Experience

As a mother, wife, lifelong member of this community, and a skilled litigator with more than 15 years of experience, Josephine Kerr Davis brings a unique, fair and compassionate perspective to the role of the judiciary. Her career both personally and professionally is committed to seeking the justice we need with the compassion and integrity we deserve.

Legal Experience

  • Durham County Office of the District Attorney (Assistant District Attorney)
  • North Carolina Department of Justice (Assistant Attorney General)
  • Employment Security Commission (Quasi-Judicial Hearing Officer)
  • Fayetteville Office of the Public Defender (Assistant Public Defender)
  • Center for Death Penalty Litigation (Research Assistant)
  • Durham Office of the Public Defender (Extern)
  • Land Loss Prevention Project (Intern)

Community Experience

  • Junior League of Durham and Orange County (Member)
  • Durham Democratic Women (Executive Board)
  • People’s Alliance (Former Board Member, Co-chair Race Equity Action Team)
  • Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People (Member)
  • Jack and Jill of America Incorporated – Durham Chapter (Executive Board)
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated (Member)
  • George H. White Bar Association (Executive Board)
  • Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham

Social Justice Causes

  • Partnered with the City of Durham and various organizations to support Durham Drivers’ Restoration Program that resulted in a dismissal of 2500 traffic violations for individuals whose license were revoked because of an inability to pay
  • Partnered with various organizations that support revising the current bond schedule for low level felony and non-violent offenders
  • Provides justice involved individuals alternatives to incarceration via the mental health and drug treatment programs 
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