Antoinette M. Davis is homegrown western Washington. Known as Tonie to friends, family, and her wonder-dog Bear, Antoinette graduated from Ingraham High School and attended the University of Washington (GO HUSKIES!), where she obtained a degree in Political Science and minored in Speech Communication. In the meantime, she worked with the developmentally disabled for more than a decade and was a Teen Program Director at the Union Gospel Mission’s Reach Out Center. Committed to the well-being of youth, Antoinette became a licensed foster parent and volunteer Guardian ad Litem before attending law school.
Convinced that her car got better gas mileage than advertised, Antoinette commuted from Seattle to Tacoma for three years, where she attended (then-ironically named) Seattle University School of Law. Seattle University School of Law moved to Seattle the year after she graduated. Antoinette kept her car anyway.
After law school, Antoinette clerked for the Honorable Justice Tom Chambers of the Washington State Supreme Court, and later went on to practice bankruptcy, and consumer rights and related litigation at a small boutique bankruptcy firm.
Antoinette is dedicated to the community in which she grew up. She is a member of the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ) Diversity Committee and the National Association of Consumer Advocates, on the Board of Directors for CENTS (Consumer Education and Training Services), and is the Board Treasurer for Solid Ground, an organization committed to building community to end poverty and prejudice. In addition, she volunteers for the Home Foreclosure Legal Aid Project and is a mentor to several young lawyers.
Committed to her clients and her craft, Antoinette was recognized as a “Rising Star” by Washington Law & Politics Magazine, and named Outstanding Mentor of the Year Award by the King County Bar Association in 2010. She co-authored the Washington State Bar Association Civil Procedure Deskbook, addressing pre-trial procedure and formulating issues, as well as a manual for the Washington State Minority and Justice Commission entitled Building a Diverse Court: A Guide to Recruitment and Retention
In her spare time, Antoinette loves to spend time with Bear. A passionate chef, she also enjoys cooking and baking for and entertaining friends and family, particularly her beloved young nieces and nephew, who graciously learn humility from the auntie that routinely defeats them at Wii and various board games.
Admitted to Bar:
United States District Court, Western and Eastern Districts of Washington
Seattle University School of Law, J.D. 1999
University of Washington, 1996
Washington State Bar Association
Loren Miller Bar Association
King County Bar Association
Washington State Association for Justice
Federal Bar Association