5.0 stars 44 totalReview David Schachter
Posted by James
David was quite a surprise for us when we first began working with him. He immediately made it easy to trust his legal advice; his thoroughness includes a keen anticipation of the other side's countermoves, and put us in good position to be successful at every step of the process. What impressed us more was his accessibility and his candor about how things work, letting us know that there are some things are seem "sure" things while tempering our expectations with reminders that you never know what may go on in court or when meeting a judge. He knew very well how far he could go with certain case-related details in court and without testing the judge, and he was adept at deciding what to include and what to withhold during our proceedings. As an example of David's expertise and skill, we had one particularly damaging video evidence that would have devastated the other side. Despite the power of the story this video told, we were able to secure our success quickly without even mentioning it.
David is not a lawyer who is simply trying to win. Despite his caseload, he was always clearly aware of our case and its details, and made us feel like he was completely focused on our and had our best interests in mind. Furthermore, I'm not sure he sleeps, considering the lateness of the hours which we would have phone meetings to discuss the case. In short, he works very hard, is very skilled, and very passionate about this area of the law. He is worth the investment.
Posted by a client
I couldn't possibly be more grateful that I found Mr. Schachter!! His professionalism, honesty and knowlegde of the law was far beyond expectations. Family law battles are one of the most difficult and terrifying things you ever have to face as a parent. My case was especially scary as I was battling a very deceitful person who committed fraud and perjury in order to legitimate my child without me even knowing. Even worse this person had threatened to intentionally put my child in harmful situations proving that he did not have the mental wellness to care for a child. Through this extremely stressful case I felt very safe knowing that Mr. Schachter was representing me and was willing to fight as hard as I was to protect my child. When I first came to his office he was in a different firm, when he left that firm he felt that his clients had been over charged by the previous firm. He actually took the time to sit down with each of his clients and go over the invoices and highlight any charges that he felt were unfair so that we could be refunded. I was completely blown away at his honesty and genuine concern. He shows exemplary qualities when dealing with other attorneys on the phone and in the courtroom. We were able to reverse the legitimation and finally have a hearing in the proper jurisdiction so that I could voice my concerns and fears of the danger my child would be in if she were ever alone with her biological father. The outcome of our hearing was supervised visitation and when the opposing attorney asked how long those would take place the judge responded permanently!! This outcome was extraordinary and I can't thank my attorney enough for all of the long hours and the hard work he put into helping me protect my child. If you ever need legal advise he is definitely the person you want on your side!
Posted by C.
I wish I had found David sooner. After a bad experience with another attorney, I was incredibly frustrated & starting to feel hopeless. When David took on my divorce, I finally felt like I had someone fighting for me! He payed close attention to everything, followed through with what he promised, & communication was always very prompt & consistent. I trust him immensely & would recommend him to anyone. I'm so thankful for David & his wonderful office for all of their help!
Posted by Erica
I called David Schachter's office after reading phenomenal reviews about his service, I was skeptical but I was in a dire situation over losing custody of my child so I hoped the reviews were accurate. They couldn't have been more true! A little background; without my knowledge, my ex had an emergency court hearing, misled the judge to believe very false accusations against me to obtain temporary full custody. By the time I was served papers and told I know longer could have my child, I had 10 days to find a lawyer to defend me at a temporary hearing and help get my child back. To find a lawyer to take on your case in 10 days is an almost impossible feat, David had a full schedule and suggested several lawyers for me to contact. He called me every evening for 3 days to talk about my case and check to see if I found a lawyer. He ended up taking my case and he worked late and on the weekend to prepare for it. He was thorough, he answered all my questions, he prepared me for everything, and most of all he restored a sense of security in me that had been taken away. At my hearing he was incredible, he proved that my ex was lying and had unjustly abused the legal system to gain custody. I was awarded full custody for a month straight and then return to joint until a later trial. Before we could even go to mediation, my ex fired his lawyer, agreed to give me full custody and tripled my child support. I can honestly say that none of this would have happened without the dedication, hard work, and compassion of David Schachter. This man will fight for you; he sincerely puts his heart into his work and the results are evident.
Posted by April
I hired David to help me with a tricky situation. I do not live in Georgia and my ex was doing everything in his power to avoid following the law. David took my case and WON! I never had to worry about anything and his team was amazing! Lisa is a godsend really. She was ALWAYS available to answer my questions and she made sure that all of the emails and documents were in David's hands ASAP. David will fight for you. He is honest and forthcoming, not qualities you find in other lawyers. He had surgery and STILL worked on my case! I can't say enough about him, he really has earned these awesome reviews. If you want a lawyer that is going to work FOR you, hire David.
Posted by Mamie
David kept me informed every step of the way. I could reach him after hours (he's always working). He was responsive and patient with all of my questions with an explain that I could understand. He office staff was as equally responsive and patient. My only regret was that I did not him sooner!
Posted by Jeremy
Every once in awhile, you find a lawyer whose phones don't immediately switch off at 4:59. From the start of my case to the finish, David has been there to answer any questions I have had and made himself available when necessary, not by the time of day. He advised me of every law I would need to know pertaining to my case, and kept me well informed of court dates and other steps along the way. His assistant is well mannered, well informed, and a joy to speak with. You just feel safer with him on your side. I would recommend him to anyone who wants an attorney that cares
Posted by a client
In serveral instances David stood his ground and stated why specific claims were not reasonable. He additionally played offense well. There was a counterclaim which was stimulated from Davids innovation.
During mediation, I would have like to see a more aggressive stance on what we would compromise. I did not know the mediator as well as he, and thus, a lesser aggressive approach could have been a systematic move on his behalf. He did prove several systemic moves to be of benefit during the case.
Not only was David a great reasource, but his paralegal was super helpful at keeping me informed with information and answering questions.
Posted by a Divorce client
David is not your run of the mill attorney. I believe he enjoys helping others find a way out of a difficult situation and guides the client through the process with empathy and drive for hope.
Posted by Bonnie
I live in Statesboro an hour from Savannah. Before choosing an attorney for my civil custody issues I did a thorough search starting in my local area. Unfortunately, I came up with little confidence in those available in my area. My case was a unique case that would be very difficult for everyone involved and required great strength and knowledge. My ex-partner had a long history of terroristic & abusive behavior and actually felt most comfortable in court where he spent most of his adult life with two ex-wives and his estranged children. With a history of financial fraud he also spent years in federal prison. Those who have experienced this type individual know that getting out alive is usually as good as anyone could hope for. I have been scared for 5 years and now terrified....Mr. Schachter is one of the few that were not bowled over or ruffled by him and he actually had quite a bit of professional experience with this type of person. I am thankful to find him as he has helped and will continue to help me get my life back and protect my family. He is smart on so many levels, as this case requires it on every level. Not just legal know-how, Mr Schachter understands people, is street smart, extremely knowledgeable, and very genuine. He comes at his work from a very honorable place. My case is not over, by any means, as this is how some people prefer to live their lives. I know David will think many steps ahead for me and my family to help keep us protected as much as the court of law can provide. So far my outcome is as good as any parent could hope for in this high-conflict situation. He has been a saint against darkness for me, and worked long hours and weekends. He always got back to me quickly and updated me on the status and helped me understand what was necessary and what was a priority. Court can be overwhelming but I felt confident he knew exactly what to do. When there were options he fully defined each option and their positive and negative aspects. Mr Schachter is a trustworthy, strong, and dependable human being, and that is why he is so good at what he does as an attorney. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is serious about protecting their loved ones.