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David Kenneth Self

Divorce and separation Attorney at Cornelius, NC

4.5   8 reviews

also known as David Self, David K. Self


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About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Alimony
    20%
    Alimony is one of the most frequently fought-over issues and “equitable” does not necessarily mean “equal.” Whether your divorce is amicable or contentious, I always work to reach a fair agreement between my client and the opposing party.

    15 years

  2. Child custody
    20%
    Child custody is one of the most difficult issues a parent faces during divorce. David Self Family Law is dedicated to protecting your rights to raise your child in a healthy, thriving environment.

    15 years

  3. Child support
    20%
    Parents must consider how a divorce affects their children — both emotionally and financially. I will help you obtain a fair and reasonable child support arrangement that allows you to raise your child in a safe and healthy environment.

    15 years

  4. Divorce and separation
    20%
    The dissolution of a marriage involves crucial decisions about the welfare of your children and the equitable division of your assets. I am prepared to handle the complex aspects of your divorce methodically to obtain the most favorable outcome.

    15 years

  5. Family
    10%
    You deserve legal counsel who will passionately defend your rights and those of your family, and I will do just that. I offer strong advocacy to help you and your loved ones move forward.

    15 years

  6. Domestic violence
    5%

    15 years

  7. Uncontested divorce
    5%
    David Self Family Law is experienced in divorce law. I consider all aspects of your divorce case to develop the best possible solutions.

    15 years

Huntersville divorce and family law attorney David Self has been practicing law for over 10 years. He focuses exclusively on family law matters, choosing to hone his skill in this important and impactful legal arena. David is Board Certified in Family Law by the North Carolina Board of Legal Specialization and is also a mediator, and he applies his expertise to his practice, fighting every single day for his clients’ rights and interests. David handles cases involving contested and uncontested divorce, divorce mediation, same-sex divorce, child custody, alimony, child support, modifications of orders, separation agreements, and more. He earned his undergraduate degree from Cornell University in 2001, worked as an engineer for several years, and then earned his Juris Doctor from North Carolina Central University School of Law in 2008. David is licensed to practice in North Carolina and is an active member of his community.

Licensed for 14 years
State NC
Status Active
Acquired 2008
Updated 12/27/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact David

David Self Law, PLLC
9605 Caldwell Commons Circle, Suite A
Cornelius, NC, 28031

Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
  8 customer reviews
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Posted by Janice | September 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend!!
I was referred to David after I noticed my original attorney seems to be working against me with the opposing attorneys rather than for me. He was attempting to make me settle on terms that I wasn't comfortable with and that I did not want to accept. David listened to my needs, analyzed the whole situation, and requested documents for review and was totally honest & transparent throughout the process. With a mediator, we were able to accept a much better settlement than previously proposed. I highly recommend David for any family law services you need.
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Posted by Susan | August 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Satisfied Client Review
I would highly recommend David to anyone seeking representation for Family Court. He was my attorney through a very lengthy divorce. He was always very honest, knowledgeable, thorough and competent with every aspect of my case...which, at times, became very contentious. He always provided confidence and positive assurances when I was feeling hopeless. Divorce can be very trying, but I always knew I could count on David to reel me in and provide sound advice for a favorable outcome. I would recommend David over and over!
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Posted by Stephen | July 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional
"I was very pleased with how honest David was on the very first meeting. He never gave me false hope and told me how it was going to play out from the beginning. I really appreciated this and really respected him for that. My situation did not turn out like I wanted it too but that had nothing to do with David or his capabilities to represent someone. He is a very knowledgeable attorney and has the best interest of the children or individuals involved. Divorce, Separation, Child Support, and so on are things that will never have a positive view point from the start and very rarely are they positive in the end. There is never a winner in cases like these however, I know that David is a fighter at heart, He is a winner at heart, and he has a great passion for family and will do whatever he can to help you or your family."
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Posted by Amy | July 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney & person. Makes a difficult situation easier. Glad I went with David!
David was my attorney through my separation and divorce. He did a great job helping me know what to expect. He is a straight shooter and talked me through the different options I had and supported my decisions. I knew he was on my "team" and felt confident in his ability to represent me. Not only is he a great attorney, but he is a great person. He was was easy to talk to and made a very difficult situation less stressful by being timely in his responses to calls and emails. He was up front about cost and did not have any hidden costs or fees. I highly recommend David if you need a divorce attorney.
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Posted by Alan | August 11, 2014
Great decision to hire David Self
"My experience working with David Self was exceptional. Before he ever took my case, he sat down with me and explained how the process was going to work and what I could expect. After taking my case, he asked what my hope was for the outcome of the case. David worked tirelessly to make sure that I achieved the outcome that I desired. He made himself available via phone, email and in person. He kept me posted weekly on the current status of my case and always made sure to have my input before agreeing to anything. The decision to have David represent me helped me and my family work through what could have been a very difficult process. I would highly recommend David Self to anyone needing legal representation in family law matters."
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Posted by Casey | August 2, 2014
Getting through a divorce
David took care of my divorce. It was a difficult time but he made it so much easier. He kept me updated on what was going on and made a tough situation a little easier. I couldn't have made it through without him.
Posted by Andrew | August 2, 2014
I would strongly recommend David Self.
David Self was very professional and informative when dealing with my two cases. David responded very quickly to my emails and phone calls. He was very sympathetic to my case and the problems that were presented. I believe I received the best outcomes from both cases. I would like to thank David Self and would strongly recommend his services.
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Posted by James | September 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Poor quality and professionalism
Too cocky and too sure of results before court dates that always resulted in opposite of what he was “so sure” of, also was not fully focused for my final hearing in which he failed to provide all the documents i got ready for him to the judge and afterwards i asked him why did he not provide all the documents his response was simply “I don’t know”...after final court date i gave him calm honest feedback face to face which he was not professional enough to handle and got very defensive and raised his voice to me in front of others at the court house...would not recommend at all for any services.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 400-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Church Watson Law
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Attorney
  • David Self Law, PLLC
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Attorney
  • Rosen Law Firm
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Moretz & Skufca
  • 2008 - 2011
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Education

  • North Carolina Central University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Cornell University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2001

Legal Cases

  • Expertise you can depend on!
  • Experience with business ownership, high assets, and complex property division.

Associations

  • Rotary Club of North Mecklenburg
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Mecklenburg County Bar, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Mecklenburg County Bar, Sole Practitioner/Small Firm Section
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Christian Legal Society
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Mecklenburg County Bar
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Legal Elite
  • Business North Carolina
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2023
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Client Champion Platinum
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2023
  • AV Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2023
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2022
  • Top 30 Matrimonial and Family Law
  • The National Advocates
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2022
  • Client Champion Platinum
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Client Champion Gold
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Top 30 Matrimonial and Family Law
  • The National Advocates
  • 2021
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2020
  • Client Champion Silver
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2020
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 30 Matrimonial and Family Law
  • The National Advocates
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • Client Champion Silver
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • 10 Best Law Firms
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Board Certified Specialist - Family Law
  • North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2019
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • 10 Best Law Firms
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Certified Family Financial Mediator
  • North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission
  • 2018
  • Rosie Award
  • Rosen Law Firm
  • 2013
  • Summa Cum Laude
  • North Carolina Central University
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • UNCC Pre-law Society
  • Law School and Entrepreneurship
  • 2018
  • CPCC Family Law
  • Custody in the Real World
  • 2018
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (4)
Endorse David
Family Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is an aggressive, yet reasonable advocate for his clients. I recommend him highly."
Family Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"David is a well-respected attorney in the community. I have found him to be an amiable yet firm advocate for his clients. I think he does what necessary to represent his clients without wasting time or client's fees. An excellent attorney I enjoy working with."
Family Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"David is a diligent attorney and great advocate. I routinely refer clients to him that I am unable to assist."
Family Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"David is a zealous advocate for his clients. Very professional."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a wonderful attorney and an outstanding person. I have referred many clients to him that need representation in the Charlotte area. David is a hard-worker, excellent communicator, and is very well respected by the judges and legal community. Without hesitation, I emphatically endorse David. He is an excellent divorce lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"David is a passionate advocate for his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I have known David Self for many years. His compassion and dedication to his clients are impressive."
Family Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a family law attorney I am always looking for referral sources throughout the state as well as colleagues I can seek advice from. David Self is someone I both refer cases to and seek assistance from. His attention to detail, analytical reasoning and trial skills make him a phenomenal family law attorney."
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Cornelius Divorce and separation Lawyer David Kenneth Self
David Kenneth Self
Divorce and separation Attorney
Cornelius, NC
Licensed for 14 years