J. Brooks Davis

brooksportraitJ. Brooks Davis
Class of 2010

Location: Mt. Pleasant, SC

Self-nominated.

Bio provided by Brooks:
Brooks graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in finance and attended the Charleston School of Law. After college, Brooks worked for Merrill Lynch as a financial consultant helping people reach their investment goals.

In 1991, Brooks co-founded an aircraft charter and management company based in Charleston. He started several other businesses including aircraft dealerships, service centers and FBOs, and sold multi-million dollar jets for one of the world’s leading aircraft brokerages.

On the morning of September 11, 2001, Brooks piloted a flight into New York City and personally witnessed the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. After this, he decided to leave the private sector and pursue a career in public service. Brooks attended the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, and later served the City of Charleston as a police officer. As a police officer Brooks served in patrol, traffic and was chief pilot of the aviation unit.

As an attorney, Brooks brings the practical insight and experience needed to succeed in today’s complex legal environment.