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David T. Pearlman

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Workers Compensation, Personal Injury

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About Me

Born and having lived in Charleston all his life, David Pearlman has spent his entire life observing the dignity and respect of the law. David’s father, the Honorable Gus H. Pearlman, 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 Pearlman has spent his entire career trying to ensure that “justice for all” means just that.


In college, David marched for civil and workers’ rights. After obtaining his law degree from the University of South Carolina Law School, he joined the Steinberg Law Firm in 1976. “Irving Steinberg founded the firm to help the working people of South Carolina,” he says, “It’s always been a perfect place for me to practice law.”


David has been a member of the South Carolina Bar for more than 37 years. He has won landmark cases before the State Appellate and Supreme courts. He has been credited with successful victories protecting working people against some of the country’s largest corporations.


David has lectured and served on numerous committees devoted to workers’ rights, including the Legislative Chairperson for South Carolina Injured Workers’ Advocates (IWA). He is a past recipient of the Gedney M. Howe Jr. Award for Outstanding Public. He is a 2011 recipient of the Leadership in Law by Lawyers Weekly. He has been named one of the Best Lawyers in America for over nine years. He has been selected as a “Super Lawyer” for seven years. He has also served as an adjunct professor at the Charleston School of Law.


 


David and his wife, Janet, live on Sullivan’s Island and have two children. He is proud to say his daughter is a lawyer in Washington D.C. and his son is a second year law student at University of Pennsylvania Law School.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1976

  1. Workers Compensation: 80%
  2. Personal Injury: 20%

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (90 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

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  • Mark Christopher Joye

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    Mark Joye Personal Injury Attorney
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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse David. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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Contact Info

Steinberg Law Firm

61 Broad Street
Charleston, SC, 29401

Steinberg Law Firm - Goose Creek

118 Goose Creek Blvd S
Goose Creek, SC, 29445

Steinberg Law Firm - Summerville

1516 Old Trolley Road
Suite 100A
Summerville, SC, 29485

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
SCGood Standing197607/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Workers’ Compensation Law - ClaimantsBest Lawyers in America2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Workers’ Compensation Law - ClaimantsBest Lawyers in America2013
AV PreeminentMartindale-Hubbell2013
Workers’ Compensation Law - ClaimantsBest Lawyers in America2012
Chas. Lawyer of the Year Workers Comp (claimants)US News/Best Lawyers2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Workers’ Compensation Law - ClaimantsBest Lawyers in America2011
Charleston, SC Lawyer of the Year: Workers CompensationBest Lawyers in America2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Leadership in LawSouth Carolina Lawyers Weekly2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Workers’ Compensation Law - ClaimantsBest Lawyers in America2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Workers’ Compensation Law - ClaimantsBest Lawyers in America2009
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2008
Workers’ Compensation Law - ClaimantsBest Lawyers in America2008
Recognition for Outstanding Leadership and DedicationInjured Workers' Advocate2007
Workers’ Compensation Law - ClaimantsBest Lawyers in America2007
Workers’ Compensation Law - ClaimantsBest Lawyers in America2006
Workers’ Compensation Law - ClaimantsBest Lawyers in America2005

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct Professor of Workers' Compensation LawCharleston School Of Law2009 - 2011
PartnerSteinberg Law Firm, LLP1980 - Present
AssociateSteinberg Law Firm, LLP1976 - 1980

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy GroupExecutive Board2010 - Present
Injured Workers' AdvocatesLegislative Chairman2004 - Present
Committee to Establish Mediation in South Carolina by the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation CommissionMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Charleston County Bar AssociationPast Chairman, Workers' Compensation SectionN/A
Injured Workers' AdvocatesFormer Executive Board MemberN/A
Charleston County Bar AssociationPast Chairman, Workers' Compensation SectionN/A
South Carolina Association for JusticePast Chair, Past Chairman of Workers' Compensation SectionN/A
South Carolina Injured Workers AdvocatesLegislative ChairN/A
Committee to Establish Commuted Value Table by South Carolina Workers’ Compensation CommissionMemberN/A

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of South Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
George Washington UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1972

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Workers' Compensation SymposiumBrain and Mental Injuries2013
Annual Educational Conference on Workers' CompensationPresentation: Workers' Compensation Reform in South Carolina2007
Guest lecturesWorkers' CompensationN/A
CLE SeminarsWorkers' CompensationN/A