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Deja M. Davis





University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2021

Pennsylvania State University, B.S., 2018

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court

  • Eastern District of Michigan
  • Western District of Michigan

Deja Davis is an associate in Miller Canfield's Employment and Labor Group. She focuses her practice on management-side labor and employment counseling and litigation.

Deja represents a variety of individual, commercial and governmental clients at the trial level in state and federal court. She has defended lawsuits involving employment discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims, and health and safety laws, wage and hour claims, and contract disputes. She has represented public-sector clients including municipalities, public bodies, civil rights organizations, and non-profits.

Deja also regularly assists clients in drafting employee handbooks and human resource policies, advises and represents employers in collective bargaining and labor arbitrations, and has conducted numerous investigations of personnel matters and corporate and individual wrongdoing for private employers and public utilities. 

Deja earned her J.D. with honors from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, where she was the Moot Court Executive Director of External Competitions, president of the Black Law Students Association, and Student Chair Member of the Diversity Committee. She earned her B.S. at Pennsylvania State University, where she was a Dean's List honoree and All-Academic Big Ten honoree as a member of the track and field team. As a former collegiate athlete, Deja has a particular focus in counseling higher education institutions on matters including Title IX and NIL. 

Deja maintains an active pro bono practice focused on social justice matters. She previously served as a law clerk for Lakeshore Legal Aid.


University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

• Dean's List Honoree

• Dean's Scholarship for Excellence Recipient

• Presidential Scholarship Recipient

• Macomb Bar Foundation Kimberly M. Cahill Scholarship Recipient

• Patrick A. Keenan Appellate Advocacy Tournament – Champion

• Moot Court Junior Member Appellate Advocacy Competition – Champion

• Book Award: Torts

Pennsylvania State University

• Dean's List Honoree

• Track & Field (2014-2018)

• 2017 Big Ten Track and Field Indoor Champion

• All-Academic Big Ten Athlete Award

Professional Activities

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

• Moot Court, Executive Director of External Competitions

• Black Law Students Association, President

• Diversity Committee, Student Chair Member

• School of Law Dean Search Committee Member

• Student Alumni Leadership Council, Philanthropy Committee Member