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About Me

As a litigation attorney in North Central Florida, my practice is focused on personal injury and wrongful death matters.  I also pratice in the area of business litigation and contract disputes.  At the law firm of Avera & Smith, LLP, I am fortunate to have the resources, support, and insight which allows me to serve my clients' interests to the fullest.  I am proud to make my clients' well-being the cornerstone of how I practice the law. 


My family are proud residents of Gainesville.  My wife is a Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law and we have three wonderful children.  I am an active member, and Board Member, of Temple B'nai Israel here in Gainesville.  I am also a member of the local James C. Adkins, Jr. Inn of Court where I am fortunate to gain the wisdom and insight that our amazing local Bar members have to offer.


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Practice Areas


  1. Litigation: 60%
    4 years
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
    4 years
  3. Medical Malpractice: 10%
    4 years
  4. Wrongful Death: 5%
    4 years
  5. Contracts & Agreements: 5%
    4 years



Hourly ($150-250/hour), Contingent (15-40%), Free Consultation (90 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

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    I endorse Ben.


    Jared Comstock Debt Collection Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Juan Carlos Calama

    I have had the opportunity to refer Spanish speaking clientele to Mr. Steinberg and have worked together with him to help them understand their individual cases and situations better. Mr. Steinberg has always taken his time with the clients I refer to him, and always makes sure they are comfortable and well-informed. Mr. Steinberg is on a very short list of Personal Injury attorneys that I refer my Spanish speaking clientele to. I will continue to refer these and other cases to him as I find him to possess the qualities essential to zealous advocacy.


    Juan Calama Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Avera & Smith, LLP

2814 SW 13 Th St
Gainesville, FL, 32608-2017


FLMember in Good Standing201109/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Insurance Law Book AwardUniversity of Florida & Gunn Law Group2010
Book Award in TortsFlorida Coastal School of Law2009
Legal Writing & Research Book AwardFlorida Coastal School of Law2009
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AssociateAvera & Smith, LLP2011 - Present
ClerkLawrence J. Marraffino, PA2010 - 2011
PartnerJump Start Marketing2003 - 2007
Association NamePosition NameDuration
James C. Adkins, Jr. American Inn of CourtGroup Leader2014 - Present
Temple B'nai IsraelBoard of Directors2013 - Present
Florida Justice AssociationMember2011 - Present
8th Judicial Circuit Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Florida Blue KeyMember2011 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Chester Bedell American Inn of CourtMember2011 - Present
James C. Adkins, Jr. American Inn of CourtAssociate Member2011 - Present
Alpha Epsilon PiMember1996 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
American Detection Technologies v. William HeiserJudgment of $477,000.00
Doe v. State Farm Mutual Auto Ins.Jury Verdict - $1,501,076.20
Wrongful Death Motor Vehicle PassengerSettlement - confidential amount
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Publication NameTitleDate
Florida Law ReviewMaking BP’s Blood Curd-le: Duty, Economic Loss, and the Potential Cardozian Nightmare After Curd v. Mosaic Fertilizer2011
Florida Law ReviewCollateral Damage: Discounted Medical Bills and Conflicting Applications of Florida Statutes § 768.76 as a Rule of Evidence2010
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawCivil LawJD - Juris Doctor2011
University of FloridaEnglish / Sociology Double MajorBA - Bachelor of Arts2000
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
TriCounty Health Alliance MeetingMedical Malpractice from a Plaintiff's Perspective2014