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Uniontown Office
Uniontown Office:
  • 107 East Main St.
    Uniontown, PA 15401
    Phone: 724.437.2799
Brownsville OfficeBrownsville Office:
  • 113 Thorton Road
    Brownsville, PA
    Phone: 724.785.7733


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News & Events

November 22, 2017

Connellsville School Board director files suit against superintendent over alleged Internet statements


September 15, 2017




August 31, 2017

$400,000 settlement reached in 2015 North Union fatal crash in police chase




August 16, 2017


May 25, 2017
Fayette Invitational Regional Scrabble Tournament Winners Announced



May 22, 2017

Michael Aubele spoke at the Fayette County Bar Banquet on Friday evening as the newest member Inducted into the association



April 21, 2017

Attorney Jeremy Davis recently participated in a career fair at the Brownsville School District.



April 20, 2017

We were honored to sponsor the Fayette Invitational Regional Scrabble Tournament again this year. Thank you to Lynne Reed from Brownsville Area for coordinating the event and Tim Mahoney for the use of the the Ivory Ballroom in Uniontown. We congratulate the students from Brownsville, Lafayette Middle School, Central Greene and Carmichaels who participated.



January 30, 2017

Our firm was recently mentioned in a recent article in the Herald Standard.


January 13, 2017

Below is an article on a case attorney Sam Davis is working on:


November 11, 2016


October 26, 2016

Did you know that Davis & Davis is an authorized agent of the First American Title Insurance Company? Read on for more info...




October 8, 2016

The state has made a major change to the No-Fault Divorce law. If you have filed for divorce and fall under the two-year waiting period, that is being shortened to a one year waiting period. The new law goes into effect in 60 days. If you have any questions about this new law and how it will affect the status of your divorce, please contact our office and schedule an appointment to see one of our attorneys.


October 3, 2016

Pennsylvania's New Expungement Law
November 2, 2016
1 substantive CLE credit
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Cost: $30.00
First Niagara Bank Building
Corporate Training Center


Samuel J. Davis, Esq.

Richard Bower, Esq.
Fayette County District Attorney

Please email or call Cindy to register
724-437-7994 /

Please make check payable to Fayette County Bar Association



September 26, 2016




July 28, 2016

Jim Davis Katie McGinty

Attorney Jim Davis, Katie McGinty, Democratic Candidate for United States Senate and Attorney Melinda Dellarose at the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia



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Attorney Jim Davis, Josh Shapiro, Democratic Candidate for Attorney General and Attorney Melinda Dellarose at the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia.




July 27, 2016

Local Democrats participating at convention in Philadelphia


July 26, 2016

Listen to James Davis on NPR:



April 15, 2016

Below is the link to your conversation with us, as well as the link to the story we did about voters in and around Pittsburgh. Again, thank you so much for your time!


January 5, 2016

Attorney James T. Davis was proud to present Dr. Philip Reilly before the court of Fayette County today to be sworn in as Coroner.


January 5, 2016

Our sincere congratulations to Attorney Melinda Dellarose who was sworn in today as the new First Administrative Assistant District Attorney for Fayette County. Melinda has been a part of the Davis & Davis Firm for the last 19 years - first working as an office clerk while in college, then a law clerk during law school, then finally joining us as an associate after she passed the bar. We have watched her become a very professional, well respected member of our legal community and wish her great success as she starts her new position with the District Attorney's Office.



October 7, 2015

September 28, 2015
Thank you to everyone who voted in the Community Choice Awards. We were again named the best law firm. In 2016, we will be celebrating 40 years in practice. When we started this firm, our goal was to provide the best representation we could to our clients as we helped guide them through their legal issues. And 40 years later, that goal is still the same. While we greatly appreciate the accolades and awards, we’re even more appreciative of our clients, friends and family that have supported and trusted our firm with their important legal matters.


September 23, 2015

There are changes being made to the mortgage loan closing process which become effective October 3rd.

One of the terms you may see or hear about is the “Best Practices.” According to ALTA, “Best Practices are the benchmark for the real estate settlement and mortgage lending industries. They illuminate the high level of professionalism that ALTA members follow to protect consumers and business in the real estate and mortgage settlement.”

Following Best Practices is voluntary. Settlement Agents are not required to follow the policies and procedures suggested by ALTA.

Davis & Davis has chosen to voluntarily follow the procedures outlined by ALTA. Over the course of several months, our staff have watched dozens of webinars and spent hours developing our Best Practice Manual of policies and procedures. We have upgraded our email system to send secure messages, upgraded our real estate closing software to the most current versions, have had training on preparation of the new Closing Disclosure Forms, and provided copies of our Best Practices Manual to all lenders who have requested it.

When the new regulations become effective, you may find that your lender will only recommend settlement agents that follow Best Practices. Which is why we have voluntarily established the Best Practices Policy at our firm. We have been the settlement agent for thousands of mortgage closings during the 40 years we’ve been in business. We made the investment of time and money so we can continue helping those investing in our community when they purchase or refinance a home.


July 15, 2015

We are taking part in the Helping Hands Event at the Marquis House on Thursday July 16, from 3 to 6 pm. Attorney Jeremy Davis, Office Manager Nadine A. Reposkey and Legal Assistant Allison Rockwell be there to hand out information about wills, powers of attorneys and living wills. The event is open to the public. Please stop by and say hello!


July 9, 2015

Look for our latest ads and listen to our new radio commercial


May 11, 2015

Attorney James Davis at the christening of his godson, Nori Grooms, son of Reggie and Cynthia Grooms on Sunday May 10, 2015.


  • March 17, 2015
  • We recently participated in the 5th Day Career Day at Smithfield Elementary School
  • January 2, 2015
  • Attorney Jim Davis wrote a short article that was published in the January/February 2015 issue of The Pennsylvania Lawyer which is a publication of the PA Bar Association. Check it out below...
  • December 3, 2014

  • Home for Christmas!
  • October 17, 2014
  • Our speakers were recently speakers at the Career Fair held at Laurel Highlands Middle School on Friday October 17th.




  • October 16, 2014
  • Attorney Gary Frankhouser was a speaker today at Hutchinson Elementary School in Hopwood for their Career Day.
  • October 9, 2014
  • We live in a time when motor vehicle recalls occur almost daily. Over the past five years, 10 million vehicles have been recalled due to defective airbags alone. This staggering number represents only a small percentage of the overall number of vehicles recalled for various types of problems.
  • Perhaps the most publicized recall involves the "defective ignition switches" on General Motors vehicles. It is estimated that over 3,350,000 vehicles were recalled as a result of this defect.
  • Of course some recalls do not deal directly with defects that threaten consumer safety. However, the airbag and ignition switch defects caused many fatalities and serious injuries.
  • What has brought the automobile industry to this state? Perhaps no one can specifically answer that question or provide a full list of reasons. The problem may lie with faulty design, sloppy management, employee negligence, poor employee supervision and inadequate quality control. Most likely, improvement is necessary in all of these areas. Until such time as that, all motorists will remain at risk.
  • Recalls may be an effective tool to correct some problems but it is prevention and proper product production which must be the goal of all motor vehicle manufacturing. The consuming public must demand defect free motor vehicles. The automobile manufacturers must be held accountable when they produce and sell to an unwitting consumer a defective product. This is particularly so when the dangerously defective product is likely to cause death or serious bodily injury to the consumer. Legislation holding the automobile industry accountable to the families of the victims and the injured themselves is the only way to ensure that the automobile industry will not continue to manufacture dangerously defective vehicles.
  • September 22, 2014

    Our attorneys are available to speak, at no charge, to civic and social organizations and local schools on a variety of topics.
    Some suggested topics would be wills and estates, grandparents custody and visitation, auto accidents and your insurance coverage.
    They are also available to speak to school students about careers in law, underage drinking and DUI’s. If you would like to have someone
    speak to your group, please contact our office manager, Nadine A. Reposkey at 724-437-2799 x 217 or via email at

  • May 13, 2014
  • Sam Davis recently appeared on Snapped on the Oxygen Channel. Below is a link to a bonus clip of Sam from that show.
  • April 11, 2014

    We are proud to again sponsor the F.I.R.S.T. Scrabble Tournament. The event was held today at California University and there were students from Brownsville, Uniontown, Ringgold, Central Greene and Carmichaels School Districts. The event continues to grow every year and it's a great event to be a part of.









  • January 21, 2014 - Fayette County Oath of Office



  • October 1, 2013

  • Tune in to PCNC tonight, October 1, 2013 to see Sam Davis and Michelle Kelly discuss the "Stand Your Ground" case which was tried in Fayette County.


Davis & Davis was once again selected the #1 law firm in Uniontown by the Uniontown Herald Stand in their Community Choice Awards. THANK YOU!

  • July 9, 2013
  • Attorney James T. Davis was the master of ceremonies for the Annual Fourth of July Parade at Merrittstown. We are proud to help sponsor this wonderful community event and send our thanks to those who generously give of their time to organize the parade every year.
  • June 13, 2013
  • 2013 Commencement Ceremonies at California University of PA
  • California University of PA Commencement 2013

    From left to right:
    Representative Peter Daley
    Annette Ganassi
    Sara Camillo (in blue)
    Mark Camillo – black robe – Commencement speaker
    Geraldine Jones, President of CUP
    Michael Crosen – in red
    Daniel Camillo – in blue suit
    James T. Davis
  • May 13, 2013
  • Attorney James T. Davis was honored to present Rodlena Sales before Judge Gerald R. Solomon for admittance to the Fayette County Bar today. Rodlena is a 2001 graduate of Brownsville Area High School, 2005 Magna Cum Laude graduate of Howard University in Washington D. C. with a B.A. in Political Science and received her Juris Doctorate from North Carolina Central University School of Law in 2012. She is the daughter of Prophet Dave and Pastor Pearl Mitchell of Brownsville and a member of the New Beginning Full Gospel Church. Rodlena is currently employed at SWPA Legal Services as a Program Assistant, West Penn Rural Fair Housing Lending Education and Outreach Initiative. She was employed by our firm as an office clerk during college, then a law clerk during law school. We're very proud of Rodlena and her accomplishments.

Rodlena Sales


  • May 9, 2013
  • We were happy to be a sponsor again for the F.I.R.S.T scrabble tournament held May 3 at California University of PA. There were about 60 players - double the amount in the last couple of years. All students received a t-shirt and the first and second place students in each grade won a trophy.
  • Row 1 Bailey Fudala, Megan Sawka, Delaney Harvey, Benjamin Archer, McKenzie Barchiesi, Luca Augustine, Ray Behm Row 2 Tyler Milne, Colton Dellarose, Lily Bush, Hanna Mezikofsky, Kelsey Wolfe, Tony Marsiglia, Linzee Stover Row 3 Hannah Gibbins, David O'Donogh, Branden Sanders, Nathan Guerriere, Tyler Miller, Scott Gardner.
  • Scrabble 2013








  • September 21, 2012
    Davis & Davis #1
  • July 18, 2012
    Charges against Uniontown businessman dismissed
  • July 6, 2011
    On July 2, 2012, Fayette County Common Pleas Judge Ralph C Warman officially retired. He was greeted by family, friends, and colleagues with a surprise luncheon in the Courthouse Gray Room. As he entered the room to resounding applause, I could not help but think back to the very first day I met him. Both of us were young Assistant District Attorney’s eager to become successful prosecutors and trial lawyers. From the moment we met, he impressed me with his ingratiating smile and warm gestures. I soon came to realize that he was something special. In those years as assistant District Attorney no one worked any harder or provided more support to the staff than Ralph Warman. If you were in the middle of a trial and needed some quick research, the next thing you knew he was handing you a case on point. If you had to interview a witness at 2:00 A.M. during the middle of a homicide trial, he would go along with you. He rose through the ranks of the district attorneys’ office under the direction of then District Attorney, and now President Judge Gerald R Solomon, and was eventually elected District Attorney. Prosecutors and defense attorneys alike would all agree he did an outstanding job as Fayette County’s District Attorney.

His ascension to the bench seemed to be part of a natural progression and he embraced his role as a Fayette County Judge with the same energy, devotion, and discipline that enabled him to be an outstanding prosecutor.

Ralph, the son of Ruth and Myron Warman, is a member of a proud and distinguished Fayette County family, a family known to place service over self. Ralph continued that family tradition of public service in his years as Fayette County District Attorney and Judge.

There are many words one might use to describe him, such as intelligent, articulate, diligent, energetic, fair, and honest, but the word I would use is honorable. Judge Warman is and has always been, an honorable man. At the time when so many public officials lack honor and as a result are held in low esteem by the public, Judge Warman has always been the most honorable person I have ever known. We can only hope that his successor is possessed with the same characteristics that made Judge Warman so successful. We can only hope that his successor will be honorable. Judge Warman’s legacy, a legacy of honor, will be difficult, if not impossible, to replicate.

James T. Davis, Attorney at Law
Can be reached at



  • July 6, 2012
    James T. Davis serves as Master of Ceremonies for the annual Merrittstown Parade on July 44th.
  • James T. Davis serves as Master of Ceremonies for the annual Merrittstown Parade on July 44th.	Jack	Purcell	is	a	featured speaker.
  • James T. Davis serves as Master of Ceremonies for the annual Merrittstown Parade on July 44th.	Jack	Purcell	is	a	featured speaker.
  • James T. Davis serves as Master of Ceremonies for the annual Merrittstown Parade on July 44th.	Jack	Purcell	is	a	featured speaker.
  • James T. Davis serves as Master of Ceremonies for the annual Merrittstown Parade on July 44th.	Jack	Purcell	is	a	featured speaker.

























































  • June 7, 2012
    James Davis Honored
  • James Davis was recently recognized as a certified advocate by the National Board of Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy.

    Congratulations James!



  • May 21, 2012
    Charges Dismissed Against Veterans Advocate
  • Charges Dismissed



  • May 16, 2012
    Scrabble Tournament

Scrabble TrophiesFirst Place WinnersBrownsville WinnerDavis & Davis T-ShirtsBrownsville Winners




  • October 23, 2011
    Davis & Davis participates in 8th Grade Career Fair
  • Davis & Davis was one of the participants in the 8th Grade Career Fair
    held Thursday, October 20, 2011 at Laurel Business Institute. There were
    hundreds of students visiting that day and asking questions about the
    different careers that were represented.
  • Careers in Law
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  • September 23, 2011
    Davis & Davis earns Number 1 Law Firm in Community Choice Awards for 2011

Community Choice Award Winner

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  • July 8, 2011
    Upward Bound of California University of PA Shadowing Program
  • Marissa KrallMarissa Krall visited our office on July 5 to spend several hours job shadowing Jeremy Davis through the Upward Bound Program of California University of PA. She will be a senior at Carmichaels High School and is interested in becoming a lawyer. Marissa is in the National Honor Society, has a 4.0 GPA, a member of the student council and participates in Volleyball and Basketball.

    Marissa Krall visited our office on July 5 to spend several hours job shadowing Jeremy Davis through the Upward Bound Program of California University of PA. She will be a senior at Carmichaels High School and is interested in becoming a lawyer. Marissa is in the National Honor Society, has a 4.0 GPA, a member of the student council and participates in Volleyball and Basketball.




  • July 6, 2011
    James T. Davis serves as Master of Ceremonies for the annual Merrittstown Parade on July 4
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  • May 31, 2011
    Local students compete in Scrabble tournament
  • Scrabble TournamentBy Carla DeStefano for The Herald-Standard
    CALIFORNIA — With pressure mounting as the time ticked on, Rachael Fawley rearranged her letters one last time before moving her tiles over a triple word score.
    Fawley and other Brownsville Area School District students participated in the annual scrabble tournament for local middle and high school students held recently at California University of Pennsylvania.

    According to Lynne Reed, gifted support coordinator in the Brownsville district, she has been coordinating the scrabble tournament for six years.

    "Their enthusiasm for this keeps me going," she said. "It's not always the most academic student who gets involved, so that's exciting to see that anyone with an interest can participate in something they like to do."

    This year's tournament, for students in grades four through 12, included players from Brownsville middle and high schools, as well as Avella, West Greene and Central Greene school districts.

    Reed said in Brownsville, each school practices throughout the year and then holds a tournament to determine a champion in each grade level as well as an alternate.
    Fawley, of Labelle, was the champion at her school for grade 10, and said she has participated in the regional tournament for four years.

    "We play a lot at home, too. My family plays probably about once a week," she said. "I just love the game. It's a great way to learn new words and get recognition for something you are good at."

    Reed said the tournament is also a way to have students develop friendships with students from other school districts.

    "They also become more attentive and creative in life," she said. "And for many of them who aren't involved in other programs at school, it's a chance to learn good sportsmanship."

    The event is sponsored by Davis and Davis Attorneys at Law. According to Jim Davis, the firm has been supporting the tournament for the last four years.

    "Our family has a long history in education — both our parents were teachers, our wives are teachers and several family members are in the teaching profession. Both Sam (Davis) and myself have taught classes at local universities," he said. "We believe in the value of a good education. For years, we have given local students opportunities to show their academic accomplishments by sponsoring spelling bees, essay contests, bookmark contests and now the scrabble tournament."

    At Cal U, Reed said players from each grade from each school play two at a time for two 20-minute rounds.

    Those scores are combined and that winner moves on to play the other preliminary winner in two more 20-minute rounds.

    Those combined scores then determine a grand champion.

    Nadine Reposkey, office manager at Davis and Davis, has participated as a scorekeeper as long as the firm has been sponsoring the tournament.

    She said she is amazed by the focus the students have while playing.

    "I enjoy watching the kids and seeing how serious they are about the game," she said.
    Davis and Davis supplies trophies for the 18 first- and second-place finishers.

    At this year's event, Brownsville students who placed included Evan Olesko, first place, grade 4; Sonny Hriscisce, second place, grade 4; Jaden Harvey, second place, grade 5; Kaitlyn Furlong, first place, grade 7; Cheyenne Wasko, second place, grade 7; Tyler Legros, second place, grade 8; Scott Gardner, first place, grade 9; and Geof Schliffka, second place, grade 10.
  • May 13, 2011
    Fayette Invitational Regional Scrabble Tournament
  • Scrabble Tournament
  • Bridgette McCauley, a senior at West Greene High School, takes a moment to think about her next play during the annual Fayette Invitational Regional Scrabble Tournament (FIRST) held at California University of Pennsylvania on Friday, May 13, 2011.

    Participating school districts were Brownsville, Avella, Central Greene and West Greene.

    Students were in grades 4-12. Based on contests at their home schools, 18 champions and 18 runners-up competed. (Some alternates also attended.)

    Sponsoring the event was Davis & Davis Law Offices of Uniontown.


  • Grade/Name/Place/School District

    4       Evan Olesko          1st Place               Brownsville
    4      Sonny Hriscisce    2nd Place              Brownsville

    5            Ian Elkins                1st Place               Central Greene
    5           Jaden Harvey          2nd Place              Brownsville

    6           Jeromy Mackey      1st Place            Central Greene
    6          Braden Sanders     2nd Place            Central Greene

    7          Kaitlyn Furlong       1st Place            Brownsville
    7          Cheyenne Wasko    2nd Place           Brownsville

    8        Hannah Gibbons       1st Place            Central Greene
    8         Tyler Legros              2nd Place          Brownsville

    9       Scott Gardner               1st Place           Brownsville
    9       Maria Villotti               2nd Place          Avella

    10    Sylvia Dreistadt           1st Place           Avella
    10     Geof Schliffka              2nd Place         Brownsville

    11     Abby Sutton              1st Place       Avella
    11     Maiya McTier             2nd Place        West Greene

    12      Olvia Long                  1st Place          Avella
    12     Phoebe Armstrong    2nd Place         Avella


  • March 7, 2011
    Alex Frankhouser chosen for Senior Art Show at Bethany College
  • Alex Frankhouser, daughter of Attorney Gary Frankhouser, has been chosen to participate in a Senior Art Show at Bethany College, Bethany WV. Alex will be graduating in May with a degree in Art Education. Congratulations Alex!
  • Alex Frankhouser - Senior Art Show at Bethany College





  • March 7, 2011
    Attorney Jim Davis Serves as Guest Speaker
  • Attorney Jim Davis was the guest speaker at the Brownsville High School Basketball Banquet held at Hugo's Restaurant on Saturday, March 5.Jim Davis












  • March 4, 2011
    Attorney Sam Davis Serves as Judge to the Temple Law LL.M. Class of 2011
  • Attorney Sam Davis recently served as a judge to the Temple Law LL.M Class of 2011 during the Technology Trial Weekend.

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  • March 2, 2011
    Gary Frankhouser reads "If I Ran the Zoo at Hutchinson School
  • Gary reading the Dr. Seuss class "If I Ran the Zoo" to Mrs. Vaneks' 3rd Grade Class at Hutchinson School today as part of the Dr. Seuss Day program.
  • Gary Frankhouser reads "If I Ran the Zoo at Hutchinson School
  • Gary Frankhouser reads "If I Ran the Zoo at Hutchinson School
  • Gary Frankhouser reads "If I Ran the Zoo at Hutchinson School
  • Gary Frankhouser reads "If I Ran the Zoo at Hutchinson School





  • December 12, 2010
    Detweiler admitted to Fayette County bar
  • Jarred Michael Detweiler was recently admitted to the practice of law in the Court of Common Pleas of Fayette County.

    Detweiler was sworn in by Judge Nancy D. Vernon on Nov. 19, and was presented to the court by attorney Samuel J. Davis of the law firm of Davis & Davis in Uniontown.

    Detweiler graduated cum laude from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland on May 16.

    He is a graduate of Penn State University in University Park with a degree in political science. He is also a 2003 graduate of Laurel Highlands High School.

    Detweiler is a son of B. Scott and Barbara E. Detweiler. He is a grandson of Berwyn S. and Lois Detweiler of Uniontown and the late George and Helen Lorence of Oliver.

    With his admission to practice law, Detweiler is set up as a solo practitioner and works with Davis & Davis and the law office of Brian Teslovich in Washington.
  • Jarrad Detweiler admitted to the practice of law


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