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David Purvis - Savannah, GA

128 Habersham Street Savannah, GA 31401

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Updated: 10/31/2022

Savannah Family Law Lawyer


David Purvis advocates for families in Southeast Georgia including Chatham, Liberty, Bulloch, Effingham, and Bryan Counties, and beyond. His compassion and extensive knowledge and experience in handling complex family law matters, domestically and internationally, make him an asset to the Coastal Empire's legal community.

David is a Partner of The Manely Firm, P.C. in Savannah, Georgia and has established himself as a thought leader in family law...

About David Purvis

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner Attorney
  • Special Assistant Administrative Law Judge, 2018-2020
  • Adjunct Family Law Professor

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Custody and Visitation
  • Child Support
  • Adoption

Representative Cases

  • Rishmawy v. Vergara & Brooks, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia, 2021, 4:21-CV-00035
  • Belliveau v. Floyd, Georgia Court of Appeals 2021 A21A0505
  • Vanterpool v. Patton, Georgia Court of Appeals 2019 A19A1108
  • Turner v. Turner, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2018, 3:18-CV-1231-J-39PDB
  • Patton v. Vanterpool ,(Supreme Court of Georgia 2017)


Bar Admissions

  • Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Georgia

Other Affiliations

  • Savannah Bar Association (Member)
  • Georgia Legal Services (Program Pro Bono Committee Member)
  • Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce (Member and former Ambassador)

Classes and Seminars

  • Adjunct professor, Family Law at Savannah Law School
  • Temporary Protective Orders 101, Georgia Legal Services
  • Adjunct professor of Domestic Relations at Savannah Law School from 2015 to 2019

Pro Bono Activities

  • Ambassador for the Savannah Chamber of Commerce
  • Pro Bono Committee, Georgia Legal Services Program

Past Positions

  • Breakfield & Associates


  • Georgia State University College of Law, Atlanta, Georgia, 2010
    Honors: Moot Court Board
    Honors: Student Bar Association, President
    Honors: Patrick Wiseman Moot Court Award
  • Georgia State University, 2001
    Major: History


Accepts Credit Cards


Published Works

  • The Airport, The Manely Firm, P.C. Blog 2021
  • After Midnight, The Manely Firm, P.C. Blog, 2020
  • Settling Cases and Being Awarded For It, The Manely Firm, P.C. Blog, 2019
  • Audibles in Family Law, The Manely Firm, P.C. Blog, 2018
  • Grasping Family Law's Moral Center, The Manely Firm, P.C. Blog, 2017
  • Savannah Family Law Attorney Too Late, The Manely Firm, P.C. Blog , 2016
  • I do Family Law and 21 Other Practice Areas, The Manely Firm, P.C. Blog, 2015

Office Information


128 Habersham Street Savannah, GA 31401


Other Sources of Feedback About David Purvis

Included on the 2023 Georgia list

Past Lists

  • 2020 Georgia Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Georgia Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Georgia Super Lawyers list

View the profile for David Purvis on Super Lawyers


  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2018 - 2020
  • Georgia Legal Services Program, Savannah Office, Pro Bono Service Recognition, 2014 - 2016
  • AVVO 10.0 “Top Attorney Family Law, Divorce” AVVO “Client’s Choice” AVVO

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