-value asset, contact John L. Davis PLLC now.

Real Estate Law

Whether you are a first-time home buyer or an experienced developer, we want John L. Davis PLLC to be your first choice for all your real estate issues. We assist Vancouver residents with cases involving sale and purchase agreements, closing terms, home inspections and much more. Don’t get left behind in Washington’s booming real estate market — align yourself with effective, reliable legal representation today.

Boundary Disputes

It is not uncommon for neighboring families to disagree on the limits of their respective properties. Whether it is a matter of not being able to locate a deed, a deed not having clear property boundary information, two deeds featuring conflicting information or some other complication, these circumstances can result in nasty neighbor relations. If you are facing a boundary dispute, you need the principled and aggressive representation of an experienced real estate attorney.

Easement Disputes

An easement is essentially an agreement between two parties that allows the non-property-owning party to use part or all of the land that is owned by the other party for a specific purpose. For example, a Washington homeowner may allow a utility company to build power lines or water pipes on or under their property. Disputes arise when there is disagreement between the two interests, conflicts that are often frustrating and difficult to resolve. That’s where we come in. If you are facing an easement dispute, contact us today to secure the knowledgeable legal counsel you need to protect your interests.

Straightforward Counsel for Those Who Need it Most

Attorney John L. Davis prides himself on offering personalized, straightforward legal counsel to clients throughout Vancouver. His clients frequently mention how much other attorneys seem to speak over them, employing complicated legal jargon at the expense of easy-to-follow explanations. At John L. Davis PLLC, you’ll work closely with Mr. Davis as he establishes a strategy for your case, walking you through each step of the process in a focused, deliberate manner.

John L. Davis PLLC helps residents of Vancouver with business, real estate, criminal defense and family law matters, particularly those involving divorce. Call (360) 597-4740 now to get started.

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