Russell Steinberg


Senior Attorney

Russell A. Steinberg is a Senior Attorney with Garganese, Weiss, D’Agresta, & Salzman, P.A., with a primary focus on local government law. His past experience includes representing both Plaintiffs and insurance companies in civil litigation involving complex insurance coverage issues. Prior to relocating to Florida, Mr. Steinberg served for 18 years in various legal positions with New York City government agencies. His roles in New York included serving as senior counsel for the New York City Law Department's Tort Division where he was responsible for defending the city and members of the New York City Police Department in tort actions. His duties included preparing and appearing in court for various complex motions and managing cases from inception through disposition.

Mr. Steinberg also worked for the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development where he initiated litigation against building owners, landlords, and managers for housing maintenance code violations. His other roles included providing legal advice related to the administration of the city's juvenile detention facilities while at the New York City Administration for Children's Services and the New York City Department of Juvenile Justice along with the investigation and prosecution of employee disciplinary cases for the New York City Department of Buildings.

Mr. Steinberg earned his Juris Doctor from Widener University School of Law in 2003, a Master of Public Administration from Baruch College School of Public Affairs in 2014, and his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Rochester in 1999.

He is licensed to practice law in Florida, New York, and Pennsylvania (inactive) and is admitted to various federal courts including the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • City, County and Local Government Law
  • Insurance Coverage Disputes