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David Lee Paavola

Land use and zoning Attorney at Columbia, SC

5.0   4 reviews
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  • Licensed for 11 years
    State SC
    Acquired 2012
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Kenison, Dudley & Crawford, LLC
1122 Barnwell Suite B,
Columbia, SC, 29201


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Posted by Pamela | January 10, 2024
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David Paavola Successfully Reimbursed Overcharged Fees by another Attorney
David Paavola was extremely professional and knowledgeable about my legal situation. He always emailed or phoned to inform me about my legal status. I appreciated his advice and patience with my questions. I would consult him again if any legal issues arise in the future. I trust his judgment.
Posted by Erica | January 9, 2024
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Great attorney
He was a very detail attorney; let you know upfront what he thought and what the best options were. We will hire him again if we ever need to.
Posted by Robert | January 8, 2024
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Exemplary Legal Representation
David represented our estate to collect damages from excessive charges due to the original attorney's malpractice and misrepresentation of his work. The damages were originally reimbursed by the South Carolina Bar Association due to his 2019 representation to their hearing panel.. This past summer our estate was included with a list creditors when more funds became available due to the foreclosure of the original attorney's assets. As a result, the South Carolina Bar Association was reimbursed. David's efforts were exemplary as highlighted by his detailed and informative step by step communications. Anyone interested in seeking representation due to attorney malpractice should contact David.
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Posted by Denise | January 8, 2024
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Best Decision Made
In February 2021, I made the decision to hire David Paavola to handle my 90 year old Mother's Eminent Domain case vs. the SC Department of Transportation regarding her prominent 1 acre piece of property on US #1 at I-20 in Lexington SC. This was a major restructure of the traffic patterns in that area and is still in progress today. David was well-versed and definitely more than capable of this type of case. He came highly recommended to me. He was very personable from our first meeting at the site and demonstrated both his knowledge and desire to handle this case for us. He was ALWAYS quick to respond to any correspondence or phone calls I initiated and certainly kept me informed as to where the case stood. Due to the fact that they were destroying the value of this corner piece of property that had 2 in-and-out entrances and a traffic light and leaving us the property in front within 6-feet of the front door of a new acceleration traffic lane and with a "fly-over" on the side, we were offered payment for only half of the land. We needed the DOT to purchase the entire amount as it was now uninhabitable for a 90 year old person and we needed to relocate her. This entire process took exactly 2 years due to the State Government being slow to do things. As we proceeded to take this matter to court, David produced an exceptional video of the situation at hand, before and after circumstances , and included my mother. She and my late dad bought this property and built the existing house there in 1951. That day at the conclusion of our meeting and David's presentation, SCDOT agreed to pay the full amount of our appraisal that we were asking. I was also never surprised by any additional legal fees during the 2 years I worked with him . The entire experience, although personally difficult for my family, was handled most professionally and with great expertise. I would highly recommend David Paavola to anyone who asked.
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  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2012
  • Baylor University
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 2002

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  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2023

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Columbia Land use and zoning Lawyer David Lee Paavola
David Lee Paavola
Land use and zoning Attorney
Columbia, SC
Licensed for 11 years
Virtual consultation available