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David Overstreet

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Phone: 843-972-9401

David focuses his practice on general and professional liability. He spends a significant amount of time defending businesses and professionals in civil suits, including attorneys. He also speaks to groups including insurers, law schools, and organized professional associations about claim avoidance and mitigation.

In his seventeen years of practice, David has tried numerous cases throughout South Carolina in the circuit and federal courts. He has an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell and is a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel. David is a former member of the South Carolina State Bar Ethics Advisory Committee and a present member of the Judicial Qualifications Committee, which evaluates all candidates seeking state court judiciary positions. David is also a certified Circuit Court Arbitrator.

David has represented attorneys and other professionals in various high profile suits. He also represents parties in licensure and regulatory proceedings. David is an active member of both the South Carolina and Georgia bars.


  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1999
  • Wofford College, B.A., 1995


  • South Carolina
  • Georgia


  • International Association of Defense Counsel, member
  • South Carolina Bar Professional Liability Committee, Inaugural Member, 2014 - Present
  • South Carolina Bar Ethics Advisory Committee, Member 2009 - 2012
  • South Carolina Bar Judicial Qualifications Committee, 2014 – present
  • Certified Circuit Court Arbitrator
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS); Steering Committee, Southeastern Chapter, 2009 - 2014
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), South Carolina Chapter, President, 2014 - 2015
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association
  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • The Charleston Lawyers Club
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Charleston's 40 under 40, 2012
  • HALOS of Charleston; Board of Directors, 2011 2016;
    President, 2013 – 2015



Professional Liability

Representation of professionals including
attorneys, accountants, real estate professionals,
and others in complex malpractice cases.

Business Litigation

Representing both Fortune 500
companies and small businesses.

Insurance Coverage

Insurance coverage is often a
large component of civil actions.

Construction Litigation

Experienced in helping client's steer clear
of the problem scenarios as well as real
guidance when conflicts emerge.

General Litigation

Experienced in all types of litigation including accidents,
defective products, real estate disputes, wills and estates, homeowner's associations and many others.

Employment Litigation

Earhart Overstreet handles all aspects of employment disputes, including wrongful termination, discrimination, and related claims.

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