Carissa J. Davis

Carissa Davis

Carissa Davis helps clients stay on top of frequent changes to labor and employment law so they can manage risk and ensure compliance with state and federal requirements. Carissa offers counsel and provides litigation defense regarding anti-discrimination and wage-and-hour laws, restrictive covenants, and other labor matters. She also helps develop and implement plans to improve compliance and reduce conflict, and, when necessary, she fiercely defends clients in labor and employment litigation. This full-service approach helps Carissa build strong and productive relationships with her clients that contribute to their long-term success.

Carissa works to include and promote unique perspectives across the Colorado legal community as part of her support of diversity and inclusion activities. Her collaborative work style and high personal standards have earned her the respect of clients and colleagues. Prior to joining Venable, Carissa built experience as an associate at a law firm, a summer associate at a Fortune 100 company, and an intern at the Colorado Court of Appeals.




  • J.D. University of Denver Sturm College of Law 2019
    • Intern, Colorado Court of Appeals, 2018
    • Summer associate, CenturyLink, 2017
    • President, Law School Ambassadors
    • Inaugural recipient, Martin J. Katz Endowed Scholarship
    • Howard Jenkins, Jr. Labor Law Award
    • Scholastic Excellence Award: Criminal Procedure and Labor Law
  • B.A. Political Science Colorado State University 2015
    • Minors: History, Diversity in Law

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado

Court Admissions

  • Colorado Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit


Pro Bono

  • Secured a family’s right to remain together in the United States after fleeing abuse and threats of murder in Honduras. Represented the family through complex, time-consuming litigation to prevent their deportation in time for the holidays