Schatz & Steinberg, P.C. 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, P.C. 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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    Philip Steinberg Criminal Defense Lawyer

    S. Philip Steinberg

    S. Philip Steinberg has extensive experience representing clients in a variety of complex criminal and civil matters in the federal and state courts of Pennsylvania. Mr. Steinberg is certified to handle capital homicide matters and has successfully litigated hundreds of cases involving white collar crime, bank fraud, intellectual property and civil rights violations.

    Mr. Steinberg has secured thousands of acquittals over the course of his career. Some stunning recent not guilty verdicts include a Philadelphia Police Sergeant accused of falsifying evidence, a tech 500 CEO indicted for bank and wire fraud and a dentist charged with rape. No matter the forum, Mr. Steinberg has been a tireless advocate for people wrongfully charged with a crime or injured by the conduct of others. Mr. Steinberg is one of the busiest litigators in Pennsylvania. His clients remain fiercely loyal having watched Mr. Steinberg defend their freedoms in courtrooms time and time again. Mr. Steinberg’s reputation and renowned trial skills have caused him to be a sought-after advocate in the federal courts of neighboring jurisdictions.

    Presently he has active litigation in 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, Mr. Steinberg has successfully argued on numerous occasions before the Pennsylvania Superior and Supreme Courts as well as the United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

    Philip Steinberg 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, Mr. Steinberg accepted a position as an attorney 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”. He is a member of Pennsylvania Bar Association as well as the National Association of Trial Attorneys.

    In July 2013 Mr. Steinberg opened his own practice specializing in complex high profile cases. With a warrior mentality, Mr. Steinberg 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.

    Philip Steinberg 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.

    JUSTIN C. CAPEK, esq


    Justin C. Capek is a lifelong resident of Philadelphia, and graduated magna cum laude from Valley Forge Military Academy in 2010 before attending the Pennsylvania State University where he graduated with Bachelors of Arts in Political Science and Philosophy. Upon graduating from Penn State in 2014, Justin then went on to receive his Juris Doctor from Temple University in 2017. While at Temple, he interned at both the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, as well as the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. Additionally, he was awarded “Best Defense Advocate” as co-captain of Temple Law’s I.C.C. Moot Court Team at the 2017 Pace University I.C.C. Moot Court American/Caribbean Regional Competition.

    Justin is a fearless, enthusiastic young attorney who began his career as an attorney with Schatz & Steinberg immediately after graduating law school in May 2017. He works closely with Mr. Steinberg in providing zealous, aggressive advocacy for each and every one of our clients. Soon after passing the bar exam in October 2017, Justin successfully litigated a motion to suppress evidence in a multiple-count, complex corrupt organizations case in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. After spending countless hours researching applicable case law and writing his motion prior to trial, Justin successfully precluded the government from introducing extensive GPS tracking evidence obtained as the byproduct of an illegal seizure of the client’s cell phone. Out of 5 co-defendants in that criminal matter, Justin was the only attorney successful in litigating a pre-trial motion on behalf of their client.

    Although his legal career has only just begun, Justin avidly endeavors to expand his skills and continues to successfully represent our clients in a variety of criminal matters in both federal and state courts of Pennsylvania. As a fiercely committed and eager litigator, Justin also assists the firm in handling juvenile adjudications, landlord/tenant disputes, small claim complaints, and traffic citations. He approaches each case as an opportunity to further sharpen his litigation skills in order provide our clients with expert legal representation in a variety of forums.

    Prior to joining Schatz & Steinberg 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 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 despite having just begun his legal career.

    As an attorney, Justin is extremely active in Veteran’s advocacy and is involved in numerous charitable organizations benefitting our nation’s Veterans. In his personal life, he is an avid sport fisherman, car enthusiast, and devout Philadelphia sports fan.

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