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David Isaac Schachter

also known as David I. Schachter, David Schachter

About me

David I. 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 in both 2012 and 2013.


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.


Languages spoken: Hebrew, English

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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 65%
  2. Child Custody: 15%
  3. Family: 10%
  4. Child Support: 10%



Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

18 total 

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  • Kenneth Paul Johnson

    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.


    Kenneth Johnson Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Andrew Aaron Zashin

    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.


    Andrew Zashin Family Attorney
    Relationship: Other


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200707/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Client's Choice AwardAvvo2015
Top 100 LawyersThe National Advocates2015
Nation's Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Georgia's Top Rated Lawyers of 2015Legal Leaders2015
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
Advocacy AwardThe Aleph Institute2014
Top LawyersSavannah Magazine2014
Top Divorce Attorney SavannahAvvo2014
Client's Choice AwardAvvo2014
Top Divorce Attorney SavannahAvvo2013
Client's Choice AwardAvvo2013
Top LawyersSavannah Magazine2013
Client's Choice AwardAvvo2012
Dean's Honor ListCase Western Reserve University School of Law2007
Dean's Honor ListCase Western Reserve University School of Law2006
CALI Excellence for the Future AwardThe Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction2006
Dean's Honor ListCase Western Reserve University School of Law2005
CALI Excellence AwardThe Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Trial Attorney & Managing MemberThe Schachter Law Firm, LLC2013 - Present
AttorneyThe Taylor Law Group, PC2013 - 2014
AttorneyThe Manely Firm, P.C.2012 - 2013
AttorneyHoward & Whatley, P.C.2011 - 2012
AttorneyTELF2010 - 2011
Associate AttorneyParker Rosen, LLC2008 - 2010
Associate AttorneyHunter Maclean Exley & Dunn, P.C.2007 - 2008
Summer AssociateZashin & Rich Co., LPA2005 - 2006
Judicial InternThe Honorable Ann Aldrich, U.S. District Court For The Northern District Of Ohio2005 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2013 - Present
Superior Court of Chatham County - Guardian Ad LitemGuardian Ad Litem2012 - Present
WealthCounselMember2012 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Delta Theta Phi Law FraternityMember2004 - Present
Georgia State Bar Association, Family Law SectionMemberN/A
Georgia State Bar Association, Young Lawyers SectionMemberN/A
State Bar of Georgia, Family Law SectionMemberN/A
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Savannah Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of GeorgiaMemberN/A
Case Western Reserve Journal of International LawArticles Editor2005 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Kight v. KightObtained favorable verdict for Plaintiff-client, including a majority of the marital property, all of Plaintiff's retirement, and a significant portion of Defendant's 401 (k).
Smith v. SmithObtained favorable Judgment for Plaintiff-client, including the Marital home and no payment of alimony or other assets to Defendant.
Placek v. PlacekDefeated opposing party's request for Modification of Visitation and Child Support. Additionally, prevailed on Motion for Attorney's Fees Against Plaintiff and Plaintiff's Counsel Under O.C.G.A. 9-15-14.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersBus Bombings and a Baby's Custody: Insidious Victories for Terrorism in the Context of International Custody Disputes.2008
Case Western Reserve Journal of International LawCase Western Reserve Journal of International Law, Volume 39, Nos. 1 & 22007
Case Western Reserve Journal of International LawCase Western Reserve Journal of International Law, Volume 38, No. 22007
Case Western Reserve Journal of International LawCase Western Reserve Journal of International Law, Volume 37, Nos. 2 & 32006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Case Western Reserve University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Touro CollegeMarketing/ManagementBS - Bachelor of Science2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Minnesota State Bar AssociationAnti-Semitism and the Law2010