Meet the Team

The Law Offices of Laura A. Davis

Consistently excellent in quality and capability, practical in advice and solutions.

Laura is a graduate of Pomona College (B.A. 1984) and the University of Southern California Law Center (J.D. 1988; Southern California Law Review, Outstanding Staff Member, 1987-88), and holds a Master's degree in Taxation from Golden Gate University (M.S. 1997).

Laura left a successful Los Angeles area law practice in 1995 to take up residence in Monterey, a second home to her since childhood. She practiced with a prominent Salinas-based firm for 10 years, always combining Estate Planning and Business experience to bring tax-savvy solutions to her clients needs. In that time, she met and married her husband, and had two beautiful children. She moved her practice to Monterey in 2006, finally opening her own firm in July of 2007.

In addition to her client work, Laura embraces responsibilities that extend into the community. She has been a proud Rotarian, and is now actively involved with the Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, serving on its Board of Directors and its Education Committee as Co-Chair in charge of Professional/Workplace Development programs. She is also an active member of The Alternative Board of Monterey-Salinas, and The Sons of Italy Lodge No. 2003..

Joel C. Ravera

Legal Assistant

Joel C. Ravera joined the firm as Laura’s legal assistant and office manager in 2012, bringing with him extensive experience in management and sales garnered during a 22-year history with a Fortune 500 industrial supply company based in Chicago.

Joel assists in document preparation and other clerical assistance, as well as keeping the “back office” organized and running smoothly.

Joel has an associate degree in physics from New Mexico Military Institute, in Roswell, New Mexico, and attended the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado, majoring in physics.  Joel is a member of the Elks Lodge No. 1285 in Monterey, and serves on the Fundraising Committee for the Friends of the NRA Salinas.  

For the last 3 decades, Joel has indulged his passion for vintage car racing by working (on a volunteer and non-volunteer basis) as mechanic and consultant to friend, Bert Skidmore, owner of Intrepid Motor Cars in Sparks, Nevada, as well as for friend, David Vegher, of Veloce Motors West, in Petaluma, California.

Joel and Laura were married in 2002, and have two children: Michael, age 12, and Mia, age 10.  When they can get away from the office, the couple enjoys camping, boating and fishing.