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 another disenfranchised group during that time — African Americans.

The firm began handling criminal and civil cases, and in the early 1920’s, Steinberg became interested in workers' compensation law. 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 Hugo Spitz, Irvin Levkoff 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.


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Since the late 1970’s, Steinberg has added seven partners to the firm — David Pearlman (1976), Tom White (1980), J. Kevin Holmes (1985), Malcolm Crosland (1987), Steven Goldberg (1993), and Michael Jordan (2014). The main office is still located at 61 Broad Street, which the firm has called home for since 1927. Two additional offices in Goose Creek and Summerville serve the firm’s clientele.

Steinberg attorneys have been awarded numerous distinctions, such as

  • 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

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


$2,750,000 in a product defect case, scissor lift malfunction.

Tributes to our former leaders

Charles S. Goldberg, Esq
Charles S. Goldberg
Judge Hugo Max Spitz
Judge Hugo Spitz Steinberg Law Firm Charleston South Carolina

What Our Clients Say About Us


I am very pleased with my experience

I have, and will continue to recommend The Steinberg Law Firm. They have worked very hard on my behalf.


It is hard to really put in writing how much Tom was there for me

He really did such an unbelievable job. Even when the settlement was made, he returned a text with a call to share in the joy over another medical event we were going through, that had a great outcome. Yes, they really do care.


I would highly recommend them

Enjoyed the fact that every time I called, someone called me back. It made me feel like my case mattered, and that I mattered. They answered all of my questions and concerns in a timely manner.


They will go the extra mile for you

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


I would never seek help from any other Firm!

The lawyers and their staff are very professional, caring about your situation! They are one of a kind!Get this Firm behind you and you will never be sorry!


It was a pleasure working with Steven Goldberg and his staff

They were courteous and professional. They maintained regular contact for status reports on my case and provided needed documentation on a timely basis. I would recommend this firm.