March 5, 2020

Criminal Protective Orders in Domestic Violence Cases

Not every relationship is smooth sailing. In fact, most of us have to go through some amount of disagreement while we figure out how to communicate with a partner in a romantic relationship. This is especially true when people are trying to figure out how to live together in a long-term domestic situation. While many couples are able to figure each other out over time, either on their own or with the help of couple’s therapy, this is not the case for every couple. Some situations end up devolving into domestic violence, where one partner abuses the other. In such cases, abused partners may elect to leave and seek protection under the law. This is where criminal protective orders come into play. What are they and how do they work? Is it difficult to obtain a protective order? Here are a few things you need to know if you find […]
February 14, 2020

Veterans Disability and Orthopedic Injuries

From strained back muscles to broken bones, orthopedic injuries can be serious and cause major issues for veterans.
January 28, 2020

Clarke Newton Named Partner

Bluestein Attorneys has named Clarke Newton as new Partner.  COLUMBIA, S.C. – Columbia attorney Clarke Newton has been named a partner with Bluestein Attorneys.
December 17, 2019

Have You Seen the VA Disability Appeals Changes in 2019?

 Veterans Affairs has recently announced the largest single change to VA Disability claims in decades, discontinuing its Rapid Appeals Modernization Program (or RAMP), in order to fully implement the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization (VAIM) Act, which took effect on February 19, 2019. What does the change to the VA Disability appeals process mean for disabled veterans currently waiting for a decision or considering filing an appeal? We’ve broken down the details to give you a closer look.
November 12, 2019

There May Be More to Your Workers’ Compensation Case

Recently, our very own Marti Bluestein and Allison Sullivan sat down to discuss Workers’ Compensation and some of the issues clients may face. In this short clip, they discuss available resources and options for clients whose cases may be bigger than just a Workers’ Compensation claim
October 9, 2019

Halloween Safety Tips

Urban legends about poisoned sweets or sharp objects inserted into candy and distributed to children by malicious strangers are just that: urban legend.
September 5, 2019

2020 Best Lawyers in America

We are extremely proud and honored to share that four of our attorneys were honored by Best Lawyers for 2020, and our founding partner – Marti Bluestein – has been named “Lawyer of the Year” for Columbia in Workers’ Compensation by the annual publication.
August 27, 2019

Bluestein’s Clarke Newton named to Leadership Columbia class of 2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Clarke Newton, a lawyer with Bluestein Attorneys, has been named to the Leadership Columbia Class of 2020.
August 14, 2019

Battle Over Burn Pit Exposure

  Data Indicates Many Veterans are Suffering from Smoke Exposure Due to Burn Pits. You may have heard about the Burn Pit Registry, but what exactly is it? Burn pits were a common way to get rid of waste at military sites in Iraq and Afghanistan. Currently, the VA says that research does not show these burn pits caused any long-term health problems, but much like the veterans affected by Gulf War Syndrome, they are continuing to study it and have created a Burn Pit Registry to keep track of veterans exposed to the smoke and other elements. Nearly 170,000 veterans and current service members have entered information in the registry since it was launched five years ago. These numbers might be the first indication that there is a widespread problem affecting many service members with similar military service.