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Derek John Soltis Esq.

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Jersey City, NJ

5.0   6 reviews

also known as DJ Soltis

  • Licensed for 8 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2014
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Derek

Learn Derek’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    Chapter 7, Chapter 13, Chapter 11

  2. Foreclosure

  3. Real estate

  4. Landlord or tenant
    Eviction, tenant rights, Mitchel-Lama

  5. Lawsuits and disputes
    Civil Suits, Small Claims, Defense

  6. Litigation

Derek J. Soltis Esq. is graduate of Rutgers School of Law Newark and an admitted attorney in the State of New York. 


Mr. Soltis also has an MBA in Management Systems with an International Business Designation from Fordham University Graduate School of Business and a Master of Science in Information and Communication Systems where he specialized in System Dynamics. While at Fordham Mr. Soltis graduated in the top 10% of class and was enrolled in Phi Kappa Phi the Collegiate Honor Society and Beta Gamma Sigma the Business Honors Society. 


Mr. Soltis's undergraduate degree is a BBA from the UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON – DOWNTOWN, in Computer Information Systems.

Mr. Soltis has spent several years in the eDiscovery industry working on the technical and project management side of many cases for multiple vendors.  He has also managed business units for multiple Fortune 500 companies with responsibility for sales in excess of $18 million wile managing a budget of over $1.5 million.  


Mr. Soltis is deeply involved in volunteer work.  He is a current Board Member of M2Block in Newark, NJ and has volunteered for many other organizations, including: BOWERY MISSON, AMERICAN RED CROSS, ESSEX COUNTY LAW DAY and the DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ADVOCACY PROJECT in Newark. He has also worked as a Street Law teacher in Newark while in Law School where he taught at the Essex County Juvenile detention center and the Alma E. Flag Middle school.  

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5.0 / 5.0
  6 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | November 8, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Derek was very caring n understanding and of much help n lifting of my spirits while I go thru this hard times with a landlord I feel is discriminating
Posted by Jarred McKay | October 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Had my back when nobody else did
I'm a veteran and have been working at a job where I thought I was being discriminated against. I reached out to him and he answered all my questions and was patient and extremely knowledgeable. He showed me how the mistreatment was not right and advocated to my employer for me. I'm still in the legal process but I've hired him and he is ALWAYS available to answer my questions and is so timely in his responses (all same day replies). He never answers with one word or one word sentence. It's always a lengthy well thought response. It shows he cares. He tells things straight up and doesn't discourage from being honest with the situation which I truly appreciate. I have hired him and we are working through this however so far he's been the best attorney I've ever dealt with. If I ever need more legal help I hope I may return to him and I highly highly recommend him to anyone. Will update the review once the issue has been completed but so far 5 stars (i'd give 10 stars if I could) After reading the other user's review about bedbugs I may have to approach him on a situation regarding that as well.
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Posted by Edward | August 31, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Allayed my fears
I was referred to Mr. Soltis by a good friend. I had concerns about a new lease that I was about to sign and he was able to very efficiently dispel all of the concerns I had and point out other areas which I was able to ask for clarification from my new landlord. I definitely would recommend Mr. Soltis to anyone who needs help.
Posted by Diane | June 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Derek got me money for bedbugs.
I stayed at a hotel in New York City with my boyfriend. We both were attacked by bed bugs and had to throw all of our clothes and souvenirs away. I thought no one would want to deal with us over a ruined romantic getaway. Derek contacted the hotel on our behalf, and had this settled before we even had to go to court. My boyfriend and I would hire Derek again in a minute. He took care of us, and made us realize it wasn't our fault that we had bedbugs. When the front desk treated us like dirt, Derek made us understand we were the victims not the hotel. I would hire him again in a second.
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Posted by Mike | May 7, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Saved my job
I was being harassed at my job for being hit by a guy on a forklift. They were going to fire for missing work to go to the doctor. Derek taked to HR for me, and got me set-up with a Workers comp claim. He is great.
Posted by David | March 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you for saving my house.
Derek's knowledge and ability to talk me through what was going on made what I thought was the end of me owning a home into a much less painful time. Thank you for saving my house and reducing my payments.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 450-450 per hour
  • Contingency 20%-33%
  • Pro bono 10 %
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • eDiscovery Project Manger
  • Advanced Discover
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Litigation Consultant
  • Driven
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Client Services Analyst
  • RVM Inc.
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Application Support Analyst
  • Epiq Systems
  • 2012 - 2014
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  • Rutgers, State University of New Jersey School of Law - Newark
  • JD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA
  • 2012
  • Fordham University
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 2006
  • Fordham University
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 2006
  • University of Houston, Downtown
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 2003
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Legal Cases

  • In Re Nessa
  • Sanctions granted
  • Bird v KGMA
  • Settlement


  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney 5.0
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Jason Bost
  • Partner
  • 2014 - Present
  • Mark Tamayo
  • Law Clerk
  • 2014 - Present
  • Veer Patel, Esq
  • Of Counsel
  • 2014 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • New York City Bar Association, Lawyers' Foreclosure Intervention Network
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • German
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Award
  • Rutgers Law School
  • 2012
  • Chancellor’s Student Group Community Service Award
  • Rutgers Law School
  • 2009


Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (14)
Endorse Derek
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Derek works tirelessly for his clients. He never leaves a dollar on the table. He knows the law and has the respect of the legal community and the trial bench."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Derek J. Soltis is a Top Notch lawyer who will zealously fight for your rights. If you need the best result you need attorney Soltis on your side. I endorse him."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Derek is brilliant, hard working, personable, and persistent, which is exactly why he is what you want in an attorney."
Foreclosure Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. His answers demonstrate good knowledge in area of mortgage foreclosure defense."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Soltis because of the attentive advice he provides to those in need. He takes the time to provide answers that are thoughtful and will be most helpful."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Derek is one of the hardest working attorneys I know. He is truthful and forthright and will provide you with realistic expectations for your case. He understands the meaning of zealous advocacy."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Soltis. He gives thoughtful, accurate responses to AVVO questioners."
Unknown Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer for any New York related employment and labor legal issues. Mr. Soltis's comments on this forum indicate a high degree of knowledge and understanding of this subject."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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