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About me

I have been an attorney for 34 years. Prior to that I attended Dickinson College in Pennsylvania and served in the Navy for 4 years. In the Navy I was assigned to Attack Carrier CVA-61(USS Ranger) and completed 3 cruises off the coast of Viet Nam in support of our troops. I have handled disability cases during my career and had the pleasure of attending the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990 at the White House. During the past 10 years I have become more active in veterans issues and represent vets who have service connected disabilities. I believe that employment is a basic right and that our disabled troops must be treated fairly when returning from war.  


Practice areas


  1. Military Law: 60%
    10 years
  2. Social Security: 40%
    36 years



Hourly ($225-450/hour), contingent (20-33%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes), Pro bono (10%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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    Steve provides exceptional legal services to persons with disabilities and Veterans.


    Jamie Ray-Leonetti
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Gerald J. Williams

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Steve Pennington's dedication to the rights and well-being of his clients informs his every effort. His knowledge of the relevant law and his skill in assessing people make those efforts even more effective.


    Gerald Williams Employment and labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Pennington Law

1515 Market St.
Suite 1300
Philadelphia, PA, 19102-1929


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Leadership AwardMS Society2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Principal AttorneyPennington Law1980 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Williams Cuker Berezofskyco-counsel1994 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Veterans Claim for Disability BenefitsThe Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims reversed the VA decision and ordered payment of benefits to the wife
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
Dickinson CollegePhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1975
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Northeastern U.S. Conference on DisabilityADA: Ensuring Equality of Opportunity?2010