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Stephen Benjamin Samuels

Workers compensation Attorney at Columbia, SC

5.0   2 reviews
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  • Licensed for 26 years
    State SC
    Acquired 1998
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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Attorney Stephen B. Samuels founded the Samuels Reynolds Law Firm on the principles of hard work, dedication and service to families dealing with serious personal injuries. The mission statement – We work for the people who work – reflects his respect for the people who do the difficult, sometimes dangerous work that keeps our families together and communities thriving.

Stephen graduated from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington in 1983 with a degree in business management. For the next ten years he worked real jobs, including restaurants and HVAC, where he learned the reality of physical labor and the value of hard work.

Inspired by his younger sister who became a lawyer at age 30, he enrolled in the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1994. He received his JD in 1997 from USC Law when he was 38 years old. As a law student, he was a member of the Order of Wig and Robe, and Associate Symposium Editor for the South Carolina Law Review. Stephen was research assistant for Professor David G. Owen, coauthor of Prosser and Keeton on Torts.

After law school, Stephen worked as an attorney for a larger law firm in the midlands. In August 2008, he left that firm and opened the Samuels Reynolds Law Firm. He decided to keep the firm small to ensure personal service and allow enough time to give individual attention to his clients.

Stephen has tried hundreds of workers’ compensation cases, concentrating on legally complex issues. He speaks several times a year at workers’ compensation seminars and conferences. Stephen also handles personal injury cases, including trying cases before juries. He is an active appellate lawyer who has appeared before the South Carolina Supreme Court and South Carolina Court of Appeals.

Originally from Cape Town, South Africa, Stephen lives in Columbia with his wife Angi and their three dogs (Fergus, Spektor, and Tristan). He loves paragliding, travel, reading, art, music and food. When not working in the law firm, Stephen and Angi travel together to such far flung destinations as South Africa, Japan, Costa Rica and Iceland.


Samuels Law Firm, LLC
1320 Richland St
Columbia, SC, 29201-2522


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Posted by AJ | February 8, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very informative and helpful
I contacted the attorney about concerns with a personal injury accident. He took out the time to thoroughly answer my questions. He shows great compassion! I highly recommend his services!
Posted by Christian | April 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best in Columbia
I had a tough case that most attorneys would have turned down, but Mr. Samuels is not like most attorneys. He knew what he was getting into would be a challenge, but he took it on and persevered. I was impressed with his knowledge and experience, which far exceeded my expectations. His paralegal, Katherine, was also an MVP. She was on top of things, always prompt and courteous and smart like a whip! They made me feel like I was their only, most important client and both my family and I appreciate everything they have done. I can finally get back on my feet and move forward.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Samuels Law Firm LLC
  • 2008 - Present


  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997


  • South Carolina Association for Justice
  • Workers' Compensation Section Chair
  • 2012 - Present
  • Injured Workers' Advocates
  • Sustaining Member
  • 2008 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (2)
Endorse Stephen
Workers compensation Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Stephen is an extremely knowledgeable attorney who fights for his clients' rights."
Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Samuels is an experienced and highly skilled lawyer in South Carolina. As a former defense attorney, I had numerous cases with Mr. Samuels and can certainly attest that he zealously represents his clients' rights. Now that I represent injured workers, I am proud to call him my peer, colleague and friend."
Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is not only an exceptional attorney with respect to many areas including workers compensation; moreover, he is a caring attorney. Many attorneys actually call him with questions or to bounce ideas around. A true professional and fine human being."
Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stephen Samuels is considered a go-to lawyer for Workers Compensation (WC), with a level of knowledge of the WC system necessary to successfully deal with complex WC issues. Numerous attorneys refer matters to him, or seek out his advice and input in their cases. I strongly endorse him in this area of practice."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Stephen is an excellent injury and appellate attorney. I have known him since law school, worked on cases with him and watched him fight for the injured in South Carolina for over 17 years. I highly recommend this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I often associate Mr. Samuels on complex workers compensation cases because of his tremendous knowledge. He is a devoted, well-respected and compassionate attorney who truly cares about his clients. I highly recommend him!"
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Stephen is certainly the go-to attorney for worker's compensation issues, and I never hesitate to refer clients to his office."
Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stephen is one of the finest, most knowledgable attorneys I know. He is a good friend and mentor. The highest compliment I can give Stephen is that if I, myself, had a work injury, I would trust him completely with my case."
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Columbia Workers compensation Lawyer Stephen Benjamin Samuels
Stephen Benjamin Samuels
Workers compensation Attorney
Columbia, SC
Licensed for 26 years
Virtual consultation available