There’s one common thread that permeates through every aspect of Michael Steinger’s life: civic duty. It’s a thread that can be traced back to the sacrifices his mother made to raise him, to his initial desire to defend those in need as a lawyer, his uncompromising fight to ensure those affected by injury are made whole again and ultimately, his altruistic philanthropy. To say Michael Steinger cares is a cliché understatement. To say he uses his skills, his time and his effort to help others in need is closer to the mark.
So it is with that in mind that we delve a little deeper into the attorney, civic leader and founder and senior partner of Steinger, Greene & Feiner in our first of many Spotlights in the I Love My Attorney series.
A little more on why so many people in Florida and Tennessee, love Michael Steinger.
Michael calls Palm Beach Gardens home but was born in Nyack, New York on September 21st, 1969. Michael shares a birthday, and a sense of humor, with Bill Murray. He also shares a birthday with Stephen King, however Michael prefers writing case studies and feels he should leave the scary stuff to Stephen.
He spent much of his youth in Scottsdale, Arizona. He was raised by a single mother who was still a teenager when he was born. Her courage and consistency instilled in Michael a sense of right and wrong and ultimately helped shape him into the attorney he is today.
His loving wife Janet and their two children, Jacob and Sydney, still live in Palm Beach Gardens today. Michael has been fortunate enough to give them a loving home and continue his mother’s life lessons, always fighting for what’s right.
He traded dry heat for humidity and eventually moved to South Florida where he was admitted to the Florida bar in 1996 and would start one of the most recognizable law firms in the area.
Steinger has been named to both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a prestigious group of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Furthermore, Steinger has received the Client Distinction award from Martindale-Hubbell.
Steinger knows the importance of cultivating a culture of teamwork and respect amongst the employees of the firm. Steinger, Greene & Feiner was ranked as the No. 1 employer in South Florida by the Sun Sentinel‘s Top Workplaces project.
Through his law firm, Michael Steinger has supported a number of charitable organizations, including Autism Speaks, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, South Florida Partners in Education, Toys for Tots, Homeless Coalition Palm Beach County, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, and more than 100 other causes in the Palm Beach County area. He has also established two scholarships for minority students and survivors of abuse who are seeking law degrees.
Eventually, Michael took his thread of civic duty to the senate, where he entered the race for District 30’s open Florida state senate seat on May 12, 2016. He ultimately returned to the firm after the race but not without learning something valuable about the people of Florida.
He now doubles his efforts to ensure that clients at Steinger, Greene & Feiner receive the compensation they deserve. He wants every client who leaves their office to say, “I love my attorney!”
The sacrifices his mother made shaped him into the man he is today and it’s that sense of duty and care that he strives to bring to the people Steinger, Greene & Feiner lawyers help every day.
This attorney spotlight is part of a series to highlight the outstanding work and dedication that Steinger, Greene & Feiner attorneys deliver everyday.