David I. Schachter

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Savannah, GA

The Schachter Law Firm, LLC
 | 427 Montgomery Street, Savannah, GA 31401
Phone: 912-233-8883
Selected to Rising Stars: 2018
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Hebrew
Attorney Profile

With extensive knowledge and experience working in various areas of the law, David I. Schachter currently represents those in Savannah, Georgia, who are dealing with family law issues as founder of The Schachter Law Firm, LLC. He has previously handled matters of business law, including partnership breakups, contract disputes, employment litigation, minority shareholder claims, eminent domain, and land use and real estate law before turning his focus to family law.

As guardian ad litem for the Superior Court of Chatham County, Mr. Schachter handles cases of family violence and restraining orders, property division, paternity and legitimation, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, mediation, legal separation, divorce, contempt actions, common law marriage, child support, child custody, annulment, alimony and modification of child support, and visitation.

At Touro college, Mr. Schachter earned a Bachelor of Science in marketing and management, then earned his Juris Doctor at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where he served on the executive editorial board and as articles editor of the school’s Journal of International Law. During his time in law school, he was given two CALI Excellence awards and for five semesters was named to the Dean’s Honor list.

From 2012 to 2017, Avvo awarded Mr. Schachter with the Client’s Choice Award for both family law and divorce law. Admitted to practice in Minnesota and Georgia, Mr. Schachter also speaks and writes in Hebrew and English. He has an Avvo “Superb” rating, and for his commitment to legal ethics and professional accomplishments, he earned the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

*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

Family Law (100%): Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Focus Areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Selections

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Rising Stars: 2018

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About David Schachter

Admitted: 2007, Georgia

Professional Webpage: http://divorcelawyersinsavannahga.com/about-david-schachter/

Honors and Awards:

  • Nation's Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2018
  • Top Lawyers, Savannah Magazine, 2013-2018, Top Lawyers, Savannah Magazine, 2018
  • Nation's Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2017
  • South's Leading Lawyers, South Magazine, 2017
  • Nation's Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2017
  • South Magazine, Savannah's Leading Lawyers, 2017
  • South's Leading Lawyers, South Magazine, 2016
  • Georgia Top Rated Lawyers, Legal Leaders, 2015
  • Nation's Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015
  • South's Leading Lawyers, South Magazine, 2014
  • Advocacy Award, The Aleph Institute, 2014
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, 2006
  • CALI Excellence For the Future Award - Family Law, The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, 2005
  • Top Divorce Attorney, Avvo, 2012-2018
  • Georgia's Legal Leaders, Legal Trend, 2016-2018
  • Top Child Custody Attorney, Avvo, 2012-2018
  • AV Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2014-2018
  • Client's Choice Award, Divorce Law and Family Law, AVVO, 2012-2018
  • Savannah's Leading Lawyers, Savannah Magazine, 2016-2017

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Savannah Bar Association, 2014
  • State Bar of Minnesota, Member, 2009
  • State Bar of Georgia, Member, 2007
  • Georgia Supreme Court, 2008
  • Georgia Court of Appeals, 2008
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, 2008

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Guardian Ad Litem, Superior Court of Chatham County
  • Guardian Ad Litem, 2012

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Angell v. Angell; Won large award in Final Divorce Hearing; The Defendant appealed and his appeal was dismissed and we prevailed on all accounts., 2018
  • Leone v. Griffin, 342 Ga. App. 474, 803 S.E.2d 617 (2017). David I. Schachter and The Schachter Law Firm, LLC prevailed before the Georgia Court of Appeals in precedent-setting cpublished case in which the Georgia Appeals Court reversed the trial court's Order denying the Plaintiff-Father's 2 Motions For a New Trial without conducting a hearing. The case can be accessed via Lexisnexis, Westlaw, or at https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=10705581576041907157&hl=en&as_sdt=6&as_vis=1&oi=scholarr, 2017

Representative Clients:

  • Represented famous professional barbeque contest competitor who has also authored publications on how to compete in and win barbeque contests for compensation., 2015

Educational Background:

  • Touro College, Bachelor of Sciences, Major: Marketing, Major: Management, 2002
Office Location for David I. Schachter

427 Montgomery Street
Savannah, GA 31401

Phone: 912-233-8883

 

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Last Updated: 7/16/2018

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