Brad C. Davis advises state and local governments, private non-profit organizations, and financial institutions on a broad range of financing transactions and compliance requirements for the enhancement of quality of life, public safety, and economic development.

Brad focuses his practice on financing transactions for states, municipalities, counties, school districts, universities, community colleges, utility districts, special use districts, and other governmental entities, including general obligation bonds, revenue bonds, tax increment financing bonds, and lease-purchases. During the past nine years, Brad has been part of more than 150 successfully closed transactions valued at more than $1 billion and is a frequent speaker on issues related to public finance and economic development.

Brad served as Senator Thad Cochran’s legislative assistant and counsel in Washington, DC, from 2005 to 2008, after which he served as state office director and general counsel in Mississippi from 2008 to 2015.  His work for Senator Cochran focused on legal issues, public safety, business and tax policy, and economic development projects, as well as representing the Senator throughout Mississippi and assisting constituents with federal issues.


The University of Mississippi Associated Student Body, President and Student Hall of Fame (1998-1999)

Honors & Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America (2022-24, Public Finance Law)

Community & Professional

  • Scoutmaster, BSA Troop 29
  • Mississippi Council on Economic Education (Past Chairman)
  • The Mississippi Bar (Past Chairman of Government Law Section)
  • Mississippi County Board Attorneys Association
  • Mississippi Municipal Attorneys Association
  • Mississippi Chapter of the Federal Bar Association (Past Chairman)


  • Financing Options for Hospitals in Mississippi, Mississippi Association of County Board Attorneys Winter Continuing Legal Education Seminar, January 24, 2024

  • Incentivizing Private Development in Municipalities, Mississippi Municipal Attorneys Association Winter Conference, January 10, 2024 (presented with Waverly Harkins)
  • Incentivizing Private Development in Municipalities, Mississippi Municipal Clerks Association Winter Conference, December 14, 2023 (presented with Waverly Harkins)
  • Capital Improvements Financing Options for Community Colleges, Mississippi Community College Business Officers Conference, August 29, 2023
  • Infrastructure Modernization Act, Mississippi Municipal Attorneys Association, June 28, 2022
  • Regional Economic Development Authorities, Mississippi Association of Supervisors, Minority Caucus, June 15, 2021 (presented with Waverly Harkins)
  • Tax Increment Financing for Municipalities, Mississippi Municipal Attorneys Association, January 14, 2021
  • Short-Term Financing, Refunding and Restructuring for Municipalities, Mississippi Municipal Attorneys Association, August 21, 2020
  • Public Finance for Governmental Accountants - Overview and Emerging Issues, August 15, 2019
  • Public Finance for Mississippi Community Colleges – Overview & Emerging Issues, August 2019
  • Public Finance for Bankers – The Basics & Emerging Issues, May 7, 2019
  • Advanced Municipal Bond Financing Seminar, December 19, 2017
  • State and Local Bond Financing Seminar, Hope Enterprise Corporation, May 19, 2017
  • State and Local Bond Financing Seminar, December 19, 2016

Practice Areas


Juris DoctorThe University of Mississippi School of Law, 2004

Bachelor's DegreeThe University of Mississippi School of Business Administration, 2001