EULOGY OF HAMILTON C. DAVIS
Hamilton C. Davis died unexpectedly on Thursday, January 26, 2017, at his home at the age of 71. He and Joel R. Zullinger co-founded the law firm Zullinger-Davis, P.C. (now Zullinger-Davis-Trinh, P.C.) on July 1, 1986, and proceeded over the next thirty years to build a successful firm dedicated to its clients.
While Hamilton was born and raised in Arkansas, he spent most of his life in Pennsylvania. However, he always retained the reserved, gracious attitude of a southern gentleman. After college, Hamilton was admitted to Dickinson School of Law and graduated in 1972. Prior to the formation of Zullinger-Davis, P.C. in 1986, both Hamilton and Joel were affiliated with other firms and at times practiced on their own.
Hamilton was well-respected for his work in the areas of business planning, real estate, and estate planning. He liked nothing better than to take a difficult tax question and research it until he was sure of the answer. He was meticulous in research and planning for his clients, and his clients always came first. He loved his work.
In March of 2016, Hamilton retired from the practice of law due to advancing Parkinson’s disease. He will be greatly missed by the many clients he served over the years and by those of us who had the honor of working with him.