About David Pearlman
David T. Pearlman is a Partner at the Steinberg Law Firm and has made significant contributions to the field of law. He has achieved notable victories in landmark cases before the South Carolina Court of Appeals and the South Carolina Supreme Court, where he played a pivotal role in defending the rights of working people against some of the country's largest corporations.
David's journey into the legal profession was driven by a strong desire to make a difference. He began advocating for civil and workers' rights as a student at both the University of Georgia and George Washington University, where his passion for justice and fairness took root.
In 1976, David earned his law degree from the University of South Carolina Law School and embarked on his legal career at the Steinberg Law Firm. Founded with the noble purpose of aiding the working people of South Carolina, the firm was a natural fit for David's principles and values. He became a partner in the firm in 1980, further solidifying his commitment to serving the legal needs of the community.
David's dedication to promoting workers' rights extends beyond his legal practice. He served as an adjunct professor of workers' compensation law at the Charleston School of Law for two years, imparting his knowledge and expertise to future legal professionals. He has also been an active lecturer on workers' rights, contributing to the education and awareness of these important issues.
In addition to his legal work, David has been deeply involved in various committees related to workers' rights, serving as legislative chairperson for South Carolina Injured Workers' Advocates (IWA) for 12 years.
David's contributions to the legal profession have been recognized with prestigious awards and honors. Notable among these is the Gedney M. Howe Jr. Award for Outstanding Public Service. He has also been a two-time recipient of the Leadership in Law recognition by Lawyers Weekly, first in 2011 and then again in 2017. His peers consistently nominate him as a Super Lawyer, reflecting their recognition of his exceptional legal skills.
David has earned a reputation as one of the Best Lawyers in America for over a decade. His AV rating in the Martindale-Hubbell legal directory, denoting the highest professional and ethical standards, underscores his standing in the legal community.