Omaha Attorney James Martin Davis 75, of Tecumseh, Nebraska. dies of a heart attack

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James Martin Davis death – obituary, cause of death : James Martin Davis 75, of Tecumseh, Nebraska. Has been pronounced dead. He died on 30th of August, 2021.

James was a perfect example of what it means to be a wonderful person. He had a calming presence and was extremely kind, he touched the hearts of so many, and was an inspiration to everyone who knew him. He was never-bashful titan of criminal defense work.

The late attorney wrote an annual column for The World-Herald each Memorial Day. In June, The World-Herald published a compilation of those columns, titled “Memorial Day: Our Nation’s Time to Remember.”

He wrote from the perspective of a reluctant soldier, drafted into the Army after his first year of law school and sent to Vietnam, assigned to the 4th Infantry Division in 1969. He emerged from his yearlong tour of duty as a decorated combat infantryman, indebted to his comrades.

Omaha attorney Bill Eustice, who became closer to Davis in the past few years, said James recently took a number of attorney friends to Las Vegas for a week. Always generous, that trip followed one earlier in the year to Davis’ timeshare condo in the Bahamas. Compared to the February trip, when Davis seemed to have slowed, Davis was vibrant throughout the Vegas trip. He thrived on sharing stories and breaking bread with friends.

Davis lived a full life. He loved his wife Polo and they raised a daughter and a son. After his Army tenure, Davis worked in the Secret Service before embarking on a long career in the law. he was a smooth talker ran for Congress once, but he son Jimmy 16, died in a car crash and that ruin campaign,

Twenty-five years later, after a long day of work, Davis would reflect on his loss.  “It would hit him in the evening; it was such a sad time in his life,” Eustice said. The only answer, Davis said, was to keep moving. And so, he did. Davis put on a cheeky smile as he bounded through the courthouse. one of his favorite quotes during trials was to remind jurors of how little weight to give to certain witnesses’ accounts, especially those who worked against his case. “Words are empty vessels,” he would say.

The family will receive friends Friday, September 3rd from 5pm to 7pm, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, 15353 Pacific Street. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Saturday, September 4th at 10:30am at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church. Interment: Calvary Cemetery with Military Honors.

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