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Muller Davis, American lawyer. Bar: Illinois 1960, United States District Court (northern district) Illinois 1961. Named Chicago Family Best Lawyer of Year, 2010; recipient Samuel S. Berger award, Illinois Chapter,American Academy Matrimonial Lawyers, 2009.


Davis, Muller was born on April 23, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Benjamin B. and Janice (Muller) Davis.


Bachelor magna cum laude, Yale University, 1957. Juris Doctor, Harvard University, 1960.


Practice law, Chicago, since 1960. Associate Jenner & Block, 1960-1967. Partner Davis, Friedman, since 1967.

Lecturer continuing legal education, matrimonial law and litigation. Legal adviser Michael Reese Medical Research Institute Council, 1967-1982. Co-chair committee to study and recommend a comprehensive rules design for the domestic relations division Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, 2003-2009.


  • Bar: Illinois 1960, United States District Court (northern district) Illinois 1961.



Board directors Infant Welfare Society, 1975-1996, honorary board directors, since 1996, president, 1978-1982. Co-chairman general gifts 40th and 45th reunions Phillips Exeter Academy, chair class capital giving, 1994-1998, 50th reunion gift committee, 55th reunion gift committee Yale Class Council since 2002. Captain United States Army, Illinois National Guard, 1960-1967.

Fellow American Academy Matrimonial Lawyers (board managers Illinois chapter 1996-1999), American Bar Foundation. Member American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association (matrimonial committee 1968-1983, secretary civil practice committee 1979-1980, vice chairman 1980-1981, chairman 1981-1982), American Society Writers on Legal Subjects, Chicago Estate Planning Council, Legal Aid Society (vice chairman matrimonial bar 1991-1995, vice chairman 1995-1997, chairman 1997-1999), Lawyers Club Chicago, Lake Shore Country Club, Chicago Club.


Married Jane Lynn Strauss, December 28, 1963 (div. July 1998); children: Melissa Davis Muller, Muller Junior, Joseph Jeffrey. Married Lynn Straus, January 23, 1999.

Benjamin B. Davis

Janice (Muller) Davis

Jane Lynn Strauss

Lynn Straus

Melissa Davis Muller Davis

Muller Junior Davis

Joseph Jeffrey Davis