Welcome to the Samuels Reynolds Law Firm. We’ve been proud to serve the hardworking people of South Carolina for over a decade from our office in the heart of Columbia, SC.
Our attorneys, Stephen Samuels and Jason Reynolds, have over 30 years of experience in complex workers’ compensation and personal injury law. We are not a big firm because we don’t want to be a big firm. We have the resources and smarts to go toe to toe with big insurance companies, yet our small team approach means personal service to every client.
We respect the people who do the difficult and sometimes dangerous work that keeps our families together and communities thriving. We understand what a serious personal injury can do to your life, your health and your finances. We are selective in the cases we take on, to make sure we can devote ourselves fully to your serious workers’ compensation, personal injury or wrongful death case.
If you are looking for a small friendly firm with the experience and toughness to maximize your results, bring your case to us.
Material handling is a high-risk occupation. Any job requiring heavy lifting can cause back and shoulder injuries. Accidents with forklifts, pallet jacks, and hand trucks happen every day, no matter how careful one tries to be.
Any job involving driving or loading is going to result in accidents. Truck accidents can be catastrophic because of the speeds and weights involved. Many truck and delivery drivers are injured lifting, twisting or falling – particularly when using hand trucks and pallet jacks.
First Responders (firefighters, EMT's and paramedics) risk their lives and health to save other people. Their devotion to service means they deserve special respect and need to be taken care of when accidents and injuries happen. First Responders are at high risk for lifting injuries and falls, as well as smoke inhalation, chemical exposure and other traumatic events.
The healthcare industry presents its own set of potentially harmful situations. Nurses, CNA’s and paramedics have to lift patients and other heavy objects, are exposed to radiation and chemicals, and are at risk for being exposed to viruses, bacteria, and tainted blood.
Construction jobs account for the majority of work-related injuries in the U.S. and 20 percent of fatalities. These include falls, electrocution, being struck by falling objects and lifting heavy materials. Roofing is the 4th most dangerous job in America, with ironworkers, framers, and electricians not far behind.
A manufacturing plant can be a dangerous place. Production workers can have accidents involving machinery; lifting tires and other heavy objects; repetitive trauma injuries resulting in carpal tunnel syndrome; and a host of other injuries.
Work injuries can happen in the safest environments. Don’t be discouraged from calling us because your occupation is not listed. We have represented all kinds of workers in all kinds of injuries.
Police and Correctional Officers put their lives on the line everyday. Law enforcement brings special challenges, as officers can be injured in physical altercations or arrests of suspects and inmates, in high-speed traffic accidents, and even in training.
Accidents involving trucks, such as large 18-wheelers, can be some of the most devastating. Trucking companies have investigators and lawyers on call who they send directly to the scene to isolate the truck driver and avoid any incriminating statements. Attorney Jason Reynolds represented large trucking companies for nearly ten years before joining the Samuels Reynolds Law Firm. His experience defending trucking companies means he knows their tactics and can bring that insider knowledge to work for you.
From finances to physical care, you trust nursing homes to care for your loved ones in their greatest time of need. When the care is substandard and even harmful, you need to find help.
When someone’s death is caused by the negligence or the wrong action of another person, no court action can bring that person back to the people who love and depend on him or her. Families suffer real losses when these tragedies happen. A lawyer can help with financial compensation and comfort suffering family and loved ones.
A slip and fall may seem like something small but could lead to massive hospital bills and lost wages. If the accident happened because the property wasn’t safe, you may have a case for compensation.
If you or someone you know has been involved in a car accident, you may be overwhelmed by everything that is happening. It can all be very stressful. Samuels Reynolds Law Firm can help relieve some of that stress.
Our pets are thought of as sweet and cuddly friends, but attacks happen every year. Animals that are aggressive and not kept at bay by their owners are a huge threat – especially to small children.
Couldn’t have asked for a better lawyer! Highly recommend and would use him over any Lawyer in South Carolina. He gave me the best advice and took his time and explained my case and my options to me.
Attorney Stephen B. Samuels founded the Samuels Reynolds Law Firm on the principles of hard work, dedication and service to families dealing with serious personal injuries. The mission statement – We work for the people who work – reflects his respect for the people who do the difficult, sometimes dangerous work that keeps our families together and communities thriving.
Attorney Jason Reynolds has a passion for helping people. Along with his work in the community and schools, Jason channels his passion for helping injured people get the medical treatment they need and fair compensation from those that caused their injuries. His experience on the defense side gives him a unique perspective and knowledge base which he now uses to maximize the results for his clients.
Angi Samuels brings a wide range of workers’ compensation experience to the law firm. She began her paralegal career working for a defense firm for five years; followed by two years as an insurance adjuster. She then moved on to helping injured workers. She joined the Samuels Reynolds Law Firm as Senior Paralegal and Office Manager in 2010. Angi has a unique ability to get things done with personality and perseverance.
Daniela Corona joined the firm in February 2019 after relocating with her husband from Charleston, SC. In addition to her secretarial duties, Daniela provides translation services for our Spanish-speaking clients.
Lauren Dodson joined the Samuels Reynolds Law Firm team in January 2019. Lauren attended Midlands Technical College, where she studied Business Administration and Management. In her role as Legal Assistant, Lauren manages the vital task of obtaining and coordinating medical records for the entire firm; keeping staff informed of the status of pending reports; scheduling and coordinating evaluations, appointments, and payments; and keeping client files up to date with essential records.
Katherine R. Helms, PP, SCCP joined the Samuels Reynolds team in October 2019 as our Personal Injury/Litigation Paralegal with 20 years of experience in a wide variety of legal topics.
Katherine earned her associate’s degree from Horry-Georgetown Technical College in Myrtle Beach, SC, and is a Professional Paralegal (PP) through NALS…the association for legal professionals and a South Carolina Certified Paralegal (SCCP).
Wanda joined the Samuels Reynolds team in October 2019 as one of our Workers’ Compensation Paralegals. She grew up in the Columbia area and attended the University of South Carolina and Columbia Jr. College for paralegal studies.
Wanda has worked as a paralegal assisting injured workers since 2002. She strives to compassionately guide clients through what can be a complicated process, thereby alleviating worry and allowing clients to focus on getting better.
Michael Parks joined the Samuels Reynolds team in the fall of 2020 as the firm’s law clerk. Michael, a life-long South Carolina resident and graduate of the University of South Carolina, brings many qualities and experiences to our team to include service as Student Body President both at USC as an undergraduate and later at the USC Law School. Michael has also served as special assistant to South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster and is ready to continue his legal training at Samuels Reynolds while simultaneously serving our clients.