David Purvis

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Savannah, GA

The Manely Firm, P.C.
 | 128 Habersham St, Savannah, GA 31401
Phone: 912-748-1192
Fax: 912-200-6773
Selected To Rising Stars: 2018 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
    Attorney Profile

    David Purvis is a partner at The Manely Firm, P.C., in Savannah, Georgia. Mr. Purvis devotes his practice to family law, serving clients in Savannah and throughout southeast Georgia.

    Over the course of his career, Mr. Purvis has handled cases involving divorce, adoption, child custody, child support, dissolution, international family law, marital assets, marital property, military divorce and other domestic-related issues. His knowledge of military divorce allows him to assist a broad range of clients, including soldiers and their family members.

    Mr. Purvis became licensed to practice law in Georgia in 2010 and is also admitted before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. In addition to his law practice, he has written articles on various family law topics, served as an adjunct family law professor at Savannah Law School and spoken at continuing legal education programs. He is an active member of the Savannah Bar Association.

    Passionate about giving back to his community, Mr. Purvis is active in the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce and previously served as an ambassador. He also regularly participates in pro bono work with the Georgia Legal Services Program, also serving on the organization’s pro bono committee. The organization recognized his efforts by presenting him with a pro bono service recognition award.

    Mr. Purvis earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Georgia State University and attained a law degree from Georgia State University College of Law. During law school, he received the Patrick J. Wiseman moot court award, served on the moot court board and was president of the student bar association.

    Practice Areas
    • 100%Family Law
    Focus Areas

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


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    Rising Stars: 2018 - 2020

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    About David Purvis

    Admitted: 2010, Georgia

    Professional Webpage: https://www.allfamilylaw.com/About-Our-Firm/David-Purvis.sht...

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. District Court Southern District of Georgia
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
    • Georgia Court of Appeals
    • Georgia
    • Cobb County Bar Association, Family Law Section
    • Savannah Bar Association, 2013
    • State Bar of Georgia
    • Supreme Court of Georgia
    • Appointed as Special Assistant Administrative Law Judge by the Office of State Administrative Hearings to conduct hearings for Georgia's Child Abuse Registry statutes until their repeal in July 2020.

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Georgia Legal Services Program, Savannah Office, Pro Bono Service Recognition, 2014
    • Georgia Legal Services Program, Savannah Pro Bono Committee Member, 2016
    • Pro Bono Committee, Georgia Legal Services Program, 2016
    • Ambassador for the Savannah Chamber of Commerce
    • Georgia Legal Services Program, Savannah Office, Pro Bono Service Recognition, 2015
    • Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, Member and Former Ambassador

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Speaker, State Bar of Georgia, Mid-Year Meeting, Expanding Access to Justice, 2016
    • Co-presenter at the 37th Annual Family Law Institute of the State Bar of Georgia, Co-Presenter, The Changing Face of Family: ART, IVF, and Surrogacy, Family Law Institute of the State Bar of Georgia, 2018
    • Georgia Practice and Procedure, Guest Lecturer, Savannah Law School, 2014
    • Georgia Practice and Procedure, Guest Lecturer, Savannah Law School, 2016
    • Adjunct professor, Family Law at Savannah Law School, 2015-2020
    • Savannah Family Law Attorney Too Late, The Manely Firm, P.C. Blog, 2016
    • I do Family Law and 21 Other Practice Areas, The Manely Firm, P.C. Blog, 2015
    • Grasping Family Law's Moral Center, The Manely Firm, P.C. Blog, 2017
    • Presenter, Savannah Bar Association, Hot Topics CLE, Family Law Case Law Update, 2016
    • Presenter, Savannah Bar Association, Hot Topics CLE, Sex Lies and Digital Files: Family Law Evidence in the Digital Age, 2017

    Educational Background:

    • Georgia State University, B.A., Major: History, 2001
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    Office Location for David Purvis

    128 Habersham St
    Savannah, GA 31401

    Phone: 912-748-1192

    Fax: 912-200-6773

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