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David Isaac Schachter

Divorce and separation Attorney at Savannah, GA

5.0   121 reviews

also known as David I. Schachter, David Schachter


Licensed for 15 years

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  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 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.

 

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Licensed for 15 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2007
Updated 11/03/2022
State MN
Status Inactive
Acquired 2009
Updated 10/28/2022

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Posted by Stephen | October 21, 2015
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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 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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| Hired Attorney
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.
Posted by Tom | February 23, 2021
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Divorce and Custody
David, Brett and Andrea were a great team. They helped get through a very unique and long drawn out divorce and custody battle. David and Brett worked through weekends and late into many evenings to get prepared. Sometimes it is times is difficult to get a hold of David, this shows he is in high demand. However, when he engages in the court room, he has a strong ability to find ways to make things happen. I would highly recommend the team at Schachter Law Firm.
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Posted by Zahava | September 4, 2020
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David Schachter- Best Divorce Attorney in Savannah Georgia!
I had an unfortunate issue in the area of family law with my divorce. I have consulted with many divorce attorneys, and The Schachter Law Firm is by far the best experience I had. Mr. David Schachter and his team are attentive, professional, and they know what they are doing. Excellent advice and strategy. I am pleased with the outcome despite the circumstances. Divorce is tough. If you are going through a divorce in the Savannah area I highly recommend you go to The Schachter Law Firm, LLC
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Posted by Grace | July 13, 2020
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The best lawyer I have ever worked with
I had a very urgent situation that required an emergency protection order. I looked online and read all the amazing reviews and spoke with some friends here in Savannah that couldn't recommend David enough. I was absolutely adamant I needed David for my situation. I phoned David's office and David immediately made time for me despite his busy schedule and it being his day off/ work from home day. I was worried I would be a nervous wreck but David was so kind and caring and instantly put me at ease. After hearing my situation he immediately began drafting a protective order and spent the following three hours with me getting it ready for court. He got me in front of a judge the very next morning despite courts being at limited operations due to Covid 19. In front of the judge he was so clear and knew all the facts of my case and he of course got my life, house, dogs and possessions back in one morning. I cannot emphasize enough how much David helped me change my life in a matter of a week and get my two fur babies back from my ex. I have recommended him to a number of friends and colleagues. He is simply the best. Thank you David from the bottom of my heart. You got my life back together and helped me start my next chapter.
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Posted by Chris | June 1, 2020
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Bulldog & Best Divorce Attorney
David did more than I honestly thought possible. He was an absolute bulldog in the court room and nothing slipped by. It stays on offense! I now have the pleasure of joint physical custody when I don't think any other attorney could have achieved that for a father. Most attorneys will push to settle but David determines the outcome you hope to achieve and fights for more! Excellent attorney if you're tired of being stepped on!
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Posted by Andrew | May 29, 2020
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Excellent Attorney
David Schachter represented me in a contentious divorce that ultimately led to me obtaining full custody of my children - difficult for a father to do in rural Georgia. He has an excellent memory and provides a concierge style approach. It was easy to see that David is well respected by his peers and is considered one of the top attorneys in the region. If you want to succeed in your case, then David Schachter is the attorney for you.
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Posted by Tom C | January 8, 2020
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Tough situation made simple and easy for the client
David made the situation seem more comfortable. Divorce is the last situation anyone wants to face. David made the divorce and circumstances surrounding the divorce more understandable. If you want an attorney who will fight for you, he and his team will do everything in their ability to resolve your issues surrounding the divorce. You, as the client, will have to provide the information for him to do his job, and David wants you to be a part of the proceedings. Going to court, and going before the judge was unsettling, but David was in his place to perform. David exceeded and surpassed any prior expectations while in court, the courtroom is his place and he will surpass all expectations you have of him. His team, Andrea and Kendra, are very informative and receptive to your needs. While David is tied up in court with other clients, the two provide information to me and answered all questions or relayed the message to David for me. You, as the client have to provide the information and if you want to be an integral part of your case, David is the attorney for you. David made the divorce better, and I truly appreciate everything he did and I never forget the conversations he had with me.
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Posted by Bonnie | December 1, 2019
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A Great Warrior
David Schachter has been a godsend. He cut through the mess of manipulation and instinctively knows how to uncover the mask of deceit. He is a bulldog in the courtroom and truly knows “The Art of War." Unlike others who may simply tear apart everything in their path, David achieves better results, and he adheres to a more honorable and advanced approach. He’s not a savage, but rather, brilliantly skillful. David draws from what seems to be a true passion to protect. He gets to know and really understand the heart of the situation as if he lived it himself. David never gives up, and never gives in to terror and dishonesty. It’s hard to put into words. Like the fiercest of Angels drawing from a higher cause. What comes to mind is St. Michael who leads God's armies against Satan's forces and becomes the healer of angels. David is one in a million with a unique set of skills and experience that has helped me for many years stand up to what seems to be evil at the core. Thank you to David and his team, Brett, Andrea, and Kendra for all of your hard work and results that speak for themselves.
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Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

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

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..
  • 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.
  • Placek v. Placek
  • Defeated 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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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

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top Rated Lawyer in Georgia
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • 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
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyers
  • Savannah Magazine
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • The National Advocates
  • 2015
  • Georgia's Top Rated Lawyers of 2015
  • Legal Leaders
  • 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
  • Top Divorce Attorney Savannah
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Client's Choice Award
  • 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
  • CALI Excellence Award
  • The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction
  • 2005
  • Dean's Honor List
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • 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)
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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