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David S. Ballard

David S. Ballard

UGA Honors Grad, lifelong Fayette County Resident and Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Bankruptcy, DUI & DWI, Criminal Law...
  • Georgia
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Summary

A Double Dawg from the University of Georgia, high honors in Political Science in 2007, and honors at UGA Law School in 2011. David's practice includes bankruptcy, personal injury, civil litigation and criminal defense. AV-Preeminent (highest lawyer ratings in legal ability and ethical conduct. "Superb" attorney ratings by AVVO, plus was named a 2018 Rising Star by Super Lawyers. David is currently President of the Fayette County Bar Association and is an adjunct professor at Georgia Military College in Fayetteville.

Practice Areas
  • Bankruptcy
  • DUI & DWI
  • Criminal Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Cannabis & Marijuana Law
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Consumer Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Over 95% of all my law firm clients live in these locations in Georgia, or have court in these locations: Peachtree City, Grantville, Jonesboro, Haralson, Griffin, Moreland, Newnan, Sargent, Senoia, Sharpsburg, Turin, Union City, Palmetto, Forest Park, College Park, Morrow, East Point, Stockbridge, McDonough, Lake City, Riverdale, Irondale, Lovejoy, Blacksville, Locust Grove, Hampton, Bonanza, Woolsey, Whitewater, Jenkinsburg, Jackson, Rex, Ellenwood, East Griffin, Orchard Hill, Brooks, Raymond, East Newnan, Hogansville, Williamson, Zebulon, Whipporwill Ridge, Spalding County, Coweta County, Upson County, Fulton County, Clayton County, Fayette County, Pike County, DeKalb County. My primary bankruptcy court is located in Newnan, GA, but I also have practiced in Athens, Macon, Columbus, Atlanta, Gainesville, and Albany. David started his career practicing bankruptcy law and continues to welcome the opportunity to help honest but unfortunate debtors obtain a fresh financial start. At Ballard Law Office, David has expanded his practice to include criminal defense (including DUI, drug charges, vehicular homicide and domestic violence) and civil litigation, including disputes involving probate, divorce, real estate, business, and personal injury. In 2016, David earned an AV-Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell and a "Superb" rating from AVVO. David was recently named a 2018 Rising Star by Super Lawyers.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    For clients who are bankrupt, we may not be able to put fees on a credit card. Other than that, ask about contingency fees in personal injury cases, medical malpractice, truck accidents, bus accidents, motorcycle accidents, etc.
  • Contingent Fees
    Limited to personal injury and medical negligence cases
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Georgia
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11th Circuit
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Partner
Ballard Law Office, LLC
- Current
Attorney
Kelley, Lovett, & Blakey, P.C.
- Current
Education
University System of Georgia - University of Georgia
J.D. (2011) | Law
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Honors: Cum Laude
Activities: Moot Court, Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law
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University System of Georgia - University of Georgia
Master of Public Admn. (2007)
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University System of Georgia - University of Georgia
B.A. (2007) | History, Political Science
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Honors: Phi Beta Kappa, Blue Key Honor Society, High Honors, Magna Cum Laude
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Awards
AV Preeminent
Martindale-Hubbell
Most Outstanding Moot Court Board Member
University of Georgia School of Law
William King Meadow
University of Georgia School of Law
Presented to that student who plans to practice law and best represents the integrity, sense of responsibility and high standards of the legal profession and a keen sense of humor.
Professional Associations
State Bar of Georgia # 635107
Member
Current
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Fayette County Bar Association
Treasurer
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
Intersection of Bankruptcy and Divorce, Fayette Bar CLE
Fayette County Bar Assoc.
Bankruptcy 101, Fayette County Bar CLE, Lake Lanier, Georgia
Fayette County Bar
Chapter 7 Update, Middle District of Georgia Bankruptcy CLE, Macon, Georgia
Middle District of Georgia Bankruptcy Law Institute
Chapter 7 Update, Middle District of Georgia Bankruptcy CLE, Macon, Georgia
Middle District of Georgia Bankruptcy Law Institute
Chapter 7 Update, Middle District of Georgia Bankruptcy CLE, Macon, Georgia
Middle District of Georgia Bankruptcy Law Institute
Certifications
Interim Bankruptcy Trustee
U. S. Bankruptcy Court
Websites & Blogs
Website
Ballard Law Office
Legal Answers
1 Questions Answered

Q. What are the penalties for 17 year olds who are caught drunk driving?
A: Being arrested is NOT being convicted. The job of an experienced DUI lawyer is to investigate the case, watch and police videos and then assess whether the case can be won at a pretrial motion or trial. If convicted, however, any driver under age 21 at the time of conviction will suffer a one year loss of license. No work permit is granted. Community service hours, not fewer than 40. If a BAC level of 0.08 or more was captured, at least 24 hours in jail. For every day NOT served in jail, you will be on probation for the remainder of a one year period. Fines of not less than $300 plus surcharges, which will be a similar amount. Most important penalty of all: LIFETIME criminal record. A DUI in Georgia cannot be expunged, or "record restricted" or "age off" your criminal history.
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Contact & Map
Attorney at Law
113 Glynn Street S.
Fayetteville, GA 30214
USA
Telephone: (770) 461-4222