The Honorable Dedra Davis

Judge, 270th District Court, Houston, Texas

Judge Dedra Davis is judge of the 270th District Court. She is one of the illustrious 17 African American females elected as judge on November 6, 2018. Since that time, she has successfully executed her campaign promises. In fact, prior to starting the job on January 1, 2019, Judge Davis had already scheduled 320 students to visit the 270th courtroom. By January 2020, she had almost 1000 students visit her courtroom, as well as many participating in her Leadership program. Judge Davis immediately put her words into action!

Judge Davis has been innovative and creative while on the bench. A true public servant serving the public. One example is she implemented a weekly “telephone docket.” Lawyers not wanting to waste time coming to the courthouse, looking/paying for parking, or going through the courthouse security line, could simply call in for their hearings. Additionally, Judge Davis was the only State Judge in Harris County allowing “video” appearances hosted by COURT CALL, prior to the pandemic.

Before becoming a state judge, Judge Davis made the world take notice as a litigation attorney when she began fearlessly representing Saregama India Limited (located in Mumbai, India) against Dr. Dre, Aftermath Records, Interscope Records, and Universal Records in a copyright infringement case that could yield record-breaking amounts in damages. She definitely lived up to the nickname of being a “bulldog” during negotiations and litigation.

Judge Davis became one of the most highly sought after speakers in the nation on Entertainment Law issues including, but not limited to, Copyright Law, music publishing, Corporate Law, and independent record label matters, as well as being sought after to speak on women’s issues.

Judge Davis’ extensive experience as a guest speaker, moderator, keynote speaker and panelist derives from her frequent appearances as a speaker for organizations, universities, law schools, and associations inside and outside of the United States.

Judge Davis is CEO of Loving Music Forever Publishing and CEO of Dedra’s Entertainment Group, a marketing and promotion company which successfully produced events such as Black Cinema Cafe-Houston, Producer’s Panel, NABFEME “Living Your Dream” event, NABFEME mix and mingle reception, BESLA fundraiser, etc.

Judge Davis is the recipient of numerous awards including being formerly named “Legal Executive of the Year,” receiving a “Dedra Davis’ Day” from a Houston Mayor, and a proclamation from a Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee.

Judge Davis received her Bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University, and her Doctor of Jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law.

Judge Davis is a member of the Texas Bar College, American Bar Association, Houston Bar Association, Association of Women Attorneys, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., NAACP, ACLU, and a number of other groups and organizations.