Attorney Davis-Woods is from Monroe, North Carolina.  She attended Monroe High School and graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2001.  Her education continued at North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC on a full academic scholarship.  She studied abroad at the Universidad Interncional Centre de Bilingue in Cuernavaca, Mexico in the summer of 2003.  Attorney Davis-Woods received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Law Enforcement in 2005, both Summa Cum Laude.  While attending NCCU, she pledged Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (Alpha Lambda Chapter) in the Spring of 2004.

     Attorney Davis-Woods was on the Dean's list and performed over 250 hours of community service while at NCCU.  She worked at the NCCU Academic Community Service Learning Program and the  Office of Public Relations.  She joined in with different organizations, sororities and fraternities in organizing a 2 mile walk to the poles for the national, state and local elections in the fall of 2004.  She was a member of the NCCU branch of the NAACP, Student Government Association Senior Class Treasurer, Political Science Club, Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society, Criminal Justice club and was Miss NCCU NABCJ (National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice) 2004-2005.    

     Attorney Davis-Woods attended NCCU School of Law and earned her Juris Doctor in 2008.  During her matriculation at NCCU SOL, she interned for Monks Law Firm, Hardison and Associates, Mecklenburg County Public Defender’s Office and the Durham County Public Defender’s Office.  She was a member of the Public Interest Law Organization, Black Law Student Association, Native American Law Student Association, the Innocence Project, Criminal Litigation Clinic, General Externship Clinic, Small Business Clinic, Pro bono Law Clinic, North Carolina Volunteer Income Tax Assistance volunteer, Alternative Dispute Resolution Clinic, Trial Advocacy Board, Student Bar Association Representative for Law School Relations and External Affairs Committee and Class of 2008 Vice President.  She volunteered at the Durham Rescue Mission, Pettigrew Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center and as a Christmas Interviewer for the Salvation Army.  Through the Street Law Course in conjunction with the Future Lawyers and Leaders of America organization, Attorney Davis-Woods coached two teams from Lowe’s Grove and Shepard Middle School for a Mock Trial Competition between the two schools.  This was held at the Durham County Courthouse in the Spring of 2008 and was presided over by a sitting Superior Court judge.

Attorney Davis-Woods was an Assistant Public Defender for two years and co-owner of the law firm Darlington Davis, PLLC for five years.  She is a Notary Public and a member of the NC State Bar, Federal Western District of North Carolina,  Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, the John S. Leary Bar Association, the Mecklenburg County Bar Association, and the Mecklenburg County Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association. 

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