Michael S. Steinger

Michael S. Steinger is an attorney, civic leader, and cofounder and senior partner of the law firm Steinger, Iscoe and Greene who lives in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Steinger features prominently in his law firm's numerous television ad campaigns. Steinger is seeking the Democratic nomination for state senator in in the 2016 election.
Steinger was born in Nyack, New York in 1969, although much of his youth was spent in Scottsdale, Arizona. His single mother was still a teenager when he was born. As a child he attended Kiva Elementary School in Paradise Valley, AZ, part of the Scottsdale Unified School District. He graduated from Saguaro High School.
As an adult, Steinger was the first member of his family to graduate college. He is married to Janet Steinger and they have twin children, Jacob and Sydney. Steinger received a Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University in 1991 and a J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law in 1993.
Steinger has been involved in a number of high-profile Florida legal cases, including representing Blu Stephanos, the father of Austin and Perry Cohen, two fourteen-year-old boys who were lost at sea on a fishing trip.
Steinger himself now has a net worth estimated at $15 million, the most of any candidate in the 2016 Florida state senate race, according to his election filings.
Michael Steinger is a member of the American Bar Association, Florida Justice Association, Florida Bar, Palm Beach County Bar Association, and the Palm Beach County Justice Association. He has received an AV Preeminate rating from Martindale-Hubbell, as well as their Client Distinction award.
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.
Civic work
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.
Due to redistricting, all Florida state senate seats were up for grabs and there was no incumbent in the senate district 30 election. He was defeated by Bobby Powell in the Democratic Primary, 67 to 33 percent.
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