David T. Pearlman

Charleston Personal Injury Lawyer David T. Pearlman

David T. Pearlman

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The two words that define my practice are passion and commitment — a passion for helping my clients recover, and a steadfast commitment to getting them back to work and support their families.

FULL BIO

David Pearlman has spent his entire life observing the dignity of and respect for the law, thanks to the example of his father, the Honorable Gus H. Pearlman, who was probate judge for Charleston County for 35 years. “He taught me that everybody deserves respect, dignity, and equal justice, no matter their background,” David says. He has spent his entire career trying to ensure that “justice for all” means just that, beginning even before going into practice by marching for civil and workers’ rights as a student at both the University of Georgia and George Washington University.

After receiving his law degree from the University of South Carolina Law School in 1976, David joined the Steinberg Law Firm. “Irving Steinberg founded the firm to help the working people of South Carolina,” he says, “which is why it’s always been the perfect place for me to practice law.” In 1980, he became a partner of the firm.

David has been a member of the South Carolina Bar for more than 40 years and has won landmark cases before the South Carolina Court of Appeals and the South Carolina Supreme Court. He has been credited in protecting working people through victories against some of the country’s largest corporations.

David served as an adjunct professor of workers’ compensation law at the Charleston School of Law for two years, has lectured about workers’ rights, and served on numerous committees devoted to such concerns, including as legislative chairperson for South Carolina Injured Workers’ Advocates (IWA) for the last 12 years. He is a past recipient of the Gedney M. Howe Jr. Award for Outstanding Public Service and a 2011 and 2017 honorable recipient of the Leadership in Law recognition by Lawyers Weekly. For over a decade, he has been named one of the Best Lawyers in America and has been nominated by his peers as a Super Lawyer year after year. He also holds the highest professional and ethical rating (AV) in Martindale-Hubbell, a prestigious legal directory.

Not only is David highly respected by his peers; he is deeply loved by his staff because of his character and passion for helping people. He is a champion in his profession and dedicated to community outreach. Among his volunteer activities, he helps local first responders and law enforcement personnel cope with mental injuries sustained as a result of their jobs. He also supports the Trident Literacy Association, which helps adults reverse the cycle and impact of generational poverty and illiteracy by helping them acquire vital life skills.

David and his wife of 39 years, Janet, live on Sullivan’s Island and have two children. He is proud to say that their children are following his family’s tradition of legal service: Their daughter is a lawyer in Chicago, and their son is a lawyer in New York City.

First Year Recognized in Workers’ Compensation Law – Claimants: 2011 / Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2005-06

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EDUCATION & ADMISSION

Education

  • University of Georgia
  • George Washington University

Admissions

  • South Carolina

Honors & Associations

  • Legislative Chairperson for South Carolina Injured Workers’ Advocates (IWA)
  • Recipient: Gedney M. Howe Jr. Award for Outstanding Public Service
  • 2011 and 2017 honorable recipient of the Leadership in Law by Lawyers Weekly
  • (AV) in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Super Lawyers

OTHER PROFILES

Check out the reviews David has received and learn more about David by following his legal directory profiles.

TESTIMONIALS

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David Pearlman and his team were always helpful and courteous.

It was a difficult and sometimes frustrating time for me personally, However, I knew the wheels continued to turn at Steinberg law firm. I felt like I was treated fairly and that my questions were answered in a timely manner. I knew David Pearlman was always in my corner. He has the experience and knowledge to get things done. My experience with the Steinberg Law Firm was a good one. They went to great lengths to making sure that I receive the appropriate help that I needed and deserved. I appreciate their services and expertise. I would recommend the Steinberg Law Firm to everyone.

-Christine

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David Pearlman and his staff did an exceptional job on my claim.

They will go the extra mile for you. Mr. Pearlman was honest, patient and steered me in the right direction. A’Riel was always nice and very helpful. I would recommend them to everyone.

-Brenda

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I would rate Steinberg Law Firm number one!

Their dedication and tireless commitment to their clients is what a client needs, and expects when dealing with personal injuries in the work place. Their experience with Workers Compensation is invaluable and it results in forcing the employer and their insurance to treat the client fairly. Steinberg Law Firm will not settle until they feel that they have exhausted all means to get the client the best settlement possible . A special thank you to Mr. David Pearlman.

-Debra

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David Pearlman is a man of the highest character, and a superior attorney.

He is amazingly thorough and covers every detail with polished professionalism. The most trustworthy attorney I have ever met.

-Villa

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Had a wonderful experience with Mr. Pearlman and his team.

Thank you very much for your diligence and expertise.

-Meagan

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This the best law firm anyone could ever deal with.

Mr. Pearlman will work hard to get everything that is owed to you. It was a pleasure to have been represented by this firm.

-Rena

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Steinberg Law Firm lawyers are the best in Charleston SC !

I would recommend David Pearlman over any attorney in the land he’s so caring and loving!

-Leslie

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We hired David Pearlman to represent my husband and it was one of the best decisions we’ve ever made.

He is kindhearted, loyal, honest and goes over and beyond to help you. My husband is disabled so to make it easier for me Mr. Pearlman has come to our home on numerous occasions and that is just one example of the kindness he’s shown us. We hired him as an attorney but ended up making a new friend in the process.

-Tebrea

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You couldn't find a better law firm that is patience, understanding, and listens!!

I could go on and on about the lawyer firm on how fabulous everyone is but all I want to do is using a big THANK YOU to Mr. Pearlman, Shannon Henderson and Winnie Snider. Thank you sooo much

-Wairimu

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A+A+A+A+A+............The BEST it is!!!

David Pearlman and his paralegals are AWESOME!!!...HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!!

-Dale

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My experience with David Pearlman has been a great experience.

I am very satisfied with the outcome with the Steinberg Law Firm. Very highly recommend to everyone that needs satisfied service.

-Patrick

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After a work injury one always wonders what tomorrow will bring?

Will I be able to do what I was trained to do? Will I be able to provide for the needs of my family? It created a sense of helplessness that commanded my every thought. I decided to seek the services of an Attorney for guidance! And for me that was an easy one! The Steinberg law firm has proven their heart felt dedication to all of their clients ! From the first time I met with Mr. Pearlman , to the conclusion of my case , I felt like I was being taken care of by family! Through Mr. Pearlman I learned that doing, and giving to others Is what life is all about! Thank you Mr. Pearlman, and the rest of the Professionals at the Steinberg Law Firm ! You truly are world class ! Charleston is blessed to have you.

-Daron

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David Pearlman and his team were always helpful and courteous.

It was a difficult and sometimes frustrating time for me personally, However, I knew the wheels continued to turn at Steinberg law firm. I felt like I was treated fairly and that my questions were answered in a timely manner. I knew David Pearlman was always in my corner. He has the experience and knowledge to get things done.

My experience with the Steinberg Law Firm was a good one. They went to great lengths to making sure that I receive the appropriate help that I needed and deserved. I appreciate their services and expertise. I would recommend the Steinberg Law Firm to everyone.

-Christine

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If you are looking for professional legal assistance without all the 99999 type of hype Steinberg Law is the place.

Mr Pearlman from the beginning consultation was open and frank addressing the strengths and concerns of my case, he and his staff committed to the fight and reached a fair settlement. I appreciate their efforts and their professionalism and fully recommended their firm.

-Jim

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I would rate Steinberg Law Firm number one!

Their dedication and tireless commitment to their clients is what a client needs, and expects when dealing with personal injuries in the work place. Their experience with Workers Compensation is invaluable and it results in forcing the employer and their insurance to treat the client fairly. Steinberg Law Firm will not settle until they feel that they have exhausted all means to get the client the best settlement possible . A special thank you to Mr. David Pearlman.

-Debra

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Dave Pearlman represented me in my Workers Compensation Case.

There were times i would have a question and send him a email after normal work hours and he would respond back to me that night. Sometimes even at 10:00 at night. He listened to what i wanted and fought hard to get me what i got. I would recommend Dave Pearlman and his staff at Steinberg Law Firm for Workers Compensation Cases.

-Anonymous

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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What Our Clients Say About David

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David Pearlman and his team were always helpful and courteous.

It was a difficult and sometimes frustrating time for me personally, However, I knew the wheels continued to turn at Steinberg law firm. I felt like I was treated fairly and that my questions were answered in a timely manner. I knew David Pearlman was always in my corner. He has the experience and knowledge to get things done. My experience with the Steinberg Law Firm was a good one. They went to great lengths to making sure that I receive the appropriate help that I needed and deserved. I appreciate their services and expertise. I would recommend the Steinberg Law Firm to everyone.

-Christine

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David Pearlman and his staff did an exceptional job on my claim.

They will go the extra mile for you. Mr. Pearlman was honest, patient and steered me in the right direction. A’Riel was always nice and very helpful. I would recommend them to everyone.

-Brenda

stars

I would rate Steinberg Law Firm number one!

Their dedication and tireless commitment to their clients is what a client needs, and expects when dealing with personal injuries in the work place. Their experience with Workers Compensation is invaluable and it results in forcing the employer and their insurance to treat the client fairly. Steinberg Law Firm will not settle until they feel that they have exhausted all means to get the client the best settlement possible . A special thank you to Mr. David Pearlman.

-Debra

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David Pearlman is a man of the highest character, and a superior attorney.

He is amazingly thorough and covers every detail with polished professionalism. The most trustworthy attorney I have ever met.

-Villa

stars

Had a wonderful experience with Mr. Pearlman and his team.

Thank you very much for your diligence and expertise.

-Meagan

stars

This the best law firm anyone could ever deal with.

Mr. Pearlman will work hard to get everything that is owed to you. It was a pleasure to have been represented by this firm.

-Rena

stars

Steinberg Law Firm lawyers are the best in Charleston SC !

I would recommend David Pearlman over any attorney in the land he’s so caring and loving!

-Leslie

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We hired David Pearlman to represent my husband and it was one of the best decisions we’ve ever made.

He is kindhearted, loyal, honest and goes over and beyond to help you. My husband is disabled so to make it easier for me Mr. Pearlman has come to our home on numerous occasions and that is just one example of the kindness he’s shown us. We hired him as an attorney but ended up making a new friend in the process.

-Tebrea

stars

You couldn't find a better law firm that is patience, understanding, and listens!!

I could go on and on about the lawyer firm on how fabulous everyone is but all I want to do is using a big THANK YOU to Mr. Pearlman, Shannon Henderson and Winnie Snider. Thank you sooo much

-Wairimu

stars

A+A+A+A+A+............The BEST it is!!!

David Pearlman and his paralegals are AWESOME!!!...HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!!

-Dale

stars

My experience with David Pearlman has been a great experience.

I am very satisfied with the outcome with the Steinberg Law Firm. Very highly recommend to everyone that needs satisfied service.

-Patrick

stars

After a work injury one always wonders what tomorrow will bring?

Will I be able to do what I was trained to do? Will I be able to provide for the needs of my family? It created a sense of helplessness that commanded my every thought. I decided to seek the services of an Attorney for guidance! And for me that was an easy one! The Steinberg law firm has proven their heart felt dedication to all of their clients ! From the first time I met with Mr. Pearlman , to the conclusion of my case , I felt like I was being taken care of by family! Through Mr. Pearlman I learned that doing, and giving to others Is what life is all about! Thank you Mr. Pearlman, and the rest of the Professionals at the Steinberg Law Firm ! You truly are world class ! Charleston is blessed to have you.

-Daron

stars

David Pearlman and his team were always helpful and courteous.

It was a difficult and sometimes frustrating time for me personally, However, I knew the wheels continued to turn at Steinberg law firm. I felt like I was treated fairly and that my questions were answered in a timely manner. I knew David Pearlman was always in my corner. He has the experience and knowledge to get things done.

My experience with the Steinberg Law Firm was a good one. They went to great lengths to making sure that I receive the appropriate help that I needed and deserved. I appreciate their services and expertise. I would recommend the Steinberg Law Firm to everyone.

-Christine

stars

If you are looking for professional legal assistance without all the 99999 type of hype Steinberg Law is the place.

Mr Pearlman from the beginning consultation was open and frank addressing the strengths and concerns of my case, he and his staff committed to the fight and reached a fair settlement. I appreciate their efforts and their professionalism and fully recommended their firm.

-Jim

stars

I would rate Steinberg Law Firm number one!

Their dedication and tireless commitment to their clients is what a client needs, and expects when dealing with personal injuries in the work place. Their experience with Workers Compensation is invaluable and it results in forcing the employer and their insurance to treat the client fairly. Steinberg Law Firm will not settle until they feel that they have exhausted all means to get the client the best settlement possible . A special thank you to Mr. David Pearlman.

-Debra

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Dave Pearlman represented me in my Workers Compensation Case.

There were times i would have a question and send him a email after normal work hours and he would respond back to me that night. Sometimes even at 10:00 at night. He listened to what i wanted and fought hard to get me what i got. I would recommend Dave Pearlman and his staff at Steinberg Law Firm for Workers Compensation Cases.

-Anonymous

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