Daniel M. Steinberg

Daniel M. Steinberg

Trainor Fairbrook

Recognized since 2019

Sacramento, California

Practice Areas

Construction Law

Litigation - Real Estate

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Litigation - Real Estate
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Daniel M. Steinberg is the Managing Shareholder of Trainor Fairbrook, and the chair of the firm’s Construction Department. Mr. Steinberg’s practice focuses on construction and real property matters, including negotiation and preparation of construction documents and litigation of contract disputes, construction defect issues, mechanic’s liens, lease disputes, rent actions and ADA defense matters. He has extensive experience in the representation of developers, land owners, contractors, subcontractors and design professionals who seek guidance on construction projects and the resolution of claims that may arise before, during or after their project.

As a part of his practice, Mr. Steinberg is the lead construction counsel for one of the country’s most successful food concession companies, which has more than 38,000 employees throughout the United States and Canada. On behalf of another client Mr. Steinberg successfully recovered 20 million dollars from a Fortune 500 construction company and national architectural firm in a construction defect case which involved five years of litigation and three months of trial. His extensive construction background and previous work in the construction industry has contributed to his successful representation of Sacramento’s most prominent developers.


  • 980 Fulton Avenue
    Sacramento, CA 95825


  • California State University - Sacramento, BA
  • University of the Pacific , J.D.

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1998


  • Construction Lawyers Society of America - Fellow

Trainor Fairbrook
Headquarters: Sacramento, California

6 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

Full Firm Profile

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Litigation - Real Estate

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Litigation - Real Estate, Sacramento (2022)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Construction Law
  • Litigation - Real Estate


  • Best Lawyers® 2022 “Lawyer of the Year” in Litigation-Real Estate Law for the Greater Sacramento area
  • Rated AV Preeminent – Martindale-Hubbell
  • Top 25 Attorneys – Northern California Super Lawyers: 2016-2021
  • Best of the Bar – Sacramento Business Journal
  • Top Lawyer – Sacramento Magazine, Recognized since 2015
  • Super Lawyer – Northern California Super Lawyers, Recognized since 2014
  • Top Rated Lawyer in Construction – AMLaw


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