Davin is a Senior Staff Attorney with the ACLU Voting Rights Project. Since joining the ACLU in 2017, Davin served as part of team that successfully challenged the addition of a citizenship question on the 2020 census as well as the Trump administration’s unsuccessful attempt to exclude undocumented immigrants from the apportionment count, acted as co-lead counsel in obtaining a preliminary injunction and favorable settlement against Missouri under the National Voter Registration Act, and helped obtain a preliminary injunction against Tennessee’s restrictive law targeting voter registration groups. Davin also worked to protect the right to safely vote by mail in light of COVID-19, serving as lead counsel in litigation resulting in consent decrees eliminating enforcement of Virginia’s absentee witness requirement during major 2020 elections, challenging Alabama’s restrictive mail-voting regime, and successfully opposing an attempt to eliminate drive-thru voting in Harris County, Texas.
Prior to joining the ACLU, Davin practiced with law firms in New York and Virginia, and served as a judicial law clerk for the Hon. Edward Prado on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Davin received his J.D., summa cum laude, from Washington University School of Law, where he was an articles editor for the Washington University Law Review and Co-President of OUTLaw. He holds a B.A in African/African-American Studies and History from the University of Virginia. Davin is admitted to practice in New York, Virginia, and Washington, DC (inactive).