David S. Ballard

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Bankruptcy Attorney in Fayetteville, GA

Ballard Law Office LLC
 | 113 Glynn St S, Fayetteville, GA 30214
Phone: 770-870-1971
Fax: 770-461-8420
Selected to Rising Stars: 2018 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2011
Practice Areas:
  • Bankruptcy: Consumer (50%),
  • Real Estate: Business (10%),
  • Family Law (10%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (10%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Criminal Defense (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney David S. Ballard is a partner with the Ballard Law Office in Fayetteville, Georgia. Serving a diverse range of clients throughout Fayette, Coweta, Henry, Douglas and Clayton counties, Mr. Ballard focuses his practice primarily on criminal defense, including DUI and drug violations, domestic violence, and other felonies and misdemeanors. He also assists clients with finding relief from their overwhelming debt through bankruptcy, and he has extensive experience with civil litigation involving probate disputes, divorce, personal injury, and real estate and business litigation.

Working alongside his grandfather, prominent attorney Charles Ballard, David Ballard has helped carry on the tradition of his family's law firm by delivering the highest level of advocacy and support possible to the residents and businesses of his community. Recognized for his exemplary professionalism and service, he holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and he has earned numerous other accolades and awards from his peers. Moreover, Mr. Ballard has received "Superb" client ratings on Avvo along with many positive testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.

In 2007, Mr. Ballard graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia, where he earned bachelor's degrees in history and political science along with a master's degree in public administration. He then returned to his alma mater and attended the University of Georgia School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 2011.

During his time in law school, Mr. Ballard was a member of both the editorial board and executive board of the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law. He also served as leader of the school's Honor Court, and he received designation as the school's most outstanding Moot Court board member. He also received the William King Meadow Award for his outstanding academic achievements, integrity and high ethical standards.

A leader in his field, Mr. Ballard once served as president of the Fayette County Bar Association, where he continues to maintain an active presence. He also serves on the adjunct faculty at Georgia Military College. Active in his local community as well, Mr. Ballard is a member of the Rotary Club of Peachtree City and New Vision Church.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Bankruptcy (50%): Bankruptcy Law

Real Estate (10%)

Family Law (10%): Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (10%): DUI/DWI

Personal Injury - General (10%): Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Trucking Accidents

Criminal Defense (10%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Debt, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Probation, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Focus Areas

Bankruptcy Law, Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, DUI/DWI, Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Trucking Accidents, Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Debt, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Probation, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Rising Stars: 2018 - 2019

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About David Ballard

Admitted: 2011, Georgia

Professional Webpage: https://www.fayettelawyer.com/david-ballard.html

Honors/Awards:

  • William King Meadow Award, University of Georgia School of Law
  • Named UGA's Most Outstanding Moot Court Board Member, University of Georgia School of Law, 2011
  • AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell, 2018
  • Rising Star by Super Lawyers, 2018 and 2019
  • "Superb" by AVVO
  • AV Preeminent, AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell, 2019

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • President, Fayette County Bar Association , 2018
  • Vice President of the Fayette County Bar Association  Secretary (2016) Treasurer (2015) , 2017

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Judge - Intrastate Moot Court Competition - Young Lawyers Division, State Bar of Georgia, 2019
  • Judge, Georgia Intrastate Moot Court Competition (2012-2017), 2017
  • Currently working pro bono on adversary proceeding to discharge Debtor's student loans., 2018
  • Rotary International (Peachtree City Rotary Club) , 2017
  • Adjunct Professor, Georgia Military College, 2017
  • Judge, High School Mock Trial, Albany, Georgia, 2012
  • Handled 2 pro bono contested divorce/ family law cases., 2019

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Chapter 7 & 12 Case Update, Speaker , Middle District of Georgia Bankruptcy Law Institute , 2012
  • Editorial and Executive Board, Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law, University of Georgia School of Law
  • I provided a brief overview of important bankruptcy to the Fayette County Bar Association and non-lawyers attending The People's Law School, Presenter at The People's Law School, Bankruptcy Basics, Fayette County Bar Association , 2018
  • Intersection of Bankruptcy and Divorce, Speaker , 2016
  • Recent Developments in Chapter 7, Speaker , 2015
  • BAPCPA: Ten Years Later, Speaker , 2014
  • Chapter 7 Case Update, Speaker , Fayette Bar Association CLE, 2015
  • Bankruptcy 101, Speaker , Fayette Bar CLE, 2014
  • Georgia Life Insurance Exemptions in Bankruptcy, Speaker , Middle District of Georgia Bankruptcy Law Institute , 2013

Representative Clients:

  • M&T Bank, 2019
  • State Bank of Georgia, 2018

Educational Background:

  • University of Georgia, Major: History and Political Science, magna cum laude, 2007
  • Master of Public Administration, University of Georgia, 2007
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Office Location for David S. Ballard

113 Glynn St S
Fayetteville, GA 30214

Phone: 770-870-1971

Fax: 770-461-8420

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Last Updated: 7/2/2019

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