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David Scott Ballard

Criminal defense Attorney at Fayetteville, GA

4.2   10 reviews

also known as David Ballard, David S. Ballard

  • Licensed for 12 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active Member in 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.

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

Location

Ballard Law Office, L.L.C.
113 Glynn Street S.
Fayetteville, GA, 30124

Reviews

4.2 / 5.0
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Posted by Mark | December 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Job
David did an excellent job on my Chapter 7. It is clear that he has the experience and knowledge to handle bankruptcy cases well. He also has an excellent rapport, is responsive to email, does not rush you in meetings, and keeps you up to date as your case progresses. I highly recommended him if you need to file bankruptcy. I would like to add that I consulted a total of 5 lawyers, and I chose David based on our initial meeting. I am happy to say that I made a wise choice going with him.
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Posted by Crystal | December 15, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Bringing a family together
After a horrible divorce from my children's father & even worse time with custody issues following several court appearences, my husband and I said enough was enough. We weren't sure who would help or or where to turn, but something told us to go talk with David Ballard. Not only did he sit down & talk with us at length about what was needed, he explained everything in detail letting us know we had a long road ahead. David went above and beyond for us, going as far as going to where my children's father was incarcerated when he agreed to sign over his parental rights. When a snag in the process caught us all by surprise he jumped into action to get things handled with the expertise you grow to know is that of David Ballard & his passion for what he does. From March to August 2016 David worked with us, and in the end sat in the judges chambers as my husband adopted our sons, giving us a new life & a start as a true family of 4. David helped give my boys something they never truly had, and that's a loving caring father that not only loved them as his own but was legally theirs as well. Our case was complex but nothing that David couldn't handle, which made us comfortable & very assured that we never had anything to worry about. The process from start to finish was stress free for my husband & I. When we were needed for something, communication was always effortless & times to come into the office were always convienant for us. There were many times the office stayed open late so David could meet with us after my husband got off work, which doesn't happen often with other businesses. I will never be able to thank David Ballard enough for making my family complete, & giving us the gift he did by making legal what we had know in our hearts for a long time.
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Posted by Stanley | October 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Greatest
For 2 years I dealt with a felony theft by taking case in Fayetteville, Ga! Every step of the way David and Krystal made sure I was ok first and received all information in regards to my case! They treated me like family from day one and reassured me everything was going to be okay! My case was dropped by the DA on October 18, 2021 at 0900 hours. I’m still lost of words as I’m typing this review, With David Ballard as your lawyer you are getting a person who cares first, and will do everything in his power to get your case dropped! I can’t thank David Ballard enough for his help, the only thing he asked me to do after he got my case dropped was to write a good review on him! Please believe wherever you see David Ballard and reviews you are gonna see my name somewhere with the best review!!!! Thanks again David!!!!
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Posted by EJ | October 10, 2019
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E.J. Johnson
David S. Ballard handled a case for me in fayette county and moved to another county. He was professional and very knowledgeable. He made me feel like I was his top priority. He worked tirelessly on my case and my results far exceeded my expectations! He is very caring and takes time to explain things to you. He is a brilliant lawyer!
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Posted by Ernie | April 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Making best of court case
On my first appointment with David Ballard, I felt that both him and his staff made me feel at ease and comfortable while in the office. David over exceeded my expectations and made me feel like my needs were being taken care of above the basic. He worked for me and my case, and remained professional throughout. I would highly recommend David to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | August 23, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent personalilty with Ethic
I did not hire this attorney however I must say had I wound up needing one or if we do , this would be our guy. Excellent personality via message with over the top ethic that is very easily noted even through just a few communications via message. He was a sense of comfort also just reaching out to him and being able to get some peace in knowing he was there. Also I liked that he was not pushy in any way or intimidating.
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Posted by Glenda | January 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Litigation
David Ballard did an excellent job in resolving my case in PTC. Going to Court was all new to me, and he went out of his way to, not only defend me, but to put me at ease as much as possible.
Posted by Austin | December 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client
David Ballard represented me in filing a law suit. He listened, he advised and he is knowledgeable. Great representation.
Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Money Grabber
Hired him on Thursday my court date was on that Tuesday from Friday to Monday I couldn't get anytime with him to go over the case he was to busy after he got paid I seen him on the day of court and he didn't know the cast and had no plan of attack with no strategy no where to be found,, I lost but he had time for my money tho
Response from David Ballard November 19, 2021
Although this is an anonymous review, I believe I can identify the former client. I will say that I was hired on a Thursday to represent this individual in a matter set to occur on Tuesday the following week. Although I only had limited time to prepare for court, I DID meet with this gentleman at my office for an extended period of time, reviewed documents and evidence he presented, and attempted (without success) to interview potential witnesses. At court, I tried my best to obtain the most favorable outcome permitted by the facts and law. I did the best I could for this gentleman at the hearing and I regret I was unable to get a better result. I wish him the best going forward.
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Posted by anonymous | March 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Disgruntled client
Retained this attorney or firm and was extremely disappointed in representation, as my case never made it to court! Hire this firm only if you have money to burn. They dragged their feet on my case.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Kelley, Lovett & Blakey, P.C.
  • 2011 - 2016

Education

  • University of Georgia School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • University of Georgia
  • Master of Public Administration
  • 2007

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re Ray, 2012 Bankr. LEXIS 5718
  • Successful
  • In re Gonzalez, 2012 Bankr. LEXIS 5369
  • Successful
  • In re Dean, 470 B.R. 643
  • Successful

Associations

  • Georgia Military College
  • Adjunct Professor
  • 2017 - Present
  • Peachtree City Rotary Club
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Peachtree Club Condos HOA
  • Secretary
  • 2017 - Present
  • Fayette County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2017 - Present
  • Fayette County Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 2016 - Present
  • Fayette County Bar Association
  • Secretary
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Fayette County Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Joseph Henry Lumpkin American Inn of Court
  • 2010 - 2011
  • University of Georgia School of Law Honor Court
  • Chief Investigator
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law
  • Executive Board Member
  • 2009 - 2011
  • UGA Law Moot Court Team
  • Member, Student Coach
  • 2009 - 2011
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Honors and Awards

  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • William King Meadow Award
  • University of Georgia School of Law
  • 2011
  • Outstanding Moot Court Board Member
  • University of Georgia School of Law
  • 2011
  • Public Interest Fellowship Award
  • University of Georgia School of Law
  • 2011
  • Moot Court Tournament Winner
  • Hulsey-Kimbrell Tournament
  • 2010
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • University of Georgia
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • The People's Law School
  • Bankruptcy Basics
  • 2018
  • Fayette County Bar Association CLE
  • Intersection of Bankruptcy and Divorce
  • 2016
  • Middle District of Georgia Bankruptcy CLE
  • Recent Developments in Chapter 7
  • 2015
  • Annual Fayette County Bar CLE - Lake Lanier
  • BAPCPA: Ten Years Later
  • 2015
  • Middle District of GA Bankruptcy Law Institute
  • Chapter 7 Case Update
  • 2014
  • Fayette County Bar CLE
  • Bankruptcy 101
  • 2014
  • 16th Annual Bankruptcy Law Seminar
  • Georgia Life Insurance Exemptions
  • 2013
  • Middle District of Georgia Bankruptcy CLE
  • Chapter 7 & 12 Case Update
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (14)
Endorse David
Family Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I had the pleasure of working with David when he was a law clerk. His determination and willingness to go above and beyond for clients was impressive. Now that we have cases against each other, I can say that David continues his hard work for clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I'm proud to say I have known David for many years, and I don't know anyone who is more knowledgeable about bankruptcy than David. I have learned enough about bankruptcy from David to know that I should send all of my clients needing services in this area to David. You will not be disappointed if you retain David's services."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 26
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"David is an excellent attorney. I highly recommend him. He worked for me while he was a law student, and he was excellent. I knew from early on he would make a great attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse David. He comes from a family of outstanding attorneys and he has continued the tradition of Ballard legal excellence. Not only will you get great representation from David, you will thoroughly enjoy working with him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David approaches the law like a giant puzzle. He wants to meticulously FIT all pieces into the picture before he shows up for his client. This is the mark of a great lawyer, and for this reason --- preparedness, David is an attorney for Fayette County and surrounding areas. Being on his feet, in court, is where he excels. His tenacity and thirst to KNOW THE LAW will surprise many of his opponents."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse David. He is well respected among fellow lawyers."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Friend
"David is a very skilled litigator - he is knowledgable, always well prepared and charismatic. What sets David apart from other lawyers is how genuinely caring and interested he is in his clients and the challenges they face. I fully recommend David."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"David Ballard is a fantastic attorney both in the courtroom and in the office."
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Criminal defense
Divorce and separation
Contracts and agreements
Bankruptcy and debt
Real estate
Bankruptcy and debt
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Personal injury
Personal injury
Criminal defense
Bankruptcy and debt

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Fayetteville Criminal defense Lawyer David Scott Ballard
David Scott Ballard
Criminal defense Attorney
Fayetteville, GA
Licensed for 12 years