David Parker Geis
DAVID PARKER GEIS practices family law throughout the South Carolina Low Country, including Beaufort and Jasper County. He is of counsel to the White Plains , New York law firm of Kramer & Kozek, P.C.. Mr. Geis has the highest peer review rating for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability from Martindale Hubbell, and is listed in the national Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers in both New York and South Carolina.
Mr. Geis is past Chairman of the Family Law Council of the South Carolina Bar; and Past President of the Beaufort County Bar. Mr. Geis has lectured in the area of Family Law a to and is a contributor to the Toolkit for Family Lawyers.
Mr. Geis is an experienced trial attorney and has practiced matrimonial law for over 30 years, both in New York State and South Carolina. He presently restricts his matrimonial practice to South Carolina and has practiced almost exclusively in South Carolina for approximately 10 years. Mr. Geis is also a Certified Family Law Mediator in South Carolina and New York State. He became qualified in New York State in 1993, and in South Carolina in 2001.
Mr. Geis is a graduate of Adelphi University, B.A. 1966; Fordham University School of Law, J. D. 1972 , and New York University School of Law, LLM, 1977. He served as an officer on active duty in the U.S. Army and is a Vietnam Veteran.
Mr. Geis and his Wife live on Hilton Head Island. They have 2 adult children and two grandchildren.
Member: South Carolina Bar Association ( Member Family Law Section Counsel 2008- ); Beaufort County Bar Association (President 2008 -10); New York State Bar Association (Family Law Section 1974-; Legislative Committee 1983-1986 ) (Trust & Estates Section 1991-2008); American Bar Association 2000- (Family Law Section; ADR Section); Family Law Mediator, South Carolina and New York; Former member New York State Counsel for Family Mediation. (First Lieutenant U.S. Army, 1966-1969).
Reported Cases: Gallante v. Gallante, 69 A.D. 2d 851, 415 N.Y.S. 2d 465 (1979); Chernofsky v. Chernofsky, 90 AD 2d 765, 455 N.Y.S. 301 (1982); Scottino v. Scottino, 91 A.D. 2d 993, 458 N.Y.S. 2d 200 (1983); Levinson v. Levinson, 97 A.D. 2d 458, 467 N.Y.S.2d 427 (1983); Barnes v. Barnes, 96 A.D. 2d894, 466 N.Y.S. 2d 61 (1983); Chernofsky v. Chernofsky, 95 A.D. 2d 788, 463 N.Y.S. 2d 563 (1983); Zerrilli v. Zerrilli, 110 A.D. 2d 634, 487 N.Y.S. 2d 373 (1985); Parlow v. Parlow, 145 Misc 2d 850, 548 N.Y.S. 2d 373, 57 Ed. Law Rep. 544 (1989); Castracan v. Colavita, 173 A.D. 2d 924, 469 N.Y.S. 2d 792 (1991); Procario v. Procario, 164 Misc 2d 79, 623 N.Y.S. 2d 971(1994); Rosen v. Rosen, 260 A.D. 2d 361, 687 N.Y.S. 2d 701(1999)
Practice Areas: Divorce and Family Law, Custody, Alimony, Child Support, Separation and Property Agreements; Prenuptial Agreements; Adoptions.