B. Martin Davis III


Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • General & Transactional Business & Corporate Law
  • Trust & Probate Administration

Marty Davis has over 35 years of successful experience as an attorney and CPA helping businesses, individuals, families, and estates to manage, protect, and build their assets.

As a Partner of Carico, Johnson, Toomey LLP, Mr. Davis is focused on providing quality, cost-effective legal strategies uniquely tailored to the individual needs of each client, and on creating long standing attorney-client relationships based on personal and attentive service, loyalty, and trust. Carico Johnson Toomey LLP, the first full-service law firm in the South Bay/Beach Cities region of Los Angeles County, has been ranked in the top tier of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” in Los Angeles.

Mr. Davis has received the Martindale-Hubbell AV® Rating, the highest rating granted for both Legal Ability and General Ethics Standards. Martindale-Hubbell AV® ratings are determined through attorney Peer Reviews by members of the Bar and the Judiciary attesting to a lawyer’s legal ability and professional ethics.

As both an attorney and a CPA, Mr. Davis delivers a unique combination of skills and expertise to addressing client needs, together with a passion for solving complex problems and helping clients plan for the future and minimize taxes. His expertise in Taxation, a common thread in personal and business financial matters, frequently allows him to deliver extra value for clients, as insights he has gained through solving a problem for one transaction has often led to discovering innovative solutions for another.

Prior to opening his own practice in Manhattan Beach in 1985, he was the Co-Founder and Managing Partner in a Santa Monica based law firm for five years. Earlier in his career, he worked for a Big Four public accounting firm in Los Angeles and for ten years he was a Co-Founder in the South Bay law firm of Davis & Carico, LLP.

Mr. Davis has called Los Angeles’ South Bay his home for over 20 years. He raised his family in Manhattan Beach, and his deep connection to its community includes proudly serving as President of the Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce and Kiwanis Club of Manhattan Beach.

Mr. Davis earned his Juris Doctor in 1976 at the University of Southern California School of Law, passed the California Bar exam in 1976 and passed the CPA exam in 1978. He graduated Cum Laude with a B.A. from the University of Southern California, with a B.S. in Accounting and Finance.

Awards & Certifications:

Martindale-Hubbell Rating, AV® (highest rating by legal peers).
• Certified Public Accountant (CPA), 1978.
• Member, The State Bar of California, 1976 to present.
• Member, U.S. District Court of California: Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts, 1976.