David Andrew Maxfield

David Andrew Maxfield

Representing Consumers against Credit Reporting Agencies & Collectors
  • Consumer Law
  • South Carolina
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Dave Maxfield has represented thousands consumers in personal and class action cases against banks, credit reporting agencies, and debt collectors. He obtained one of the highest verdicts on record against a furnisher in a a credit reporting case exclusive of fees, numerous large settlements, and in 2019 concluded a vehicle churning class action with total settlement value exceeding $21 million.

Dave is the 4-Time Chairman of the Consumer Law Section of the South Carolina Bar and Past President of the 1900-Member Richland County Bar Association. He serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law. Dave has also taught over 100 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs to other lawyers and speaks in the media and to law students on issues affecting consumers both locally and nationally.

In 2018, with co-author Larry Port, Dave wrote the ABA top-selling book, The Lean Law Firm, a manual for translating lean and agile methods into a simple, month-by-month template that law firms can use to become more profitable. Besides co-hosing The Lean Law Firm podcast, Dave consults with other law firms to help them transform their practices through Lean methods. Dave also consults with tech providers to make products more useful for lawyers, particularly in data visualization.

University of South Carolina School of Law
J.D. (1994) | Litigation
Honors: James L. Petigru Public Interest Law Society, Phi Delta Phi
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Furman University
B.A. (1990) | English
Honors: Team Captain, Cross-Country / Track & Field; All Southern Conference Cross-Country, 1988, 1989; All Southern Conference Track, 1990. Small College State Champion, Cross-Country 1989, Track 1990.
Activities: Pre-Law.
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Professional Experience
Adjunct Professor of Law
University of South Carolina School of Law
- Current
Founder, Attorney
Dave Maxfield, Attorney, LLC
- Current
Trotter & Maxfield, LLC
Law Clerk
United States Department of Justice, Office of US Trustee
Articles & Publications
The Lean Law Firm
Run Your Firm Like the World's Most Efficient and Profitable Businesses
Rated AV (Preeminent)
Client Champion - Silver Award
Martindale - Hubbell
Legal Elite of the Midlands
Columbia Business Monthly
Client Choice Award
Client Choice Award
Top Attorney 10.0/10.0 Rating
Professional Associations
National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA)
- Current
Activities: The nation's foremost organization of attorneys representing consumers.
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South Carolina State Bar
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
South Carolina
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  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    We offer free initial online consultation to see if we can help you; most cases that we accept are handled on a contingency fee basis.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    We only represent consumers -- never businesses against consumers.
Practice Area
    Consumer Law
    Class Action
Additional Practice Areas
  • Cases against Credit Reporting Agencies
  • Debt Collector Abuse Cases
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. I was sold a car that had a 125-point inspection, took it to a mechanic and there were issues that should've been found
A: Potentially; SC has a Motor Vehicle Dealer's Act, which prohibits deception in advertising or in statements made to you about the condition of the car. So, if Dealer said it had done an inspection (in advertising or elsewhere) but did not really do one, Dealer could be sued under the Dealer's Act.

Whether or not a case can be taken by a lawyer sometimes depends on how big the dealer is; smaller dealerships are sometimes difficult to pursue because of financial issues and the costs of recovery. However, all dealers in SC have to carry a 30k bond, so a complaint to the SCDMV may also be helpful, even against smaller dealers. Big dealerships in situations like this are generally worth pursuing. ... Read More
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Websites & Blogs
Consumer Law SC - Dave Maxfield, Attorney, LLC
Contact & Map
Dave Maxfield, Attorney, LLC
808D Lady Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Telephone: (803) 509-6800
Cell: (803) 630-5774
Fax: (855) 299-1656
Monday: 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9:30 AM - 3 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: By appointment only; available online anytime at www.consumerlawsc.com