Kaufman and Canoles

Jason R. Davis


Office: Norfolk

T (757) 624.3119
F (888) 360.9092


Jason is a member of the Health Care Practice Group of Kaufman & Canoles. His healthcare litigation and counseling practice includes representing and advising hospitals, physicians and other healthcare providers. He serves on the firm’s Diversity Committee.

Practice Areas


Representative Matters

  • Represented an emergency room physician in a wrongful death medical malpractice trial in North Carolina federal court
  • Represented an orthopedic surgeon in a medical malpractice trial in Virginia state court
  • Defended a hospital in an EMTALA trial in Virginia federal court
  • Defended a labor and delivery nurse in a medical malpractice trial in Virginia state court
  • Defended a nursing home in a medical malpractice trial in Virginia state court
  • Defended a critical care specialist in proceedings before the Virginia Board of Medicine in a case involving a patient death
  • Serves as lead counsel for a large hospital
  • Represented various healthcare providers in HIPAA complaints and investigations, HIPAA breach notification proceedings and breach of privacy claims by patients
  • Counseled a major hospital system through re-drafting of consent forms for regulatory compliance and other legal concerns
  • Prepared numerous hospitals for disclosures of unexpected events to patients and families
  • Developed peer review and quality assurance programs for physician practices
  • Counseled numerous hospitals on JCAHO compliance, medical staff matters, quality assurance, EMTALA, HIPAA, Medicare CoPs and other regulatory and risk management issues
  • Counseled numerous physicians and practice groups on issues of risk management and regulatory compliance   
  • Serves as counsel for healthcare providers in various types of commercial litigation

Recognition and honors

  • Virginia’s Legal Elite; Virginia Business Magazine, 2007-2015
  • Virginia Super Lawyers; Law & Politics, 2008-2016
  • Virginia Rising Stars; Law & Politics, 2007
  • Future Star; Benchmark Litigation, 2008-2009
  • CIVIC Leadership Institute Class of 2015
  • Top Forty Under Forty; Inside Business, 2007
  • Judicial Law Clerk to The Honorable William T. Prince, United States Magistrate Judge; United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • William & Mary Law Review


  • Virginia Bar Association; Healthcare and Litigation Sections
  • North Carolina Bar Association; Healthcare and Litigation Sections
  • Norfolk-Portsmouth Bar Association
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys; Former Chair, Medical Malpractice Section
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Virginia Chapter of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
  • The Williams School; President, 2013-present; Board of Trustees, 2012-present; Head of School Search Committee, 2011
  • The Norfolk Forum; Board of Directors, 2014-present
  • Norfolk SPCA; Immediate Past President, Board of Directors


  • University of Virginia; B.S. with distinction, 1991
  • College of William & Mary School of Law; J.D., 1994


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