Of course we fight hard for you with the insurance companies and in the courts. But we are also very proud of all the help we give you before you are even at the point of talking about money with the other side. We help to make sure that your car gets fixed, that your doctors give you the best care, and that you get paid as soon as possible for time you have to miss from work. We also talk with the insurance company so you can focus on getting better instead of worrying about what to say to the person working for the insurance company.
We have plenty of actual courtroom experience and will aggressively pursue your case. At the same time, we are skilled negotiators. We often negotiate excellent settlements for our clients. But the decision to accept a settlement offer or go to trial is yours alone.
Mr. Solnik graduated Duke University with honors and received his law degree from an Ivy League law school (University of Pennsylvania). Before opening his own practice, Mr. Solnik practiced at three of the nation’s top law firms: Shaw Pittman (now Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman), Seyfarth Shaw, and Leventhal Senter & Lerman (now Lerman Senter PLLC) and received in depth training from top personal injury attorneys.
On the personal side, Bernard Solnik is married, with two children. He was born and raised in Long Island, NY. He is a family man and an avid musician. Earlier in his life he regularly performed and musically collaborated in New York City and London, England with a number of musicians who have gone on to substantial, major label success.
Our motto is: "We are here for you." By this we mean our primary goal is to help you in the best ways we can; to ease your stress, and to look out for your rights. We want you to think of us as a good friend and as your smart, confident, zealous advocate, all rolled into one!
Languages spoken: Spanish, English
Contingent (33-40%), Free consultation (120 minutes)
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Power Players finalist||Smart CEO Magazine||2013|
|Legal Elite - Wasington's Top Attorneys||Washington Smart CEO Magazine||2010|
|Principal||Law Office of Bernard Solnik, LLC||2003 - 2014|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Maryland Association for Justice||Member||N/A|
|District of Columbia Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Pedestrian Struck; Not in Crosswalk||The case settled with a large payment.|
|Gordon v. State Farm||Case settled with payment to our client.|
|Another Crosswalk Case||over $800,000.00 recovered for Plaintiff|
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|Trial Reporter Magazine (MAJ)||Why A Settlement Agreement with a Joint Tortfeasor Must Reduce the Liability of the Other Joint Tortfeasor(s)||2015|
|Trial Reporter Magazine (MAJ)||Emotional Injury Damages in Maryland: An Overview||2014|
|University of Pennsylvania Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1992|
|Duke University School of Law||Public Policy||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1987|
|Serious Injuries on Dam 5 Raises Safety Questions||Civil Action Against State of Maryland for Jet Ski Incident||2013|
|July 14, 2013 NBC News||Civil Action Against George Zimmerman, Who Was Acquitted of Criminal Homicide||2013|