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Frank Steinberg

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Let me take this opportunity to introduce myself.  My name is Frank Steinberg. (No one gets to call me Franklyn except my mother and my wife --- when they're mad at me.) I am the founder and owner of Steinberg Law, LLC in Somerville. A Jersey boy born and bred, I've practiced in many areas of the law over the years, always in New Jersey, and currently focus on employment litigation and counseling, business litigation, and aviation law.  More about that in a bit.

I confess to fleeing NJ for four years to attend college at Denison University in Ohio (hey, I was 18).  Following law school at Seton Hall University and a clerkship in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey in Newark, I spent my early career with large New Jersey litigation firms.  But I was raised in an entrepreneurial family, and I had learned firsthand that big businesses had more than enough attorneys who practiced in big bureaucratic, and often autocratic, law firms. That life wasn't for me. I decided to use my experience to help small and medium businesses, and just regular people, by forming my own law firm.  I've been at it ever since, enjoying the fruits of working for myself, with and for people I like and in whom I believe.

I have litigated hundreds of cases, ranging from simple contract disputes to complex antitrust matters, before the State and Federal courts. My trial experience spans a wide range of subject matter, from medical malpractice, to air crashes, antitrust, franchising, consumer fraud, trademark infringement and unfair competition, and pretty much everything in between. So-called "alternative dispute resolution" --- mediation and arbitration --- is a big part of the litigation process and a big part of my practice.

One of the things I have learned representing the smaller business community is that there's really nothing small about small business.  It's a cliche, but it's true.  I am proud to be a member of that community.  Taken together, our many parts create the largest business force in New Jersey, and indeed in the United States.  I am as impressed by small business people as by those who work for larger companies.  Another thing that never ceases to amaze me is just how many ways there are to build a business and make a good living for yourself and your family.  The insight, creativity, dedication, and just plain hard work of entrepreneurs can be awe-inspiring.  I have been privileged to give back to my local business community by serving two terms as Chairman of the Somerset County Business Partnership.

As a result of my business orientation, a large portion of my practice is devoted to employment law. It's one of the best ways to be a direct force for good in peoples' lives.  Unlike someone employment lawyers who specialize in one side or the other, my firm represents both employers, executives, and individuals in employment disputes. Many of these matters are resolved through the successful negotiation of severance agreements.  Sometimes we have to go to court. Either way, I have seen these disputes from both sides and understand how both sides work.

As for what I do on weekends, I have always been an airplane fanatic, a legacy from my father.  I earned my private pilot's license at 19, and later added a commercial pilot's certificate, instrument rating and multi-engine rating.  I love the opportunity to combine business with pleasure by providing legal help to pilots and the aviation industry through our aviation law practice.  I am honored to serve this year as President of the Lawyer Pilots Bar Association, the leading international bar association dedicated to aviation law and flight safety.  And I serve aviation in New Jersey in particular as Chairman of the New Jersey Aviation Association and President of the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Coalition, both advocacy groups that work to protect airports and pilots in the most densely populated state in the country.

My Catholic faith is important to me.  I have been a lector for my church for nearly 30 years, some of the most important work I have ever done.

I'm privileged and proud to be the husband of a wonderful woman (yes, we met in law school), and the father of two grown and unspeakably impressive children.  (Did I mention that I'm proud of my family?)

When I'm not practicing law you may find me paddling a kayak on Round Valley Reservoir, flying my Piper Comanche, or golfing (the last usually with less than stellar results but the fight continues). A lifelong fan of the Beach Boys and summer time resident of the Jersey Shore (the real one, not the abominable TV show), I'm still trying to get the hang of surfing.

Education

  • Seton Hall University, Juris Doctor

Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

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Recommendations

  • B.G.

    Frank could not have been more helpful or pleasant. He handled my issue quickly, professionally and extremely ethically. I could not ask for a better experience during a stressful time.
  • S.A.

    I was able to email this firm and had all my questions answered promptly. I would recommend their service great firm to work with.
  • Aviation Industry

    We have a very complex airport access issue. Frank is outstanding at understanding Federal Aviation issues and crafting a viable course of action within the legal system. Aviation law can be a complicated and small subset. Frank is the only attorney we spoke to that understood the complexities of...
  • D.I, Corporate Executive Recommends Frank Steinberg

    He helped me successfully resolve a difficult situation, with great insight, patience and a wealth of prior experience to leverage. I would highly recommend him for any employment issue.
  • A.L., Corporate Executive Recommends Frank Steinberg

    Frank is a consummate professional, very intelligent, calm and kind! I have engaged Frank in work contracts and employment matters, always to my complete satisfaction. Having known Frank greater than 20 years, I would recommend him to my closest friends and family...an honest and ethical attorney...
  • D.L., Nonprofit Board Officer Recommends Frank Steinberg

    He is an amazing listener and asked all the right questions so that he had a full understanding of the nuances of the situation. As always his advice was sound and our situation was fully resolved. I wish there were more stars to give for this rating - I highly recommend Frank Steinberg for any c...
  • N.C., Corporate Executive

    Steinberg Law was the best legal firm I ever worked with as Franklyn Steinberg's vast experience & knowledge enabled us to obtain a large settlement against a fortune 500 company regarding my employment damages. I would highly recommend Steinberg Law to anyone.
  • Very Comforting

    Usually, when you need a lawyer, you've got a problem. I was very depressed about my situation. Frank was able to see it for what it was and came up with a number of options. One panned out very well, which relieved me of a great deal of stress and anxiety. I had not had much experience with lawy...
  • Considerate

    He is fair, honest, straightforward and speaks in simple language, no legal mumbo-jumbo. He's not your typical attorney. That's why I like him. Frank is a normal, down-to-earth guy, whom I've known for 20 years. We got to know each other from a real estate deal. Then he was instrumental in helpin...
  • Well Positioned

    He answers my phone calls, he replies to my emails, he allows me to contribute suggestions and he has a desire to keep things efficient and simple. These are the basics of excellent customer service and Frank lives them every time we communicate. One more thing. He advises both employees and empl...
  • Corporate Executive

    Frank is a valuable legal resource for those in need. He was prompt, courteous, and ready to do what was needed. I would happily recommend Frank for any legal employment-related needs.
  • D.R., Entrepreneur Recommends Frank Steinberg

    Frank Steinberg's extremely kind, warm and professional personality is beyond refreshing when dealing with attorneys in today's environment! His many years of practical experience coupled with his amazing knowledge of the law really provided a solid protective and strategic approach for me as I e...

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