Kimberly R. Davis

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Kimberly R. Davis

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Kimberly R. Davis joined Udall Shumway PLC in 2013. She is a member of the School Law section, representing the firm’s education law clients throughout the State.

Ms. Davis comes to Udall Shumway PLC uniquely qualified in the area of education law. Prior to completing her legal education and joining Udall Shumway PLC, Ms. Davis worked as a school psychologist for twelve years in both Arizona and Washington States. Ms. Davis also owned her own business while in Washington State providing assessments and advocacy to both school-aged children and adults in post-secondary educational institutions. As a school psychologist, Ms. Davis was primarily responsible for conducting comprehensive evaluations of students, as well as routinely being involved in the development and implementation of Individualized Education Plans (“IEP”), behavior plans, and functional behavioral assessments. Throughout her career, Ms. Davis has both attended and presented at several trainings on special education and behavioral interventions and strategies.

Ms. Davis focuses her practice primarily in the area of education law, representing and advising charter schools and school districts throughout the state. In her practice, Ms. Davis provides daily advice and assistance to school districts, charter schools, and other public educational institutions on a broad range of matters including, but not limited to, disability law matters, such as special education due process hearings, Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) complaints, and special education state complaints; student discipline; personnel issues; Governing Board liability; open meeting laws; public records issues; and employment law matters.

Practice Areas

  • Education Law


  • J.D., Phoenix School of Law, 2012
  • Ed.S, Idaho State University, 2000 (School Psychology)
  • M.Ed., Idaho State University, 1999 (Special Education)
  • B.S., Idaho State University, 1997 (Psychology)

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • Arizona Courts
  • United States District Court for the District of Arizona
  • Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Arizona Council of School Attorneys
  • Arizona School Boards Association
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • National School Boards Association
  • Certified School Psychologist – Arizona (2006- 2017)

Professional Awards and Achievements

  • Outstanding Member of the Year Award, Maricopa County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (2015)
  • The Steven A. Hirsch Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, Maricopa County Board of Directors (2017)

Community Involvement

  • Board of Directors, The Centers for Habilitation (2015 to present)
  • Board of Directors, Maricopa County Bar Association (Board Member 2017-2018)
  • Board of Directors, Maricopa County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (President-2017; Board Member 2014-2018)
  • Columnist, Maricopa Lawyer Newspaper (2017)
  • Volunteer, St. Mary’s Food Bank
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