David J. Soldo
Firm: Morris James LLP
Address: 500 Delaware Avenue, Suite 1500
Wilmington, DE 19801
University: Ursinus College, B.A., 1992, Widener University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2002; Temple University, LL.M., with Honors, 2012
Admitted: 2002, Delaware; 2002, New Jersey; United States District Court, District of Delaware; United States District Court, District of New Jersey
Biography: David J. Soldo is a trial attorney at Morris James LLP, in Wilmington, Delaware. He focuses his practice on business contract disputes and defending complex tort matters and wrongful death actions. He represents both insured and self-insured companies in defending personal injury matters, including premises liability, motor vehicle, and products liability claims. He also represents companies in property damage and contract claims. Mr. Soldo received his B.A. from Ursinus College. He earned his J.D. cum laude from Widener University School of Law, where he also received a Certification in Specialized Legal Studies in Trial Advocacy and served as President of The Moe Levine Trial Advocacy Honor Society. He earned his L.L.M. in Trial Advocacy with honors from Temple University. Mr. Soldo serves as an adjunct faculty member for both the L.L.M. in Trial Advocacy Program at Temple University's Beasley School of Law and for NITA, The National Institute for Trial Advocacy. Mr. Soldo currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Delaware Superior Court Rules Committee. He is a former Chair of the Delaware State Bar Association Litigation Section, and continues as an active member. He also served as a Chair of the Communications Committee for the Combined Campaign for Justice, which helps raise moneys to provide free legal services to low income individuals in Delaware. He is a member of the Richard S. Rodney Inn of Court and the American Bar Association, Business Law Section and Litigation Section. He was named one of SuperLawyers' Delaware Rising Stars® in 2012. He is certified as a Delaware Arbitrator for civil matters, including personal injury cases. In addition, he is certified as a Mediator by the Delaware Superior Court. Professional Affiliations Delaware State Bar Association • Litigation Section, Member, Secretary, 2009-2010, Vice Chair, 2010-2011, Chair, 2011-2012, Immediate Past Chair, 2012-2013 • Bench/Bar Liaison Committee, Chair 2010-2011 American Bar Association, Business Law Section and Litigation Section Delaware Superior Court Civil Rules Committee, Vice Chair, 2013-Present Richard S. Rodney Inn of Court Delaware High School Mock Trial Competition • Wilmington Friends H.S. Mock Trial Team, Assistant Coach, 2007-2008 • Scoring Judge, 2012, 2014 Combined Campaign for Justice, Communication Committee Chairperson, 2009-2011 Defense Research Institute, Member Recent Matters Insurance Coverage Claims Campbell v. Stonebridge Life Ins. Defended insurer on claim for accidental death benefits, Summary Judgment was granted in favor of defendants and affirmed on appeal. Adams-Baez ex rel. Adams v. General Acc. Co. Defended insurer on claims for uninsured motorist coverage claim. Summary Judgment was granted in favor of the defendant on cross-motions for summary Judgment. Personal Injury Claims Defended elevator manufacturer in personal injury claim. Obtained dismissal of claims against defendant. Defended companies in toxic tort claims for personal injuries. Summary Judgment was granted in favor of defendants. Property Damage Claims Secured multiple trial verdicts for a communications company in cases involving property damage claims. Commercial Landlord/Tenant Claims Secured multiple trial verdicts and Summary Possession for landlords in commercial landlord/tenant disputes. News & Events News & Media Mentions Morris James Attorneys Speak at Delaware Department of Justice Retreat October 30, 2015 Sixteen Morris James Lawyers Recognized in Delaware Today's "Top Lawyers 2015" October 26, 2015 David J. Soldo Moderates Seminar on Ethics in Litigation Monday, February 9, 2015 12:00 - 1:00 PM Morris James Leads Delaware Today "Top Lawyers" Edition with 25 Recognitions October 21, 2014 Morris James Elects Brett M. McCartney, Eric J. Monzo & David J. Soldo as Partners January 2, 2014 Delaware Super Lawyers® Recognizes 11 Morris James Attorneys as Top Legal Counsel in Delaware May 18, 2012 Publications Articles & Publications Delaware Life & Health Insurance Law 2007, 2011, 2013, 2015 ALFA International Delaware Property & Casualty Insurance Law 2007, 2011, 2013, 2015 ALFA International Delaware Product Liability Law 2011 ALFA International Delaware Construction Law 2007-2009 ALFA International Delaware Transportation Law 2007, 2009 ALFA International Blog(s) Delaware Insurance Law Report Honors Delaware Today® "Top Lawyers," 2014-2015 Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rating Professional Background David previously was an associate with the firm of Reger & Rizzo, where he litigated civil trial matters involving personal injury, automobile, construction, contract, and property damage claims.