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Ben Akery

Ben Akery

Personal Injury Lawyer in Goose Creek, South Carolina
  • Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Workers' Compensation...
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Summary

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

Education
Emory University School of Law
J.D. (2008)
Professional Experience
Associate
The Steinberg Law Firm
- Current
Summer law clerk
The Steinberg Law Firm
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Runner
The Steinberg Law Firm
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Awards
Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants
Best Lawyers in America
Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants
Best Lawyers in America
Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants
Best Lawyers in America
BV Distinguished
Martindale-Hubble
Morton H. Aronson Franchise Law Award
Emory University School of Law
Professional Associations
South Carolina State Bar # 78006
Member
Current
Charleston County Bar Association
Member
- Current
Injured Workers Advocates
Member
- Current
South Carolina Association for Justice
Member
- Current
Berkeley County Bar Association
Past President, Young Lawyers Division
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Berkeley County Bar Association
Past Officer of the Board of Directors
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free Consultation (60 minutes)
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    Contingent (33%-40%)
Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Social Security Disability
Additional Practice Areas
  • Wrongful Death
  • Defective Products
  • Car Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Train Accidents
  • Boating Accidents
  • Airplane Accidents
  • Premises Liability (Slip and Fall)
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
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Website
Steinberg Law Firm
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Steinberg Law Firm Blog
Contact & Map
The Steinberg Law Firm
118 S Goose Creek Blvd
Goose Creek, SC 29445
USA
Telephone: (843) 572-0700
The Steinberg Law Firm Summerville Office
1516 Old Trolley Rd #100a
Summerville, SC 29485
USA
Telephone: (843) 871-6522
Fax: (843) 871-8565
The Steinberg Law Firm Charleston Office
61 Broad St
Charleston, SC 29401
USA
Telephone: (843) 720-2800
Fax: (843) 722-1190