JMax Davis

J. Max Davis 

Phone: 404-637-0710 


J. Max Davis was elected Brookhaven’s first mayor in December 2012.

Davis grew up in Brookhaven and currently resides in the city’s Brittany neighborhood with his wife and three children. He currently works as an attorney and partner of J. Max Davis Attorneys at Law. The firm was started by his father, the late J. Max Davis Sr., who served in the Georgia House of Representatives for 22 years. The firm specializes in civil litigation and debt relief.

Davis has been involved in many Brookhaven community groups long before the city’s incorporation, including acting as president of the Brookhaven Yes organization and serving as a board member for Citizens for North DeKalb. He also was a founding member of the Friends of Murphey Candler Park and the Ashford Alliance Community Association. He also served on the Board of Post-Secondary Education Council, a position that was appointed by Governor Sonny Perdue.

Davis holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Georgia State and a law degree from John Marshall Law School. He has been licensed to practice law in Georgia since 1998.

In his leisure, he enjoys spending time with his family and cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs.

Davis’ goals:

  • Develop a budget that is fiscally conservative
  • Protect Brookhaven’s unique neighborhoods
  • Upgrade city parks
  • Improve roads and sidewalks
  • Execute public-private partnerships
  • Operate transparently
  • Encourage sustainability