Karl R. Steinberger has 42 years of experience practicing law in the state of Mississippi. Mr. Steinberger’s practice is general but primarily consists of Federal and State workers’ compensation, employment law, insurance defense, personal injury, automobile, products and premises liability, environmental law, and wills and estates.
Mr. Steinberger attended the University of Mississippi, receiving a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1973. He received a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Mississippi in 1976 and was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in the same year. After an internship in the Jackson County Public Defender’s Office, he was a general practitioner in Pascagoula, Mississippi, until he joined the firm in 1984.
Mr. Steinberger is a past president of both the Jackson County Young Lawyers Association and the Jackson County Bar Association, of which he remains a member. He is also a member of the Mississippi Bar Association (Bar Commissioner, 2001-2004; Executive Committee, 2003-2004; Co-Chairman, Professionalism Committee, 2006; Chairman, Professionalism Committee, 2007-2009; Ethics Committee, 2011-2014), the Mississippi Bar Foundation (Fellow, President 2016-2017), Fellows of Young Lawyers of Mississippi Bar, the Defense Research Institute, the Mississippi Defense Association, and the American Bar Foundation (Fellow).
For over twenty years Mr. Steinberger served as Vice-President and member of the Executive Board of Mississippi Legal Services and its predecessor. He is a member of the Mississippi Claims Association, the Gulf Coast Human Resource Association, the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce (Board of Directors, 2014- present), and the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). Mr. Steinberger has also served on the Board of Directors for the University of Mississippi Law Alumni Chapter (2010-2013). Mr. Steinberger holds an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell. In 2008, Mr. Steinberger received the prestigious Distinguished Service Award from the Mississippi Bar Association for his decades of service to the legal profession in Mississippi. Also, he has been recognized as an Outstanding Lawyer of America. He has been selected every year from 2013-2018 as a Mid South Super Lawyer® in either the field of employment law or workers’ compensation. In 2018, he was named the Lawyer of the Year by the Mississippi Business Journal.
Mr. Steinberger has been married for almost 40 years and has two adult children who work and reside in Pascagoula. He is a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Pascagoula where he has served as Senior Warden, Vestry person, Sunday School Superintendent, a member of the choir, and other various commissions in the church. He enjoys music, walking, fishing, boating, and attending Ole Miss sporting events.