David Self

Top 30 Matrimonial and Family Law
David Self Law, PLLC
215 Gilead Road
Suite 201
Huntersville, NC 28078
(980) 223-3340

After graduating from law school, I knew that I wanted to help families in the community where I grew up. I knew I didn't want to fight for corporations. I knew I didn't want to work far away from family and friends. That is the reason why I have been helping families in Charlotte and the surrounding area since the day I started practicing law.

Each client is unique and wants something different. I understand this and have the flexibility and tenacity to accommodate each client's desires. Some clients want the divorce over quickly so they can move onto the next phase of their life. Some clients need more time to think about it. Some clients need to go to court because their spouse is unreasonable or vindictive. Some people want an out-of-court settlement. Whatever your family law needs, I am prepared to advocate on your behalf.

I am the product of a divorce. I have seen family and friends go through the divorce process. I have seen firsthand that divorce can be done the right way and the wrong way. My family is important to me, and I understand your family is important to you and must be handled correctly.

Here's a little bit of information about me. I am married and have two children. I love making desserts. I make homemade pies, my favorites being blackberry (with vanilla ice cream), pecan and apple. I also love making homemade ice cream, and I don't skimp on the fat. I have a dog named Romeo that we adopted from the shelter. My free time is usually spent with friends and family. I love competitive sports. I played college baseball. I love watching college football. I'm a big Carolina Panthers fan. If it has a ball, a winner, and a loser, I usually like to watch it. I graduated from Cornell University with an engineering degree. I decided to become a lawyer after working several years as an engineer. I graduated Summa Cum Laude from North Carolina Central University School of Law in 2008. I have practiced family law in Mecklenburg and the surrounding counties ever since. I became a board-certified specialist in family law in 2013. Family law is what I do - I don't dabble.

So what am I aiming to do? My goal is to provide caring, high-quality representation to people in Charlotte and surrounding communities who are going through a divorce or struggling for their children or grandchildren. My goal is to build trust with my clients by listening to them, caring about their needs, and championing their rights.


Board Certified Specialist - Family Law | North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, 2013
Certified Family Financial Mediator | North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission, 2018
10 Best Client Satisfaction | American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2018
Peer Review Rated | Martindale-Hubbell, 2018
10 Best Law Firms | American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2018
Rosie Award | Rosen Law Firm, 2013

Areas of Law

Alienation of Affection and Criminal Conversation
Child Custody
Child Support
Civil No-contact Cases
Domestic Violence
Equitable Distribution
Grandparent Rights
Military Divorce
Prenuptial and Post-nuptial Agreements
Post Separation Support
Separation Agreements


2008, North Carolina


North Carolina Central University, Class of 2008, J.D., summa cum laude
Cornell University, B.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering


Active Duty, U.S. Naval Academy, 1997-1999

Associations & Memberships
Mecklenburg County Bar
North Carolina State Bar


Board Certified Family Law Specialist, North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization
Certified Family Financial Mediator, North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission