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Rooted in Respect

David Freeman and Lesley Moore founded Freeman & Moore in 2011 after practicing law together for more than 20 years. A shared love of the law and esteem for their clients formed the bedrock of the practice they developed in these areas:

  • Estate Planning
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Estate and Trust Litigation
  • First Amendment law

The warm and welcoming atmosphere at Freeman & Moore belies the credentials of the two highly respected attorneys who established the firm – one a successful litigator before the United States Supreme Court, the other recognized throughout South Carolina as a certified specialist in estate planning and probate law.  

A Caring Approach to Estate Planning

Today Freeman & Moore provides premier estate planning, probate and trust administration services to clients in Greenville, South Carolina. Our caring approach and high level of professionalism is designed to help you navigate the entire process with ease.

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David Lynn Freeman

August 27, 1924 – January 24, 2014

“[Lawyers] become trusted advisers, not just to our clients, but to the community at large. It is in this role that we often find our best chance to make a significant difference in the lives of our fellow citizens.”

A Guiding Influence

Freeman & Moore would not exist without the vision of David Lynn Freeman, whose legacy is evident in every aspect of the firm’s practice. As we remember him, we trust his legacy reverberates well beyond the doors of Freeman & Moore.

A Distinguished Legal Career

A Pickens County native, David Freeman’s life spanned decades of professional and community service and stewardship. At the time of his death, he was actively engaged in the practice of law at Freeman & Moore, having previously been a partner in the Wyche Law Firm 1964 – 2010. He began his legal career in 1949, upon graduation from Harvard Law School, at the firm which became Watkins, Vandiver, Freeman & Kirven in Anderson, South Carolina.

David Freeman was elected president of the South Carolina Bar Association in 1971. He served on the American Bar Association Committee on Continuing Education and was elected to the American College of Trial Lawyers in 1965 and to the American Law Institute in 1975. For 25 years, he was listed among The Best Lawyers in America for Corporate and First Amendment Law. He was known nationwide as a First Amendment law expert and successfully tried many cases defending the freedom of the press. Capping a long and distinguished legal career, he claimed that one of his most memorable moments was his appearance before the United States Supreme Court in a landmark business case.

A Dedication to His Home State

David Freeman’s contributions to the legal profession were matched by many years of civic service. After graduating from the University of South Carolina, he served as a naval officer in the Pacific Theater during WWII. While in Anderson, he was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives. When he transferred his energies to Greenville in 1964, he was elected president of the Downtown Greenville Rotary Club. He advised many of Greenville’s community and civic associations, serving as president of the Greenville Symphony Association, as chairman of the Professional Division of the United Way and as counsel to the Gateway House and to the Greenville County Museum of Art.

For many, David Freeman’s most outstanding contribution to the Upstate community began in the 1980s with the envisioning, fundraising and implementation of the Peace Center for the Performing Arts.