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David Brian Shaver

Divorce and separation Attorney at Worthington, OH

3.4   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1986
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2009

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Mr. Shaver is also a high school referee for both soccer and lacrosse.  He is also an avid cyclist.

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Shaver Law Offices, Inc.
67 E. Wilson Bridge Ropad
Suite 101
Worthington, OH, 43085

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3.4 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
Posted by Cathy | December 1, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
David Shaver helped me with some family matters. He was thoroughly professional, and his help exceeded my expectations with a great result in my legal matter. If you want an honest lawyer with compassion and good solid legal advice, look no further. I have recommended Mr. Shaver to others who have had similar positive experiences.
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Posted by anonymous | July 12, 2015
Very impressed and highly recommend
I was very happy with the legal assistance I received from Attorney Shaver and his staff. He is very knowledgeable and extremely helpful with my QDRO matters. I cannot imagine going through my trials without them. Reasonable billing too, especially phone consultations and email communications. He didn't charge me for "small" stuff. Thank you Attorney Shaver and assistant!
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Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2014
Great Advocate for Parents
Mr. Shaver was able to get me shared parenting and the time I needed to be a good father to my children. He encouraged me to stand up for myself when everyone was telling me that fathers could not win in the courts. He also returned phone call and emails promptly. I also found at trial when both sides presented attorney fees that he had charged me far less than my wife's attorney, who she complained about all the time.
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Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2014
Attorney Shaver has been my attorney for several years on several types of legal matters. He was very nice, knowledgeable, quick to respond, and extremely caring. His staff is/was the same. I have no complains. He bills in 6 minute increments which is very client friendly. I know there were many times I was even undercharges for his services (phone calls, emails, court time, etc.). I highly recommend Attorney Shaver and his staff!!!!! A+++++
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Posted by anonymous | September 22, 2014
Rude and Poor Communication
First of all, front office person Ginger was rude and short on the phone when trying to discuss billed invoice. Fees were not explained in detail upon first meeting. $30 per email was not explained until after the fact. Very poor communication. Would not recommend due to how I was treated by the office staff and not being detailed about billing up front.
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Response from David Shaver October 29, 2015
I am sorry this client feels this way. First, I explained by retainer to the client and the fees for emails are clearly mentioned. Secondly, this was not for just 1 email, but several to the prosecutor. Third, I bill monthly, so to wait a long time to question charges until after the case is over it unfair. In the grand scheme, the client ended up with a great result and an overall extremely reasonable bill, in my opinion. The total fees were even discounted or not billed throughout the case. Regarding my staff, she was not rude as I was in the office and overheard her conversation with the client. I would have been happy to talk with the client personally, but this was declined. Finally, thank you for being a valued client and I am happy I was able to get you a great result. Best wishes from Shaver Law.
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Posted by Jason | November 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
you get what you pay for
I first went to David because his price was lower than most other divorce attorneys. I needed him for a couple other issues including a divorce and he claimed he could help me. I quickly realized that he was incompetent at his job. He advised me to plead guilty to a charge that I did not commit do because he felt it would be easier than going to trial, this caused jail time and more importantly did not allow me to see my children for a couple months. I was overcharged by David and I realzied that he did not care about me or even knew who I was. I hired a new lawyer shortly after and he was able to VERY QUICKLY start getting things in the right direction. I wanted to trust David, but he failed me a couple times, overcharged without explanation and even missed a court date. I can not recommend his services.
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Posted by E | February 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Incompetent Atty
He represented me in a self defence case in Pickerington. He worked out a deal with the Prosecutor and told me to plead guilty to assault and I would just get non-reporting probation for 12 mos and "No problem after 12 mos we will just get it expunged" His total incompetance lead to this extremely missleading statement. He either never read my record (which he had a complete copy of) or was unaware of Oh law. I am not ELIGIBLE FOR EXPUNGEMENT due to a dui from many years ago. Now I have an M1 assault on my record forever and cannot get a decent job. He is the most INCOMPETENT ATTORNEY IN COLUMBUS OHIO!!! Thanks alot Dave
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AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2009.

Publicly Reprimanded issued in OH, 2009
updated on 12/22/2014

Public reprimand means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State gives the lawyer a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

David's comment: “This was a public reprimand. I was moving my office and the people who were helping put some client files in a trash can rather than move the files from y old office to storage. There was not any intentional misconduct on my part. The Court issued a public reprimand and noted my years of public service as a mitigating factor. This certainly is not something that would occur ever again as I have changed my best practice to shred documents.”

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Shaver Law Offices, Inc.
  • 1996 - Present
  • Mayor
  • City of Pickerington
  • 2002 - 2006
  • Judge
  • Fairfield County Municipal Court
  • 2002 - 2004
  • President
  • Fairfield County Bar Association
  • 1995 - 1996
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  • Capital University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • Denison University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1978

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Berg v. Berg
  • Case Reversed


  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Fairfield County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Fairfield County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Fairfield County Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Fairfield County Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Fairfield County Bar Association
  • Secretary
  • 2001 - 2002
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • President
  • Fairfield County Bar Association
  • 2005
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Denison University
  • 1978

Speaking Engagements

  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Medical Malpractice Issues
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
Endorse David
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Mr. Shaver for your family law needs. He has demonstrated a high degree of excellence to meet your legal needs."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Mr. Shaver for many years and have had cases with him on the other side numerous times. I know he gets involved in other areas, but my contact with him is exclusively in the area of family law. The one thing I always know when Dave is on the other side is that his client is going to effectively represented whether through negotiation or in the courtroom."
Divorce and separation
Divorce and separation
Worthington Divorce and separation Lawyer David Brian Shaver
David Brian Shaver
Divorce and separation Attorney
Worthington, OH
Licensed for 37 years
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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2009. See details