Burr & Forman

David J. Mills

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  • J.D., University of South Carolina (1987)
  • B.A., magna cum laude, The Citadel (1984)

South Carolina

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court – South Carolina

  • South Carolina Bar and Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers, Business Litigation (2017-2018)
  • David is certified by the South Carolina Council for Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution and has served as a court-appointed mediator, arbitrator and Special Referee on numerous occasions.

Partner | Charleston, SC

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David brings thirty years of litigation experience to his practice in the Charleston office.

After receiving his law degree, David served as Law Clerk to Associate Justice David W. Harwell of the South Carolina Supreme Court. At the completion of this clerkship in 1989, he joined the Columbia, South Carolina office of McNair Law Firm, P.A. and became a shareholder in 1994.

David’s principal practice area is litigation in matters including business disputes, contracts, construction, banking, real estate-related issues and personal injury. He has tried a broad range of cases in local, state, federal and U.S. bankruptcy courts involving real property, business torts, wrongful death and professional negligence. David serves as counsel to local governments in various litigation matters and regularly counsels both individual and corporate clients whose legal issues bring them before courts, administrative tribunals, mediators and arbitrators.