A native Charlestonian, David Pearlman has spent his life observing the dignity of and respect for 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 focused his career on ensuring that justice for all means just that. In college, 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. The firm was founded by Irving Steinberg over 95 years ago to help the working people of South Carolina. "It's always been a perfect place for me to practice law." says Pearlman.
David has been a member of the South Carolina Bar for more than 45 years. He has won landmark cases before the State Appellate and Supreme courts. 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 as the Legislative Chairperson for South Carolina Injured Workers' Advocates (IWA). He is a past recipient of the Gedney M. Howe Jr. Award for Outstanding Public and a 2011 recipient of the Leadership in Law by Lawyers Weekly. He has been named one of the Best Lawyers in America for over 10 years. He has been selected as a Super Lawyer for 8 years. He has also served as an adjunct professor at the Charleston School of Law. David and his wife, Janet, live on Sullivan's Island and have two children. He is proud to say his daughter, Elizabeth is a lawyer in Chicago, IL, and his son, Andrew is a lawyer in New York, NY