Javon R. David

Javon David is an associate based in Butzel Long’s Bloomfield Hills office.  She dedicates her practice to vigorously defending clients in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Toxic Torts, and Media Law.  She has extensive litigation experience, successfully handling matters from the onset of suit through trial.  She regularly counsels clients on various aspects of the law and provides compliance training to commercial clients. 

As part of her Commercial Litigation practice, Javon represents business entities in an array of legal issues, including contract disputes, shareholder oppression claims, non-competition and trade secret disputes, and automotive supplier disputes. She also defends clients in Toxic Tort class actions.  In addition, Javon defends media clients in defamation actions and First Amendment cases.  She provides prepublication counseling and newsgathering advice on sunshine and open-government issues.  She has also successfully defended defamation claims against corporate entities. 

Prior to joining Butzel Long, Javon represented corporations and individuals in a wide variety of negligence, general liability, premises liability, and personal injury disputes.  This experience gave her a strong medical background, as well as the skills needed to successfully litigate complex actions.

General Background

Javon earned a Juris Doctor from the University Of Detroit Mercy School of Law, graduating with honors.  She was an Editor of Law Review, an Executive Director of Moot Court Board of Advocates, and a faculty research assistant.  Javon was inducted into the Order of Barristers National Honor Society for excellence in legal writing and oral advocacy.  She received numerous academic awards, including Book Awards for the highest grade in International Law, Worker’s Compensation Law, and Business Franchising Law.  She was also a member of the Dean’s Honor Society, and received a Presidential Scholarship for excellence in academia and leadership.

Javon earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, graduating Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Michigan-Dearborn, with concentrations in history, political science, and psychology.  She was on the Dean’s List and held board positions in numerous organizations, ultimately earning a Distinguished Student Leader Award, Difference Maker Award, and Student Activist of the Year Award from Amnesty International-USA. 

Javon has been named to the list of Michigan Rising Stars in Super Lawyers for 2017, 2018, and 2019.  She was also named among Michigan’s Top Women Lawyers in 2017, 2018, and 2019.  She is admitted to practice law in the State of Michigan and the United States District Court-Eastern District of Michigan.  Javon is also a certified mediator through the American Bar Association.

Education

  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law (2013, J.D., with Honors)
  • University of Michigan – Dearborn (Magna Cum Laude)

Recognitions

Super Lawyers – Rising Star, 2017-2019

Michigan’s Top Women Lawyers, 2017-2019

Admissions

  • Michigan
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Memberships

International Amusement and Leisure Defense Association (IALDA)

International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA)

American Bar Association

Oakland County Bar Association

Michigan Defense Trial Counsel Association

Women Lawyers Association of Michigan

Chaldean American Bar Association

Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce

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