David K. Haller
David Haller was born and raised in Summerville, a fourth generation Summervillian. His grandparents owned a corner drug store and he began sweeping floors, bagging wares, and making ice cream sodas there at an early age. In high school he was active as newspaper editor and in youth group. A highlight of his life is aiding in the creation of Camp Jenny in 1985, a camp for under-privileged children put on by the youth group members. Camp Jenny continues today and he continues to volunteer with this Camp.
David is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and was honored with the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award as a senior. The Sullivan Award is given annually to one man and one woman for outstanding achievement in academics, community service, and character. He enrolled in USC Law School, earning a juris doctorate in 1997. After law school, he served as law clerk to The Honorable Howard P. King, resident judge of the South Carolina Third Judicial Circuit. In 1998, he joined the Richter Firm, LLC in Mount Pleasant as an associate. He became a partner in 2000 and the firm took the name Richter & Haller, LLC thereafter. The Richter & Haller team was extremely successful in accomplishing their clients’ goals and improving South Carolina through the cases mentioned above. In 2007, David began practicing on his own in Haller Law Firm and has continued the excellent legal service for clients.
Major cases that he has been involved include:
➢Johnson v. Collins Entertainment Co., which has been credited in bringing video poker to an end in South Carolina;
➢Doe v. Diocese of Charleston, a class action against the Catholic Church for sexual abuse suffered at the hands of Catholic clergy and staff.
➢Crawford v. Central Mortgage, a declaratory judgment actions heard in the original jurisdiction of the South Carolina Supreme Court regarding mortgage modifications and the unauthorized practice of law.
➢Lyons v. Fidelity National Title, interpreted the standard title insurance policy to include zoning and other use easements and that these policies are documents “under seal.”
David is is engaged to be married to Abby Crist and is the father of two beautiful and exceptional children, Cady and Jonah. He prides himself on being a good Dad, his cooking ability, and his way of explaining difficult legal concepts easily. He remains an avid Gamecock fan. He is a lax folder of laundry.