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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!


Bernard S.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 65%
    13 years
  2. Workers Compensation: 20%
    13 years
  3. Personal Injury: 15%
    13 years



Contingent (33-40%), Free consultation (120 minutes)

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  • David R Bach

    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.


    David Bach Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Harvey S Jacobs

    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.


    Harvey Jacobs Real estate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Law Office of Bernard Solnik, LLC

Bethesda, MD, 20817

Law Office of Bernard Solnik, LLC

Frederick, MD, 21703

if you can't come to us, we can come to you
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DCActive 199507/06/2016
NYCurrently registered 199203/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Power Players finalistSmart CEO Magazine2013
Legal Elite - Wasington's Top AttorneysWashington Smart CEO Magazine2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalLaw Office of Bernard Solnik, LLC2003 - 2014
Association namePosition nameDuration
Maryland Association for JusticeMemberN/A
District of Columbia Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Pedestrian Struck; Not in CrosswalkThe case settled with a large payment.
Gordon v. State FarmCase settled with payment to our client.
Another Crosswalk Caseover $800,000.00 recovered for Plaintiff
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Publication nameTitleDate
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 Overview2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Pennsylvania Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Duke University School of LawPublic PolicyBA - Bachelor of Arts1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Serious Injuries on Dam 5 Raises Safety QuestionsCivil Action Against State of Maryland for Jet Ski Incident2013
July 14, 2013 NBC NewsCivil Action Against George Zimmerman, Who Was Acquitted of Criminal Homicide2013