Robert A. Soloway is a founding member of the firm and heads thefirm’s civil rights and personal injury sections. Robert 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 same 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 asbestosrelated injury claims for a major manufacturer. 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, Robert joined the Criminal Defense Division of the Legal Aid Society, where he represented indigent individuals accused of crimes in the Supreme and Criminal Courts of New York State. In 1993, he and his three partners founded Rothman, Schneider, Soloway & Stern, LLP, and he currently maintains a diverse practice including criminal, civil rights and general injury matters.
In addition to trial and appeal of criminal matters, Robert has served as lead counsel in hundreds of civil actions, and earned millions of dollars in combined settlements and jury verdicts for injured clients in civil rights litigation of false arrests, police brutality, and malicious criminal prosecution, as well as slip and falls, medical and legal malpractice, and automobile accidents.
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 Supreme Court of the State of New York, 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.