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Michael Steinger

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Michael Steinger
🏡 ResidencePalm Beach, Florida
🏳️ NationalityAmerican
Other names
💼 Occupation
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👔 EmployerSteinger, Iscoe and Greene

Michael Steinger is an American trial lawyer based in Palm Beach, Florida.[1] Steinger ran for the Democratic nomination for the Florida Senate in Palm Beach County, Florida in 2016.[2] He was a founding partner of firm Steinger, Iscoe and Greene[3][4] and represented the Barson family in a 2017 case against tennis player Venus Williams after a car crash which resulted in the death of Jerome Barson.[5][6][7][8]


In 1997, Steinger co-founded the law firm Steinger, Iscoe and Greene.[3][4]

Steinger was involved with a case between insurer State Farm and Palm Beach Lakes Surgery Center when he had taken a deposition in 2012, though not a defendant in the case.[9] Steiger fought State Farm's subpoena for correspondence between himself and Dr. Kugler as part of a "joint-defense" strategy. U.S. District Judge Daniel Hurley denied this request,[10] and the case was later settled in 2013.[9]

In May 2016, Steinger entered the Florida Senate race for District 30 in northern Palm Beach County, Florida.[1][2] He ran against former state representative Bobby Powell in the Democratic party primary.[11]

In 2017, Steinger filed a lawsuit in Palm Beach County Circuit Court against Venus Williams on behalf of the Barson family after Jerome Barson died in a car crash where William's was initially deemed at fault.[12][13][14] Williams was accused of running a red light, failing to yield the right of way, inattentive driving and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.[13][15] Barson's wife Linda was driving their 2016 Hyundai Accent on June 9th when, while driving through an intersection with a green light, Williams cut across the car's path in her 2010 Toyota Sequoia. According to reports, Williams was stuck in the intersection due to other traffic. Barson died in the hospital two weeks later on June 22.[16][17][18] On July 8, police announced their conclusion that Williams was not at fault after reviewing videos showing Williams lawfully entered the intersection.[19][20]

Other activities[edit]

As of 2016, Steinger had contributed over $10,000 to local and state political campaigns and over $43,000 to federal campaigns.[1] He serves on the business program advisory board of South University.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 George Bennett (May 15, 2016). "Trial lawyer Steinger (of TV ad fame) brings big bucks to Senate race". My Palm Beach Post. Retrieved September 24, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Michael Auslen (August 26, 2016). "The rich are different: Like Rick Scott, they run for state office". Miami Herald. Retrieved September 24, 2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Know Your Candidates". My Palm Beach Post. Retrieved September 24, 2017.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Senate Primary Pts House Member, Personal Injury Attorney". Daily Business Review. August 11, 2016. Retrieved September 24, 2017.
  5. "Venus Williams at fault in deadly Florida car crash, police say". Fox News. June 30, 2017. Retrieved September 24, 2017.
  6. "Police probe Venus Williams in fatal Florida car accident". Boston Globe. June 29, 2017. Retrieved September 24, 2017.
  7. Eduardo Gonzalez (June 30, 2017). "Venus Williams facing lawsuit by family of man who died in fatal car accident". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 24, 2017.
  8. Malika Andrews (June 29, 2017). "Venus Williams Is Found at Fault in Fatal Crash". The New York Times. Retrieved September 24, 2017.
  9. 9.0 9.1 DiPaolo, Bill. "Negative campaigning ignites state Senate 30 race". myPalmBeachPost. Cox Media Group. Retrieved 29 December 2017.
  10. Duret, Daphne. "Source: Insurer settles lawsuit against West Palm Beach surgery center, maker over spinal device for 'as much as $20 million'". myPalmBeachPost. Cox Media Group. Retrieved 29 December 2017.
  11. Drew Wilson (August 24, 2016). "Michael Steinger drops another $150K into SD 30 race". Florida Politics. Retrieved September 26, 2017.
  12. Katie Kindelan, Shah Rahmanzadeh (June 30, 2017). "Venus Williams faces lawsuit from victim's family in fatal Florida car crash". ABC News. Retrieved September 26, 2017.
  13. 13.0 13.1 "Venus Williams sued by estate of Florida man who died after car crash". ABC.net.au. June 30, 2017. Retrieved September 26, 2017.
  14. Kevin Skiver (June 29, 2017). "UPDATE: Family of man killed in car accident involving Venus Williams to sue". CBS Sports. Retrieved September 26, 2017.
  15. "Venus Williams breaks down over fatal car crash: I'm 'speechless'". Fox News. July 3, 2017. Retrieved September 26, 2017.
  16. "Venus Williams faces lawsuit for car death". BBC. June 30, 2017. Retrieved September 26, 2017.
  17. Jethro Nededog (June 30, 2017). "Venus Williams is reportedly being sued after a deadly car crash". Business Insider. Retrieved September 26, 2017.
  18. Jull Martin, Chloe Melas (July 1, 2017). "Police: Venus Williams at fault in fatal crash; victim's family sues". CNN. Retrieved September 26, 2017.
  19. Kevin Skiver (July 26, 2017). "Venus Williams claims man killed in car crash wasn't wearing a seat belt". CBS Sports. Retrieved September 26, 2017.
  20. "Police:Video shows Venus Williams legally entered intersection before crash". ESPN. July 8, 2017. Retrieved September 26, 2017.

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