The Steinberg Legacy

The Steinberg Legacy

Irving Steinberg founded Steinberg Law Firm in 1927. As one of the first Jewish attorneys in Charleston, Steinberg experienced discrimination and this inspired him to assist other disenfranchised groups during that time — African Americans and migrant workers.

The firm began handling criminal and civil cases, and in the early 1920s, Steinberg became interested in helping injured workers. There were, however, no workers' compensation laws on the books at the time. Steinberg and other South Carolina attorneys then gathered statutes from other states and lobbied to add a similar law in South Carolina in 1936.

Over the next two decades, the firm grew to include partners Irving Levkoff, Hugo Spitz, and Charles Goldberg — and the team continued its commitment to advancing workers' compensation laws. These attorneys founded several industry organizations that are still active today, including the S.C Association for Justice (formally the S.C. Trial Lawyers Association) and Injured Workers’ Advocates.

Steinberg continued fighting for the rights of injured people until his death in 1980. His legacy lives on in the firm that still bears his name.

Since the late 1970s, Steinberg has added nine partners to the firm — David Pearlman (1976), Tom White (1980), J. Kevin Holmes (1985), Malcolm Crosland (1987), Steven Goldberg (1993),  Michael Jordan (2014), Benjamin Akery (2016) and Catie Dunn Meehan (2022). The firm has three offices in Charleston, Goose Creek, and Summerville to serve the growing communities in the Lowcountry.

Steinberg attorneys have been awarded numerous distinctions, including:

  • Super Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America by U.S.News & World Report
  • Gedney M. Howe, Jr. Award for Outstanding Public Service
  • The SC Leadership in Law award
  • Voted Best Workers’ Comp Firm in SC, among other distinctions
  • Charleston Choice Awards

The firm is devoted to giving back to the community by assisting numerous charities in South Carolina. Learn more about our Community Service here.

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

$3.15 Million

Car accident settlement

$3.85 Million

Workers' Comp Case

Personal Injury Lawyers Representing Charleston & Nearby Areas of South Carolina

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The Steinberg Law Firm Legacy

Tributes to our former leaders

Irving Steinberg
Irving Steinberg
Charles S. Goldberg, Esq
Charles S. Goldberg
Judge Hugo Max Spitz
Judge Hugo Spitz Steinberg Law Firm Charleston South Carolina
Recognized by SuperLawyers
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates
Top 10 Attorney and Practice Magazine's Top 10 Workers' Compensation Law Firm
Best Lawyers | Best Law Firms
Better Business Bureau A+ Rating
AV Preeminent 5 Stars
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
AVVO 10/10
Listed in Best Lawyers
National Top 1 Percent
10 Best Client Satisfaction
Charleston's Choice Winner
Best of the Best Lawyers
Steinberg Law Firm is an Award Winning Personal Injury Law Firm