"We serve clients well because we offer them a rare mix of skills: great technical strength and deep reach into the public policy process."
Vanda B. McMurtry, Partner
Thomas A. (Tad) Davis
Founding Partner
Tel 202-347-2230    Fax 202-628-3314
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In 1985, Thomas A. Davis joined with Bill Harman to form Davis & Harman LLP. As a founding partner, he specializes in legislative and administrative law issues—particularly in the areas of tax, financial markets and agricultural policy.

After serving in the Army as a Strategic Intelligence Officer with the Defense Intelligence Agency, Tad began his legal career with the Internal Revenue Service. As a member of the Office of the Chief Counsel, he assisted in developing the IRS position in tax refund litigation and life insurance taxation. He worked in private practice for 15 years before forming Davis & Harman.


Tad is a member of the District of Columbia Bar and the American Bar Association. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the University of Florida Law School and has served as a special Assistant Attorney General to the Florida legislature. Tad has published many tax articles and taught at ALI-ABA tax seminars. He is also the author of Horse Owners and Breeders Tax Handbook, which is recognized as the leading authority on tax issues relating to the horse industry.

A native of Jacksonville, Florida, Tad received Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of Jurisprudence degrees from the University of Florida. He received his LL.M. in Taxation from the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC.


Prior Experience
  • Office of the Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service
  • Special Assistant Attorney General to the Florida Legislature
  • Strategic Intelligence Officer, Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington, DC
Professional Memberships
  • American Bar Association
  • Board of Trustees, University of Florida Law School
Bar and Court Admissions
  • District of Columbia
The Willard    1455 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW , Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20004    Tel 202-347-2230    Fax 202-393-3310
Education
  • BA, University of Florida, 1960
  • JD, University of Florida, 1963
  • LLM Taxation, Georgetown University Law Center, 1967
The Willard
1455 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20004
Tel 202-347-2230
Fax 202-393-3310