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David grew up in the small town of Ahoskie, North Carolina, in the eastern part of the state. After finishing high school, he studied architecture at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. While there, he developed an interest in aesthetics, form, proportion, and design. All these things are instrumental in David's law practice, which, he believes, are to his clients’ advantage. After finishing college, David moved to Charleston, South Carolina, where he spent several years doing freelance architectural renderings and enjoying the beauty of the Lowcountry.
After living in Charleston, David shifted gears to attend law school. He saw the law as an empowering opportunity to help others better their lives, so he moved back to his native North Carolina to attend law school at the University of North Carolina. While in school, he developed a particular interest in federal taxation, bankruptcy, and family law. David discovered how much statutes, codes, and regulations fulfilled his need for order and exactitude.
Following graduation from UNC, David worked in the chambers of the Honorable Linda Stephens with the North Carolina Court of Appeals. He particularly enjoyed the academic nature of the appellate court. After his stint with Judge Stephens, David clerked for the Honorable Randy Doub with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Eastern District of North Carolina. His work with the state and federal courts prepared him for work in the private practice context where he has done exclusively bankruptcy and divorce law.
During his time in private practice, David worked at firms both in Charlotte and in the Triangle. He advised clients on a wide range of legal topics, including determining which paths a prospective consumer debtor should take when contmeplating filing for bankruptcy, assessing and dividing the marital estate, understanding post-separation support and alimony, and negotiating child custody. Additionally, David has experience with the nuances of the Mecklenburg County court and corresponding local rules. His work in private practice and in the court context has honed his legal writing skills—an indispensible part of client representation. Drafting, editing, and finalizing correspondence to opposing counsel, consent orders, court pleadings, and other out-of-court settlement agreements are central to resolving client matters effectively.
Currently, David continues to focus his practice primarily in the areas of consumer bankruptcy and family law. Numbers and spreadsheets are a central and fulfilling part of his legal work. Lastly, David's practice is focused mainly in the Mecklenburg County area, but he will also work throughout the state when needs arise. So, please, do not hesitate to contact him. If he is unable to help you, he is more than happy to offer other options and other lawyers.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Raven Scholar||University of Virginia, Raven Society||N/A|
|Attorney||The Law Firm of David Christopher Herring, PLLC||2015 - Present|
|Attorney||Arnold & Smith, PLLC||2014 - 2015|
|Attorney||Durham Family Law Group||2013 - 2014|
|Law Clerk||U.S. Bankruptcy Court, E.D.N.C||2012 - 2013|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Mecklenburg County Bar, Sole Practitioner/Small Firm Section||Chair||2017 - Present|
|North Carolina Advocates for Justice||Member||2017 - Present|
|North Carolina Bar Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|Mecklenburg County Bar||Member||2014 - Present|
|North Carolina State Bar||Member||2012 - Present|
|Mecklenburg County Bar, Sole Practitioner/Small Firm Section||Vice Chair||2016 - 2017|
|Law Firm Blog||Gay Marriage Post-Obergefell||2015|
|Law Firm Blog||Divorce and the One-Year Rule||2015|
|Law Firm Blog||The Louis C.K. Approach to Divorce||2015|
|Law Firm Blog||Divorce Blahhhging||2015|
|Law Firm Blog||Divorce and the Separate-and-Apart Requirement (Part I)||2015|
|University of North Carolina School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2012|
|University of Virginia||BS - Bachelor of Science||2000|
|Eastern Bankruptcy Institute||Bankruptcy: Hall v. U.S., ___ U.S. ___, 132 S. Ct. 1882 (2012)||2013|
|C.R. Peele Constr. Co. v. DTC Eng'rs & Constr., LLC, (Bankr. E.D.N.C., 2013)|
|McClendon v. Walter Home Mortgage, 488 B.R. 876 (Bankr. E.D.N.C., 2013)||Judgment for Plaintiffs|
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