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David Benton Purvis

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     5.0 stars 17 total

Review David Purvis

  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Randy

    David Purvis, Manely Firm PC/All Family Law

    I wanted to take this opportunity to provide a very positive rating for Mr. Purvis. Although the divorce case between my spouse and I should have been very straight forward/simplistic (ie: no children or custody issues), there were times that my spouse became quite irrational and caused our case to move from uncontested to contested. Mr Purvis' experience and knowlegde assured me this was not only unfortunate and unnecessary, but was confident it could still be pursued as uncontested divorce. Mr Purvis immediately began discussing the case with my spouses attorney. As a result, Mr Purvis' ability to ultimately reverse our case to an uncontested status and achieve an agreeable settlement was successful. Mr. Purvis could have proceeded down a very lengthy and costly road given the circumstances. However, he put my best interests first and represented me very well with a harmonious outcome. Even with the unnecessary circumstances that surrounded my divorce case as a result of an irrational spouse, the cost to me was minimal and was charged based only on what was ultimately required. Mr Purvis responded very quickly to all of my email correspondence and helped me maintain a positive focus of the endstate. I was assured from the beginning this would be handled to my satisfaction and can attest to the fact Mr Purvis will put all his future clients best interests first. I want to thank Mr Purvis and his staff for helping me and will be sure to recommend him/the firm to other's that may need quality litigation or just advice regarding divorce proceedings. Thanks Dave!

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Randy

    Reasonable priced lawyer, with great service!

    I filled for a no fault divorce and attorney Purvis was not only very affordable in his fees but also timely in responding back to any questions I had for him. He even went as far as to help get me the document to transfer the deed to my rental property into my ex-wife's name. I am glad I found a way to hire a lawyer without paying a fortune in fees. I would recommend him to everyone in need of a good lawyer.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Jon

    Extremely helpful and professional!

    Mr. Purvis is a very understanding person, not just your average lawyer. He kept me informed throughout the entire process,and answered every question with a very thorough answer. Not only was he able to take my case he also made me feel like I had somebody looking out for my best interest! If I ever need legal counsel again I know where to turn!

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  • 1.0 star

    Posted by Paul

    The other reviews are very old.

    He may have been on top of his game when he was fresh, but my experience wasn't anywhere near as good as the reviews I found. (Which is why I hired him) I liked his demeanor, and he seemed quite confident. He knew my wife's attorney, and I believe that was the downfall for my case. He kept saying that her attorney was fair, and reasonable making her easy to negotiate with since I wanted to be fair and reasonable. There wasn't a huge sum of money, and he felt we would agree fairly quickly. I trusted his opinion, and now I'm paying for it.
    I'm going to explain my grades per item
    Trustworthy: I believe so. I don't feel he did anything wrong other than not put in the time on my case
    Responsive: I initiated most if not all contact. I had to email him a couple of days before mediation. I felt that was very poor, and made me understand that I was not a priority for him.
    Knowledgable: I really can't say one way or the other on that. There wasn't enough communication for me to really give a fair opinion.
    Kept me informed: See responsive... I ended up paying around $4000 for a "free" consultation, 5-10 emails, and 3-4 phone calls. Not to mention the $225 fee for mediation center that should have been avoided. Her lawyers demands were far too absurd to even consider a negotiation.
    His fee was reasonable compared to most, and the reviews were very good is why I went to him.
    This is only my experience. The fact remains that this is what happened to me. Now I'm faced with court, and I can't afford counsel. I hope this review will at least have you do your homework better than I did. I under estimated my case as well. I found good reviews, and used them. I wasn't looking for blood. I was looking to get out of a miserable marriage, and just wanted a paperwork pusher.

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    David Benton Purvis’s response: “Mediation was court-mandated in this case, as it is in almost every domestic relations case in this jurisdiction. The $225 mediation fee charged by this jurisdiction and paid to the mediation office is far lower than what mediation costs parties in most every other jurisdiction in the state. That said, I cannot somehow force the opposing party to agree to our offers any more than they can force my client to accept theirs. The statement that mediation could have been avoided is as far from the truth as it could possibly be. Quite frankly, there were a number of facts specific to this case that caused the parties to be at polar opposite ends in their definitions of what would be a “fair and reasonable” resolution. The case will be decided by a judge. That’s what happens when the parties cannot reach an agreement at court-ordered mediation. Additionally, this client’s statement that there were 5-10 emails total is completely false. This client emailed myself and my staff 34 times in a 3 month period. There were 40 emails from myself and the paralegal to this client in the same time period. I responded to almost all of this client’s emails within an hour of receiving them. To my knowledge, I did not miss a phone call from this client. That said, as my time is billed, unless I need something from a client, I don’t tend to initiate contact, but I do respond in a very timely manner when they need something from me. This client emailed me six days before mediation wanting to meet beforehand. As with the majority of our communications I responded within an hour and scheduled a phone conference to address his remaining questions about mediation. Our consultations are free. We believe in allowing potential clients the opportunity to meet with our attorneys with no strings attached. This client, like all others, had no obligations to us. He decided to retain us. What he overlooks in this review is that not only were our fees reasonable compared to others in the area, they were a full 40% less than opposing counsel’s in this case. Despite that, I knew every document (some 500-600 pages total) in this case and knew every detail relevant to the case. There were, in fact, significant assets at issue in this case. All that said, if opposing counsel’s “demands were far too absurd to even consider negotiating” (negotiation being the key aspect of a mediation), there’s not much else that could be done at mediation. Nothing happened to this client. We attended court mediation which did not yield a settlement. That happens sometimes. The next step is to have the judge or a jury decide the issues of this case. This client elected to proceed to that next step without me as his attorney, which he is free to do.”
  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Michael

    Military Divorce

    Mr. Purvis was always very helpful and honest when it came to dealing with my case. He never tried to drag out or extend the process to try to get more money out of me. He was always able to answer all my questions quickly and would work with my schedule to meet to discuss any matters to hand. My divorce was settle in approximately three months and having David represent me made the process that much easier.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Emil

    David Purvis was caring, experienced, and trustworthy...Most importantly , HE WON MY CASE!

    David Purvis is an excellent choice for an attorney to represent you. My child and home were taken from me and David got both back! He is extremely knowledgeable, tenacious, professional and personable. As difficult as my situation was, he somehow made me feel comfortable knowing that he would represent me to the fullest. And he did! He is a gentleman with high standards and great morals. His communication was always prompt and results oriented. From the beginning, he had a winning strategy! I was completely satisfied with his work.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Sara

    David Purvis went above and beyond for my family, and is a person that I both trust and always recommend to others.

    I hired Mr. Purvis to organize papers for medical care for my family, and couldn't have been more pleased with his work! He is kind and professional, understanding of difficult situations, and takes the time to thoroughly explain the process to older family members. He also helped to calm the waters ahead of the necessary time by initiating conversations with all pertinent parties. I have found him to be the absolute best choice for my family's needs. I recommend his services to anyone seeking an attorney that acts with the same regard and care that one gives their own family.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Tim

    Custody/Child support modification that was way out of line. Ex-spouse was in contempt of court and refusing my daughter visits

    Mr. Purvis, with the Manely Law Firm, represented my daughter in a custody/child support case that was astronomical, vicious, cruel and unjust. She had poor representation in the initial hearing plus the fact that ex-husband and his family hid my daughter's son, my grandson, from her. My daughter and I saw right away that Mr. Purvis was caring and concerned and knowledgeable which put us at ease right away. We felt that we finally found an attorney who believed in us and the well being of our son/grandson. He and his paralegal gathered the facts and continually was in contact with my daughter searching, investigating and gathering facts. He demonstrated professionalism beyond what we had experienced with the previous attorney. I am also a court appointed special advocate for children, CASA, and have witnessed other attorneys in court room and fact finding, Mr. Purvis exceeded what I have witnessed from other attorneys. Even though he was retained by my daughter, I had researched law firms and attorneys for sometime Chatham and Effingham counties. Mr. Purvis always welcomed me an listened to what I had to share about my daughters case. I kept files and records, etc. on the events from day one long before we ever met. Previous attorney wasn't interested in my notes and files at all. Mr. Purvis took time and reviewed my notes and records and was able to use what records I had to see a clear picture of my daughters case and the ex's history and nature. The end result at the final hearing was a complete success and victory for my daughter. Child support was reduced 50%, visitation was revised to give my daughter the much needed time and access to/ with her son. As well as travel outside of our state which was denied in the original hearing. That attorney blew off as out of the question. Wasn't even going attempt getting that before the judge with any argument. There were a few other changes in her and my grandsons best interest. An amazingly, I don't know how he did it, now myself and wife the grandparents, were ordered by the judge for us to visit and travel with our grandson out of state. Our grandson is seven. I wish we could have found Mr. Purvis from the start. My daughter and I received superb representation and guidance that was only overshadowed by his excellent character. I think the best way to describe all was we were secure with him. I will recommend Mr. Purvis and I already have recommended him. Thank You.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by James

    Great Lawyer

    She was able to get a DUI reduced for me with the evidence that I provided. He worked tirelessly, never upcharged, and was always accessible.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Frank

    An Excellent Firm, An Excellent Lawyer

    Mr. David Purvis far exceeded my hopes and expectations for a fair, timely and cost effective case. I came easily to trust his carefully given guidance in every instance. I will not hesitate to call on Mr. Purvis if ever ligation arises in my future.

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