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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
Fax: 912-480-6792
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2018 - 2019
Licensed in Georgia 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 2021, AVVO has 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.

Mr. Schachter has also been awarded the Client Platinum Champion award by Martindale-Hubbell as well as the Georgia Trend's Legal Elite.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
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

3 Years Super Lawyers
2 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2018 - 2019

About David I. Schachter

First Admitted: 2007, Georgia

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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

Educational Background

  • Touro College, Bachelor of Sciences, Major: Marketing, Major: Management, 2002

Bar/Professional Activity

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

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Secured lifetime alimony for Wife/Mother, child support with a high income deviation twice the norm, fees, and the majority of a large marital estate, including, but not limited to a paid-for house, 50% of renal house proceeds in a foreign country, the majority of the ex-husband's retirement, and significant property payments after securing valuation of ex-husband's interest in his partnership of approximately $1 million dollars pursuant to our argument to the court (which husband had argued was only worth $300K) in a highly contested divorce which drew national attention because the ex-husband subsequently placed a bomb in my client's car and it exploded, which resulted in client being hospitalized in a coma at a burns unit with 50% burns on her body (which she thankfully survived). The ex-husband is currently in jail awaiting trial., 2019
  • Prevailed on Appeal before the Georgia Court of Appeals and succeeded in reversing trial court's initial ruling leading to the case being sent back to the trial court where a new trial was held in lenghy and highly contested divorce spanning 4 years where client we prevailed for the client on the most crucial issues and secured primary physical custody of the children for the father., 2021
  • 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
  • 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

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Board Member, Savannah B'nai Brith Jacob, 2020
  • Guardian Ad Litem, Superior Court of Chatham County
  • Guardian Ad Litem, 2012

Honors/Awards

  • , SuperLawyer, Martindale Hubbell, 2020
  • , SuperLawyer, Martindale Hubbell, 2021
  • Recognized as a Leading Lawyer in publication, South's Leading Lawyers, South Magazine, 2019
  • Recognized as a Client Gold Champion by Martindale Hubbell, Client Gold Champion, Martindale Hubbell, 2020
  • Recognized as the Face of Family Law in Savannah, Georgia in South Magazine's special publication which is released every 5 years, Face of Family Law, South Magazine, 2020
  • Recognized as a Superlawyer Rising Star in the State of Georgia, Superlawyer Rising Star, Superlawyers, 2018
  • Recongized as one of the Top Layers in Savannah in publication, Top Lawyers, Savannah Magazine, 2020
  • Top Lawyers, Savannah Magazine, 2013-2019, Top Lawyers, Savannah Magazine, 2013
  • Recognized as a Superlawyer Rising Star in the State of Georgia, Superlawyer Rising Star, Superlawyers, 2017
  • Recognized as Superlawyer in the State of Georgia, SuperLawyer, Superlawyers, 2019
  • Advocacy Award, The Aleph Institute, 2014
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, 2006
  • South's Leading Lawyers, South Magazine, 2014
  • AV Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2014-2020, AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale Hubbell
  • Top Divorce Attorney, AVVO, 2012-2021, Top Attorney, AVVO, 2021
  • Nation's Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2017
  • Nation's Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015
  • Top Lawyers, Savannah Magazine, 2013-2019, Top Lawyers, Savannah Magazine, 2018
  • South's Leading Lawyers, South Magazine, 2016
  • Savannah's Leading Lawyers, Savannah Magazine, 2016-2017
  • Client's Choice Award, Divorce Law and Family Law, AVVO, 2012-2018
  • Nation's Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2017
  • Nation's Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2018
  • Georgia Top Rated Lawyers, Legal Leaders, 2015
  • CALI Excellence For the Future Award - Family Law, The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, 2005
  • South Magazine, Savannah's Leading Lawyers, 2017
  • Georgia's Legal Leaders, Legal Trend, 2016-2019, Legal Elite, Georgia Legal Trend, 2019
  • Top Divorce, Family Law, and Child Custody Attorney, Avvo, 2012-2019, Top Divorce, Family Law, and Child Custody Attorney,, AVVO, 2019
  • South's Leading Lawyers, South Magazine, 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
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Office Location for David I. Schachter

427 Montgomery Street
Savannah, GA 31401

Phone: 912-233-8883

Fax: 912-480-6792

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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