Shirley Steinbach is an attorney who strategically counsels community associations, and who also represents companies and individuals seeking to resolve a myriad of business disputes through litigation, arbitration, mediation, and settlement.
After listening carefully to her client’s objectives, Shirley acts in a measured and strategic way that focuses on results. One client has said that "what most impresses me about Shirley is her professional demeanor and temperament. Lawyers who are all 'fire and brimstone I-was-born-a-pitbull-and-will-fight-for-you (for an appropriate fee!)' are, in my experience, a dime-a-dozen (especially in DC), and often do more harm than good (polarizing/entrenching opposing sides). Shirley takes the opposite approach. She's extremely level-headed and calm, even in highly contentious situations."
Prior to joining Lerch Early, Shirley owned her own law firm where she practiced a mix of community associations law and commercial litigation. Before that, Shirley worked at a corporate law firm with more than 400 lawyers. Shirley skillfully navigates heated individuals and situations, which is certainly an asset to homeowners associations (HOAs) and condominium boards that regularly require her assistance to favorably resolve issues about which homeowners are passionately invested.
Shirley enjoys practicing yoga, cooking meals for family and friends from her growing cookbook collection, and hiking in Rock Creek Park with her mellow dog, Foster.