Shirley Steinbach represents companies and individuals seeking to resolve a myriad of business disputes through litigation, arbitration, mediation and settlement and counsels community associations to make strategic and sound business and legal decisions.
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 boards that regularly require her assistance to favorably resolve issues about which stakeholders are passionately invested.
Shirley enjoys practicing yoga, hiking, reading cookbooks and food blogs, and raising her daughters.