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Benjamin William Akery

Workers compensation Attorney at Goose Creek, SC

5.0   15 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State SC
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Benjamin

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 Growing up, Benjamin W. Akery’s family moved around a good bit, following the path of his father’s industrial safety career. “Moving to six new states growing up taught me to be comfortable in all sorts of situations,” says Ben. That comfort has extended to the legal world, where he has quickly made a place for himself.

Ben joined the venerable Steinberg Law Firm, which was founded in the 1920s on the principle that injured workers deserved representation against forces bigger than themselves. At Steinberg, he is concentrating on personal injury, workers’ compensation, and social security disability cases.

Ben earned his undergraduate degree from the College of Charleston, where he was a member of the Communications Honor Society. Ben was a scholarship athlete in both basketball and baseball his first two years of college. In 2008, he graduated from Emory University School of Law. While at Emory he served as staff attorney at the Indigent Criminal Defense Clinic representing individuals in Georgia’s criminal courts, he also received the Morton H. Aronson Franchise Law Award.

Ben is a member of the South Carolina Bar, Charleston County Bar, and Berkeley County Bar where he served on the board of directors and as president of the young lawyers division.  He serves on the board of governors for the South Carolina Association for Justice and is a member of the Injured Workers Advocates.  For three years in a row, he has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for 2016, 2017 and 2018.  He was selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2017 and was nominated by The National Trial Lawyers Association as one of the Top 40 Attorneys Under 40 in South Carolina.

He is an active member of Crosstowne Christian Church, serves as chair of the board of directors for Healing Farms, and lives with his wife Apryl and daughter in West Ashley.

First Year Recognized in Workers’ Compensation Law – Claimants: 2016 / Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2016

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Location

Steinberg Law Firm - Goose Creek
118 S Goose Creek Blvd
118 Goose Creek Bvd South
Goose Creek, SC, 29445
Steinberg Law Firm
61 Broad Street
Charleston, SC, 29401
Steinberg Law Firm - Summerville
103 Grandview Drive
Summerville, SC, 29483
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Posted by Jeffrey | February 1, 2023
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Excellent
Mr. Akery and his team Representing me and a back injury Case everything was just outstanding from start to vanish just wanna say thank you to everyone
Posted by Juana | January 24, 2023
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Compensación Laboral
Quiero compartir con todos el excelente servicio, atención y sobre todo el gran profesionalismo del Licenciado Benjamin Akery del bufete de abogados Steinberg,
Posted by Patricia Sabb | October 14, 2022
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Diligent Attorney
Mr. Akery was very diligent when handing my case and I appreciate the hard work in resolving the case in a timely manner.
Posted by Courtney | October 13, 2022
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Mr Ben and Mrs Laura was great people to me and my family I really appreciate them Thank you all for the great service..
Mr.Ben did great service for me and took care of me on all levels and Mrs. Laura did everything with me as well and if i ever need a lwayer again i will choose them again....
Posted by Joseph | July 10, 2022
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Workman's compensation
Ben and Laura did a great job working for me. This was my first experience using an attorney and they made it seem easy yet very professional.
Posted by anonymous | July 5, 2022
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Linda and Ben are amazing
My life got turned upside down after I got hit by a car and suffered multiple injuries. Linda and Ben helped me from the start and both did an incredible job. They were always there to answer my questions and got a resolution that was beyond anything I could’ve expected. I could not ask for a better experience and would highly recommend them for anyone who has been injured.
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Posted by anonymous | June 17, 2022
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Arnulfo choc
Gracias por su servicio ,me ciento satisfecho por el trabajo que realizaron en mi caso ,y se lo recomendaría a las perzonas que necesiten sus servicios ,y gracias por preocuparse en tener a alguien bilingüe para ayudarnos con el idioma ,Dios bendiga a cada uno
Posted by anonymous | June 8, 2022
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Caring and Thorough
Mr. Akery was very thorough and quite knowledgeable. He provided information in a timely manner, making an otherwise stressful situation, quite manageable. He not only cared about achieving an agreeable solution, he cared about how I felt during the entire process.
Posted by Al Lynch | May 25, 2022
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A big help!
Ben and Laura helped a great deal though the whole process of worker’s compensation. Always answered all my questions…. It’s nice to have Ben and Laura take care of all the details while I concentrate on getting better .. thank you
Posted by anonymous | May 16, 2022
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Thank you
Ben is the best lawyer I have hired. He and Laura always made it a point to keep me updated and made this process so much easier .
Posted by Josue | May 6, 2022
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Mi experiencia
Estoy muy satisfecho por el trabajo de el abogado benjamín William akery. Estuvo siempre pendiente de mi caso y logro beneficios. Lo recomiendo 1000%
Posted by Michael G Lee | April 22, 2022
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Amazing attorney, amazing paralegal, great results!
Ben Akery and Laura Clarke are amazing at what they do. I was rear ended and had 3 discs replaced and four vertebrae fused in my neck. Laura kept me up to date on all the paperwork and procedures of the case and always answered any questions I had. When the case came to fruition, Ben wasted no time getting me the medical help I needed and made sure I wasn’t taken advantage of by workers comp., In the end everything was made right with extreme professionalism and determination. Ben and Laura are amazing people and are extremely good at their job. I highly recommend the firm to anyone in my position or similar. The staff in the firm are extremely nice and professional as well. Completely positive experience all around.
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Posted by Arthur | April 22, 2022
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Great lawyer
This is a very skilled lawyer who is very knowledgeable. He does timely work. I had to fire another attorney before Ben and he quickly and accurately handled my case. I would highly recommend him and this law firm to any and everyone.
Posted by Emily | March 31, 2022
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Excellent Transparency
I came to Mr. Akery after another attorney failed to be transparent and failed to fight for my interests. Mr. Akery and his paralegal were always communicating with me about what they were doing and what I should expect. They never promised more than they could deliver. I was told the best possibility and the worst possibly; along with what to reasonably expect. Mr. Akery fought for my best interest. The outcome was as well as I could have hoped in my unique situation. I am aware that legal cases don't always go as planned but I'm happy my case went fairly well with all of the moving parts involved. If I'm ever hurt on the job again, I know who to call. There is nothing I would or could change with my experience. I am very glad I chose Mr. Akery to represent my interests because he did it well.
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Posted by scott | March 11, 2022
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Workers Compensation
Took great care of me and kept me updated along the way. Very happy with the results.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Steinberg Law Firm, LLP
  • 2008 - Present
  • Summer law clerk
  • Steinberg Law Firm, LLP
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Runner
  • Steinberg Law Firm, LLP
  • 2002 - 2005

Education

  • Emory University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Akery Prevails in Difficult Workers' Comp Case

Associations

  • Injured Workers' Advocates
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • South Carolina Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Berkeley County Bar Association
  • Past President, Young Lawyers Division
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Berkeley County Bar Association
  • Past Officer of the Board of Directors
  • 2009 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America- Workers' Compensation Law (Claimants)
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2023
  • Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2022
  • Charleston, SC: Lawyer of the Year-Workers' Compensation Law
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Elite Lawyer
  • Elite Lawyer
  • 2021
  • Best Lawyers in America - Workers' Compensation (Claimants)
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2021
  • Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America - Workers' Compensation (Claimants)
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2020
  • Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America - Workers' Compensation (Claimants)
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyers in America - Workers' Compensation (Claimants)
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America - Workers' Compensation (Claimaints)
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America - Workers' Compensation (Claimaints)
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • BV Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubble
  • 2013
  • Morton H. Aronson Franchise Law Award
  • Emory University School of Law
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

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Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Akery works tirelessly to give a voice to the injured and voiceless. Incredible attorney and always a pleasure to work on a case together."
Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Akery is personable, attentive, and a true advocate for injured people."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is detail-oriented and takes very good care of his clients and achieves great results. Highly recommend him."
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Goose Creek Workers compensation Lawyer Benjamin William Akery
Benjamin William Akery
Workers compensation Attorney
Goose Creek, SC
Licensed for 15 years
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