Butzel attorney Javon R. David named a ‘2023 Honoree for Influential Women of Law’ by Michigan Lawyers Weekly


TROY, Mich. – Butzel attorney and shareholder Javon R. David has been named as one of Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s “Influential Women of Law” for 2023.

The awards program, previously known as “Women in the Law,” honors women attorneys and judges for their excellent work on behalf of the justice system and for their clients, commitment to their communities and service to the profession. David is one of 35 women attorneys who will be honored during a luncheon on September 22 and profiled in the September 25 edition of Michigan Lawyers Weekly.

David is a member of Butzel’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Group, one of the firm’s largest practices areas. She concentrates her practice in the areas of commercial litigation, media and entertainment law, and products liability. She has extensive litigation experience, successfully handling matters from the onset of suit through trial.

In 2021, David was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel Association (MDTC). She accepted this appointment after serving as Co-Chair of the Trial Practice Section of the MDTC.

David serves on the Business Court and Counsel Committee for the Oakland County Bar Association (OCBA). She also serves as Deputy General Counsel for the Michigan Press Association (MPA), and on the litigation, insurance, and advertising/commercial speech committees for the Media Law Resource Center (MLRC).

In addition, David serves on the Board of Governors for the Young Leaders Council, Original Equipment Suppliers Association – Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (OESA-MEMA). She also is a member of the 2021-2022 (LOXXXII) Class of Leadership Oakland. Moreover, she is an active member of the Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce.

David has been named to the list of Michigan Rising Stars in Super Lawyers magazine for 2017-2023. She also was named among Michigan’s Top Women Lawyers from 2017-2023. David was named as Ones to Watch in commercial litigation by Best Lawyers in America in 2020-2023.

David is admitted to practice law in the State of Michigan, the United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, the United States District Court, Western District of Michigan, and the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. She is a certified mediator through the American Bar Association.

Notably, she performs pro bono work for Avalon Healing Center, a Detroit-based non-profit which does important work to help survivors of sexual assault and human trafficking.

David earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, graduating with honors. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, graduating Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Michigan-Dearborn, with concentrations in History, Political Science, and Psychology.

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