On August 6, 2019, two of our partners – Jason Davis and Jay Hulings – received rave reviews for their work from Senior United States District Judge Royce Lamberth, the former Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and Visiting Judge in the Western District of Texas. Judge Lamberth awarded attorneys’ fees and costs to Davis & Santos, P.C.’s client after a five-day bench trial that resulted in an order in that client’s favor. Judge Lamberth’s opinion included the following passage:
“Michael Phelps makes swimming the Butterfly look easy. Fields Medal winners make fractional calculus look easy. And Jason Davis – formerly a Justice Department attorney and an equity partner at two national law firms – made this cross-border child abduction case look easy. Representing [the Petitioner], Davis – along with Jay Hulings (a former federal prosecutor, counsel to the U.S. House of Representative’s Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Ninth Circuit clerk, and Harvard Law Review editor) and others at the law firm Davis Santos P.C – guided the Court through this factual and procedural quagmire so deftly that the Court ordered [the Respondent] to return [the Petitioner’s] four children based on a straightforward application of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction….”
The Court also noted:
“This litigation’s breakneck speed forced the Davis Santos team to quickly get up to speed in a challenging cross-border legal morass, which they navigated with one of the most sophisticated, well-prepared, professional, and effective presentations in the Court’s recent memory.”
A copy of the full opinion can be found here.