Benjamin W. Akery

Charleston Personal Injury Lawyer Benjamin W. Akery

Benjamin W. Akery

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Ben attributes his success to putting in the really hard work — and always putting his clients first

FULL BIO

Ben knows there are a lot of smart lawyers to choose from and attributes his success to “out-working” the other side. He always strives to develop positive relationships with his clients and is available to them for the long haul. Joining the Steinberg firm in 2008 was a natural choice because of how well its culture fit his perspective.

“The Steinberg Law firm has been around for almost 100 years because each attorney understands the vision and principles of our founder, Irving Steinberg: to give a voice for the voiceless,” Ben says. ”We have a commitment to honor and carry on his legacy.” Ben joined the Steinberg Law firm in 2008 and became a partner in 2016. His practice focuses on personal injury, workers’ compensation, and social security disability law.

After a personal injury or workers’ comp-related accident, Ben’s clients want to know how they are going to pay their bills and possibly adjust to a life of pain. While the COVID-19 crisis has changed some of the ways his workers’ compensation cases are proceeding, Ben is not afraid to fight the insurance companies — and, if necessary, go to trial. He keeps in constant communication with his clients and lets them know that “it might take a little longer, but I will keep you safe and get you to court if needed.”

Ben earned his undergraduate degree from the College of Charleston, where he was a member of the Communications Honor Society. He was also a scholarship athlete in both basketball and baseball during his first two years of college. While at Emory University’s School of Law, he served as staff attorney at the Indigent Criminal Defense Clinic, representing individuals in Georgia’s criminal courts. He also received the Morton H. Aronson Franchise Law Award.

Ben is a member of the South Carolina Bar, Charleston County Bar, and Berkeley County Bar, where he served on the board of directors and as president of the Young Lawyers Division. He serves on the board of governors of the South Carolina Association for Justice and is a member of the Injured Workers Advocates. Other lawyers often refer clients to him because they can be confident that Ben will provide exceptional service.

For four years in a row, Ben has been listed in Best Lawyers in America (2016-2020). He was selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2017 and nominated by the National Trial Lawyers Association as one of the Top 40 Attorneys Under 40 in South Carolina.

In addition to his service in professional organizations, Ben is an active member of Crosstowne Christian Church and serves as chair of the board of directors of Healing Farms. He lives in West Ashley with his wife, Apryl, and their two daughters.

EDUCATION & ADMISSION

Education

  • College of Charleston, Communications Honors Society
  • Emory University School of Law

Admissions

  • South Carolina

Honors & Memberships

  • Charleston County Bar
  • Berkeley County Bar
  • Injured Workers Advocates
  • Board of Governers, South Carolina Association for Justice
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • National Trial Lawyers To 40 Under 40
  • Super Lawyers

OTHER PROFILES

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TESTIMONIALS

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Great experience.

Ben Akery was easy to talk with and took his time explaining every aspect of my situation. He offered easy to understand advice, and appeared genuinely concerned as he assisted me with making sound decisions.

-Carl

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Attorney Ben Akery and his team are the absolute best!!

We could not be more satisfied with the experience we have had during such a difficult time of our lives. Me and my family highly recommend Steinberg Law Firm.

-Lauren

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Benjamin Akery and Amanda fought so hard during my case.

They never made me feel like I was forgotten. I am forever grateful to them. If you need a lawyer to fight for you, Benjamin and Amanda will definitely make something happen.

-Arthur

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Attorney Benjamin Akery is driven to get the best results possible for his clients.

He did a great job for me and I highly recommend him.

-Jim

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I was getting the run around from workman’s compensation until I contacted Ben Akery at the Steinberg law firm. After that it was a breeze.

-James

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Attorney Akery and legal staff were amazing and attentive to my needs.

They insured that I got the medical treatment I needed to return my life back to normal as much as possible.

-Chameicka

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If you feel that you are in need of great attorneys, The Steinberg Law firm comes highly recommended.

Attorney Michael Jordan and Attorney Ben Akery hold high values, are extremely caring and compassionate. Their staff, especially Kristen are so impressive, they are very helpful, they walk you through the process, and are responsive.

-Marsha

RESULTS

WE HAVE RECOVERED OVER $500 MILLION FOR CLIENTS IN THE LAST 10 YEARS, INCLUDING:

$3.85 MILLION

$3,850,000 in a workers' comp case, flat bed truck accident.

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Recognized Repeatedly by our Peers

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What Our Clients Say About Benjamin

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Great experience.

Ben Akery was easy to talk with and took his time explaining every aspect of my situation. He offered easy to understand advice, and appeared genuinely concerned as he assisted me with making sound decisions.

-Carl

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Attorney Ben Akery and his team are the absolute best!!

We could not be more satisfied with the experience we have had during such a difficult time of our lives. Me and my family highly recommend Steinberg Law Firm.

-Lauren

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Benjamin Akery and Amanda fought so hard during my case.

They never made me feel like I was forgotten. I am forever grateful to them. If you need a lawyer to fight for you, Benjamin and Amanda will definitely make something happen.

-Arthur

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Attorney Benjamin Akery is driven to get the best results possible for his clients.

He did a great job for me and I highly recommend him.

-Jim

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I was getting the run around from workman’s compensation until I contacted Ben Akery at the Steinberg law firm. After that it was a breeze.

-James

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Attorney Akery and legal staff were amazing and attentive to my needs.

They insured that I got the medical treatment I needed to return my life back to normal as much as possible.

-Chameicka

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If you feel that you are in need of great attorneys, The Steinberg Law firm comes highly recommended.

Attorney Michael Jordan and Attorney Ben Akery hold high values, are extremely caring and compassionate. Their staff, especially Kristen are so impressive, they are very helpful, they walk you through the process, and are responsive.

-Marsha

Meet Our Team

Our team of personal injury attorneys has over 170 years of combined legal experience. Click below to learn more about each member of our award-winning team.