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Marcia Davis, Mediator & Arbitrator, Alachua, Florida.

Marcia Davis

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Bice Cole Law Firm
PO BOX 1860
15316 NW 140th Street
Alachua, FL 32616
Tel: (386) 462-9919
Cell: (352) 256-6371
Fax: (386) 418-8288
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Recognized to Florida Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: Discovery Referee, Med-Arb
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  • Practice Commenced1999
  • # of MEDS (as of 27/9/23) 
  • # of ARBS (as of 27/9/23) 
Current Practice
Online / In-Person
  • 2nd Circuit
  • 3rd Circuit
  • 4th Circuit
  • 5th Circuit
  • 8th Circuit
  • 9th Circuit
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Shareholder and litigation partner in multi-faceted litigation firm handling cases involving professional liability, products liability, construction defect, contractual disputes, complex commercial and banking issues, and significant injury.  Florida Bar board certified civil trial lawyer since 2006 with more than forty cases tried to verdict.  Certified mediator since 1997 in complex cases involving professional liability issues, products liability, automobile negligence, commercial claims, contracts, construction, and banking issues.  Active in equine community representing farm owners, breeders, and trainers in administrative hearings, mortality claims, and contractual matters.  Lead counsel for the Ferrero family in wrongful death claim against Shands and the University of Florida which led to the establishment of the Sebastian Ferrero Foundation, a coordinated project between the family and university devoted to patient safety issues and the construction of a full service children's hospital.  Represented the US University Athletic Association in wrongful death case involving death of college football player.  Assist our other regional offices in toxic tort (asbestos) cases and significant mediations.  Lead defense counsel for manufacturing defendant in almost month long trial (02/13) in which asbestos defense client received a defense verdict.  Most recently defended auto accident case involving catastrophic injuries and kept damages below $3 million despite economic damages and future medicals exceeding six million dollars.  Lead plaintiff's counsel in numerous medical malpractice cases resulting in substantial settlements for clients.

Case Experience

  • Agricultural
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Employment
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Homes
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Torts
  • Transportation
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Wrongful Death


  • Mississippi College School of Law 1983 - Jackson, Mississippi (Top Third of Class; Honors: Law Review Associate Editor, National Trial Competition Team, American Jurisprudence Award for Trial Practice)
  • United States Army Judge Advocate General Corp (1983 - 1986) - Chief of Criminal Justice, Advisor to Brigade Commander, thirty-five trials by courts-martial, awarded Meritorious Service Medal

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer - The Florida Bar, June 2006 - present
  • AV Preeminent Rating - Martindale-Hubbell, 2006 - present
  • International Association of Defense Counsel, 2013 - present
  • Eighth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission, 2008-2016
  • Florida Super Lawyers (Personal Injury Litigation Defense) 2010 - 2014, 2016 - 2019

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