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David T. Pearlman - Charleston, SC

61 Broad Street Charleston, SC 29401

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Updated: 05/22/2023

Charleston Workers' Compensation Lawyer

Overview

Having lived in Charleston all his life, David Pearlman has spent his entire life observing the dignity and respect of the law. 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 Pearlman has spent his entire career trying to ensure that “justice for all” means just that...

Having lived in Charleston all his life, David Pearlman has spent his entire life observing the dignity and respect of the law. 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 Pearlman has spent his entire career trying to ensure that “justice for all” means just that.

While in college at University of Georgia and at George Washington University, David marched for civil and workers’ rights. After obtaining his law degree from the University of South Carolina Law School, he joined the Steinberg Law Firm in 1976. He then became a partner in 1980.

“Irving Steinberg founded the firm to help the working people of South Carolina,” he says, “It’s always been a perfect place for me to practice law.”

David has been a member of the South Carolina Bar for more than 40 years. He has won landmark cases before the South Carolina Court of Appeals and the South Carolina Supreme Court. He has been credited with successful victories protecting working people against some of the country’s largest corporations.

David has lectured and served on numerous committees devoted to workers’ rights, including serving as Legislative Chairperson for South Carolina Injured Workers’ Advocates (IWA) for the last 12 years. He is a past recipient of the Gedney M. Howe Jr. Award for Outstanding Public Service. David previously served as an adjunct professor of Workers’ Compensation Law at the Charleston School of Law for 2 years. He is a 2011 and 2017 honorable recipient of the Leadership in Law by Lawyers Weekly. For over a decade, he has been named one of the Best Lawyers in America and respectably nominated by his peers as Super Lawyers year after year. Pearlman holds the highest professional and ethical rating (AV) in Martindale-Hubbell, a legal directory. Not only is David highly respected by peers, but he is deeply loved by his staff because of his character and passion to help people. His passion and heart for people is why he is the right lawyer for you.

David and his wife, Janet of 39 years, live on Sullivan’s Island and have two children. He is proud to say his daughter is a lawyer in Chicago, IL and his son is a lawyer in New York, NY.

First Year Recognized in Workers’ Compensation Law – Claimants: 2011 / Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2005-06

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About David T. Pearlman

Practice Areas

  • Workers' Compensation 80%
  • Personal Injury 20%
  • Auto Accident
  • Construction Defect
  • Nursing Home Abuse

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Managing Partner

Year Joined Firm

  • 1976

Languages

  • English (Primary)
  • Spanish

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, 1976

Other Affiliations

  • South Carolina Injured Workers’ Advocates (IWA), - 2006 (Legislative Chairperson )
  • South Carolina Bar (Member)
  • Social Venture Partners in Charleston
  • Leadership in Law by Lawyers Weekly, 2011 - Present
  • Best Lawyers in America for over 7 years
  • “Super Lawyer” for 15+ years

Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina, 1976
    J.D.
  • George Washington University
    B.A.

Past Positions

  • The Charleston School of Law, Adjunct Professor

Classes and Seminars

  • Adjunct professor of Workers’ Compensation Law at the Charleston School of Law

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About David T. Pearlman

Included on the 2024 South Carolina list


Past Lists

  • 2023 South Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 South Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 South Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 South Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 South Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 South Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 South Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 South Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 South Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 South Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 South Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 South Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 South Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 South Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 South Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 South Carolina Super Lawyers list

View the profile for David T. Pearlman on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Honorable recipient of the Leadership in Law by Lawyers Weekly, - 2017
  • Recognized in Best Lawyers, 2005 - present
  • Gedney M. Howe Jr. Award for Outstanding Public Service
  • “Super Lawyer” for 4 years
  • Named Best Workers Comp Lawyer in Charleston
  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Recognized in Best Lawyers, 2005 - 2006
  • Recognized in Workers’ Compensation Law – Claimants, 2011
  • AIOPIA's 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys for Client Satisfaction, 2019
  • Top 100 Attorneys in America, 2018 - Present
  • Honoree for the SC Leadership in Law Award
  • Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys; Best of the Best Attorneys, 2021 - Present
  • Super Lawyers , 2008 - 2022
  • Top 10 Workers' Compensation Attorney; Attorney & Practice Magazine, - 2022
  • Clients' Choice Award; Avvo, - 2022
  • Lawyers of Distinction, - 2022

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Office Information

Address

61 Broad Street Charleston, SC 29401

Fax

  • 843-722-1190

Office Hours

Open Mon – Thurs 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM Open Friday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

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