Pablo J.  Davis


Pablo’s practice focuses on False Claims Act (FCA) litigation and on investigations in response to government subpoenas and Civil Investigative Demands, as well as general commercial litigation. In addition, he counsels on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and performs anticorruption due diligence. Pablo brings an international and multilingual background (including native fluency in Spanish) to his practice and is an experienced legal interpreter and translator.

Prior to joining Dinsmore, Pablo served as law clerk to Judge Bernice B. Donald of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He also worked as a law clerk to Rodney G. Moore, then-general counsel of the Shelby County (Tennessee) Board of Education and as a judicial intern with Judge R. David Proctor of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. He has extensive higher education experience as faculty and administrator, including service with the University of Virginia as an assistant dean of students. Pablo's legal scholarship includes an analytical overview of the USDOJ’s Kleptocracy Initiative, a prosecutorial program deploying civil asset forfeiture in international corruption cases; a federal and state constitutional law analysis of a case involving a "spiritual treatment" exemption from a parental abuse and neglect statute; and a study of the Freedmen's Bureau courts during Reconstruction, co-authored with Judge Bernice B.Donald.

Pablo received his J.D. cum laude from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. As symposium editor for their law review, he produced the 2017 symposium, The Fragile Fortress: Judicial Independence in the 21st Century, with the participation of four federal judges, a former attorney general of the United States, the chief justice of a foreign supreme court, and several legal scholars of distinction. 


  • University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law  (J.D., cum laude)
  • Johns Hopkins University  (Ph.D.)
    • History
  • Johns Hopkins University  (M.A.)
    • History
  • Columbia University  (M.A.)
    • History
  • University of Maryland  (B.A., cum laude)
    • History

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee
  • Ohio

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio


  • American Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association 


  • Spanish
  • French
  • Portuguese