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David L. Paavola

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Eminent Domain Attorney in Columbia, SC

Lewis Babcock L.L.P.
1513 Hampton Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: 803-771-8000
Fax: 803-733-3534
Selected to Rising Stars: 2019 - 2022
Licensed in South Carolina Since: 2012
Practice Areas: Eminent Domain, Business Litigation, Professional Liability: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

David Paavola is an Attorney at Lewis Babcock L.L.P. in Columbia, South Carolina.  He practices exclusively in litigation in state and federal courts and represents individuals and businesses in eminent domain and condemnation, complex business disputes, professional misconduct—including legal malpractice, contract disputes, and wage and hour law litigation.  Prior to entering the legal profession, David worked in the financial services industry as a commercial and agricultural loan credit analyst in upstate New York and Columbia, South Carolina, and also as an analyst at a fixed income investment management company in Indianapolis, Indiana.

About David L. Paavola

First Admitted: 2012, South Carolina

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Educational Background

  • Baylor University - Bachelor of Business Administration, 2002

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Editor in Chief, South Carolina Law Review, 2012

Bar/Professional Activity

  • South Carolina Bar Judicial Qualifications Committee Member 2015-Present - Assist in collecting surveys and interviewing candidates for statewide judicial positions., 2020
  • South Carolina Bar Professional Responsibility Committee Member 2017-Present – Review and recommend changes to the Rules of Professional Responsibility, 2020
  • South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division Color of Justice Committee Co-Chair - I served as the co-chair of the YLD Color of Justice Committee for 2016/2017 bar year, as well as co-chaired the Spartanburg Color of Justice Program in 2016 and 2017.  In this role, I organized events to bring together lawyers, judges, and middle and high school students with the goal of introducing the students to the legal profession with the hope of increasing diversity in the profession., 2017
  • Federal Bar Association, South Carolina Chapter Civics Liaison, 2016-2017 – Plan and participate in programs aimed at bringing the judicial system into the classroom and students into the courtroom, 2016
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Office Location for David L. Paavola

1513 Hampton Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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