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Soloway Law Firm
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Daniel Finelli
Soloway Law Firm

The Soloway Law Firm began as an idea of Daniel M. Soloway more than 40 years ago. 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 in an ethical and honorable manner.

Education and Early Experience

Mr. Soloway refined this idea as he worked his way through high school, college, and law school. Before passing the Bar exams to become a licensed attorney, Mr. Soloway became the University Public Defender for the 20,000 students attending Florida State University.

Mr. Soloway also worked as a law clerk to four Florida Circuit Judges and, ultimately, 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 the state. He recently expressed that, in over fifty years of practice, “[Dan Soloway] was the finest law clerk I ever had.”

Mr. Soloway graduated cum laude from the University of New York, and as an Honors Graduate from Florida State University School of Law.

Founding The Soloway Law Firm

Over the next nine years, Mr. Soloway’s success at both the trial and appellate levels in Florida 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 three attorneys: Dan Soloway, Daniel Finelli, and Ian MacLaren. The firm’s seven support staff include legal assistants, support personnel and an office manager.

Success Built on Hard Work

From the birth of the Soloway Law Firm as an idea so many years ago, to the present vibrant and growing successful law practice, our goal has remained the same. Our simple but intense hard work approach continues to be our guiding principle and road of travel to achieving victory for all our clients.

The Soloway Law Firm has achieved a state, regional and national reputation for performing the highest quality legal work in all its areas of practice. Daniel M. Soloway has received the highest rating available in the United States for legal ability, integrity and ethics from the Martindale-Hubbell publication, which has been rating attorneys on the basis of peer-review by lawyers and judges for over 130 years.

Mr. Soloway is consistently included in numerous prestigious publications for more than a decade, including Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, and the International Who’s Who of Professionals. His large million- and multi-million-dollar settlements and trial verdicts have resulted in his inclusion into the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a threshold of case success he has met five times over for his clients in three states over two decades of practice.

Mr. Soloway’s awards and honors include the Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award, as well as the Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association’s Pro Bono Publico Award honoring his free legal services performed for the poor and needy citizens of Northwest Florida. In 2003, Mr. Soloway was chosen from over 50,000 attorneys in America to present an argument before the United States Supreme Court by the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

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