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Daryn Barker

Divorce and separation Attorney at Mount Pleasant, SC

5.0   16 reviews

also known as Daryn Ruth Barker, Daryn R. Barker

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  • Licensed for 6 years
    State SC
    Acquired 2017
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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PROVIDING LEGAL COUNSEL THAT GOES BEYOND YOUR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE

Daryn R. Barker is named for her Uncle Darren, a creative liberty for a female that saw her listed as “male” on every school year’s initial roll. Daryn earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of South Carolina. After college, she worked with foster children at Epworth Children’s Home in Columbia, South Carolina before returning to school to pursue her Juris Doctor.

Daryn received her Juris Doctor and Children’s Law Certificate from the University of South Carolina School of Law, where she was honored as the recipient of the South Carolina Bar Foundation’s prestigious I.M. Goldberg Award for her demonstrated commitment to family law. While in school, Daryn served as an Editor of the Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Journal, an extern to the Honorable Judge Dorothy Mobley Jones of the Richland County Family Court, and a volunteer Guardian ad Litem.

In 2019 Daryn earned the prestigious American Bar Association certificate for Family Law Trial Advocacy. She has received the Client Champion Award from Martindale-Hubbell for six (6) consecutive years, winning a Gold distinction in 2023. This honor is earned by less than 1% of attorneys and based on amazing client reviews! In 2022 and 2023, Daryn was recognized as Legal Elite in Family Law by Charleston Business Magazine.

Daryn has a passion for helping others and works with determination to achieve the best possible outcome for her clients.
Daryn lives with her husband in the Charleston area, where they enjoy the water with fishing, kayaking, and bird watching. In their spare time, they enjoy traveling and exploring the sights and foods of other countries.

Location

Daryn Barker
1051 Chuck Dawley Boulevard
Mount Pleasant, SC, 29464

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Posted by anonymous | October 10, 2023
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Divorced Lawyer
I will definitely recommend Daryn to anyone who is looking for a good honest strong and very smart lawyer . She listened and fight for her client to get what they deserved like my case . I am very satisfied for the end - final results . She is very affordable. I have fixed income and she took me as her client , helped me so much thru the process .
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Posted by Mathew | November 30, 2022
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She is HER
Daryn was the only attorney to take the time to hear my case in person. She was just as determined as I was to protect my parental rights. Her professionalism is unparalleled and her knowledge of family is unmatched; she truly has no equal and stands head and shoulders amongst her peers.
Posted by Susan | November 18, 2022
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Miracle worker
My nightmare went on due Covid & court delays caused by my ex for almost 5 years. Throughout that time, Daryn, Andrew, and April, did amazing. Constant & quick communication whenever I had a problem, question, or any time anything arose. When D-day finally started, Daryn & Andrew were awesome. I was so scared for the possibility of losing because I didn’t want to get my hopes up, but they spent hours with me getting me ready, helping my witnesses gain confidence (with all of us having severe anxiety issues this is not easy trust me). Daryn always had my children’s best interest at heart, and never let even the smallest things like my ex forgetting their birthdays escape her cross examination. She took every opportunity to reassure me that we would be fine, we were prepared, and did SO much work and research to keep it that way. I will warn you, always be honest with her. Even if it won’t make you look good, trust me, she can work amazingly, but she can’t help overcome what she doesn’t know about. This process is not an easy one, but I will say it was made much better with her beside me. She was an absolute bulldog, never letting up. Trust me when I say, especially with kids, you want her on your side with you, not across from you. Andrew became involved towards the end of my case, but was amazing to offer fresh eyes and different ways of looking at things. Everyone always made sure me and my boys were good, and helped with any suggestions they could think of to make our case that much stronger. I got visitation ordered just the way I wanted, and I’m convinced this firm made the difference in that happening. I can never thank them enough for making my first holidays post divorce the best to come and finally ending my nightmare.
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Posted by Destiny | October 25, 2022
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Poised & Proper
Daryn is who you want on your team! Poised, proper, and attentive. I was nervous about retaining a lawyer however, that went out the window when I saw how invested Daryn was in my case. Her paralegal April is also just as professional and responsive.
Posted by Kristen | January 24, 2022
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Daryn Barker - A Lawyer That You Need
I will never forget what Daryn has done for me. She’s given my children and I protection, provision and peace in our lives. From the moment I spoke with her, I knew she had a genuine interest in my case and would work hard to fight for me and my family. She worked tirelessly to prepare my case. She won me full custody of my children and got me a high amount of support from the judge. In a time when I was terrified and scared of what was next, Daryn walked before me confidently and put my fears to rest. She never once failed to handle each matter with care and aggression. She’s been completely indispensable to me. I could not have hired a more dedicated, professional and aggressive lawyer. If I had to do this over, I would hire her again. Daryn is my rescuer in this horrible season of my life. I could not thank her enough.
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Posted by Lori | January 24, 2022
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Divorce
Daryn Barker with Barker Family Law did a fabulous job representing me during my divorce. She represented me well in court, and during a very difficult mediation. Her communication was fantastic, and she made sure I was as prepared as possible for the difficult journey of divorce after being married for 32 years. She's a bulldog and doesn't back down when faced with difficult spouses. She was reassuring and impeccably prepared for whatever was thrown our way. I'm incredibly blessed to have been referred to her, and have already sent multiple people her way. If you find yourself in a toxic marriage as I did, you can't go wrong hiring Daryn. She's brilliant in every sense of the word.
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Posted by Jeff | October 8, 2021
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Attorney
Ms. Barker is a phenomenal family law attorney. She is diligent, competent, and meticulous in every step she takes. I also appreciate her integrity. Highly recommend.
Posted by Christie | June 21, 2021
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Professional, Tough and Honest Divorce Attorney
I never thought I would need to hire a divorce attorney and then I found myself telling details of my marriage to Attorney Daryn Barker. From the first moment I sat in her office, she treated me with dignity and respect. She was honest with me about all of my options and told me all of the pros and cons to each of them. She kept me calm and at peace when everything was crumbling at my feet. Daryn and her Paralegal, April were always quick to respond and for my situation that was priceless.
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Posted by Joshua | September 10, 2020
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Best attorney in Charleston!
I wish I hired Daryn 18 months earlier. That's how long it took me to realize I needed someone to fight for me, to listen to me, and to explain my rights as a Father to me. Divorce is terrible. It's emotional, confusing and expensive. Daryn, AKA #TheCloser, transformed those into stability, clarity and value. My case had drug on for 18 months before I had the courage to retain new counsel... it only took her 4 days to negotiate the settlement and have it turn out favorably on my behalf. Four days! That is miracle working speed. I do not know how she does it and I don't really need to know- all I know is that I'm grateful. Grateful for her expertise, grateful for her strategic mind and most importantly grateful for her customer service. Having communications returned in a day? Having expectations set and met? Laughing and having fun with the negotiations? I truly didn't know any of that was possible. She is truly a worth her weight in Gold. If you're exhausted, confused or hopeless in your legal situation- just call her. It really can be an easier process. There is a reason she has a perfect rating- cause she earns it and walks the walk! Thank you Daryn!
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Posted by Tony | November 6, 2019
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She’s just different!
So I’ve been in a situation for a while with the mother of my children which I will not go into deep detail about, however on September 25th, 2019 I was granted legal joint custody for my awesome children. Moving forward the mother had left the state of South Carolina prior to the hearing on 9/25, and with that being her 8th move in 5 different states I figured I would still have the upper hand. Wrong! So I decided to reach out to Ms. Daryn Barker for legal advice and I explained the entire situation and also scanned my court docs over for her to review. Note: I’m an African American Man and it pleases me to see Caucasian Americans who care about African American fathers having major roles in their children’s lives especially male children. Moving forward, so we spoke the same day I reached out (surprisingly) and I could feel the passion and pain she had after hearing my situation. She listened and listened more and gave me honest answers along with sympathy. Ms. Daryn Barker then told me she’s going to review and look into a few things later that evening about my case and get back to me the following day. She kept her word and we spoke about the situation the next day. Now although she wouldn’t be able to assist me because of a certain law in place (mom) has been gone for more than 6 months out of the state, however she gave me the best answer she could and I followed up the same day with the Clerk of Court in Florida where (mom) is located to get it resolved and what do you know boom all I have to do is get the order registered so it’ll be enforced, because (mom) is has been giving me an extremely hard time. There’s no words to express the gratitude I have for this woman/lady/superstar lawyer! Now understand this she offers a free consultation, I offered to pay she refused I offered again she refused again, and her last words were “I care about people” need I say more! Thank you, God is truly going to deliver prosperity and longevity in your life, and there’s no weapon formed against you shall prosper and that’s something you can count on! Be well.
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Posted by Leslie | September 23, 2019
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Amazing
Daryn has been a God send! She worked with me every step of the way since I live in Texas. I recommend her to anyone who is going through a custody battle. She helped me gain sole custody of my son. I will never be able to thank her enough.
Posted by Donna | August 17, 2019
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Thankful!!
The service we received from Daryn Barker during a challenging time was so far above and beyond. Daryn is competent, prepared and thorough!! She also genuinely cares about her clients, and she devotes her exceptional skills to insure the best outcome possible for them. We are very thankful that Daryn was able to secure 100% custody when we were being challenged. She is an exceptional lawyer.
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Posted by Karis | August 8, 2019
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Daryn Barker is my hero!
I was terrified of what was to come just a few short months ago. I wasn’t expecting, after 6 years, for my child’s father to suddenly want custody of our daughter. I shut down, and felt like I couldn’t function. I was scared, but the second Daryn walked into the conference room to meet me, she brought peace to the whole situation. She is extremely professional, and as soon as I met her, I knew she was going to fight for me. She made me feel like what was important to me, was just as important to her. She has been honest, and ensured I understood the reality of the situation. I didn’t realize how much time and effort she put into my case until I saw how little my ex’s lawyer put into his case. I know God had his hand in the situation, and still does, and I am so thankful for Daryn and her team.
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Posted by chris | May 18, 2018
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Awesome
Words cannot express how great and awesome Daryn handled my case. Very well prepared, completed everything super quick and accurate, just did an all around outstanding job. I would definitely recommend her to anybody in need to help their case. Thank you Daryn, I appreciate everything you have done!!
Posted by Carl | April 23, 2018
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Transgender name change
We consulted then hired her to handle name change. Took care of it like she said she would. Easy to work with and understanding. I would go back to her. Awesome attorney over all.
Posted by Kate | March 14, 2018
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Amazing!
Daryn, you are wonderful, sweet and so smart! You definitely are a go-getter and know what you are doing! You have made this whole process for me comfortable and put my anxiety about it to ease! You are great and would be my first recommendation to anyone!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Barker Family Law
  • 2017 - Present
  • Judicial Extern to the Honorable Judge Dorothy Mobley Jones
  • South Carolina Family Court
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Intern
  • Douglas A. Barker Family Law
  • 2016 - 2016

Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor; Children's Law Certificate
  • 2017
  • University of South Carolina
  • B.A., Psychology
  • 2012

Associations

  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • South Carolina Bar, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • South Carolina Bar Young Lawyer's Division
  • Chairwoman
  • 2019 - 2021
  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - 2021
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2023 Client Champion
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2023
  • 2022 Legal Elite- Top Vote
  • Charleston Business Magazine
  • 2022
  • 2022 Client Champion
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2022
  • 2021 Client Champion
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2021
  • Top 40 Young Lawyer
  • National Alliance of Women in Law
  • 2019
  • Completion of Family Law Trial Skills Advocacy Program
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy/American Bar Association
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • I.M. Goldberg Award
  • South Carolina Bar Foundation
  • 2017
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (7)
Endorse Daryn
Family Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Daryn is great attorney who truly cares about her clients. Strongly recommend."
Family Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Daryn is an incredibly driven and intelligentt attorney. I gladly endorse her for any and all domestic issues in the Charleston, SC area."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Daryn is intelligent, hard-working, and diligent. She does a fantastic job for her clients."
Mount Pleasant Divorce and separation Lawyer Daryn Barker
Daryn Barker
Divorce and separation Attorney
Mount Pleasant, SC
Licensed for 6 years
Virtual consultation available