edwin-davisEdwin W. Davis is a rare individual in Texas family law — the only attorney in the state who is Board Certified in both Tax Law and Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. In addition, he is a CPA.

This unique multi-disciplinary training has led him to resolve thousands of complex cases over his 36 years of law practice, representing clients from rock stars to professional athletes to Fortune 500 executives and many other high net-worth individuals.

Edwin received his undergraduate and law degree from Southern Methodist University, obtaining Phi Beta Kappa status. He received his Masters in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin Graduate School of Business, where he also taught undergraduate accounting.

He also consults with individuals before, during and after divorce, and often works with other family law attorneys as co-counsel or special counsel where large estates or special tax problems are anticipated.

Edwin handles cases in Texas and out of state, including in New York, California, Florida, Colorado, Wyoming and Montana. “While family law follows state law,” he says, ” the IRS has no boundaries.”

Whether in trial, settlement, or on a collaborative basis, Edwin’s goal is to utilize every tool available for successful resolution. His ability to use those tools expertly has earned him notice among his peers and with some of the best-known rating services. He has made the list of Texas Super Lawyers, compiled by Thomson Reuters, annually from 2003 to 2019. He has also been listed among the Best Lawyers in America by Woodward and White each year since 2007.

“I carefully analyze assets and liabilities, income and expenses, and constantly search for tax savings and methods to divide property advantageous to my client,” he says.


  • Divorce involving assets of all types
  • Complex property division
  • Tax planning incident to divorce
  • IRS compliance before and after divorce
  • Characterization of property
  • Tax and financial discovery
  • Pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements
  • Analysis/preparation of wills and trusts
  • Estate planning and administration
  • Probate


Family Law and Tax Law

Woodward and White


Thomson Reuters