• SC Women’s Law Association


  • Board Member for church women’s ministry.
  • President of School Parent Association.

With 24 years of experience in civil litigation, she established the rights to a jury trial in ERISA cases under South Carolina law where the case appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court and upheld.

Significant Appellate Case

James v. SC Dept. of Transportation (2011)

Mrs. Davis successfully argued that when a party has an out of state expert who is being deposed, that party is only obligated to make it’s expert available for deposition in this state. It was further held that the party deposing that expert is responsible for that expert’s travel costs to this state.

Shaw v. Atlantic Coast Life Insurance So. (1996)

Davis successfully argued to the South Carolina Court of Appeals that a Plaintiff was entitled to a jury trial when he brought a claim against his health insurance company for failure to make payment of medical bills. This case was eventually appealed to the United States Supreme court and upheld. It is cited by courts nationally for the proposition that one is entitled to a jury trial.

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina State Bar
  • Horry County Bar
  • United States Federal District Court


Francis Marion University
Graduated in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts

University of South Carolina School of Law
Lisa graduated in 1990 with a Juris Doctor.