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Bernard A Solnik

Car accident Attorney at Bethesda, MD

5.0   6 reviews

also known as Bern Solnik

  • State Years
    Maryland - MD 20 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 28 years
    Connecticut - CT 30 years
    New York - NY 30 years
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2003
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1995
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State CT
    Acquired 1993
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1992
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About Bernard

Learn Bernard’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    In addition to winning money for clients, we assist the client (i) in getting his/her car repaired or replaced; (ii) in getting medical care; and (iii) in getting compensation for time missed from work.

    20 years

  2. Workers compensation
    If you are injured at work, we can represent you in a workers compensation claim.

    20 years

  3. Personal injury
    In addition to car accidents, we represent clients injured in other types of accidents, such as work accidents, assaults, some slip and falls, and more.

    20 years

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!


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Posted by Edvin ventura | July 25, 2020
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Fueron muy eficientes y estuvieron siempre pendientes de mis citas médicas y estuvieron muy bien en todo el procedimiento lo recomiendo
Posted by anonymous | September 1, 2015
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Great Lawyer!!!
Bern Solnik is a great lawyer and advocate for justice. He believed in me and put together a strong case. He really understands the legal system and helped me through every step of the process. The insurance company settled for an amount much larger than I thought possible. I highly recommend Mr. Solnik and would not hesitate to call on his services in the future.
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Posted by Anali R. | August 27, 2013
A True Professional
Mr. Solnik provided me with unprecedented support following several auto accidents. Mr. Solnik managed every aspect of my case including insurance claims, damages to my vehicle, rentals, medical coordination, and lost time and wages. The accidents were stressful and required physical therapy - it was such a relief not having to deal with lengthy phone calls with the insurance companies, medical bills, and paperwork. I appreciated Mr. Solnik’s services so I could focus on everything returning to normal. His Spanish skills also helped me clearly understand my case.
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Posted by Eszter | April 25, 2013
Great Attorney!
Mr. Solnik handled my personal injury case against the state of MD and did an amazing job. He was always very responsive and took his time to explain things to me every step of the way. He really cares about his clients and goes above and beyond to show it. Mr. Solnik was also very thorough in all his research and was always prepared for any questions directed his way. I would highly recommend Mr. Solnik and will continue to work with him in the future!
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Posted by Aranka | April 13, 2013
The best lawyer
Mr.Solnik handled our accident case against the State of Maryland. It took me about 3-4 months to found him, even though I knew a lot of lawyers, they did not take my case because of the difficulty to sue the State. He did an excellent job, he was so prepared, and he really take our case very seriously. Of course HE WON!!!
Posted by Gladys | April 12, 2013
Awesome Attorney!!
Attorney Solnik is a wonderful attorney. I hired him for several legal issues and he was outstanding. Whenever I called him, he responded immediately. He was there ever step of way and I felt like I was his only client. He will continue to be my attorney. I highly recommend him!
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  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%


AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Law Office of Bernard Solnik, LLC
  • 2003 - 2014


  • University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Duke University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1987

Legal Cases

  • Plaintiff wins despite rear-ending defendant
  • The judge ruled that defendant was at fault and plaintiff was not contributorily negligent.
  • Another Crosswalk Case
  • over $800,000.00 recovered for Plaintiff
  • Gordon v. State Farm
  • Case settled with payment to our client.
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  • Maryland Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • District of Columbia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Power Players finalist
  • Smart CEO Magazine
  • 2013
  • Legal Elite - Wasington's Top Attorneys
  • Washington Smart CEO Magazine
  • 2010
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  • MAJ Trial Reporter Magazine
  • Let's Get More Acquainted, Dear Court System
  • 2016
  • MAJ Trial Reporter Magazine
  • 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
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Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

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Given (4)
Endorse Bernard
Car accident Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bern is a great lawyer. He is thoughtful and singularly committed to his clients in a way that I do not often see in my colleagues in the Bar. I am an employment lawyer but when my clients call me for an accident or personal injury claim, I know exactly who to send them to for help."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Bernard Solnik for over two years. Mr. Solnik is a highly skilled personal injury lawyer who possesses an excellent legal mind. He is scrupulously honest, intelligent, and hardworking."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I brought Bern in to handle a jury trial for a client of mine with a claim against a home improvement company. He was very well prepared and won a $40,000+ jury verdict."