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David Isaac Schachter

Divorce and separation Attorney at Savannah, GA

5.0   128 reviews

also known as David I. Schachter, David Schachter

  • State Years
    Georgia - GA 16 years
    Minnesota - MN 14 years
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    65%
    David Isaac Schachter’s major area of practice is domestic relations law with extensive work in all facets of family law, divorce and dissolution, including: child custody, child support and equitable property divisions. David also represents clients in international child custody disputes under the Hague. David assisted lead counsel for the Petitioner in Chafin v. Chafin in preparing the case for oral argument before the United States Supreme Court, which resulted in a unanimous 9-0 decision.

  2. Child custody
    15%
    David Isaac Schachter’s major area of practice is domestic relations law with extensive work in all facets of family law, divorce and dissolution, including: child custody, child support and equitable property divisions. David also represents clients in international child custody disputes under the Hague. David assisted lead counsel for the Petitioner in Chafin v. Chafin in preparing the case for oral argument before the United States Supreme Court, which resulted in a unanimous 9-0 decision.

  3. Child support
    10%
    David Isaac Schachter’s major area of practice is domestic relations law with extensive work in all facets of family law, divorce and dissolution, including: child custody, child support and equitable property divisions. David also represents clients in international child custody disputes under the Hague. David assisted lead counsel for the Petitioner in Chafin v. Chafin in preparing the case for oral argument before the United States Supreme Court, which resulted in a unanimous 9-0 decision.

  4. Family
    10%
    David Isaac Schachter’s major area of practice is domestic relations law with extensive work in all facets of family law, divorce and dissolution, including: child custody, child support and equitable property divisions. David also represents clients in international child custody disputes under the Hague. David assisted lead counsel for the Petitioner in Chafin v. Chafin in preparing the case for oral argument before the United States Supreme Court, which resulted in a unanimous 9-0 decision.

DAVID SCHACHTER IS RECOGNIZED AMONGST THE BEST LAWYERS FOR DIVORCE LAW & FAMILY LAW IN SAVANNAH, GA

David Isaac Schachter has been recognized as one of the premier divorce lawyers in Savannah, GA.  Mr. Schachter manages the Savannah office of The Schachter Law Firm, LLC.  He works extensively in all facets of Divorce Law and Family Law, representing clients in Savannah and throughout Southeast Georgia in a range of matters, including: divorce, dissolution, child custody, child support issues, international child custody disputes, alimony, marital settlement agreements, and various other domestic relations matters. Prior to founding The Schachter Law Firm, LLC, Mr. Schachter both built and managed the Savannah office of two other family law firms, prior to which he practiced family law at Howard & Whatley, P.C. in Savannah. Mr. Schachter also serves as a Guardian Ad Litem for the Superior Court of Chatham County when requested by the court to assist in that capacity. AVVO has awarded David the Client’s Choice Award for Divorce Law and Family Law, including the sub-specialty of Child Custody for his unique approach and tremendous results in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. David has also earned the highest possible rating from Martindale-Hubbell (AV Preeminent), an honor which is only awarded to those lawyers who have reached the heights of professional excellence and highest level of skill and integrity.  Additionally, he has been named one of Georgia Trend’s Legal Elite and Georgia’s Top Rated Lawyers.  Most recently, David Isaac Schachter has been selected to Superlawyers and named to the 2018 Georgia Rising Stars list, an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice.  Only 2.5% of attorneys in the State of Georgia receive this distinction. David has also been featured in the best attorneys issue of Savannah Magazine in their 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 issues, and in South Magazine’s 2014, 2016, and 2017 issues.

David Isaac Schachter has also successfully prevailed in a published precedent-setting cases before the Georgia Court of Appeals in Leone v. Griffin, 342 Ga. App. 474, 803 S.E.2d 617 (2017), which can you can view here. In addition, Mr. Schachter helped prepare another case, and particularly the oral arguments and trial briefs, for the United States Supreme Court in an international child custody dispute case that resulted in a unanimous victory from the highest court in the land.

David’s extensive background in various legal practice areas, gives him a unique understanding of an array of unexpected issues that often arise incidental to Divorce and Family Law matters. Mr. Schachter previously practiced law at Parker Rosen, LLC, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he represented business owners in commercial disputes including minority shareholder claims, partnership breakups, contract disputes, real estate and employment litigation. While at Parker Rosen, David’s practice ranged from eminent domain and land use to employment law, contract disputes and general business litigation. Prior to joining Parker Rosen, Mr. Schachter practiced law at Hunter Maclean in Savannah, where he focused on business litigation and employment law. Mr. Schachter also drafted loan documents in the area of commercial finance for secured loan transactions involving millions of dollars and worked on various commercial real estate matters.  Mr. Schachter clerked for the Honorable Ann Aldridge, Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, in the summer of 2005. 

While in law school, Mr. Schachter was a member of the Executive Editorial Board of the Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law, upon which he served as Articles Editor. Case Western Reserve University School of Law named Mr. Schachter to the Dean’s Honor List for five semesters and awarded him two CALI Excellence Awards, including an award in the area of Family Law. During law school David focused much of his studies on the area of family law under the tutelage of renowned Cleveland, Ohio family law attorney Andrew Zashin of Zashin & Rich Co. L.P.A. a.k.a "The Divorcing Woman’s Best Friend." David also clerked for Mr. Zashin during law school. As acknowledged by Attorney Zashin in the Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Mr. Schachter served as a Major Contributor on the international family law article "Bus Bombings and a Baby’s Custody: Insidious Victories for Terrorism in the Context of International Custody Disputes" which was published in the summer of 2008 issue.  in the Context of International Custody Disputes" which was published in the summer of 2008 issue.

 

Awards

Platinum Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2023,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013,2012
Client's Choice
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Client's Choice
Client's Choice is an Avvo award granted to attorneys with a significant number of client reviews over 4 stars in a given year.
Posted by Stephen | October 21, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
By far the BEST attorney you could ask for
First and foremost, it should speak to the caliber and level of mastery an attorney has when he is always busy. Some attorneys have an abundance of time. David does not. He is busy, he is sought after and for very good reason - He is the best you will find. My ex-wife and I divorced in 2015. We lived in Virginia at the time of marriage and separation and she moved down to Georgia while pregnant with my twin boys. I still live in Virginia. As anyone can imagine, the scenario I just painted for you proves to be a very difficult situation. When I hired my divorce attorney here in Virginia to handle my divorce...it went terribly. The attorney I hired buried me and didn't do anything to fight for my rights as the husband OR the father. Because my ex moved to Georgia, the custody and child support shifted from Virginia to Georgia. I needed someone who would advocate for me. I needed someone who understood what rights I have as a father and who would be fair and reasonable. I haven't asked for anything crazy, I haven't sought out to ruin my ex-wife's life...I simply want to be a father to my kids. That is all. David understands that. He takes what you say seriously. He is one of the few genuine attorneys out there that cares about his clients. He gives you the straight line. He doesn't sugar coat things and he doesn't give you false hopes. He will clearly define the requirements, what your options are and what he can do to maximize the options you have. And I will tell you this: When you are sitting in a mitigation room...across the table from your ex-wife and her attorney - there is no one else you want on your side of the table. I promise. David doesn't play around with your time or your money. His team, specifically Lisa, ensures that things get done in a timely manner. Keep in mind, David is a one man army...so sometimes that time frame isn't as quick as a major firm with 17 attorneys and 45 admin assistants - but what he lacks in work force he makes up for in follow-through and expertise. Unfortunately for me, I am going to need an attorney for the next 18 years. Fortunately for me, I have David as an attorney..so I am not worried about much.
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Posted by Laura | July 10, 2016
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The Best Divorce Attorney in Savannah
There is no other way to put this: Mr. David Schachter is simply the best divorce attorney around. Two years into my divorce case it became obvious that I needed a new attorney. By the end of the case, my divorce actually lasted almost 5 years because of my ridiculous, narcissistic husband, his antics, and my husband’s second attorney who took ludicrous positions and did not follow the law. Mr. Schachter took care of their games, he took them to task in court, and he got me a spectacular result that exceeded my expectations. David focuses on strategy quite a bit. I know understand why patience is so necessary in this process. Like others, I wanted everything to be over right away. If that had happened in my case, I would now be a pauper. I admit that my husband wore me down to the point where I had a complete breakdown towards the end of the case. I also lost patience too many times during the process. David picked me up when I needed it most, and he set me straight whenever I began to fall apart. People need to understand that courts can take a long time. David frequently tried to explain to me that it took a long time for my husband and I to create this mess, and that I had to understand that it can take awhile to fix problems that took so long to create. Quick results are rarely good results. If you are going through a contested divorce and you lack patience or an attorney that you believe in and can reassure you when you lose hope, you might as well throw in the towel. At one point my husband wore me down so much and convinced me that we had nothing left. I believed him and almost agreed to walk away with nothing. I literally lost my bearings and needed medical intervention. I was at my lowest point. I did not trust anyone a that point, not even my loved ones and I even questioned whether David was on my side. My husband had somehow played mind games with me and manipulated me into thinking that he was my only friend. He tried to take advantage of me when I was at my lowest point, and he was the one that got me so low. Most attorneys would have abandoned me at that point. Mr. Schachter did not. David is patient when necessary, and he was reassuring when I needed it most. David was supposed to be out of town with his family when I completely fell apart. Instead of leaving town when he was supposed to, Mr. Schachter made a house call with others that truly cared about me. He got me the help I needed to continue, picked me up when I was down, and gave me the strength to continue when I needed it most. By the time we finally got to court after 5 years, this process had cost me a fortune and I did not know whether I would walk away with anything. As soon as Mr. Schachter got started in Court when the trial began all of my concerns washed away. David had worked hard and he knows what he is doing. He was spectacular in court. It was impressive to watch him utilize his skills. My best friend who came to the trial for support and is herself divorced told David that she wished she had him when she was going through her own divorce. She watched the whole thing and she said he was amazing. Mr. Schachter exposed my husband for the moron he is, and he outdid my husband’s attorney in every way. The result: I walked away with more than I ever hoped to get or believed possible. I was awarded alimony for many years (though my husband tried to show that he had nothing), a big monetary interest in my husband’s business (even though my husband claimed it was worth nothing while fudging the books, which David fully exposed), and I received so much more. I got a fair and just result though I knew that that rarely occurs. I went from being convinced that I would be living in a cardboard box on the street to someone who is now confident with a secure future. I was impressed by David’s attention to detail. He is not cheap, BUT HE IS WORTH IT. Hire him and you won’t regret it. Schachter for everything!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | September 27, 2023
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The best of the best!!
After a long journey of 10 years and several court hearings I can truly say there is no other attorney that I would trust to fight for the safety of my child other than David Schacthner. David is a very busy, very sought after attorney and with good reason, you wont find another attorney of his caliber. Even with his busy schedule he always makes time for important preparation even if he has to sacrifice his personal time on a Sunday evening. His ability to quickly review, process and retain so many intricate details of your personal case while also dealing with other clients is truly an astounding gift. David is brutally honest without sugarcoating things, he says the difficult realistic truth that you don’t want to hear and I’ve learned over the years why this is so important. I’ve spent the majority of my daughter’s life fighting for her safety from an extremely dangerous, relentless and deceptive person. Finding yourself in the middle of a custody battle is stressful & overwhelming enough & I would never wish such a terrifying situation on anyone. I have known so many other parents with similar situations and I was horrified to hear about the the level of incompetence and lack of professionalism presented by their hired council which paled in comparison to my experience with David Schacthner and his team which has been by far exemplary. I was so blessed to find David Schacthner in 2013. During my very first consultation with him he took immediate action to cancel a hearing that had been scheduled without my knowledge and set up a strategy to gain evidence of the level of deception I was dealing with. We were able to prove the fraud upon the court in two separate cases and I walked away with full legal custody with the plaintiff only being awarded supervised visitation indefinitely!! Unfortunately it has been a continuous battle with my child being abused even with supervision but again under David’s advisement and years of fighting justice has prevailed and my child is protected!! I know that could not have been achieved If I had hired another attorney. He is expensive but he will deliver results that exceed your expectations and that makes it worth every penny!! If you find yourself in a custody battle he is the fighter you want by your side. His level of experience, knowledge of the law, ferocity in the courtroom & passion for justice is the combination that you need if you truly want to protect your child. When your child’s safety is at stake you go with best!! I will forever be grateful to the judge, David Schacthner and his team of professionals!
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Posted by Debra | June 9, 2023
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Exceeded Expectations: Thrived Under Pressure
David Schachter not only met but exceeded my expectations in every possible way. David took on my case with only 4 days to prepare for a crucial hearing. This speaks volumes about his dedication and ability to thrive under pressure. My case involved a 35-year marriage, which meant there was an extensive amount of information to process and analyze. Despite the time constraints, David tackled the challenge head-on, displaying an extraordinary level of efficiency and organization. He dove into the details, meticulously reviewing documents, financial records, and other essential information. David's extraordinary strategic skills ultimately led to an outcome greater than my expectations. Throughout the process, David maintained open lines of communication, promptly addressing any questions or concerns I had. He provided regular updates keeping me well informed about the progress of my case. Not only did David deliver exceptional legal services, but his fees were also reasonable considering the quality of his work. He provided a transparent breakdown of costs, ensuring I was fully aware of all financial aspects involved. The value he provided far exceeded the monetary investment; it was worth every penny. In conclusion, if you are looking for superior legal representation look no further than David Schachter. His dedication, expertise, and personal touch makes him a true standout in the legal profession. I highly recommend David to anyone in need of top-notch legal representation.
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Posted by Helene | June 2, 2023
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David Schachter is a brilliant attorney and I highly recommend him
I had talked with two other local family lawyers prior to talking with David Schachter but after meeting him for the first time and discussing my case, I immediately knew that I was in good hands. David Schachter truly is in a class of his own. I appreciated his immense knowledge of the law, his extensive experience and his honesty. He thoroughly explained what the outcome of my divorce could be, he knew the best way to approach it and that's exactly what he did for me. Mr. Schachter has always been very kind and patient with me. I always had a lot of questions during this process but he took the time to answer all of my questions and always made me feel supported. He even called me on evenings or weekends as needed. Thanks to his finesse and strategy, he was able to find a way to settle my case as quickly as possible without needing to go to court and I am very satisfied with the outcome and grateful for Mr. Schachter's help and dedication. David is a brilliant, honest and passionate attorney who helped me obtain the results I was hoping for. He always remembers details, he quickly notices inaccuracies in the other party's documents and he is dedicated to his clients. David and his staff have always been very courteous and professional in person and on the phone. Phone calls and emails have always been returned promptly, which I appreciated during this stressful time. A divorce is never pleasant but if you are going through one, do yourself a favor and hire Mr. Schachter, you won't be disappointed.
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Posted by Kelli | May 23, 2023
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Best Firm for the Job!
David Schactner and his entire team helped me navigate through a highly stressful and emotional situation and were calm, supportive, offered creative ideas (which I was requesting at first) and helped make sure I was covered in all areas. I would HIGHLY recommend The Schactner Law Firm. Discreet, ethical, and provided the results I needed.
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Posted by Monica | May 10, 2023
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David is fierce and worth the wait!!
David, helped me with my divorce, He demonstrated To be very knowledgeable and professional. Had to wait a little now and then for him but in the end , patience paid off and he delivered!
Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2023
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Simply the best
You can consult all the attorneys you want, but your search will end with David Schachter. He is simply the best family lawyer in the Savannah area. From the beginning, he gives you the personal time and attention you need to win. His expertise are unmatched within the area. The amount of work and preparation he puts in to your case almost cements the win before you arrive for court. Please understand this firm is in high demand - but you will nonetheless receive first class service. Watching David work and observing his legal prowess is like watching Monet or Picasso paint - he’s simply a master. He lays out very detailed facts in the courtroom and leaves no stone unturned. It’s almost unfair watching him against other attorneys; he is a bulldog. He won a father primary custody of his children after a mother lied constantly about everything. Remain truthful, honest, and right - this man will do the rest. I can’t sing his praises enough. His services are more than worth the price: peace that comes with a win.
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Posted by Jake | April 15, 2023
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Highly Recommend Mr. Schachter for Family Law Matters
As a father who was facing a challenging family law situation, I am incredibly grateful to Mr. Schachter for his exceptional legal expertise and support. Mr. Schachter's professionalism, dedication, and knowledge in family law matters were truly outstanding. When my son's custody situation was in a dire situation, I turned to Mr. Schachter for help. He went above and beyond to represent my case with unwavering commitment and expertise. His deep understanding of family law and his strategic approach to resolving complex legal matters were truly impressive.
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Posted by Dave | June 9, 2022
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Willing to fight, and he wins.
I found myself in a situation where I needed an attorney to help my children and I, in the summer of 2020. After researching several local attorneys, I hired David Schacter as my representation in a custody modification case. I must admit I was a bit apprehensive about all the five star reviews, but after meeting with him, he just seemed like the right attorney for the job. My case encompassed more than a few complexities, and as a father fighting for his children in the state of Georgia, it seemed like a hopeless mission, due to my prior experiences within the system. Mr. Schacter was prepared and ready to fight from day one. He immediately won an ex-parte order and pulled my children out of a bad situation. The case continued for another year and a half, and for another year and a half, I watched as Mr. Schacter successfully continued to fight for my children and I. Beyond his legal knowledge and court room skills, you could tell that he genuinely cared about our well being and best interests. Mr Schacter delivered on results, in a way that no other attorney was able to do. As someone who was a little apprehensive about all the five star reviews at the beginning, I get it now. He’s worth every penny, and every 5 star review. If you need someone to fight for you or your children, don’t hesitate. Mr. Schacter will help you get your desired outcome and you will not want to see him representing the other side.
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Posted by Dustin | April 12, 2022
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The best there is
David and his team went above and beyond when it came to helping my case. I’ve been going through a complicated and intensive custody battle. I was at a point of where the courts had to decide on what state had jurisdiction for my son. David took my case with no hesitation; him and his team did a great job at providing all the information and documents needed to ultimately help me win this jurisdiction battle. For anyone that is in need of family law help I’d recommend David over anyone. He’s patient and understanding and will get the job done. Thank you again!
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Posted by Maggie | March 11, 2022
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David Schachter is incredible and worth every penny
If you are in need of a divorce lawyer, I cannot stress enough that you should hire Mr. Schachter. He is worth every penny. I was blown away by him in court. I was in the most stressful situation of my life. I was willing to settle for a lot less financially to be done and was hesitant about asking for some things, but he assured me and advocated for me and fought (and won) for things for me that I never thought possible in my divorce. He is a bulldog in the court room, incredibly smart, remembering even the smallest details that can truly help. I truly believe he could help anyone get what they want and deserve. For my first hearing, I had insufficient counsel and it was a nightmare. I hired Mr. Schachter and my final hearing was drastically different. He didn't give up. I am so thankful I decided to hire him and I know you would be too, if you are reading this. Things could have been drastically worse for me, but instead we are celebrating.
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Posted by Ashley | March 9, 2022
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Nobody Compares
We hired David to help us navigate a complicated child custody case. After working with him all I can say is: Trust the process with this one. He is smart, confident, and strategic. Do not waste time or money anywhere else if you want the best of the best. Our family is so thankful to have been able to experience a truly top notch attorney having had representation from David Schachter.
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Posted by anonymous | October 7, 2021
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David will take on Goliath, and win.
I thank God every day that I was awarded custody of my children after an extremely contentious divorce in 2015, but since then my ex-spouse has done everything in her power to make my life hell, even hurting my children to get back at me. No one would hold her accountable for her actions. After my child was placed in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, I had enough, and that’s when I called David. He listened and immediately took action when others told me I should be grateful that I had primary custody of my children, especially considering I am a minority, military veteran, and single dad. He picked up my cases where my previous attorney had left off and the difference was night and day. David is a fighter. Armed with an unfailing knowledge of law, the ability to craft strategies to win the fight before it even begins, and the wit and cunning needed to perform in the courtroom. He goes over every detail of the case, leaving no stone unturned, and comes to court ready for battle. In the courtroom, he is always two steps ahead of his opponent and doesn’t for one moment let the lies go… he doesn’t let the deceit go… and he doesn’t give an inch. After more than 5 years of lies, manipulation, and constant conflict, I can finally say my children are safe, they have been given justice for the things they were put through, and my ex-spouse has finally been held accountable for her malicious actions. No one else could have made that happen except David. He exceeded my expectations in every way, and I will never stop thanking him for helping me protect my children. If you are thinking of looking elsewhere for an attorney, you are wasting your time. David is the best and worth every penny.
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Posted by Cody | September 17, 2021
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Workhorse and very diligent
David was outstanding and I couldn't ask for more. Completely professional and an absolute workhorse.
Posted by BJ | August 16, 2021
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Best Family Law and Custody Attorney in Georgia
David Schachter is the best family law attorney in these parts and the best attorney you can hire for this in Georgia in my opinion. I've had many prior lawyers over the years, and I can honestly say that Mr. Schachter is the best lawyer I have ever hired. He is highly respected and came highly recommended to me by a court employee who had seen him in action in past court proceedings and was herself super impressed. Mr. Schachter actually practices about 2 hours away from the county where my case was heard, but our Judge was familiar with him and impressed from prior cases David handled in front of him. In the end I am a father who thanks to Mr. Schachter has primary custody of my children- unusual for this part of the Georgia. David is a great strategist and he makes all the difference in a case. He is the warrior you want on your side in the courtroom. He's not intimidated and doesn't back down. He's the most expensive lawyer I’ve ever hired, but he was worth every dollar I paid him.
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Posted by Aileen Tan | August 14, 2021
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The Best
Yes, David is the best. During a very uncertain and vulnerable time in my life, having someone like David Schachter and his firm to go to was a blessing. He pulled off the impossible and got me the best outcome in a losing custody case to get me my daughter back and make our family whole again. He reunited me with my daughter who I hadn't seen in 3 years. All without going to court. David Schachter and staff went to work immediately and tirelessly. He even drove around to chase a judge who was working a murder case in another county to get my temporary custody order signed. David is attentive and went above and beyond my expectations. He was always available and answered every question I had. During our first appointment, David Schachter spent six hours with me going well beyond beyond after hours in his office after everyone else had left for the day. He never once made me feel rushed. He took his time and made sure my counter claim was rock solid before e-filing it with the court. If you're looking for a great attorney to stand by you every step of the way and get you the best outcome possible, David Schachter is the way to go. If you've hit a dead end and don't know who to turn to, don't hesitate and look no further, give the Schachter Law Firm a call asap.
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Posted by Selma | May 28, 2021
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Gladiator
David Schacter is a superb attorney. I can speak from the experience of having other attorneys in my life. Fortunately, David is a gladiator focused on winning for his client. From beginning to end, I felt like I was in the passenger seat with a driver who could weave any obstacle course. He is also highly accessible! David partners with you, allowing you too be part of the process. In the end, his expertise finalizes the legal solution. GET THE GLADIATOR! HE CAN HANDLE ANY LEGAL ARENA!
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Posted by William M.D. | April 17, 2021
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Best Family Law Attorney in Georgia
Mr. David I. Schachter, Esq. won my case and truly changed my life. I can can think of no better way to thank him than to write about what he did for me and my family so that others know who to turn to for the best possible results. I was facing a situation of paying lifetime alimony and had already paid it for many years with no hope for relief. We had been to court many times over the years and I had all but lost hope that I would ever obtain relief. The attorney representing my ex was the most atrocious human being. After decades of this never-ending alimony obligation having such a negative an impact on me that it literally almost destroyed my ability to function David used his brilliant mind, his tremendous legal and courtroom expertise and ability (I have had many attorneys over the years and he was by far the best), and he utilized his skill and ingenuity to literally turn everything my ex said and had done against her. In doing so, David exposed my ex-wife and her attorney for the liars and frauds that they are. Quite simply- he was brilliant. Although the process took quite some time due to courts and judges, the wait paid off! David Schachter freed me from this lifetime alimony obligation which had no end in sight. Over the years this situation had caused me to contemplate dark places and the only way I ever saw that I could ever be free was if I no longer was alive. Thanks to David I don't have to think that way any longer. I will never forget the day that Mr. Schachter called me on the phone to let me know the judge's ruling: David had accomplished the seemingly impossible and ended my lifetime alimony obligation. There are only 2 other events that I can recall in my life where I can so vividly remember where I was and what was said - the day I was accepted to medical school and an unforgettable historical event. Thank you so much David for everything you have done for me and my family. Bless you and the work that you do.
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Posted by anonymous | February 26, 2021
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Very Happy
David represented me in 2 separate cases this past year. I was very happy with his services and the result of said cases. Very grateful for his help and thorough work.
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  • Retainer Always
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Trial Attorney & Managing Member
  • The Schachter Law Firm, LLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Attorney
  • The Taylor Law Group, PC
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • The Manely Firm, P.C.
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • Howard & Whatley, P.C.
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • TELF
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Associate Attorney
  • Parker Rosen, LLC
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Associate Attorney
  • Hunter Maclean Exley & Dunn, P.C.
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Summer Associate
  • Zashin & Rich Co., LPA
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Judicial Intern
  • The Honorable Ann Aldrich, U.S. District Court For The Northern District Of Ohio
  • 2005 - 2005
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Education

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Touro College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Leone v. Griffin
  • Won. Georgia Court of Appeals ruled in our favor and reversed the Superior Court of Effingham County's decision to deny the Plaintiff's Motion For New Trial without holding a hearing..
  • Leone v. Griffin, 342 Ga. App. 474, 803 S.E.2d 617 (2017)
  • Won; Trial court reversed.
  • NFL Child Support Modification Case
  • Won. Secured an upward modification of child support with a high income deviation on behalf of Client from NFL player/Super Bowl champion modifying father's child support obligation from $188 per month to $4,000 per month and $20,000 in attorneys' fees.
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Associations

  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Superior Court of Chatham County - Guardian Ad Litem
  • Guardian Ad Litem
  • 2012 - Present
  • WealthCounsel
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Savannah Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Georgia State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Georgia State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law
  • Articles Editor
  • 2005 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • Hebrew
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Top Child Custody Savannah
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Top Family Law Attorney Savannah
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Top Divorce Attorney Savannah
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top Rated Lawyer in Georgia
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • The National Advocates
  • 2015
  • Georgia's Top Rated Lawyers of 2015
  • Legal Leaders
  • 2015
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyers
  • Savannah Magazine
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Advocacy Award
  • The Aleph Institute
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyers
  • Savannah Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top Divorce Attorney Savannah
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Top Divorce Attorney Savannah
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyers
  • Savannah Magazine
  • 2013
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Dean's Honor List
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • 2007
  • Dean's Honor List
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • 2006
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award
  • The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction
  • 2006
  • Dean's Honor List
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • 2005
  • CALI Excellence Award
  • The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction
  • 2005
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law
  • Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law, Volume 37, Nos. 2 & 3
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Anti-Semitism and the Law
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (11)
Endorse David
Family Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with David as opposing counsel on a number of cases. I find him to be ethical, conscientious, well-informed, and responsive. He zealously advocates for his clients, while maintaining a high level of professionalism with opposing counsel and the court. I proudly endorse David."
Family Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. David is smart, serious and hard working. He is a committed advocate. He is dedicated to finding excellent solutions to his clients' problems. He asks penetrating questions and follows up aggressively."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I truly endorse this lawyer. David is a great lawyer. He is always prepared and always ready to handle any type situation which may arise in any given case. He is a great trial attorney and handles himself well in the courtroom."
Family Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse David. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A Lawyer's Lawyer! I highly endorse David I Schacter. David is the consummate professional and legal advocate. His passion and drive for his clients stands heads, and shoulders above the rest! I whole- heartedly recommend him to handle your precious domestic matters when it matters most. He will handle your matter with the utmost care, surgical precision and unwavering devotion!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is the consummate professional in his dealings with legal issues, clients, and opposing counsel. He is personable and practicable, while presenting his clients with a thorough advocacy and compassionate manner. David's skill and legal acumen are well-defined and he possesses an unmatched ability to discern issues in a case, hone those issues for presentation in the courtroom, and deliver them in an effective manner, even under the most difficult of situations. I fully endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I always enjoy working with David. He is an excellent attorney who puts his clients first. I highly recommend him."
Child custody Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer Child Custody needs."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a very intelligent and hard working attorney who will fight hard on your behalf. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David's fair-minded approach to domestic litigation has established his reputation with bench and bar as a lawyer of unwavering integrity and trustworthiness. It has been my privilege to work with David on several cases, and he has my unqualified endorsement."
Family Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Other
"I have known Mr. Schachter since for nearly 10 years, as we went to law school together. He has always proved himself to be exceptionally sharp and honorable, and I certainly endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"As a co-worker in the same firm I am grateful to have David as a sounding board on family law matters. He has tremendous knowledge and an attention to detail that benefits his clients and fellow lawyers. I am happy to endorse him."
Family Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"David and I work together at the Manely Firm. David is experienced, hard working, and has been a pleasure to work with. He is fantastic with Clients and takes his committment to providing the best representation possible very seriously."
Family Attorney | Dec 25
Relationship: Friend
"I am pleased to endorse David I. Schachter as an attorney, especially in the areas of divorce, family law, and international child custody disputes. I have had the opportunity to witness David’s hard work and determination firsthand. David developed a strong interest in family law while we were in law school together, earning an award for his excellence in the field of family law. He also successfully merged his passion for family law with his position as an Editor for the Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law, authoring an article about international child custody disputes. David has since had broad experience in the area, leading to the unique opportunity to work on Chafin v. Chafin, an international child custody dispute which was recently heard by the U.S. Supreme Court. I believe that the fact that David was able to work on such an important case at such an early stage in his career is a true testament to his unique abilities and commitment to excellence."
Family Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorsed David Schacter in the most meaningful way one can endorse another attorney. I hired him to advocate for clients of The Manely Firm, P.C. in Savannah and surrounding counties. I was and remain impressed with his drive and determination to understand every aspect of family law, particularly international family law. He is an asset to The Manely Firm, P.C."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer's work. David is smart, conscientious, hard-working, and has a lot of common sense. David has a keen sense of how to achieve the client's objectives in the most cost-effective way. I recommend him without reservation."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work. David's attention to detail make him an excellent advocate for his clients. He leaves no stone unturned and will work tirelessly to achieve the results that his clients need."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer's work because he is meticulous in his attention to detail and has the proper demeanor for a trial lawyer. He has shown the ability to handle major tasks such as personally handling a book of pharmaceutical malpractice cases in Federal Multidistrict Litigation."
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