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“Doug is by far the best attorney around. I am a father in South Carolina and was awarded custody of my daughter. I was referred to Doug by a friend who said Doug is well known and feared by other lawyers, she was right. He coached me through the entire process. I felt safe and confident with Doug and his team on my side. He exceeded my expectations and not only got me custody of my daughter, he made sure I was protected for anything that may arise in the future. If you need help, choose Doug!!”



“Doug did a fantastic job representing me in a difficult divorce case. He took the time to thoroughly explain the process and more than once lent a sympathetic ear when I was frustrated by the other party’s actions. Doug did a great job thinking outside the box to steer things our way and was seemly always two steps ahead of the opposing counsel. All his work paid off when I received custody of the children and did not have to pay a penny of alimony or support! While I don’t wish divorce on anyone, I would not hesitate to recommend Doug if the need arose.”



“Daryn Barker is my hero! I was terrified of what was to come just a few short months ago. I wasn’t expecting, after 6 years, for my child’s father to suddenly want custody of our daughter. I shut down, and felt like I couldn’t function. I was scared, but the second Daryn walked into the conference room to meet me, she brought peace to the whole situation. She is extremely professional, and as soon as I met her, I knew she was going to fight for me. She made me feel like what was important to me, was just as important to her. She has been honest, and ensured I understood the reality of the situation. I didn’t realize how much time and effort she put into my case until I saw how little my ex’s lawyer put into his case. I know God had his hand in the situation, and still does, and I am so thankful for Daryn and her team.”



“I have been a client for several years and really think Doug Barker is the best attorney in Charleston!! He has handled my cases as if it was his own situation. If you’re in need of legal assistance, you couldn’t be in better hands! Both of my cases he has handled with the kind of professionalism I haven’t gotten from other firms. Thank you, Doug, for taking great care of me!!”

-Jason S.


“Doug Barker is a BEAST!!! Very well prepared for court, mediations and arbitration! He blew away the other party’s testimony and exposed them in all their lies. His cross examination was not only intense, but powerful! DO NOT let his calm and cool demeanor fool you. He can definitely be the attack dog you need and best of all, he knows exactly when and how to attack! My nickname for Doug became “Cujo.” With anyone else, I know I would have never been awarded custody of my daughter, TWICE!!! That is quite the rare occasion in South Carolina being that I’m the father. I will (and have already) recommend Doug to anyone! He’s the best!”

-Patrick H.


“The service we received from Daryn Barker during a challenging time was so far above and beyond. Daryn is competent, prepared and thorough!! She also genuinely cares about her clients, and she devotes her exceptional skills to insure the best outcome possible for them. We are very thankful that Daryn was able to secure 100% custody when we were being challenged. She is an exceptional lawyer.”



“Mr. Barker is a five star attorney. He takes care of his clients very thoroughly and he thinks of things nobody else does. He definitely knows what to say but the most important is when to say what he says. Timing is key and he’s got it down. He got me way over the amount that I was asking for. I was pleasantly surprised. If I ever have to go through a divorce, Mr. Barker would always be the top of the list to represent me. Thank you Mr. Barker for taking such good care of me.”

-Roxy A.


“Mr. Barker was wonderful to work with. When we started our search for a good lawyer, we chose Mr. Barker because he is the best. From the beginning he was kind, knowledgeable, and made you feel comfortable in your decision to hire him. He put our minds at ease even when the date of the actual trial came, and we were so nervous of the outcome. He helped us achieve everything we went for, and we couldn’t be more happy with our choice in him. Thank you again Mr. Barker.”

-Adrienne L.


“I highly highly highly recommend Barker Family Law in Mt. Pleasant. Daryn has been handling my divorce, and while I know results can vary depending on the case, she has done everything possible to work with me on fees and has worked damn hard for me. So far, everything has worked in my favor, and she’s definitely worked her butt off making sure my kids and I were good through every step, and they were her first concern every time.”



“I have been a client of Douglas Barker’s for almost a full year now. One of the things that first impressed me about him was how quickly he goes to work for you. In my first case that he represented me in, I was trying to have a custody and support case brought back from New York to South Carolina jurisdiction. On the exact same day that I first met with him, he already had a petition with the South Carolina court filed. For my other 2 cases, he was just as punctual and never once let me down.”

-Ryan S.


“When I first met Doug I was desperate for help. I had left my then husband and was desperate to get a divorce. I had talked to countless lawyers and they all turned me down. Hiring Doug was like a big breath of fresh air. I believe that he could see the pain and desperation in me and decided to take a chance, thankfully! My divorce was a very long process and became very nasty but he stayed on top of things and delivered on his promise. I would recommend him to every person that asked!”

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“I highly recommend Mr. Barker and his team. They provided a dedicated and exceptional service from the very beginning until the end.”



“Mr. Barker helped me through a divorce. He’s a very kind person and really cares about his clients. When we were at the actual mediation, he got me double from what I actually expect. And if a divorce could be fun, this was fantastic. So if you have to go through divorce definitely have Mr. Barker representing you.”

-Karen A.


“Mr. Barker is fabulous! He has worked with me through my divorce and child custody battle and has been the utmost sincere and hard working attorney/person I have met! Your firm is fantastic and thank you for all you do!”

-Kate G.


“I am very pleased with the unique results I have gotten from the hard work and diligence of Doug Barker. He is a very caring and dedicated person.”

-Barbara S.


“Words cannot express how great and awesome Daryn handled my case. Very well prepared, completed everything super quick and accurate, just did an all around outstanding job. I would definitely recommend her to anybody in need to help their case. Thank you Daryn, I appreciate everything you have done!!”



“Doug Barker is simply a great family law attorney who cares about his client. He knows what will happen in the court room before you go in. Do yourself a favor. Get Doug Barker to represent you. He is a winner.”



“Mr. Barker was very professional and knows family court law very well. He was able to patiently explain things in a way that I could understand. He was aggressive when he needed to be and I really appreciated being able to depend on him to take care of everything. I would highly recommend Mr. Barker for family court needs.”

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“Doug and April have handled my lengthy family court issue with great professionalism and care. They are quick to respond to any questions or concerns, and they are quick to take action. You always hope for the easiest solution to your problems, but sometimes that doesn’t happen!! Thankfully Doug and April are willing to work for their clients to achieve the best outcome possible.”

-Janie J.


“We have been clients for a few years and have found Doug to be honest, caring and trustworthy.”

-Joanne G.


“Doug took an extreme divorce case with no notice, in which I was being bullied. He turned the case around and guided me to a settlement which achieved all of my goals.
On another occasion I was sued for just cause. Doug counter sued on my behalf and not only was I vindicated, we won the case spectacularly.
To be clear, my goals were not money but protecting my sons. I cannot put a value on what Doug did for my family, he is the best.”

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“Transgender name change: We consulted then hired [Daryn] to handle a name change. Took care of it like she said she would. Easy to work with and understanding. I would go back to her. Awesome attorney over all.”



“Amazing! Daryn, you are wonderful, sweet and so smart! You definitely are a go-getter and know what you are doing! You have made this whole process for me comfortable and put my anxiety about it to ease! You are great and would be my first recommendation to anyone!”



“I found Barker Family Law to be professional, detailed, punctual, and very knowledgeable in family law.”



*Any result achieved on behalf of one client in one matter does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients

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    1051 Chuck Dawley Boulevard
    Mount Pleasant, South Carolina 29464
    Phone: 843-640-0532
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Client Distinction Award
Douglas Barker has received the 2015 Client Distinction Award from Martindale-Hubbell. This award is given only to lawyers who earn a Client Review Rating Score of 4.0 or higher (on a scale of 1-5). Less than 1% of the 900,000+ attorneys listed on and earn this honor! Mr. Barker's rating actually exceeds the required 4.0, coming in at 5.0 out of 5.0.
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