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.

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, 2022). 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. He is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

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, their two daughters, and a son.

Education

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

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

Support Staff

  • Laura Clarke
  • Quera Mcleod
  • Linda M. Saccomagno

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Other lawyers often refer clients to Ben because they can be confident that he will provide exceptional service.

Recognition

  • Best Lawyers in America for Workers’ Compensation Law-Claimants; Best Lawyers, 2016-2023
  • Client’s Choice Award; Avvo; 2022
  • 2022 Rising Stars Award
  • Charleston SC: Lawyer of the Year-Workers’ Compensation Law in Claimants; Best Lawyers, 2022
  • Elite Lawyer; Recognized by Elite Lawyer, 2021
  • Super Lawyer; Selected by Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star; Selected by Super Lawyers
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum; Selected by the National Trial Lawyers Association
  • BV Distinguished; Martindale-Hubbell, 2013

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

"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."

Community

Ben serves on the board of governors of the South Carolina Association for Justice and is a member of the Injured Workers Advocates.

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.

Associations and Affiliations

  • South Carolina Bar Association; Member
  • Charleston County Bar Association; Member, 2008-present
  • South Carolina Association for Justice; Member, 2008-present
  • Injured Workers’ Advocates; Member, 2008-present
  • Berkeley County Bar Association; Past Officer of the Board of Directors, 2009-2010
  • Berkeley County Bar Association; Past President, Young Lawyers Division, 2009-2010

Ben has been committed to his community from his beginnings as a lawyer. While at Emory University’s School of Law, Ben served as staff attorney at the Indigent Criminal Defense Clinic, representing individuals in Georgia’s criminal courts.

What Our Clients Say

The Steinberg Law Firm has really been outstanding...

The Steinberg Law Firm has really been outstanding with helping me with my case I dealt with Ben Avery and miss Linda and they have all been outstanding.

Thank you Attorney Ackery for all your hard work

I am very pleased on how the Steinberg law firm helped me with my car accident. I didn’t have to do anything, my attorney did all the work for me. They were always reaching out to check on me seeing how I was doing and always offering there help if needed…they went far and beyond. Thank you Attorney Ackery for all your hard work. I recommend the Steinberg Law Firm to everyone.

Steinberg Law Firm is the best!

Always kept me informed about my case, which was very helpful. Miss Linda S. of the Goose Creek office was great !!!! She let me know what information I needed to help win my case. Steinberg Law Firm is the best!

Profesionales, competentes y diligentes.

Profesionales, competentes y diligentes. Me explicaron el proceso en detalle.

I received very good treatment from Attorney Benjamin.

I have no complaints. I received very good treatment from Attorney Benjamin. They always kept me informed thanks to the whole team.

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.

It was a breeze.

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.

He did a great job for me...

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Steinberg Law firm comes highly recommended.

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.

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