Attorney & Author

Kenneth Berger

Kenneth Berger

Attorney & Author
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  • Law Office of Kenneth E. Berger
  • 5205 Forest Drive Suite 2 Columbia, SC 29206
  • 803-790-2800

Like doctors, lawyers have an oath. When I took the oath I pledged to my clients “faithfulness, competence, diligence, good judgment and prompt communication.” I also swore not to pursue any unjust lawsuit. The lawyer’s oath is not just a set of words, but a moral code. It is the code that guides my practice. Everyone who works with me shares my commitment. We are not just a law firm - we are a team.

Our job is to listen to your concerns, answer your questions, guide you through the process, and achieve the best possible outcome. We approach this task with a sense of urgency, and an eye toward results. As my staff and I often discuss, each moment in our office provides an opportunity to make a client’s life better. It is the reason we show up early, stay late, and devote our full resources to each case we accept.

Every day bad things happen to good people. Even the most upstanding and well respected members of our community are not immune from car accidents, work injuries, and fatal injury. 

Unfortunately, we cannot represent every individual and family in need. I accept less than 10% of potential cases because I pride myself on truly getting to know my clients, their families, and their case. We meet clients in their homes so that we can best understand the losses and daily struggles an accident has caused. After a case ends, clients often become dear friends. It is to them and to all injured people that we have dedicated our careers.

Our mission to make South Carolina a safer, better place to live extends beyond our office walls. We have created scholarships for students, opportunities for children battling illness, and a weekly charitable effort known as Giving Tuesday. We also seek to uplift our profession and its ethical commitment by way of seminars, journal articles, and board positions.

My firm seeks to be an instrument of good for people with life-altering injuries and families dealing with a loss of life, as well as our larger community. We achieve our aims through hard work, selfless service, and a relentless commitment to justice. 

To find out how we may help you or your family in a personal injury, workers' compensation, or wrongful death case, please call (803) 790-2800.


Read About One Client's Experience With Kenny

October 12, 2016 my life forever changed. I'd like to thank Mr. Kenneth Berger and his staff for being there for me in my time of need. God place people in the right places and the right times. I didn't have a clue as to where to start but Mr. Kenneth and his staff held my hand and lead the way. Such friendly, honest, and trustworthy people. Mr. Kenneth y'all are a part of my family now. Thank you so much!!! I love you guys!
Law Office of Kenneth E. Berger
Date published: 09/18/2017
5 / 5 stars
Overall rating: ★★★★★5 based on 39 reviews

Education

  • University of Washington
  • Harvard University
  • College of Charleston, B.A., 2004
  • USC School of Law, J.D., 2008

Professional Organizations

  • American Association for Justice
  • North American Brain Injury Society
  • South Carolina Association for Justice (Past Young Lawyers Section Chair)
  • Melvin M. Belli Society (One of Less Than 500 Members in the Country)
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Richland County Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Children's Trust of South Carolina
  • Safe Kids Midlands
  • St. Jude Children's Hospital
  • Camp Cole
  • Forest Lake Elementary
  • MADD
  • Brain Injury Association of South Carolina
  • Harvest Hope
  • Beth Shalom Synagogue 
  • Trenholm Park Little League

Published Books & Articles

  • "Your Guide to South Carolina Personal Injury & Workers' Compensation"
  • "Safety First, Justice Always: Your Guide to South Carolina Auto Accident Law"
  • "Negligent Supervision: Two Words, Several Meanings"
  • "South Carolina Daycares & Your Right as a Parent"
  • "Litigating the 'Mild' Traumatic Brain Injury Case"
Speaking Engagements
  • "Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation: 5 Things Every Lawyer Should Know"
  • "Working with Experts and Technology in Litigation"
  • "Injuries to Minors"
  • "Auto Litigation"
  • "How Lawyers Can Help Brain Injury Survivors...It Isn't Just the Money"
  • "Laying the Foundation for Trial Success with Lay Witnesses"
  • "Medical Law & Ethics"
  • "Concussions & Consequences"
  • "Hiring, Staff Development, & What To Do When It Isn't Working Out"
  • "Defining the What, Why, and How Behind Your Ideal Practice"