Who We Are

Davis Advisory Group

Davis Advisory Group LLC is located in Sacramento, California and Washington D.C. The firm and its principals are registered with the United States government as federal lobbyists. Additionally registration has also been completed in several states, including California, New York, Massachusetts, Florida, Texas and Illinois. Taken together, Davis Advisory Group’s consulting team possess more than 50 years of experience in lobbying at the state and federal levels. We specialize in linking our client’s advocacy programs between the state and federal government policy on issues ranging from energy, the environment, and air quality to education policy, taxation, transportation, workforce development, and small business administration. Team members have achieved numerous successes shaping legislative, regulatory, and public policy in those arenas, focused on the policy that emerges from the State of California.

Don Davis, Federal and State Lobbyist/ Consultant

Don Davis, president of Davis Advisory Group, has 20 years of experience in developing political advocacy programs on issues including energy, the environment, air quality, codes/standards, education, taxation, transportation, and workforce development. Mr. Davis has testified before state legislative committees more than 100 times and has briefed representatives of several federal agencies, including the United States Department of Energy and the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Mr. Davis holds an undergraduate degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and a Master’s degree in International Business from The John Hopkins University Carey School of Business. He received his Juris Doctor from American University Washington College of Law.

Lyle Trainer, Federal and State Lobbyist/ Consultant

Mr. Trainer brings essential legal experience to the the team having served as in-house council for a Washington, D.C.-based trade association and as a litigator in Los Angeles California. Prior to entering the legal profession, Mr. Trainer worked for eight years in law enforcement as a Deputy Sheriff with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Mr. Trainer received his Juris Doctor (Cum Laude) from American University Washington College of Law. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership (Cum Laude) from Woodbury University, Los Angeles.

Mr. Trainer is a member of the State Bars of California, New York and the District of Columbia.

State Based Network

Davis Advisory Group is aligned with a network of state based government affairs professionals to ensure our clients always have local, known representation in every state where our clients face legislative, regulatory or political challenges.