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Ethan Z. Davis





Ethan Davis has extensive experience helping clients resolve disputes arising from breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, freeze outs and “business divorces”, breach of non-compete and other restrictive covenants, whistleblower claims, wage act claims, and appellate matters. Ethan has also represented clients in real estate and residential and commercial construction disputes. He has brought and defended numerous cases in the state and federal courts of Massachusetts and New York on behalf of a wide variety of clients that include Fortune 500 companies, multinational banks, investment advisers, Big Four accounting firms, as well as much smaller companies, universities, close corporations, family businesses, start-ups, and individual litigants.


Before co-founding Tymann, Davis & Duffy, Ethan practiced for nine years at Fitch Law Partners, LLP, where he was a partner focused on complex commercial litigation, shareholder and partnership disputes, and construction litigation. He also practiced at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York and at Goodwin Procter in Boston.

In addition to his private practice background, Ethan also has extensive experience clerking in Federal Court. He first served as a law clerk to the Hon. Denny Chin in the United States District Court for Southern District of New York in 2003-2004. When Judge Chin was elevated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in 2010, Ethan returned to New York to clerk during Judge Chin’s transition from the Southern District of New York to the Second Circuit.


Before becoming a lawyer, Ethan worked as an investigator of police misconduct for the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board. Ethan’s community service and pro bono commitment includes serving as the chairman of the Watertown Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee, and providing pro bono mediation services in Waltham District Court.

Education: J.D., cum laude, Order of the Coif, Fordham University School of Law, 2002 (Staff Member, Fordham Law Review); B.A., Johns Hopkins University, 1995

Admitted to Practice:  Massachusetts; New York, U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; U.S. Court of Appeals for the First and Fourth Circuits.