David I. Schachter has been recognized as one of the premier divorce lawyers in Georgia. 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, Georgia, 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.
Mr. Schachter is AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest possible rating reserved for lawyers who have reached the heights of professional excellence and highest levels of skill and integrity. He has also been selected amongst Georgia’s Top Rated Lawyers of 2015 and 2016. In addition, AVVO has awarded Mr. Schachter the Client’s Choice Award for Divorce Law, Family Law, and Child Custody matters in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. Mr. Schachter has also been recognized in the Top 1% of Divorce and Family Law Attorneys nationally by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.
David Schachter’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.
Mr. Schachter has also been featured in the Top Lawyers issues of South Magazine and Savannah Magazine for several years.