Rosalyn Singer, Partner

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Rosalyn joined Singer Davis in September of 2012. Her practice focuses primarily on civil litigation and appellate work; however, she has also taken on a large portion of the firm’s growing estate planning practice. In her first trial, she was part of the team that obtained an $8 million verdict in a wrongful death and Virginia slayer’s statute action. In addition to her trial work, Rosalyn plays an integral role in the firm’s appellate practice, practicing before the Virginia Supreme Court and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Additionally, Rosalyn has worked on several of the firm’s high-profile white-collar criminal cases.

Rosalyn attended law school at the University of South Carolina. She graduated in 2010 in the top ten percent of her class and as a member of The Order of the Coif, a prestigious academic honor. While at USC, she served on the Law Review as an Articles Editor. A case summary she wrote, dealing with the Mandatory Victims Restitution Act of 1996, was published in Volume 61 of the South Carolina Law Review.

Directly out of law school, Rosalyn was hired by the Office of Staff Counsel to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, based in Richmond, Virginia. She worked there for two years, performing research on pending appeals before the court and presenting proposed opinions before three-judge panels.

Beyond the practice of law, Rosalyn’s main interests revolve around three very important canines. First and foremost, her delightful golden retrievers, Dooley and Jarvis Jones. Second, the Georgia Bulldogs’ college football team; a love that was fostered through her undergraduate education at UGA where she earned a degree in Biology. Additionally, Rosalyn enjoys training for and participating in triathlons. To date she has completed two Ironman triathlons.

Admissions:
  • Virginia
  • Eastern District of Virginia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States
Affiliations:
    • Virginia Beach Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
    • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
    • Coeur Sports Triathlon Team

Jim Davids, Of Counsel

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Like Randy, James A. (“Jim”) Davids can’t hold simply one job. In addition to practicing law with Singer Davis, Jim teaches and serves as an administrator at Regent University.

After graduating from Duke University School of Law, where he served on the Duke Law Journal, Jim returned to his hometown of Chicago where he practiced law for twenty-five years. For the first six years, Jim was a federal regulatory attorney representing primarily food and drug companies; for the next four years he primarily represented doctors and hospitals in medical malpractice cases; and for the last fifteen years he was a name partner in a Chicago firm where he headed the firm’s litigation practice. During those fifteen years, Jim handled appeals and tried cases ranging from medical malpractice and serious personal injury claims, to employment discrimination cases (both administrative and in federal court), civil rights cases, and commercial disputes.

In 2001, Jim joined the U.S. Department of Justice where he helped establish the Faith-Based & Community Initiative. He joined the faculty of Regent University in 2003, and has taught trial practice, appellate advocacy, and constitutional law. Jim has also served Regent as an Assistant Dean and as director of two programs in the Law School.

In addition to graduating from Duke Law, Jim is a graduate of Calvin College (Grand Rapids, MI) and Regent, which awarded him a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration. His dissertation topic focused on the three principal legal threats that Christian colleges and universities will face in the next twenty years.

Jim is the past president of the Christian Legal Society, and has served on the boards of several public and private organizations. He and his wife of thirty-five years, Sue, have four children and six grandchildren.

Admissions:
  • Virginia
  • Eastern District of Virginia
  • Illinois
  • Northern District of Illinois
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • Florida (Inactive)
  • Supreme Court of the United States
Affiliations:
  • Regent University, Faculty Member
  • Christian Legal Society, President (2006-2008)
  • Institute for Reformation, Board of Directors
  • New Covenant Presbyterian Church, Member