Domestic Relations (Family Court)

Divorce, Child Support, Custody, Visitation, Adoption

Workers' Compensation

On the job accidents 

Personal Injury

Victims of negligent driving


Talent representation 

Civil Rights 

Advocacy and Media Management 


Davida Mathis, Attorney at Law


Fighting for you is what I do 


Criminal Defense

Drug offenses, violent crimes, DUIs


Davida Mathis has practiced law in Greenville, S.C. for 30 years. She was the first African American female Assistant Solicitor in the 13th Circuit Solicitor’s Office in Greenville, where she prosecuted violent crimes, drug offenses and white collar crimes. After prosecuting crimes for 6 years, Davida opened her own law practice in 1995. Her areas of practice include criminal defense, domestic relations and personal injury.


Her passion is civil rights. As a long-time member and now local chairman of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, Davida has advocated, facilitated, marched, and protested for civil rights all over the United States. Her advocacy has taken her from the board room at the New York Stock Exchange seeking access to capital and contracts for minorities, to New Orleans marching for the right of Katrina victims to vote in Louisiana elections, to Sanford, Florida to march and meet with local officials to demand the prosecution of George Zimmerman. Locally, Davida was an architect of the movement to recognize the Martin Luther King Holiday in Greenville County.


Davida and her sister Janice, who is also a lawyer and Executive Director of the National Council of Negro Women, host their own weekly radio show on News and Talk 1380 WAOK radio station in Atlanta: “Sisters In Law: Real Sisters, Real Lawyers, Really Good Advice.” The sisters discuss legal issues, politics, current events, and answer legal questions. Janice and Davida describe the broadcast as what they talk about all the time even when no one is listening. 


Davida is a graduate of J. L. Mann High School in Greenville, and Oberlin College, in Oberlin Ohio. She received the degree of Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina in 1989. Davida is an accomplished pianist, singer, actor and dancer, having performed at the Warehouse Theatre, the Greenville Little Theatre, churches and venues across the country. She has been married for 28 years and has one daughter who is a communications consultant. 





Davida Mathis, Attorney at Law


110 South Calhoun Street 

Greenville, South Carolina 

Tel:  864-232-0809


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