Michael S. Steinberg Partner - In Memoriam (Oct. 10, 1973 to Aug. 4, 2017)

(202) 778-4083 msteinberg@ljwllp.com


J.D., George Washington University Law School, 2001, High Honors

B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1996, Magna Cum Laude

Michael Steinberg maintains a civil litigation practice that focuses on insurance coverage litigation and the counseling of insurers regarding specialty insurance products, including directors and officers, employment practices, errors and omissions and other professional liability policies. Michael has litigated matters in federal and state courts across the country, where he has successfully briefed and argued a wide variety of substantive and procedural motions, and has assisted clients in achieving successful resolutions of business disputes through mediation, arbitration and informal negotiations.

Prior to joining LJW in 2009, Michael was an associate at Hogan & Hartson LLP (now Hogan Lovells), where he was a member of that firm’s insurance coverage and complex litigation groups. Michael was involved in several pro bono matters at his prior firm and was one of the lead members of a team that successfully obtained a permanent injunction prohibiting the implementation of a 2008 United States Department of Interior rule that would have permitted the carrying of loaded and concealed weapons in National Parks and federal wildlife refuges.

Prior to entering private practice, Michael was a law clerk to The Honorable Stephen H. Glickman of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and during law school was an intern in the chambers of The Honorable Colleen Kollar-Kotelly of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Michael has served as a Professorial Lecturer in Law at the George Washington University School of Law, where he taught Legal Research and Writing and Introduction to Advocacy.

Michael represents LJW on the board of the District of Columbia Council on Court Excellence.

Practice Areas

Insurance Coverage Litigation and Counseling 

Commercial Litigation

Bar and Court Admissions

District of Columbia

U.S. Courts of Appeal
– District of Columbia
– Ninth Circuit

U.S. District Court
– District of Columbia

Virginia (Associate)

Other Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association

  • Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section

Professional Liability Underwriting Society


Speaking Engagements and Publications