Wendy R. Davis
Counsel, Fort Worth OfficeEmail: email@example.comPhone: 817-877-2848Fax: 817-877-2807
Cantey Hanger LLP
600 West 6th St. Suite 300
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
- Real Estate
Wendy R. Davis is a Harvard Law School graduate, State Senator, and former Fort Worth City Councilwoman. After graduating top of her class at Texas Christian University and then earning her law degree from Harvard, Davis served in a federal clerkship under U.S. District Judge Jerry L. Buchmeyer from 1993 to 1994. Davis then joined the Fort Worth office of Haynes & Boone in 1994, where she practiced in the Specialized Litigation section. In 1999, she became part owner of Safeco Title Co., which was later acquired by Republic Title. Davis became Chief Executive Officer of Republic Title's Fort Worth Division in 2004, where she served until 2009.
Davis joined Cantey Hanger in an Of Counsel role in March 2010. Her current practice includes federal and local governmental affairs, litigation, economic development, contract compliance and real estate matters.
Davis was elected in 2008 to serve as State Senator District 10, earning numerous honors for her first session in the 81st Legislature including "Rookie of the Year" by the Texas Monthly Magazine. District 10 includes most of Fort Worth, southern Tarrant County, about half of Arlington and portion of Mid-Cities extending in Colleyville. Davis' Senate committee appointments in the 81st Legislature include: Transportation & Homeland Security; Education; Veteran Affairs & Military Installations; International Relations & Trade.
Davis was a Fort Worth City Councilwoman from 1999 until 2008 in a district that includes Downtown Fort Worth, the city's medical district and some of the city's oldest historical neighborhoods. In her role as councilmember, Davis focused on transportation, economic development and neighborhood issues, earning a reputation of bringing parties together to find common ground. She became a leader in the area of transportation, having served as Chair of the Regional Transportation Council. She is also respected for her leadership on the economic development projects, such as the Montgomery Plaza renovation, the Tower, Pier One and Radio Shack campuses and a variety of mixed-use development projects. Davis resigned her City Council seat in 2008 to run for the District 10 seat in the Texas Senate.
Davis' civic activities include the Advisory Board of Cenikor, Women's Policy Forum, League of Women Voters, and area Chambers of Commerce. Davis, an avid runner and cyclist, is the proud mother of two daughters, Amber and Dru.
- Licensed to practice law in Texas
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
- State Bar of Texas (Litigation Section)
- Fort Worth Real Estate Council
- Texas State Senator, District 10, elected January 2009
- Fort Worth City Council Representative, District 9, May 1999 to January 2008
- Chair, Fort Worth City Council Economic Development Committee, May 2003 to January 2008
- North Central Texas Council of Governments Regional Transportation Committee, June 1999 to January 2008, Chair 2005
- North Central Texas Council of Governments Executive Committee, 2004
- Member of Fort Worth Metropolitan Black, Fort Worth Hispanic and Tarrant County Asian Chambers of Commerce
- Women's Policy Forum
- League of Women Voters
- Breakthrough Fort Worth, 1999 - Present
- Mobile Summer recreation Camp, 1999 - Present
- Cenikor Advisory Board, 2005 - Present
- Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, J.D., 1993 (Cum Laude)
- Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas, B.A., English, 1990 (Summa Cum Laude)