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James Reynolds Danko

Litigation Attorney at Charleston, SC

5.0   4 reviews

About James

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James Reynolds Danko is the Managing Attorney of Danko Law LLC.  James' qualifications and experiences make him an ideal attorney for any legal problem, especially real estate, design, or construction. 

 

 

Background

 

After obtaining his Bachelor of Civil Engineering from Vanderbilt University, James Reynolds Danko started his career in Atlanta, Georgia working for an international general contractor and architectural firm.  He worked as a project engineer providing construction management services for major new construction and renovation projects. He continued his education by obtaining his Master of Science in Building Construction from Georgia Tech. Through practical work experience and formal education he was able to develop a keen understanding of the principles and processes involved in building design and construction. It was also here that he developed an appreciation for the pervasiveness of law and the ability to resolve complex disputes. This appreciation for the law and dispute resolution led James to pursue his career in law.


James chose to broaden his exposure and leverage his education and experience by attending law school at Santa Clara University in California. James continued to gain knowledge and credentials by utilizing his construction background to become a licensed general contractor, construction manager, residential builder, and home inspector. After being away for over a decade, James returned to his home state of South Carolina thoroughly prepared to practice Law. 

 

 

Education

Santa Clara School of Law, Juris Doctor

Georgia Institute of Technology, Master of Science in Building Construction

Vanderbilt University, Bachelor of Civil & Environmental Engineering

 

 

Bar Admissions

South Carolina

 

 

Licenses

SC General Contractor

SC Construction Manager

SC Residential Builder

SC Home Inspector

Licensed for 8 years
State SC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2014
Updated 08/13/2017

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

Contact James

Danko Law LLC
23 Broad St.
Charleston, SC, 29401

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Posted by Tracy | May 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wait till you hear this! And yes, it's about a Lawyer! You won't believe it!
I tried to get a Lawyer to help me with an issue I felt was was reasonable here in Charleston, SC. No one help. I contacted Mr. James Danko, Attorney at Law in downtown Charleston, SC. Now for anyone that knows Charleston SC, they would know that all the best things are downtown. This is especially true with legal services, but all the "best things" have very high prices (especially legal services), so you can understand my concern that a "downtown" lawyer would want to speak with me when all the others would not let me in the door. Mr. Danko and I met. I was very impressed. Not only did he feel that I had "more than a chance" to win my issue, but he also would take the case. Here's one of the things you won't believe. He took my case for a fraction of what he normally would have charged. How do I know this? I shopped around! Let's put it this way, what he charged me, would not have paid for his "post-it's". Although he never said a word about it, I'm sure he felt for me and my issue personally, and the fact that I am a retired disabled american veteran also had something to do with it. I'm pretty good at reading people, and I'm seldom wrong (at least about that). He actual gave a damn and I was not wrong. Mr. Danko proceeded to work his butt off for me and my issue. He kept me informed at every step in the process and consulted with me about every detail. Unfortunately I did not win my case, but it had NOTHING to do with the skills and expertise of Mr. Danko. He did everything that could have been done, but the Judge in charge, ruled against Mr. Danko at every turn. The actual reason I did not win my case was my fault, not Mr. Danko's. If I had brought a better "prepared" case to Mr. Danko, with all my "ducks in a row", I would have won, but what I had was not enough. Now for the other part you won't believe. A few weeks at my case was all said and done, I received an order/judgment against me for the Legal fees of the defendant. That's right. Not only did I lose my case, I had to pay the Attorney Fees for the defendant! I could not believe it, but guess what happened? Mr. Danko took responsibility for that judgment! You heard right. My Lawyer, Mr. James Danko, felt it was his fault I received that judgement. Now I have never had much use for Lawyers, and my feelings about them as a group has never been that high, but I will tell you this, as long as I'm alive and as long as Mr. Danko practices law (and I can reach him), Mr. Danko will be my lawyer. He will also be the lawyer I recommend to everyone that will stand still long enough. Mr. Danko is a Lawyer in downtown Charleston, SC. He deserves every dime he charges. One time he helped an old fat man that could not afford him. He lost money. He gained a friend.
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Posted by Jill | March 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
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James was professional and informative from the first day. We feel that we could not have any better service from another attorney,James has gone beyond anything we would expect with the handling of our case. Would recommend him without any reservations at all you will be completely satisfied with him!
Posted by anonymous | January 16, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great expertise
I consulted Mr. Danko regarding a dispute that occurred after closing of a recent real estate purchase. He got me in to talk with him very quickly, performed a thorough review of the situation and the supporting documentation, and discussed a full range of options available to me. He spent 2 hours discussing the pros and cons of each option (some of which I hadn't even previously considered), and gave me his advice regarding the matter. I was able to proceed confidently, knowing that if I needed to hire him to pursue further legal action, I would be well-represented by someone who is well-versed on the matter and a true advocate for my position. I would certainly recommend him to anyone needing legal advice or representation in real-estate matters, and will not hesitate to return to him again should I have any need to do so in future.
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Posted by REO Resources, LLC. | June 30, 2015
Great Job, looking forward to your continuing help!
James, has been particularly efficient and effective in assisting our real estate partnerships with property sales, leases negotiations and handled construction close-out issues. Recently he’s helped in lender negotiations and a new loan closing. Great Job, looking forward to your continuing help!

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-300 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 6.8 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Danko Law LLC
  • 2014 - Present

Education

  • Santa Clara University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 2009
  • Vanderbilt University
  • BE - Bachelor of Engineering
  • 2007

Associations

  • South Carolina Bar
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Urban Land Institute
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • 2015 Young Leader Partnership Forum
  • Urban Land Institute
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
Litigation Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Danko is very knowlegeable about how to conduct himself and his case in court to achieve the best possible results for his client. And who can argue with an awesome beard like that??? I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"From what I have seen, Attorney Danko provides solid and reliable legal advice that clients can rely on. I would trust this attorney to provide clients with the advice that is in their best interests both for legal and practical purposes."
Construction and development Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"James is a wonderful attorney and incredibly knowledgeable. His background in engineering and construction gives him a great advantage when navigating the world of all things real estate. He is also very pleasant and easy to work with!"
General practice
Charleston Litigation Lawyer James Reynolds Danko
James Reynolds Danko
Litigation Attorney
Charleston, SC
Licensed for 8 years