We endeavor to help injured workers and victims of personal injury through each unique situation. Our team approach allows us to always give personalized service to every client, which allows for you to take comfort in the warm family atmosphere at Samuels Law Firm. We strive to go above and beyond to ensure that we take good care of our clients.

At our firm, our focus is in workers’ compensation and personal injury cases. Together on our team, we have over 40 years of combined experience that has given us a strong background and ability to pursue all types of claims.

You can find our office in downtown Columbia at 1320 Richland Street. Please reach out to us or stop by our office – we are ready to work for you!

STEPHEN SAMUELSattorney at law

Attorney Stephen B. Samuels founded the Samuels Law Firm on the principles of hard work, dedication and service to families dealing with serious personal injuries. The mission statement – We work for the people who work – reflects his respect for the people who do the difficult, sometimes dangerous work that keeps our families together and communities thriving.

Stephen graduated from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington in 1983 with a degree in business management. For the next ten years he worked real jobs, including restaurants and HVAC, where he learned the reality of physical labor and the value of hard work.

Inspired by his younger sister who became a lawyer at age 30, he enrolled in the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1994. He received his JD in 1997 from USC Law when he was 38 years old. As a law student, he was a member of the Order of Wig and Robe, and Associate Symposium Editor for the South Carolina Law Review. Stephen was research assistant for Professor David G. Owen, coauthor of Prosser and Keeton on Torts.

After law school, Stephen worked as an attorney for a larger law firm in the midlands. In August 2008, he left that firm and opened the Samuels Law Firm. He decided to keep the firm small to ensure personal service and allow enough time to give individual attention to his clients.

Stephen has tried hundreds of workers’ compensation cases, concentrating on legally complex issues. He speaks several times a year at workers’ compensation seminars and conferences. Stephen also handles personal injury cases, including trying cases before juries. He is an active appellate lawyer who has appeared before the South Carolina Supreme Court and South Carolina Court of Appeals.

Originally from Cape Town, South Africa, Stephen lives in Columbia with his wife Angi, their three dogs (Fergus, Ping Pong, and Tristan), and one cat (Natalie). He loves paragliding, travel, reading, Gamecock sports, art, music and food. When not working in the law firm, Stephen and Angi travel together to such far flung destinations as South Africa, Costa Rica and Iceland.

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ANGI SAMUELSsenior paralegal

Angi Samuels brings a wide range of workers’ compensation experience to the law firm. She began her paralegal career working for a defense firm for five years; followed by two years as an insurance adjuster. She then moved on to helping injured workers. She joined the Samuels Law Firm as Senior Paralegal and Office Manager in 2010. Angi has a unique ability to get things done with personality and perseverance.

Angi enjoys travel, cooking, art, music and playing with her dogs Fergus, Ping-Pong and Tristan. Angi is married to attorney Stephen Samuels.

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KATHERINE CARTERlitigation paralegal

Katherine Carter joined the Samuels Law Firm in October 2014 as our Litigation Paralegal.  A graduate of the Midlands Technical College Paralegal Program, she brings a diverse set of skills to the practice which allow her to handle the firm’s personal injury and appellate cases. Katherine also works closely with Senior Paralegal Angi Samuels to provide, as needed, assistance with the firm’s workers’ compensation claims.  Katherine places high priority on client service and on helping guide the firm’s clients through the legal process.  A native of Columbia, Katherine enjoys hiking, reading and spending time with family at home.

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