Criminal Defense

Federal, State & Local

Schatz, Steinberg & Klayman Offers Experienced and Aggressive Representation for the Most Serious Criminal Cases.

An arrest or an indictment can be the most frightening experience of your life. The decisions you make affect your freedom, family and financial well-being. Your rights have to be vigorously protected at every step of the way. Mr. Steinberg and his staff have been defending the rights of individuals and corporations facing serious criminal charges since 2001. Throughout the Northeast United States, Mr. Steinberg has successfully defended clients charged with white collar crimes as well as violent offenses.

Schatz, Steinberg & Klayman works with a team of investigators and experts using only the most respected professionals to prepare for trial.

We have secured acquittals and reduced sentences for clients  who have been charged with a variety of crimes. Hiring a skilled defense lawyer can be the difference between serving a lengthy prison sentence or not.

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S. Philip Steinberg


Philadelphia, PA Office
Mount Laurel, NJ Office
Phone: (215) 845-0250


Founding Partner, S. Philip Steinberg, has extensive experience representing clients in a variety of complex criminal and civil matters in federal and state court jurisdictions including capital homicides, white collar crime, bank fraud, Medicare/Medicaid fraud, intellectual property, bodily injury, and civil rights violations. Phil has secured thousands of acquittals, negotiated significantly favorable plea deals, obtained immunity agreements and secured large monetary awards for his clients over the course of his career.

No matter the forum, Phil has been a tireless advocate for people wrongfully charged with a crime or injured by the conduct of others. Phil is widely-known in the Delaware Valley as one of the busiest litigators setting him apart of those lawyers who have never seen the inside of a courtroom. His clients remain fiercely loyal having watched Phil defend their freedoms with skill, zealousness and his unique litigation style yet maintaining a high level of professional respect that has gained him an esteemed reputation with the bench. Phil’s reputation and renowned trial skills have led to him being a well sought-after advocate who has gained national notoriety with many high-profile cases.

Phil has handled cases in the state courts of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania, the District of New Jersey, the District of Delaware, and the Southern District of New York. In appellate matters, Phil has successfully argued before the Pennsylvania Superior and Supreme Courts as well as the United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals.


Phil is a graduate of Temple University where he graduated summa cum laude earning a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor from the Widener University School of Law. Following law school, Phil accepted a position with one of the most prestigious criminal law firms on the East Coast where he built a reputation among colleagues and judges as a prepared and zealous advocate. Sharp, aggressive and passionate he was elected by his peers as a “Super Lawyer”.

In July of 2013, Phil opened his own practice specializing in complex high-profile cases. With a warrior mentality, Phil not only prides himself on his zealous representation of clients but maintains a commitment to return each and every phone call by the end of every business day.

Phil is a proud graduate of Northeast High school. He was born and raised in the Mayfair section of the city. He lives in the Philadelphia suburbs with his wife, daughter and his two rescue dogs.


• J.D., Widener University School of Law, 1998
• B.A., Temple University, 1995


• Philadelphia Police Sergeant accused of falsifying evidence
• Tech 500 CEO indicted for bank and wire fraud
• Dentist charged with rape


Justin C. Capek


Philadelphia, PA Office
Mount Laurel, NJ Office
Phone: (215) 845-0250


Justin C. Capek is a fearless and aggressive trial lawyer who provides zealous advocacy for each and every one of his clients. His practice is focused on representing citizens accused of a variety of crimes in Pennsylvania and New Jersey while specializing in firearms and narcotics trafficking offenses. Justin has quickly made a name for himself in both state and federal courts securing acquittals and reduced sentences for clients who have been charged with serious crimes.

As a litigator fiercely committed to fighting for those who cannot fight for themselves, Justin also provides skilled advocacy in juvenile adjudications, landlord/tenant disputes, civil claims, and traffic offenses. Justin prides himself on his near 24/7 accessibility and gaining the trust confided in him by each and every one of his clients.


Prior to joining the firm in 2017, Justin was an active soldier in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard where he served with honor and distinction until 2016. As an Infantry Team Leader with Bravo Company 2/112 Infantry Regiment, he is the recipient of the Army Commendation Medal for sustained acts of meritorious service, as well as the Army National Guard Good Conduct Medal for exhibiting honest and faithful service as a leader in accordance with the standards of conduct, courage and duty. Out of over 4,000 soldiers, Justin was selected to represent the 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team in the Pennsylvania National Guard’s “Best Warrior Competition,” and was selected as the “Soldier of the Year” for the 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team in 2012. His extensive military leadership skills, values, and discipline have made him a formidable trial attorney.

Justin is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey as well as the United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. In 2021, Justin was named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star.


• J.D., Temple University Beasley School of Law, 2017
• B.A., Pennsylvania State University, 2014


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