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David T. Pearlman

Workers compensation Attorney at Charleston, SC

4.9   14 reviews
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  • Licensed for 47 years
    State SC
    Acquired 1976
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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About David

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WHETHER YOU HAVE BEEN HURT AT WORK, AT HOME, OR ON THE ROAD, WE CAN HELP YOU PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS!

David Pearlman has lived in Charleston, South Carolina all his life and spent his entire life observing the dignity and respect of the law thanks to his father. 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 attended the University of Georgia and George Washington University. He obtained his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law and joined the Steinberg Law Firm in 1976 following his law school graduation. Four years later, he became Partner at Steinberg Law Firm.

David has been a member of the South Carolina Bar Association for over 45 years. He has won landmark cases before the South Carolina Court of Appeals and the South Carolina Supreme Court. He also served as an adjunct professor of Workers’ Compensation Law at the Charleston School of Law. David is an avid member of multiple legal associations. He is on the Executive Board for the Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group, is the Legislative Chairman for Injured Workers’ Advocates, and is a past chairman of the Workers’ Compensation section of the Charleston County Bar Association.

He has been named to the Super Lawyers list for 15 years in a row (2008-2022) and has been included in the Best Lawyers in America publication for Workers’ Compensation Law-Claimants for 17 years straight (2005-2022). His other notable awards and honors include the Avvo Clients’ Choice Award (2022), a Top 10 Workers’ Compensation Attorney by Attorney & Practice (2022), a Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney by Best of the Best Attorneys (2021), a South Carolina Leadership in Law honoree (2017), and the Charleston, SC Lawyer of the Year: Workers’ Compensation by Best Lawyers in 2011.

David is not only highly respected by his peers but is deeply loved by his staff because of his sincere and remarkable character. His passion and heart for people is why he is the right lawyer for you.

David and his wife, Janet, live on Sullivan’s Island and have two children, both of whom have followed in his footsteps and are attorneys as well.

Awards

Silver Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
2022

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Location

Steinberg Law Firm - Goose Creek
118 Goose Creek Blvd S
Goose Creek, SC, 29445
Steinberg Law Firm - Summerville
103 Grandview Drive
Summerville, SC, 29483
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
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Posted by Javon | February 22, 2023
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Thorough.
I contacted the Stienberg law firm a couple days after being severely burned on the job. After being mis-diagnosed and clearly mistreated by my employers care providers I knew I would need some "know-how" and guidance in my corner. From the very first interaction Mr. Pearlman and his staff, Ms. Snyder, Ms. Henderson and more, made me feel like I wasn't missing any measures, and was on the best possible road to recovery. Mr. Pearlman helped me receive my short term disabilities while being treated, whereas beforehand I wasn't and he got me set-up with some of the best doctors and therapist I know this city has to offer. All in all I would describe Mr. Pearlman, this law firm as very "thorough" and there's not one time I was left wondering if they knew what they were doing or not. He is straight forward, honest about the "hard truths" and still down to earth enough to talk a lil football on the side. So rest assured you'll be in good hands in choosing Mr. Pearlman and company to represent you.
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Posted by Burney OCain | January 5, 2023
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One of the best Workmans Compensation
David is a very professional and is regarded by other attorneys as one of the best in Workmans Compensation. My claims company was terrible, and David leveraged this into a settlement that exceeded both of our expectations.
Posted by Pam | September 22, 2022
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Very attentive to my needs
The whole staff seemed to genuinely care about me and my health. That made all the difference in the world to me!
Posted by Jeffrey S Quinn Sr. | September 1, 2022
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Wcc case he helped me with.
Mr Pearlman was very straight forward with me about my case and the roads we had to go down to get there. My case was not easy from the get go, I got hurt and my employer thought he had insurance but it lapsed which is why it was a complicated case. Then COVID hit and the wheels stopped rolling for a bit. But Steinberg was always working for me and my family. I would like to say thank you to everyone at the Steinberg law firm for helping me understand what was going on and the direction we went to get the compensation I deserved, my family is very great full. I highly recommend this law firm. God bless !!
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Posted by J.H.D. | July 15, 2022
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Amazing and Diligent
David, Shannon, Winnie, We’re amazing to address my work related injuries that were being denied. Extremely responsive team that gets the job done.
Posted by Steve | June 30, 2022
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Attorney Review David T. Pearlman
When someone has a life changing moment in time, when you are in your darkest place in life the group at Steinberg Law Firm shows compassion and they have made me feel like a person. Their experience and proffesionalism has proven to be one of the best phone calls I've made in my life!
Posted by Kelvin | April 27, 2022
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Best Law Firm Ever!! (Steinberg Law Firm
My name is Kelvin Kemmerlin. I aquired Steinberg Law Firm to represent me reference being injured. I can truly say that's the services, professionalism, and attention i received was unbelievable. From the first office visit, until the settlement of my case, I received nothing less than greatness. All of the stuff that assisted me on answering questions I had, to keeping me updated about my case was awesome. This firm stood by me, ensuring that I was totally satisfied in every aspect of this process. I especially want to say thank you to Me.Pearlman, Winnie, and Shannon. I hope I didn't aggravate you guys too much. Lol. I need all of. The Steinberg Law Firm to know that's in sincerely appreciate all you've done for me. If anyone ever ask me about obtaining counsel, I will greatly recommend Steinberg. Again, thank you.
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Posted by Marvin | March 15, 2022
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To the best Attorney, Paralegals team one could ask for!
I really appreciated what Mr. Pearlman and his team on helping me through my situation. I couldn’t pick a better law firm to assist me throughout my journey! It’s not enough ⭐️‘s on this platform to select for what they really deserve! If anyone looking for a professional team that’ll take your situation as if it’s there own! This will be the perfect Attorney, Paralegal’s team to assist you! Thanks again Mr. David Pearlman, Ms. Winnie, and Ms. Shannon for all what y’all have done for me!!
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Posted by anonymous | January 26, 2022
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Compassionate and Efficient
David Pearlman and staff did an amazing job! Not only were they compassionate, they were efficient when dealing with all the aspects of a workers compensation case which resulted in a fatality. I would highly recommend The Steinberg Law Firm.
Posted by Patty | January 21, 2022
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Choose the Steinberg Law Firm
Choosing the Steinberg Law Firm is one of the best decisions I have ever made. David Pearlman and his staff, are not only professional and knowledgeable, they are responsive, supportive, compassionate and patient. They handled a workers compensation claim for me and their willingness to offer explanations of the process and keep me informed of every development, quickly created an atmosphere of trust. Their responsiveness to my many phone calls and emails, was swift and thorough, and each encounter I had left me feeling heard and supported. The process was difficult and frightening, and one I could not have managed without their assistance and guidance. The compassionate nature of each person involved. was instrumental in my well-being and my resolve to see it to conclusion. They gave me hope when I had none and I cannot adequately express my gratitude for everything they did. Perhaps most importantly, they lead with integrity and kindness, instilling trust that you are well taken care of.
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Posted by Fran | December 21, 2021
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David Pearlman: Workman's comp work
Very diligent in keeping me informed of the status and progress of my workman's comp case.
Posted by Abigail | December 14, 2021
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Amazing Lawyer and Human Being
I can't say enough about my experience with David Pearlman. He is knowledgeable, compassionate and really listens to you to understand what you are going through. He has an amazing team of paralegals tha stay in constant communication about your case. Truly David is gem and I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Bonnie | December 30, 2022
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Straight and to the point.
Mr.Pearlman was a great attorney. He was very blunt which for me is great. He got the job done. Although there was definitely a lot of miscommunication and confusion at times. But I’m the end the case was settled. Even though i did not get everything completed yet Mr. Pearlman and his team definitely helped me through 2 of the hardest years of my life. I wouldn’t have been able to do it without them.
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Posted by anonymous | December 2, 2022
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AK
David was professional and communicated clearly. David and his staff were in contact with me throughout my case and were able to explain and help me resolve my case.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 90 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Steinberg Law Firm, LLP
  • 1980 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor of Workers' Compensation Law
  • Charleston School Of Law
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Associate
  • Steinberg Law Firm, LLP
  • 1976 - 1980

Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • George Washington University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1972

Sample of Legal Cases

  • David T. Pearlman Obtains $550K Settlement Award in South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Case Using New Medical Technology
  • $550,000
  • Case Result: $3 Million Workers’ Compensation Settlement for 16-Year-Old Worker

Associations

  • Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group
  • Executive Board
  • 2010 - Present
  • Injured Workers' Advocates
  • Legislative Chairman
  • 2004 - Present
  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • Past Chairman, Workers' Compensation Section
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  • South Carolina Injured Workers Advocates
  • Legislative Chair
  • N/A
  • South Carolina Association for Justice
  • Past Chair, Past Chairman of Workers' Compensation Section
  • N/A
  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • Past Chairman, Workers' Compensation Section
  • N/A
  • Injured Workers' Advocates
  • Former Executive Board Member
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Committee to Establish Mediation in South Carolina by the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Committee to Establish Commuted Value Table by South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Workers' Compensation Law-Claimants
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2023
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2022
  • Top 10 Workers' Compensation Attorney
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2022
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Elite Lawyer
  • Elite Lawyer
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney
  • Best of the Best Attorneys
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2020
  • Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys for Client Satisfaction
  • The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • Honoree
  • SC Leadership in Law Awards
  • 2017
  • Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Workers’ Compensation Law - Claimants
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Workers’ Compensation Law - Claimants
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Chas. Lawyer of the Year Workers Comp (claimants)
  • US News/Best Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Workers’ Compensation Law - Claimants
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Workers’ Compensation Law - Claimants
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Leadership in Law
  • South Carolina Lawyers Weekly
  • 2011
  • Charleston, SC Lawyer of the Year: Workers Compensation
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • Workers’ Compensation Law - Claimants
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Workers’ Compensation Law - Claimants
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Workers’ Compensation Law - Claimants
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Workers’ Compensation Law - Claimants
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2007
  • Recognition for Outstanding Leadership and Dedication
  • Injured Workers' Advocate
  • 2007
  • Workers’ Compensation Law - Claimants
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2006
  • Workers’ Compensation Law - Claimants
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • Workers' Compensation Symposium
  • Brain and Mental Injuries
  • 2013
  • Annual Educational Conference on Workers' Compensation
  • Presentation: Workers' Compensation Reform in South Carolina
  • 2007
  • Guest lectures
  • Workers' Compensation
  • N/A
  • CLE Seminars
  • Workers' Compensation
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (8)
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Workers compensation Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse David. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Friend
"David is a lawyer's lawyer. He works extremely hard and his knowledge of our workers' compensation system is unparallelled. We have worked together as co-counsel on several cases and we've also worked on issues affecting the entire workers' compensation bar in South Carolina. His passion for helping injured workers is inspiring. It is truly his life's calling. I am proud to count him as a friend."
Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"David is the best attorney in town and I would highly recommend him to anyone. I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is one of the top workers compensation attorneys in South Carolina. I have spoken to former clients of his (for other legal matters). They all sign David's praises, both for his competence and empathy."
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Charleston Workers compensation Lawyer David T. Pearlman
David T. Pearlman
Workers compensation Attorney
Charleston, SC
Licensed for 47 years
Free Consultation
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