Posted by Cjira
In 2013, my ex husband filed a false court order abruptly keeping my child in Georgia after Summer visitation. I was immediately referred to the Manely Firm, where I was assigned David Purvis. I can never properly express my gratitude to everyone at the Manely Firm, but mostly David, for the manner in which my case was handled.
David and Michael Manely took me on in a very emotional state, explained how and why my ex husband filed the paperwork he did, and how they were going to correct it. Instead of engaging in dirty tactics with the opposing council, David took the high road throughout the entire course of our case. He made sure the judge heard only the facts and as a result I now, once again, have primary custody of my child. He was also recently able to help recover a portion of my attorney's fees.
Not only was David easily accessible, engaged, professional and thorough during the course of our case, he was also extremely compassionate and understanding. I could not imagine having another attorney or firm represent us, ever.
Posted by Kevin Bridges
David represented me in a case whereby my ex wife was seeking to move my children 5hrs away - which would have affected my critical weekday visitation. David won my case. But HOW he won it is worth mentioning. While the opposing attorney relied on the time-worn tactics of 'muddying the waters," defaming me, and generally throwing stones to see which landed, David stuck to the facts, cited precedent and handled himself with superb professionalism with the court and witnesses. As others have mentioned, David's personal qualities are also to be admired; genuinely kind natured and concerned about the real lives affected by the outcome of the case. Winning these cases can be difficult for men even when the facts are on their side. I am extremely grateful (as are my kids) to have found such a quality person and talented attorney to represent me.
Posted by Randy
I wanted to take this opportunity to provide a very positive rating for Mr. Purvis. Although the divorce case between my spouse and I should have been very straight forward/simplistic (ie: no children or custody issues), there were times that my spouse became quite irrational and caused our case to move from uncontested to contested. Mr Purvis' experience and knowlegde assured me this was not only unfortunate and unnecessary, but was confident it could still be pursued as uncontested divorce. Mr Purvis immediately began discussing the case with my spouses attorney. As a result, Mr Purvis' ability to ultimately reverse our case to an uncontested status and achieve an agreeable settlement was successful. Mr. Purvis could have proceeded down a very lengthy and costly road given the circumstances. However, he put my best interests first and represented me very well with a harmonious outcome. Even with the unnecessary circumstances that surrounded my divorce case as a result of an irrational spouse, the cost to me was minimal and was charged based only on what was ultimately required. Mr Purvis responded very quickly to all of my email correspondence and helped me maintain a positive focus of the endstate. I was assured from the beginning this would be handled to my satisfaction and can attest to the fact Mr Purvis will put all his future clients best interests first. I want to thank Mr Purvis and his staff for helping me and will be sure to recommend him/the firm to other's that may need quality litigation or just advice regarding divorce proceedings. Thanks Dave!
Posted by Randy
I filled for a no fault divorce and attorney Purvis was not only very affordable in his fees but also timely in responding back to any questions I had for him. He even went as far as to help get me the document to transfer the deed to my rental property into my ex-wife's name. I am glad I found a way to hire a lawyer without paying a fortune in fees. I would recommend him to everyone in need of a good lawyer.
Posted by Jon
Mr. Purvis is a very understanding person, not just your average lawyer. He kept me informed throughout the entire process,and answered every question with a very thorough answer. Not only was he able to take my case he also made me feel like I had somebody looking out for my best interest! If I ever need legal counsel again I know where to turn!
Posted by Paul
He may have been on top of his game when he was fresh, but my experience wasn't anywhere near as good as the reviews I found. (Which is why I hired him) I liked his demeanor, and he seemed quite confident. He knew my wife's attorney, and I believe that was the downfall for my case. He kept saying that her attorney was fair, and reasonable making her easy to negotiate with since I wanted to be fair and reasonable. There wasn't a huge sum of money, and he felt we would agree fairly quickly. I trusted his opinion, and now I'm paying for it.
I'm going to explain my grades per item
Trustworthy: I believe so. I don't feel he did anything wrong other than not put in the time on my case
Responsive: I initiated most if not all contact. I had to email him a couple of days before mediation. I felt that was very poor, and made me understand that I was not a priority for him.
Knowledgable: I really can't say one way or the other on that. There wasn't enough communication for me to really give a fair opinion.
Kept me informed: See responsive... I ended up paying around $4000 for a "free" consultation, 5-10 emails, and 3-4 phone calls. Not to mention the $225 fee for mediation center that should have been avoided. Her lawyers demands were far too absurd to even consider a negotiation.
His fee was reasonable compared to most, and the reviews were very good is why I went to him.
This is only my experience. The fact remains that this is what happened to me. Now I'm faced with court, and I can't afford counsel. I hope this review will at least have you do your homework better than I did. I under estimated my case as well. I found good reviews, and used them. I wasn't looking for blood. I was looking to get out of a miserable marriage, and just wanted a paperwork pusher.
Posted by Michael
Mr. Purvis was always very helpful and honest when it came to dealing with my case. He never tried to drag out or extend the process to try to get more money out of me. He was always able to answer all my questions quickly and would work with my schedule to meet to discuss any matters to hand. My divorce was settle in approximately three months and having David represent me made the process that much easier.
Posted by Emil
David Purvis is an excellent choice for an attorney to represent you. My child and home were taken from me and David got both back! He is extremely knowledgeable, tenacious, professional and personable. As difficult as my situation was, he somehow made me feel comfortable knowing that he would represent me to the fullest. And he did! He is a gentleman with high standards and great morals. His communication was always prompt and results oriented. From the beginning, he had a winning strategy! I was completely satisfied with his work.
Posted by Sara
I hired Mr. Purvis to organize papers for medical care for my family, and couldn't have been more pleased with his work! He is kind and professional, understanding of difficult situations, and takes the time to thoroughly explain the process to older family members. He also helped to calm the waters ahead of the necessary time by initiating conversations with all pertinent parties. I have found him to be the absolute best choice for my family's needs. I recommend his services to anyone seeking an attorney that acts with the same regard and care that one gives their own family.
Posted by Tim
Mr. Purvis, with the Manely Law Firm, represented my daughter in a custody/child support case that was astronomical, vicious, cruel and unjust. She had poor representation in the initial hearing plus the fact that ex-husband and his family hid my daughter's son, my grandson, from her. My daughter and I saw right away that Mr. Purvis was caring and concerned and knowledgeable which put us at ease right away. We felt that we finally found an attorney who believed in us and the well being of our son/grandson. He and his paralegal gathered the facts and continually was in contact with my daughter searching, investigating and gathering facts. He demonstrated professionalism beyond what we had experienced with the previous attorney. I am also a court appointed special advocate for children, CASA, and have witnessed other attorneys in court room and fact finding, Mr. Purvis exceeded what I have witnessed from other attorneys. Even though he was retained by my daughter, I had researched law firms and attorneys for sometime Chatham and Effingham counties. Mr. Purvis always welcomed me an listened to what I had to share about my daughters case. I kept files and records, etc. on the events from day one long before we ever met. Previous attorney wasn't interested in my notes and files at all. Mr. Purvis took time and reviewed my notes and records and was able to use what records I had to see a clear picture of my daughters case and the ex's history and nature. The end result at the final hearing was a complete success and victory for my daughter. Child support was reduced 50%, visitation was revised to give my daughter the much needed time and access to/ with her son. As well as travel outside of our state which was denied in the original hearing. That attorney blew off as out of the question. Wasn't even going attempt getting that before the judge with any argument. There were a few other changes in her and my grandsons best interest. An amazingly, I don't know how he did it, now myself and wife the grandparents, were ordered by the judge for us to visit and travel with our grandson out of state. Our grandson is seven. I wish we could have found Mr. Purvis from the start. My daughter and I received superb representation and guidance that was only overshadowed by his excellent character. I think the best way to describe all was we were secure with him. I will recommend Mr. Purvis and I already have recommended him. Thank You.