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Daniel Mark Soloway

Social Security & Disability Attorney at Pensacola, FL

4.7   12 reviews
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1985
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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Deciding to become a lawyer at the tender age of eight, Mr. Soloway set out to create a practice of law that served the interests of his clients in a somewhat "old-fashioned" way - through simple hard work and a dedication to winning each legal fight ethically and honorably. Mr. Soloway believed that success for his clients would be the natural result. Mr. Soloway refined this idea throughout his college and law school years. He worked his way through high school, college, and even law school. Before passing the bar exams and becoming a licensed attorney, Mr. Soloway became the University Public Defender for the 20,000 students attending Florida State University, was a law clerk to four Florida Circuit Judges and ultimately, clerked for the Dexter Douglass law firm in Tallahassee. Mr. Douglass, who was appointed to help write the revised century-old Florida Constitution in 1968 by the Governor of Florida and the Florida Legislature, is himself one of the most renowned attorneys in the history of Florida. He recently expressed that in over fifty years of practice, "[Dan Soloway] was the finest law clerk I ever had." Mr. Soloway graduated college from the University of New York cum laude, and became an Honors Graduate from the Florida State University School of Law. With more than fifty trials conducted as a State Attorney prosecutor intern in South Florida (47 victories), and numerous additional successful trials and appeals as the FSU Public Defender, Mr. Soloway was heavily recruited by law firms across the state from Dade County District Attorney, (later, United States Attorney General) Janet Reno in Miami, to firms in Tampa, the Space Coast, Fort Lauderdale, Key West, Fort Myers, and North and Northwest Florida. He accepted the job offer with the lowest pay, but with the greatest potential for building a law firm that would bring life to his ideas. This beginning of his law practice with the law firm of McKenzie and Associates in 1985 resulted in quick success, and the firm became known as McKenzie and Soloway within only a few years after the firm recruited him out of school. Over the next nine years, Mr. Soloway's success at both the trial and appellate levels in state and federal courts helped lead to the firm's growth from only two lawyers to six lawyers and 18 support staff. However, the growth and success of this firm motivated Mr. Soloway to create his ideal law firm in 1998 - the Soloway Law Firm. In fairly short order, Mr. Soloway worked to build a law firm that now includes four attorneys - Dan Soloway, Daniel Finelli, Kimberly Corkill, and Ian MacLaren - and a staff of seven legal assistants, support personnel and office manager.

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Daniel Mark Soloway
1013 Airport Blvd
Pensacola, FL, 325048605

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4.7 / 5.0
  12 customer reviews
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Posted by Bonnie | August 18, 2017
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Hard working kind person
I contacted Mr Soloway concerning an insurance dispute. Mr Soloway was kind enough to call me back after business hours and discuss my options. He gave me advise even though he would not be able to take the case. I was so impressed with this man and his integrity I felt I needed to write this review to let people know this is a rare person indeed!
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Posted by David Paul | October 3, 2016
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Serious lawyer for serious cases
I have interacted with Dan many times over the year. Dan is a passionate and creative advocate who ranks among the top lawyers in his area. He is a serious lawyer who can handle the most serious of case. I recommend Dan without reservation.
Posted by Richard | September 30, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Highly recommend
I have consulted with Attorney Daniel Soloway on many occasions for different cases. Daniel always took the time to explain my position and direction to me so I could actually understand it. He assisted me in an international matter and assisted me in hiring the right lawyer for my needs. What sets Daniel apart is his compassion and empathy towards others. I would highly recommend Attorney Daniel Soloway to anyone in need of his services.
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Posted by JP | September 29, 2016
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Federal Workman's Compensation Claim
Mr. Soloway represented me for an OTJ Shoulders Injury I suffered in 2011 with the Company I flew for as a Helicopter Pilot. No other Attorney this side of the Mississippi in NW Florida is qualified to do so at the Federal and Supreme Court Levels. The Claim was brutal in my opinion as I have never been injured on the job before. The animosity that my Company's Legal Representative displayed toward my pay while awaiting settlement was miserable at best. I learned so much about our American Legal System from Mr. Soloway and his Team at the Soloway Law Firm as our claim progressed. We finally settled after almost 3 years and yet it still isn't truly quite over as I still have both legal and medical issues outstanding. I have full faith and confidence in this man and his word of honor. His Soloway Law Firm Team, especially Kimberly and Justin, are second to none in my book. Highly Recommend to anyone in the Pensacola Area.
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Posted by Jonathan | September 29, 2016
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An outstanding attorney
The most conscientious, caring and thorough attorney I have ever worked with. An outstanding examples of how the law should be practiced
Posted by James | September 28, 2016
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Dan is a phenomenal civil rights lawyer
Dan took hours of his time to explain to me exactly what was involved in a very complex area of law and showed a lot of compassion for people who are wronged. He lived up to his reputation as a highly-skilled and caring attorney. If you can get Dan on your case, you have the best possible chance of winning.
Posted by Arthur | September 28, 2016
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I have know Dan for many years and both his abilities and integrity are impeccable. I never hesitate to recommend Dan for legal
Posted by Bobby | September 28, 2016
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Great advocate.
I have consulted with Attorney Soloway on both personal injury and social security cases. His advice has always been right on target. you can tell from talking with Mr. Soloway that he will always advocate for your best result.
Posted by anonymous | September 28, 2016
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No Better Disability Lawyer
Whenever I have a complicated disability law issue I run it by Dan. He always provides great analysis and advice.
Posted by Alan | September 28, 2016
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An expert attorney!
I have had Daniel Soloway on retainer for years. He has been able to directly handle many specific issues, but has also been able to connect me with other experts needed to help with my legal concerns.
Posted by Paul | September 28, 2016
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Outstanding legal counsel
I am a lawyer from Central Florida and have consulted with Dan Soloway numerous times over the years. Dan has provided invaluable, accurate legal advice every time. Dan's reputation in the legal community is unparalleled. I would not hesitate to retain Dan to represent me or my family.
Posted by julie | June 9, 2018
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I contacted Mr. Soloway about a car accident, and he said that although he didn't handle car accidents, he was willing to represent me. He seemed very friendly when we met, but then he handed the case over to his "associate." I was told that although cases like mine weren't money makers, because I was only looking for money to pay current and future bills, there should be no problem. About 8 months later, he called me in to his office and told me that he was unable to get any money and doubted that he would even get enough money for me to pay my current bills. He then accused my doctor of being a racist and said that the doctor was the reason that I wasn't going to receive any money. After looking through the file that was returned to me, I could see that neither he nor his assistant ever bothered to make a single phone call or write any letters. In fact, the assistant told me that I should get my doctor to write my "medical narrative," even though it was her job to contact him. This was the worst experience in my entire life.
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Response from Daniel Soloway June 11, 2018
While I am very sorry that you are unhappy with the service provided to you at no cost whatsoever, this occurred almost 3 years ago and perhaps your recollection is not as accurate as it was back in 2015. But I assure you, we did in fact contact your chosen doctor on numerous occasions to get the support you needed, and despite our efforts your doctor failed to provide the necessary support to get the result you wanted. Please feel free to contact me offline and I will provide you all the information I can, again, at no cost to you. While I can't win every single case, I do promise my best efforts and that will always be true at my law firm. Thank you, Daniel M. Soloway
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Work Experience

  • President
  • Soloway Law Firm
  • 1998 - Present
  • Co-Owner/Partner/VP
  • McKenzie & Soloway, P.A.
  • 1989 - 1998
  • Partner
  • McKenzie, Milsap & Soloway
  • 1988 - 1989
  • Associate
  • McKenzie & Associates, P.A.
  • 1985 - 1988
  • Law Clerk
  • Douglass, Davey, Cooper & Coppins, P.A.
  • 1983 - 1985
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  • The Florida State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • State University of New York at Buffalo
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1982


  • American Association for Justice
  • Associate Member
  • N/A
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • N/A
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
  • N/A
  • Escambia/Santa Rosa Bar Association
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Service Award
  • Florida Bar
  • 1990
  • Pro Bono Service Award
  • Escambia Santa Rosa Bar Association
  • 1989

Attorney endorsements

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Social Security & Disability Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I enthusiastically endorse this lawyer."
Civil rights Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan Soloway is a top notch practitioner in the area of civil rights law. He is that rare bird with multiple fields of expertise -- personal injury, social security, civil rights. His knowledge in these various areas combines to strengthen his competence in each. I highly recommend him."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brilliant lawyer. A real credit to our profession."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I think he's smart, caring and motivated. we worked together on a case and he was great."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked alongside Dan both as a paralegal and as an attorney. He is a top shelf lawyer with impeccable ethical standards and he shows great dedication to his clients. I highly recommend him."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've known Dan for several years. We worked an a significant personal injury case involving a tractor trailer collision. Dan is insightful, intelligent, and a pleasure to work with. I recommend him on injury matters, particularly those involving civil rights."
Insurance Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan Soloway is an outstanding lawyer who provides personal service to his clients while representing them at the highest level. He is well respected by both judges and defense counsel and has an amazing work ethic. I would entrust the most important legal issues in my life to a lawyer like Dan Soloway."
Civil rights Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Dan is a true specialist and has achieved outstanding results for his clients. He is higly professional and represents his clients with the utmost integrity. Dan is a phenomenal lawyer and I highly recommend him."
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Pensacola Social Security & Disability Lawyer Daniel Mark Soloway
Daniel Mark Soloway
Social Security & Disability Attorney
Pensacola, FL
Licensed for 38 years