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Benjamin J Steinberg

Benjamin J Steinberg

Practice areas:

Litigation, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Consumer Protection, Contracts & Agreements, Insurance

About Me

As a resident of Gainesville, Florida since 1996, I consider this little piece of Florida my home and all of our area's residents by neighbors.  Being a litigator in this area gives me the opportunity to help my neighbors with almost any of their needs.  I am proud to do so.


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. 


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. 


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2011

  1. Litigation: 60%
    2 years
  2. Personal Injury: 15%
    2 years
  3. Medical Malpractice: 10%
    2 years
  4. Insurance: 5%
    2 years
  5. Other: 10%
  6. More 



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

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • William Eugene Johnson

    I'm currently working with Ben on a complicated wrongful death case and I'm impressed with Ben's legal skills and advocacy for his client. Ben is a top notched lawyer and I would highly recommend him!


    William Johnson Wrongful Death Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Michael S. Waddington

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


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Avera & Smith, LLP

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


FLMember in Good Standing201105/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Book Award in Insurance LawUniversity of Florida2010
Book Award in TortsFlorida Coastal School of Law2009

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AssociateAvera & Smith, LLP2011 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Florida Justice AssociationN/A2011 - Present
James C. Adkins, Jr. American Inn of CourtN/A2010 - 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

See all Legal Cases 

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 LawN/AN/A2011

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
TriCounty Health Alliance MeetingMedical Malpractice from a Plaintiff's Perspective2014