Areas of Practice

Civil Litigation

Personal Injury

Wrongful Death

Workers’ Compensation

Drafting of Contracts

Purchase Agreements

Indemnification Agreements

Honors and Awards

2016 “Rising Star”

  • Florida Super Lawyers

2017 “Rising Star”

  • Florida Super Lawyers

2016 “AV Preeminent”

  • Martindale-Hubbell

2017 “AV Preeminent”

  • Martindale-Hubbell

2016 “Judicial Award”

  • Martindale-Hubbell

Book Award in Torts

Book Award in Insurance Law

Book Award in Legal Writing & Research

Bar Admissions

Florida

U.S. District Court

  •  Northern District of Florida

U.S. District Court

  •  Middle District of Florida

Education

  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
    • Magna Cum Laude
    • Florida Law Review, Executive Editor
  • The University of Florida – 2000
    • Major: English and Sociology

Published Works

Collateral Damage, Discounted Medical Bills and Conflicting Applications of Florida Statutes § 768.76 as a Rule of Evidence, 62 Fla. L. Rev. 1431 (2010)

 

Making BP’s Blood Curd-le: Duty, Economic Loss, and the Potential Cardozian Nightmare After Curd v. Mosaic Fertilizer, 63 Fla. L. Rev. 1245 (2011)

Professional Associations and Memberships

Florida Justice Association

Benjamin Steinberg

Attorney Benjamin “Ben” Steinberg joined Avera & Smith, LLP in 2011 after graduating magna cum laude from the University of Florida Levin College Of Law.  During law school Ben served as an Executive Editor of the Florida Law Review and earned Book Awards in Torts, Insurance Law, and Legal Writing & Research.

Ben’s focus at the firm is in the areas of general negligence, auto negligence, medical malpractice, nursing home/assisted living facility negligence, and business litigation.  In the years he has spent with the firm, Ben has litigated cases throughout Florida and has helped secure multiple seven-figure verdicts for our clients.  Recently, in what may prove to be a landmark case in Florida, Ben and Mark Avera received a $10,000,000 verdict from an Orange County jury in a difficult case involving the liability of a corporate franchisor for the negligence of a franchisee’s employee.  Not long before that, Ben and Rod Smith received a verdict of over $1,600,000 in a UM case against State Farm after State Farm had offered the client a mere $500 prior to suit being filed.  Ben has also been deeply involved in complex litigation surrounding workers’ compensation and business disputes.

Florida’s Super Lawyers has recognized Ben as a “Rising Star” for 2016 and 2017 – an accolade based exclusively on reviews and recommendations by his peers.  Ben has also earned a rating of “AV Preeminent,” the highest rating available from Martindale-Hubbell, for the years 2016 and 2017 – an accolade based on recommendations by his peers and reviews by his Clients.  Martindale-Hubbell has also recognized Ben with its “Judicial Award” based exclusively on endorsements from Judges he has appeared in front of during his career.

Before choosing to pursue a career as a Gainesville personal injury attorney, Ben owned and operated a marketing firm in Gainesville that specialized in internet-based marketing solutions. A ”Double Gator”, he graduated from the University of Florida in 2000, with majors in both English and Sociology.

As a law student, he authored two significant journal publications and has been cited by multiple Courts of Appeal based on his writings:

  • Collateral Damage: Discounted Medical Bills and Conflicting Applications of Florida Statutes § 768.76 as a Rule of Evidence, 62 Fla. L. Rev. 1431 (Dec. 2010).
  • Making BP’s Blood Curd-le: Duty, Economic Loss, and the Potential Cardozian Nightmare After Curd v. Mosaic Fertilizer, 63 Fla. L. Rev. 1245 (Sep. 2011)

Ben and his wife, Stacey, have two sons and a daughter, Mason, Isaac, and Gabrielle. He is an avid golfer, a former member of the Board of Directors of Temple B’nai Israel, and a fan of everything Florida Gator.

Like all of our attorneys at Avera & Smith, Ben is here to help with your Gainesville personal injury, Gainesville wrongful death, and Gainesville car accident case needs.