Biography

A HISTORY OF SERVICE

A distinguished legal career spanning over four decades places David C. Solinger and Solinger Law in the unique position to be Your Instrument of Resolution. 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.

ALTERNATE DISPUTE RESOLUTION/PERSONAL INJURY/PROPERTYDAMAGE/INSURANCE/ENVIRONMENTAL/TOXIC TORTS/ASBESTOS EXPOSURE/BANKING FRAUD

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, David was selected to serve on a large 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 is involved in the mediation of large health insurance claims and continues to meditate and arbitrate a substantial caseload consisting of toxic tort/exposure cases. 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 privately retained mediator/arbitrator. David is a respected panel Member at the American Arbitration Association serving on its National Roster of Neutral Arbitrators and Mediators. David is widely respected for his temperament, demeanor, preparedness and subject matter knowledge. The AAA National Roster consists of highly accomplished and respected experts from the legal and business communities. Former federal and state judges, attorneys with exceptional subject matter expertise and experienced business owners are invited to become a part of AAA and the ADR options it offers.

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 mediating cases between carriers and their insured with regard to their insurance contracts.

Currently, David devotes a majority of his time mediating civil cases including disease claims arising from exposure to asbestos including mesothelioma. In addition David also handles a large caseload of high profile consumer fraud mediations in the banking industry

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 for a time 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 has served 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 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, 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 mediating injury cases, environmental and toxic tort cases. 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

David has been recognized as a Southern California Super Lawyer in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018. In addition David has achieved the highest Martindale Hubble AV Preeminent rating from his peers and the judiciary for possessing the highest level of professional excellence in both legal ability and ethical standards.

SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY

A deep commitment to service has led David to have been involved in the formation of the 1st free standing hospice facility in Southern California. He has also served on the Board of Directors of a Senior Day Care Center. Although no longer active, in 1991 David became a Charter member of West Covina Sunrise Rotary and was twice nominated for Citizen of the Year in West Covina California. Previously, David also advised a nonprofit 501 c (3) Environmental Education organization in Coastal Los Angeles County.

David has raised four children and has been married for over 42 years