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David Charles Solinger

David Charles Solinger

Practice areas:

Mediation, Environmental and Natural Resources

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About Me



Admitted: California, Federal Courts, United States Supreme Court




Education:
Juris Doctor 1976,
Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, California




Bachelor of Arts and Social Science/Government, California State University, Los Angeles 1972
Phi Kappa Phi, National Honor Society




 




Location: Los Angeles, California
Telephone: 213 943-1383
Facsimile: 310 457-1933
Email: david@solingerlaw.com




Narrative:


A HISTORY OF SERVICE


A distinguished legal career spanning over three decades places David C. Solinger and Solinger Law in the unique position to be of service to you in resolving conflict. In 1977 David established a suburban Los Angeles law firm catering to the legal needs of clients requiring special expertise in complex legal matters including environmental law and litigation, civil litigation, real estate, insurance, corporations, business and personal injury.


SERVICE TO INJURED PARTIES/PERSONAL INJURY/PROPERTY DAMAGE/INSURANCE/
ALTERNATE DISPUTE RESOLUTION


David C Solinger, A Professional Law Corporation handled, over time, a significant number of personal injury and property damage cases. Some of the cases handled included catastrophic injuries. Representing the interests of injured parties earned David a great deal of respect among the plaintiff’s and defense bar alike. As a result, a major insurance carrier selected David to serve on its personal injury/property damage arbitration panel. Hundreds of cases were heard by David following his selection by both plaintiff and defense counsel as the agreed upon arbitrator. Demonstrating fairness and an unbiased approach to personal injury arbitration earned David continued respect.


As a mediator David also was involved in the mediation of large health insurance claims. Until 2005, David also served as an arbitrator in the Los Angeles County Superior Court system as well as serving as a Judge Pro Tem in the Los Angeles County Superior Court hearing small claims and civil matters. Currently David serves as a both a privately retained mediator and as a mediator in the Los Angeles County court system. David is also a member of the United States Federal District Court Mediation Panel.


Many personal injury cases contain an insurance component. Delving into insurance related issues led to garnering expertise in the analysis of liability exposure and policy interpretation for policy holders. In some cases, policy holders were exposed to situations where they were either under insured or uninsured for a specific loss. The uncertainty of a client’s insurance gave rise to handling cases to require carriers to honor claims and their contracts with their insured’s.


David continues to both represent and advise insurance policy holders under a variety of types of insurance policies including commercial general liability policies.


American Arbitration Association -- Member National Roster of Arbitration and Mediation Neutrals


REAL PROPERTY/CONTRACTS/LEASES


Modest beginnings led to the building of a firm with multiple lawyers and support staff. Extensive experience was gained from working on various types of real property cases. In 1978, David served as In House counsel to a real estate developer and syndicator where he was responsible for handling all legal matters related to over 300 limited partnership properties across the United States.


Clients have been represented on matters before Planning Commissions, City Councils and Board of Supervisor meetings. Clients also requiring expertise in the review, analysis and drafting of contracts, leases and purchase and sale agreements of businesses and real estate are served by the firm. Clients have been represented in the purchase and sales of businesses and real estate totaling tens of millions of dollars in a single transaction. David’s experience in real property resulted in his selection in 1991 to the West Covina Planning Commission where he served for nine years.


SERVICE TO BUSINESS


David also serves as General Counsel to businesses handling all legal matters related to operations, insurance coverage analysis and liability exposure, products liability, real estate sales and acquisition, leases and contracts. Among others, for over 30 years David has represented as General Counsel one of the Nation’s largest manufacturers of transmission parts as well as having served as General Counsel to the owner/operator of over twenty national and regional restaurants.




SERVICE TO THE ENVIRONMENT


It was in 1997 that one of the Solinger firm’s clients was sued by over 2,000 plaintiff’s alleging illness caused by drinking contaminated water. When the client’s insurer’s refused to honor the environmental claims it was then that Solinger Law associated in the firm of Hunsucker Goodstein PC , and after years of litigation achieved a successful result for the client. Hunsucker Goodstein is a well-known boutique environmental litigation firm with offices in multiple states.


 


Combining the skills of a plaintiff’s lawyer with the expertise developed in the defense of mass toxic tort cases affords David a unique perspective and unparalleled sensitivity in handling matters, injury cases and environmental and toxic tort mediations. David has represented both plaintiff and defendants in complex environmental matters and understands cases from both a plaintiff and defense perspective. He has also litigated mass tort, CERCLA liability, environmental coverage, contribution and indemnity claims.


RECOGNITIONS


 Southern California Super Lawyer for Environmental Law and Litigation in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014 &2015. Martindale Hubble AV Preeminent rating.


 


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1977

  1. Mediation: 60%
    2 years
  2. Environmental and Natural Resources: 40%
    38 years

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Contact Info

355 S Grand Ave Suite 2450
Los Angeles, CA, 90071

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive197705/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
SUPER LAWYER ADR/ENV Southern California2015 SUPER LAWYER ADR/ENVIRONMENTAL2015
2014 SUPER LAWYER ADR/EnvironmentalSUPER LAWYER Southern California2014
2013 SUPER LAWYERSuper Lawyers -- Southern California2013
2012 SUPER LAWER Environmental Law/LitigationSuper Lawyer Magazine2012
SUPER LAWYERENVIRONMENTAL LAW2010
SUPER LAWYER Environmental LawSuper Lawyers2009
AV Peer Review Rated since 2004Martindale-Hubbell2009
SUPER LAWYER Environmental LawSuper Lawyers2008
SUPER LAWYER Environmental LawSuper Lawyers2007

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
National Roster of Arbitration and Mediation NeutralsAmerican Arbitration Association2014 - Present
Of CounselHunsucker Goodstein PC1997 - 2015
Principal Attorney/Owner/Shareholder/MediatorDavid C. Solinger A Professional Law Corporation1977 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Los Angeles County Bar Association Environmental Law SectionExecutive Committee2006 - 2008
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationN/A1980 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Abel vs. Lockheed Martin et. alN/A
Abel vs. Lockheed Martin et al.N/A
Department of Toxic Substance Control vs. Alco Pacific et. al.Resolved matter to client satisfaction

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
San Fernando Valley News GroupThe Role of Empathy in Conflict Resolution2013
San Fernando Valley News GroupHosting a Holiday Dinner and Obtaining Successful Mediation Result2013

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pepperdine University School of Law Straus Institute for Dispute ResolutionMediating the Litigated caseMediator Training2012
Southwestern Univ SOLLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
California State University, Los AngelesSocial Science/GovernmentBA - Bachelor of Arts1972