Jim Davenport


Jim Davenport joined Thorn Run Partners in 2018, providing top tier consulting services to public entities on a broad spectrum of issues. Jim represents a range of government clients, including cities, counties, airports, independent taxing districts, and education entities.

Jim’s wide variety of public entity clients gives him exposure to the entire scale of federal agencies and programs, and he has developed an expertise on an array of federal issues, including transportation, water infrastructure, navigation, energy and environment, public safety and elementary, secondary and higher education. Jim operates strategically and with efficiency, offering his clients meaningful subject-matter knowledge coupled with a determined approach to achieving their objectives.

Jim continues to represent many of the first clients that ever retained him, representing several for more than 20 years. He is an experienced tactician in navigating the federal budget, congressional appropriations process and competitive federal grant opportunities to obtain federal resources on behalf of clients. He also consults and advises clients on legislation, agency rulemakings, and Administration policy to position his clients to take advantage of new opportunities and to protect and prepare themselves from regulatory impacts.

Prior to joining Thorn Run Partners, Jim spent over 18 years as a partner at Alcalde & Fay, representing local government entities from states across the country, including Florida, California, Virginia and Kansas. He has represented corporate clients in the areas of environmental remediation, homeland security and public safety, engineering, and energy. Before joining Alcalde & Fay, Jim served as Legislative Assistant in the office of the late Congressman Gerald B. Solomon of New York.

Mr. Davenport received his B.A in Government at St. Lawrence University, and obtained his J.D. from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law.

Mr. Davenport lives in Arlington with his wife, Shari, and their two children.