Trusted Lawyer in

South Jersey & Philadelphia

David Thornton Garnes
  • Attorney






David Garnes has extensive experience representing clients in state and federal courts in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. David concentrates his practice on domestic relations (divorce, custody, child and spousal support payments and equitable distribution of property) and civil litigation. In 2006, David was recognized by The Legal Intelligencer as one of Pennsylvania's "Lawyers on the Fast Track."

Recently, David served as a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Ad Hoc Committee on Continuing Legal Education, which was tasked with evaluating and making recommendations on the continuing legal education requirements of lawyers licensed to practice law in the State of New Jersey.

An active member in many professional and civic organizations, David is a member of the Washington Township Zoning Board. In addition to serving on the Zoning Board, David is an active member of the Philadelphia Bar Association and the Camden County Bar Association. David is also a member of several chambers of commerce, including Washington Township, Gloucester County and the Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey. Prior to graduating from law school, David served as a legal intern to United States Bankruptcy Judge John S. Dalis.

Areas of Practice

  • Domestic Relations
  • Civil Litigation
  • Family Law
  • Social Security Disability
  • Divorce
  • Bankruptcy

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 2000
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania


  • Howard University School of Law, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. - 2000
    • Honors: Merit Scholarship Award, 1997
    • Honors: American Jurisprudence Award in Securities Regulation, 1998
  • Southern University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • B.A. - 1996
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Honors: Dean's List

Honors and Awards

  • One of Pennsylvania's "Lawyers on the Fast Track", The Legal Intelligencer, 2006

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New Jersey Supreme Court Ad Hoc Committee, Member
  • Philadelphia Bar Association , Member
  • Camden County Bar Association, Member
  • Washington Township, Member
  • Gloucester County, Member
  • Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey, Member
  • Municipal Court Judge for the City of Camden, New Jersey

Past Employment Positions

  • Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP, Attorney, 2004 to 2008
  • Fox Rothschild LLP, Associate
  • Fox Rothschild LLP, Summer Associate
  • Honorable John S. Dalis, Chief Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Georgia, Legal Intern

Pro Bono Activities

  • Washington Township Zoning Board, Member