David J. Hymel


David J. Hymel

David practices both civil litigation defense and business law. As an associate, David has over three years of experience in a wide array of practice areas, including long term care defense and sales contract drafting and review. He is committed to working hard for every client, giving each matter his full attention and carefully guiding clients through whatever complex legal problems they may face. He seeks practical resolutions to disputes that best serve his clients’ interests and does not back down from a fight.

Since joining Fulcher Hagler out of law school, David has handled cases in medical and dental malpractice, veterinary malpractice, automobile and trucking accidents, premises liability, and wrongful death, as well as business and construction litigation, eviction and ejectment, land and lease disputes, and employment law. He has negotiated asset sales and buy-outs, drafted physician and employment contracts, and advised clients on the impact of business-related state and federal legislation. In every case, David seeks to communicate effectively with his clients to help them understand the bottom line, while conveying a sense of empathy and compassion.

David is an Augusta native and member of the Augusta Bar Association, Young Lawyers of Augusta, Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, and has served with the Augusta Bar Foundation. He is a proud graduate of Leadership Augusta Class of 2023. He graduated magna cum laude from Georgia State University College of Law in 2019 with multiple CALI awards and the highest pro bono distinction. During law school, David competed in the Georgia Intrastate and New York National Moot Court Tournaments, served on the Moot Court Executive Board, and was admitted to the Order of the Barristers.  He also worked as a graduate research assistant in the Center for Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth on behalf of UN-Habitat to generate Urban Growth Boundary Reports and Impact Fee Surveys for cities across the United States. With supervision by his professors during his third year of law school, David successfully represented clients in a landlord-tenant dispute and won an ALJ appeal for social security disability benefits on behalf of a 14-year-old disabled client.

In his free time, David enjoys reading, exercising, playing futsal at the local Salvation Army Kroc Center, playing guitar, and going on outdoor adventures with his wife and two-year old twin boys. He is an active parishioner at St. Mary’s on the Hill Catholic Church in Augusta.

Client Success Stories:

  • Recently, David obtained a judgment and award of attorney’s fees at a bench trial in favor of his client against a party who refused to pay for contract services rendered.
  • David worked with Partner John Price to win summary judgment for his clients in an auto accident case and obtained a full dismissal in a malpractice lawsuit brought against a dentist.
  • Last year, he won an appeal to the Georgia Court of Appeals reversing the trial court’s order on the enforceability of a contract provision.

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