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David Michael Collins Jr.

Criminal defense Attorney at Spartanburg, SC

4.3   6 reviews
  • State Years
    North Carolina - NC 17 years
    South Carolina - SC 25 years
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2006
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State SC
    Acquired 1998
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    If you have been accused of a crime or are currently under investigation, you need to have the help and guidance of an attorney who can help you make the decisions that will affect the rest of your life.

  2. Estate planning

  3. Probate

  4. Personal injury

I help good people who are going through difficult times. Regardless of what has happened in your life my job is to help you find the best solution to the problems you are facing.

I am the lawyer that nobody ever wants to have to call, but they are very glad I am there when things go wrong in life. Every case is different and many involve a fight.  I hope that my clients are able to sleep better at night knowing they have someone on their side who has been in this situation before and who is now fighting for them.

Practice Areas:
• Divorce / Custody / Visitation
• Criminal Defense (DUI, Drug Charges, Violent Crime, Computer Crime)


Collins Law Firm, PC
184 N. Daniel Morgan Avenue
Spartanburg, SC, 29306
Collins Law Firm, P.C.
1314 E. Washington Street
Greenville, SC, 29607
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Posted by Cobie | November 25, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best
Hands down Mr. Collins is a very good lawyer. Everything he told me he was going to do he did. The results of everything was better than what he said was going to happen. He’s one of a few lawyers that comunicate wells through emails and phones calls. You some lawyers that need to be more like Mr Collins
Posted by Joseph | February 5, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Beyond the Extra Mile
I have read some of the negative reviews and quite frankly I am certain those are fictional accounts made by his adversaries in the legal system. I have never come across a more intelligent, meticulously prepared honest man in any field. How man lawyers do you hear that about? There are few people I would sincerely trust my life to, David is at the top of that list. He is NOT AT ALL part of the good ol' boy system which defines the Greenville, SC legal system. I listened from a distance as my opponent's attorney attempted to entice him into making a deal to betray me saying, "Come on everybody makes deals". It would have made his life infinitely easier to deal, but he didn't. His response "I don't get paid to make deals, I get paid to go to court, let's go to court." I was never left wondering or to fight on my own, David is patient, exceptionally smart and trustworthy in every way and I will never believe otherwise, no matter how many crooks leave negative anonymous posts. Thank you David for being one of the good guys.
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Posted by Natalie | August 16, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Professional Attorney
I was a client of David Collins. David is a highly regarded professional in his field. He took my divorce case on in a non judgemental manner and assured me that all would be handled. He is excellent in communication, knowledge of the law, and has years of practice in his field. He truly knows what he is doing and I without hesitation recommend him for your legal matters.
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Posted by Shannon | January 6, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
David Collins was the best possible attorney I could have used!
I feel David Collins was an answer to a prayer! He gently guided me through the legal processes and was professional while at the same time being compassionate to me during a painful event in my life. His accessibility and availability were extremely impressive, and he did not ever keep me waiting (returning calls, in-office appointments, etc.). I simply cannot give a high enough or more emphatic and sincere recommendation of this man and his abilities in his capacity as an attorney for family needs!
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Posted by mary brown | September 21, 2010
current client
i hired mr. collins after being sold out by my old attorney, and harrassed by the oposing attorney who intemidated many other attorney's, well mr. collins isn't intimidated by other attorney's, he is very compassionate and takes time to explain the law, he does not run up your bill needlessly. he is fighting for justice in a situation where the legal system has been very unjust. i trust that he will do the right thing and am thankful to have him on my side, i only wish i had him from the beginning. to many attorney's are afraid to take on a hard ongoing case. not him.
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Posted by anonymous | November 2, 2018
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Stay away from this attorney. Will nickel and dime you down to the last cent of your retainer. He is also terrible representation in court but "forgetting" documents to present to judge and not arguing inaccuracies in your opponents claims when you even gave him proof of lies. Does not respond in a timely fashion and never answers the phone. Usually takes severall calls and emails just for a reaponse
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  • Hourly Rates $ 250-350 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Collins Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2011 - Present
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Seventh Judicial Circuit Public Defender's Office
  • 2020 - 2021
  • Partner
  • Lawrence Rudasill & Collins, P.A.
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Partner
  • Sinclair & Collins, LLC
  • 2006 - 2010
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  • University of South Carolina and Clemson University
  • Masters of Public Administration
  • 1999
  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • University of South Carolina, Upstate
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 1993

Sample of Legal Cases

  • SC DSS v. Mary C. and Daniel C.
  • Ross v. Ross
  • Susan R. v. Donald R.
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  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Graduate
  • Leadership Spartanbrug
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Mental Health Evidence in Divorce
  • Mental Health Evidence in Divorce
  • 2010
  • Advanced Family Law
  • A Closer Look at Paternity Disputes
  • 2010
  • Hot Tips from the Coolest Domestic Lawyers
  • The Law of Assisted Reproductive Technology in South Carolina
  • 2009
  • Family Law From A to Z
  • Legal Update: A Year in Review-Custody and Visitation Rights
  • 2009
  • Child Custody from A to Z: In the Child’s Best Interest
  • Making the Best of Custody Mediation and Parenting Coordinators
  • 2009
  • Advanced Issues in Divorce
  • Child Custody, Child Support and Cases Involving Domestic Violence
  • 2009
  • Your Family Law Practice in the 21st Century
  • Child Custody, Child Support, Adoptions
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (4)
Endorse David
Family Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He has a solid reputation."
Family Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Before moving to Mount Pleasant, I worked with David Collins on a recent case. David showed me that not only is he an excellent attorney, but he is also kind, fair minded, and easy to work with. David and I became friendly almost instantly, and while he consistently remained a strong advocate for his client, he was also willing to work with me on settling the case. It is so important to have attorneys with whom we can trust and befriend, because not only does it help save our clients time and money, but it helps the judicial system as a whole when litigation can be avoided and settlements can be worked out. David is certainly one of the best attorneys I have worked with, and I would highly recommend him to any client from the upstate looking for a great family lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David is extremely knowledgeable and very caring He handles his cases with the utmost professionalism and integrity."
Family Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Other
"I have worked with David as a business coach and consultant and have been consistently impressed with the commitment and passion that he brings to his practice. He is driven to continuously improve both his legal knowledge and the service that he provides to his clients. I think David is uniquely qualified as both a zealous advocate and a trusted adviser. If I knew someone in Greenville who needed a Family Law attorney, I would recommend David without reservation."
Family Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have had many cases against David over the years, and he has always done an outstanding job representing his clients and protecting their interests. I have even associated him on a few of my cases to assist with certain issues. David is extremely knowledgeable and is very well respected among the family law bench and bar."
Family Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David is a hard working, highly intelligent colleague. He is very articulate and well versed in family law "rhetoric." He practices with integrity and he adheres to the highest of ethical standards. He is meticulous in his preparation for cases. Most importantly, he cares about his clients and wants the very best outcome possible and will do everything he can to achieve this."
Family Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have worked with David for more than two years, and have learned quite a bit. David does exceptional work, and truly cares about his clients."
Family Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is one of the smartest, most capable family court lawyers practicing. I would not hesitate to recomend him to my closest friends or family members. My opinion of the value of his services only goes up if you have a more serious case dealing with complex financial or child custody issues. He is also highly experienced in adoption issues."
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Spartanburg Criminal defense Lawyer David Michael Collins Jr.
David Michael Collins Jr.
Criminal defense Attorney
Spartanburg, SC
Licensed for 25 years