Andre Davis retired as a Senior Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on August 31, 2017, whereupon, on September 1, 2017, he was sworn in by Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh as City Solicitor (head of the Department of Law) for Baltimore City.
Following law school, Judge Davis clerked for Judge Frank A. Kaufman on the U.S. District Court in Baltimore and Judge Francis D. Murnaghan, Jr., on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
He then worked as an appellate attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington and as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Maryland, where he handled both civil and criminal cases. He later went into private practice and, from 1984 to 1987, was an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Maryland School of Law.
Judge Davis served on the District Court of Maryland for Baltimore City from 1987 through 1990 and on the Circuit Court for Baltimore City from 1990 until his appointment to the federal bench in August 1995. Since 1994, he has been a member of the faculty of the National Judicial College.
EDUCATION: University of Pennsylvania, B.A.; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D.