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About Robert Soloway

Robert A. Soloway is a founding member of the firm and heads up the firm’s civil rights and personal injury section.  He is a 1980 graduate of the College of William and Mary in Virginia and earned his law degree from the New York Law School in 1983. That year, he began his law career as an associate with the firm of Munves, Tanenhaus & Storch, P.C., where his practice focused on the defense of asbestos-­related personal injury claims on behalf of a Fortune 500 company. 


In 1985, he joined Jacobs & Deutsch, P.C. as an associate concentrating in the areas of general corporate and tort litigation, contracts, and real estate matters. In 1987, he joined the Criminal Defense Division of the Legal Aid Society as a staff attorney, where he represented indigent individuals accused of crimes in the Supreme and Criminal Courts of New York State. He and his three partners founded Rothman, Schneider, Soloway & Stern, LLP  in 1993, and he currently maintains a diverse practice including criminal trial and appeal matters, civil rights, and general injury litigation.

In addition to trial and appeal of serious criminal cases, including murder, rape, terrorism, and the defense of narcotics crimes, Robert has also served as lead counsel in hundreds of civil actions, and earned millions of dollars in combined settlements and jury verdicts for injured clients in litigation of false arrests, police brutality, malicious criminal prosecution, as well as slip and falls, medical and legal malpractice, and automobile accident cases.

Robert is admitted to practice law in the State of New York, the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He is a member of the New York State Criminal Bar Association, and a member of the Central Screening Committee of the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court, First Department. He regularly teaches at the Cardozo Law School Intensive Trial Advocacy Program, which trains law students in the skills and techniques of criminal law and procedure.

100 Lafayette Street. Suite 501

New York, NY 10013

Phone: 212-571-5500

Fax: 212-571-5500


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