David W. Hands founded Hands Law Office, PLLC in early 2004. He specializes in consumer bankruptcy, personal injury and real estate closings. While running a busy practice he still finds time to work as an adjunct professor at the Charlotte School of Law.


After graduating from Fayetteville State University, David earned his juris doctorate, graduating magna cum laude, from North Carolina Central University School of Law (“NCCU”). While at NCCU, he was a Thurgood Marshall Scholar, NCCU Foundation Scholar and senior editor of the NCCU Law Journal.


David began his legal career in 2002, as an antitrust Attorney with the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, D.C.  While there, he worked with a team of attorneys and economists evaluating the competitive effects of multi-million dollar mergers/acquisitions in the petroleum and pipeline industries.  He has also worked brief stints as a summer associate at Parker, Poe, Adams & Bernstein, LLP, Moore & Van Allen and First Union’s legal department (now Wells Fargo).


David is the former chair and a current member of the Mecklenburg County Bar Lawyer Referral Service, former parliamentarian and current member of the John S. Leary, Jr. Bar Association and an active member of the North Carolina Bar and Mecklenburg County Bar associations. He is admitted to practice in North Carolina, the United States District Court – Western District of North Carolina and the United States Court of Appeals – Fourth Circuit.

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David and his wife Judge Ty Hands are the proud parents of two sons: David Jr. and Devin.  They are members of St. Paul Baptist Church.