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Ralph D. Davis

Ralph D. Davis

Peoria, Illinois

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Products Liability Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 2006
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 2002


  • Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 1987
  • University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, Chicago, Illinois
    • M.B.A. - 1972
  • University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
    • A.B. - 1971

Published Works

  • Contemporary Business Law and the Legal Environment (Co-Author), McGraw-Hill, New York (5th Ed.), 1994
  • False Teeth to a Chicken: Products, Advertising & You, International Publishing Corporation, Chicago, IL, 1991
  • "Identifying Uses of Custom Consumer Research in Products Liability," Journal of Products Liability, Vol. 9, pp. 329-59, 1986
  • "The New FDA Position on Health-Related Messages for Food Products and Constitutionally Protected Speech," Food Drug Cosmetic LJ, Vol. 42, pp. 365-39, 1987
  • "New Censors in the Academy: Two Approaches to Curb Their Influence," Science, Technology and Human Values, Vol. 13, No. 1 & 2, pp. 64-74, 1988
  • "Different Treatment of Marketing and Design Defects in Pure Risk-Utility Balancing: Who's the Villain?", American Business Law Journal, Vol. 27, pp. 41-62, 1989
  • "Attitudes and Opinion on Marketing Legal Services: A Survey of Lawyers in Private Practice in Chicago," Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, (Co-Author), Vol. 2, pp. 743-59, 1989
  • "An Alternative Liability Theory for Deceptive Advertising", Proceedings of the 1989 American Business Law Association Conference
  • "New Prohibitionism on Trial: Judicial Approval of Baltimore's Ad Ban Should be Reversed," Legal Backgrounder (published by the Washington Legal Foundation), Vol. 9, No. 13, April, 1994
  • "Advertising Bans Vulnerable to Constitutional and Statutory Challenges," Legal Backgrounder (published by the Washington Legal Foundation), Vol. 10, No. 21, June, 1995

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2002 - Present

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Ralph Davis Law
416 Main St., Suite 529
Peoria, IL 61602
Phone: 309-306-2562
Fax: 309-676-7706
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