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I help good people who are going through difficult times.  Those difficult times may be because of a divorce, criminal charges or an automobile accident. Regardless of what has happened my job is to help my clients find the best way to get the best outcome possible given the situation.

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
• Adoptions / Assisted Reproductive Technology
• Criminal Defense (DUI, Drug Charges, Violent Crime, Computer Crime)
• Personal Injury (Injuries caused by an Automobile Wreck)

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Family: 60%
  2. Adoption: 40%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($250-300/hour), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

5 total 

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  • Nora Riva Bergman

    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.

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    Nora Bergman
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  • J. Benjamin Stevens

    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.

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    J. Benjamin Stevens Divorce and separation Attorney
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Contact info

Collins & Chryst, P.C.

135 South Main Street
Suite 300
Greenville, SC, 29601

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NCActive200606/04/2016
SCGood Standing199807/03/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV Preeminent Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Preeminent Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
GraduateLeadership Spartanbrug2010
AV Preeminent Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerCollins Law Firm, P.C.2011 - Present
PartnerLawrence Rudasill & Collins, P.A.2010 - 2011
PartnerSinclair & Collins, LLC2006 - 2010
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2011 - Present
Greeneville Chamber of CommerceMember2011 - Present
Spartanburg Chamber of CommerceMember2009 - Present
North Carolina Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2006 - Present
South Carolina Association for JusticeMember2005 - Present
American Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember1998 - Present
South Carolina Bar, Family Law CouncilMember1998 - Present
American Bar Association, Law Practice Management SectionMember1998 - Present
Spartanburg County Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Bowers v. BowersAFFIRMED IN PART, REVERSED IN PART, AND MODIFIED IN PART
SC DSS v. Sheila P.AFFIRMED
SC DSS v. Mary C. and Daniel C.AFFIRMED IN PART and REVERSED IN PART
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of South Carolina and Clemson UniversityN/AMasters of Public Administration1999
University of South Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of South Carolina, UpstateCriminal JusticeBS - Bachelor of Science1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Mental Health Evidence in DivorceMental Health Evidence in Divorce2010
Advanced Family LawA Closer Look at Paternity Disputes2010
Hot Tips from the Coolest Domestic LawyersThe Law of Assisted Reproductive Technology in South Carolina2009
Family Law From A to ZLegal Update: A Year in Review-Custody and Visitation Rights2009
Child Custody from A to Z: In the Child’s Best InterestMaking the Best of Custody Mediation and Parenting Coordinators2009
Advanced Issues in DivorceChild Custody, Child Support and Cases Involving Domestic Violence2009
Your Family Law Practice in the 21st CenturyChild Custody, Child Support, Adoptions2008