Stuart Steinberg served as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal specialist in the US Army from 1967 to 1971. He has a law degree, an advanced law degree and taught at the Georgetown University Law Center. He retired in 2004 after 23 years as a public defender and capital defense investigator. Since 2004, he has served as a volunteer service officer for Vietnam Veterans of America, assisting veterans with claims for benefits from the US Department of Veterans Affairs. He is on the board of directors of the National EOD Association and the National Veterans Rights Association.