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David L. Savage

Car accident Attorney at Charleston, SC

5.0   11 reviews
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State SC
    Acquired 1987
    Status
    Good Standing Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2016

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    40%

  2. Personal injury
    35%
    Representing those injured through the negligence or intentional misconduct of others. Emphasis on wrongful death, trucking claims and alcohol related harms.

    35 years

  3. Trucking accident
    15%

  4. Nursing home abuse and neglect
    10%

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Location

Law Office of David L. Savage
171 Church St.
Suite 330
Charleston, SC, 29401

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Reviews

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Posted by Dianne | December 18, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
We were very happy with Mr Savage's results.
After a bad car accident with injuries a good friend recommended David Savage as a lawyer. We had never been involved in a personal injury vehicle accident before and David lead us through the process . He was very knowledgeable and we feel that he achieved an excellent outcome for us
Posted by anonymous | May 24, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Representation
Mr. Savage represented me after I was directly t-boned by a driver who ran a stop sign. He went above and beyond to make sure I received everything that was owed to me. My case was pretty much settled within 6 months of my accident & I had no hassles and did not have to deal with any insurance companies. I would highly recommend him !
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Posted by Rashied | March 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer i ever had
I was involved in a accident on the job. David was refer to me by my manager. I never heard of him nor have I seen on tv. anyway it was a compilcated case. when we met he explained the process thoroughly. And how he handle cases differently. it made a lot of sense to me. after about a year, he surprised me with double of what I expected. Changed my life completely. this man cares about his clients. very nice and respectful and professional. I have never given anyone a review before till now. you will not be disappointed.
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Posted by Cathy | November 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Completely Satisfied
David represented me in a personal injury case that took over 3 years to settle. He did an outstanding job in case preparation, communicating with me, and settling my case. I was concerned at first about hiring a lawyer that was not in my immediate area however, David quickly alleviated that concern. He drove to Bluffton as needed to meet with me and/or attend depositions, etc. He is a true professional that actually cares about you!
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Posted by Susan | July 27, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
David Savage
I was struck by a car in Charleston, and I needed help from a local attorney (I live in Georgia). I discovered the AVVO rating website which led me to David. He knew exactly how I should proceed and immediately offered his help and advice to move the process along. Within an hour, he had contacted the at fault motorist's insurance company who then contacted me. He genuinely seems to care about me and my family.
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Posted by Laurie | June 24, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experience Counts!
I was injured in a multi-car accident and was getting nowhere dealing with multiple insurance companies all wanting to blame each other. David took the reins and handled the insurance companies, so I could take care of my injuries. His experience shined through and he walked me through every step of the litigation process. I couldn't have been happier with his professionalism, expertise, and results. I highly recommend David Savage.
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Posted by A.Grant | June 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Only attorney I would ever recommend for bodily injury
About 4 years ago I was involved in a horrific accident that left me with painful injuries. I was hit by a uninsured motorist in a head on collision. A broken pelvis, shattered hip and dislocated knee are some of the injuries that I suffered. initially I hired a different attorney who only went after the insurance company and told me there is nothing else that can be done for my case. I left alone but I was very disappointed in the results. About 3 years later a friend of mine mentioned David Savage to me and explained his experience in the matter. I decided to give him a call to see what could be done for me and my situation. After the initial consultation and doing some research in his part he made it very clear that someone else is also to blame. He also mentioned to me that I came to him right before the 3 year "statue of limitations" mark arrived and if want results we needed to act fast. His diligence and persistence thought the ENTIRE case proved to me that I chose the right man for the job. He made it very clear that I had 2 jobs, "Stay out of trouble and have patience with me". I never would have dreamed of the results that I got working with him based to off of the first attorney I hired. "There my be an attorney there thats smarter than me but there is no attorney that will out work me"
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Posted by Leanna | May 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
David worked closely with me in a medical malpractice lawsuit that was successful. He was always professional, available and very knowledgeable... he is able to read other people very well and gives sound advice. I would highly reccommend him for any personal injury claim. Highly respected and well-known in this community... one of the best!
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Posted by anonymous | September 22, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney
Mr. Savage represented me on an auto accident case where I was t-boned. He made me feel safe and secure. He kept me well informed as we were going through this process and walked me through the Property Damage process. In the end, he made sure that things worked out to my favor and I was extremely happy with the outcome of my situation. The process was quick and painless because he handled everything for me and took the worries away from me.
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Posted by Jordan | July 21, 2015
Great experience and great results!
I recently worked with David Savage on a personal injury case and couldn't be happier with the final disbursement I received. David is very very thorough and made sure I understood the entire process. It was my first time involved in a personal injury case and I was always a little wary of the lawyers I saw on billboards and commercials. David Savage is nothing like these types of people and is very upfront and trustworthy. I would definitely recommend using him if you need a personal injury lawyer!
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Posted by Anya | March 30, 2015
Enthusiastic. Enlightening. Persistent.
David inspired me to pursue justice; his genuine passion in law is greatly shown on how quickly and proficiently he responds to all of my unexperienced questions.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-33%

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2016.

Public Reprimand issued in SC, 2016
updated on 02/01/2017

Public reprimand means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State gives the lawyer a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

Work Experience

  • Lead attorney
  • Law Office of David L. Savage
  • 2014 - Present
  • Of Counsel Personal Injury Litigator
  • Thurmond Kirshner Timbes Yelverton
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Civil Litigator for the firm
  • Savage and Savage
  • 1990 - 2012
  • Captain - Judge Advocate
  • USMC Judge Advocate General Corps
  • 1987 - 1990
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Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • Naval Justice School
  • Judge Advocate
  • 1987
  • College of Charleston
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Estate of (John Doe) vs Gene's Haufbrau
  • settled for $2,750,000
  • Estate of Shannon Elwood vs Banks Construction
  • Verdict in favor of Plaintiff $2,700,000.00
  • Manass vs Camp Bob Cooper
  • Verdict in favor of the Claimants in the total amount of $1,000,000.00

Associations

  • Best South Carolina attorneys
  • member
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Superlawyers
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2015
  • Best lawyers in America
  • member
  • 2007 - 2015
  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • member
  • 1990 - 2015
  • South Carolina Association for Justice
  • member
  • 1990 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2010
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2009
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2008
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2007
  • USMC Commandant's Award
  • USMC
  • 1987
  • Order of the Coif
  • University of South Carolina school of Law
  • 1987
  • American Jurisprudence Award
  • University of South Carolina school of Law
  • 1987
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Publications

  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • South Carolina Dram Shop Litigation: A Practice Guide
  • 2016
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • Technology in the Courtroom
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys' Summer Meeting
  • Civil Litigation From the Plaintiff's Perspective
  • 2017
  • CLE
  • South Carolina Dram Shop Litigation
  • 2016
  • Charleston County Bar Association, CLE Committee
  • Dramshop litigation in South Carolina-what works for me
  • 2011
  • South Carolina annual civil law update
  • Technology in the Courtroom
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (10)
Endorse David
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've worked with and against him for years and the simple fact is that David is in a small, elite group who are considered the very best trial lawyers in South Carolina. He separates himself from the rank and file by the depth of his knowledge and experience, his laser focus on maximizing value for his clients, and most particularly by the incredible strategic approach he brings to the case. He's seen it all, done it all, and has the confidence that comes with that kind of track record. For a serious matter--a tractor-trailer accident, a horrific instance of nursing home abuse, a bad brain injury, a person killed by a drunk driver who has been over served by an establishment--David is the go to guy."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known and worked with David professionally for several years. He is a respected member of the bar and is held in high esteem by his colleagues. I believe him to be a competent, knowledgeable and professional attorney who maintains the highest ethical standards and works tirelessly for his clients. I would not hesitate to refer a personal injury or dram shop matter to him."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David Savage is a very skilled and diligent attorney. He is always well prepared and takes his clients’ needs quite seriously. If you are in need of personal injury representation, I strongly recommend David."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"David is a former marine and it shows. I've talked to defense lawyers about David and they say "he puts on a lot of pressure"; a friend of mine had a tragedy in their lives and needed help, they said that David "took control"; I have personally worked with David on cases, and his tactical planning on cases is a big influence for me. David is a strong advocate for his clients. He's one of the best."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a tenacious and highly-skilled advocate. I defended several cases against David during my time as insurance defense counsel and he always fought hard for his client's interests. David also displayed a tireless work ethic, investigating all aspects of a case for his client's benefit. I highly recommend and endorse him for personal injury and accident cases."
Car accident Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've known David for over 20 years and when a friend of mine's son was involved in a terrible accident, David was the clear choice to pursue his claim. David pours his heart and soul into every case he handles and will leave no stone unturned in his pursuit of his clients' interests."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse David. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Charleston Car accident Lawyer David L. Savage
David L. Savage
Car accident Attorney
Charleston, SC
Licensed for 36 years
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2016. See details