Robert H. Solomon

Areas of Practice

  • Class Actions
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Complex Litigation

Education

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. – 1990
  • University of Rochester
    • B.A. – 1986

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1990
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1997
  • United States Supreme Court, 2014

Honors and Awards

  • New Jersey Super Lawyers, 2008-2017
  • Top 100 New Jersey Super Lawyers, 2010-2017
  • AV Rated Attorney by the Martindale-Hubbel Peer Review Ratings System
  • Overview
  • Notable Representations
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Robert Solomon is a partner at Nagel Rice and has 27 years of experience representing clients in a wide range of areas including personal injury, complex commercial litigation and class actions. Robert has successfully handled numerous matters, including claims for deceptive trade practices and claims against insurance companies. He also has been appointed class counsel in a nationwide case against an entertainment business. Robert has also litigated and successfully resolved all types of personal injury matters including medical malpractice, products liability, wrongful death, and automobile. In addition, Robert has tried numerous cases to conclusion, including obtaining a $4.5 million judgment against a major real estate developer after a lengthy trial.

Robert is a former adjunct professor at Seton Hall Law School where, for many years, he taught all aspects of New Jersey practice and the New Jersey Court Rules.

He has been selected to the New Jersey Super Lawyers list for every year since 2008 and has been chosen as one of the Top 100 attorneys in the New Jersey Super Lawyers list every year since 2010.

Robert was a Law Clerk to the Honorable Freda L. Wolfson, U.S. District Court Judge, District of New Jersey. He was admitted to practice in New Jersey and the United States District Court, District of New Jersey in1990, the United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit in 1997, and the United States Supreme Court in 2014.

Robert has successfully argued before the New Jersey Supreme Court and New Jersey Appellate Division and has numerous published decisions.

Settlements and Verdicts

  • $4.5 million – judgment in partnership dispute against major real estate developer Hartz Mountain
  • $4.2 million – settlement in case for wrongful birth action involving misread ultrasound
  • $3.1 million – settlement in wrongful birth case involving failure to detect Tay-Sachs
  • $2.7 million – settlement in wrongful birth action involving misread ultrasound
  • $2.6 million – settlement of wrongful birth action involving misread ultrasound
  • $2.55 million – settlement of medical malpractice action involving failure to properly intubate resulting in comatose patient.
  • $2.5 million – settlement in wrongful birth action for failure to detect Canavans Disease, Jury Verdict, Vol. 29, Issue November 2008.
  • $2.3 million – settlement in wrongful birth action involving negligent genetic testing for Trisome 18
  • $2.1 million – class action settlement in Medieval Times litigation
  • $2 million – settlement of wrongful birth action involving negligently performed genetic test
  • $1.65 million – settlement in wrongful birth action involving failure to test for Tay-Sachs
  • $875,000 – settlement for car-accident injuries
  • $700,000.00 – settlement of wrongful birth action involving failure to perform prenatal genetic test
  • $615,000.00 – settlement of a wrongful birth action for failure to detect Niemann Pick Disease
  • $500,000 – settlement of a wrongful birth action for failure to detect missing limb

  • $415,000 – settlement of medical malpractice case involving sponge left in patient during surgery

Published and Unpublished Decisions

  • Finkelman v. Nat’l Football League, 810 F.3d 187 (3d Cir. 2016)
  • Clark v. Prudential Ins. Co. of Am., 940 F. Supp. 2d 186 (D.N.J. 2013)
  • Clark v. Prudential Ins. Co. of Am., 289 F.R.D. 144 (D.N.J.) reconsideration denied, 940 F. Supp. 2d 186 (D.N.J. 2013)
  • USI Ins. Servs. LLC v. Miner, 801 F. Supp. 2d 175 (S.D.N.Y. 2011);
  • Noble v. Porsche Cars N. Am., Inc., 694 F. Supp. 2d 333 (D.N.J. 2010)
  • Clark v. Prudential Ins. Co. of America, 736 F.Supp.2d 902 (D.N.J. 2010)
  • Meyers v. Epstein, 232 F.Supp. 2d 192 (S.D.N.Y., 2002)
  • Meyers v. Epstein, 282 F.Supp. 2d 151 (S.D.N.Y., 2003)
  • Couri v. Gardner, 173 N.J. 328 (2002)
  • Howard v. UMDNJ, 172 N.J. 537 (2002)
  • 1530 Owners Corp. v. Borough of Fort Lee, 135 N.J. 394 (1994)
  • Serico v. Rothberg, 448 N.J. Super. 604 (App. Div. 2017)
  • Geler v. Akawie, 358 N.J. Super. 437 (App. Div. 2003)
  • Lodato v. Kappy, 353 N.J. Super. 439 (App. Div. 2002)
  • Moscatello v. UMDNJ, 342 N.J. Super. 351 (App. Div. 2001)
  • Michelman v. Ehrlich, 311 N.J. Super. 57 (App. Div. 1998)
  • Caputo v. Antiles, 296 N.J. Super. 123 (App. Div. 1996)
  • McDonough v. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, 641 Fed. Appx. 146, 147 (3d Cir. 2015)
  • NAF Holdings, LLC v. Li & Fung (Trading) Ltd., 2015 WL 3896792 (Del.)
  • Reed v. Swatch Grp. (US), Inc., 2015 WL 5822669 (D.N.J.)
  • Reed v. Swatch Grp. (US), Inc., 2014 WL 7370031 (D.N.J.)
  • McDonough v. Horizon Healthcare Servs., Inc., 2014 WL 3396097 (D.N.J.)
  • WorldScape, Inc. v. Sails Capital Mgmt., 2014 WL 1342983(D.N.J.)
  • Leibholz v. Hariri, 510 F. App’x 112 (3d Cir. 2013)
  • Friedfertig Family P’ship 2 v. Lofberg, 2013 WL 6623896 (D.N.J.)
  • Worldscape, Inc. v. Sails Capital Management, 2011 WL 3444218 (D.N.J.)
  • Glen Ridge SurgiCenter, LLC v. Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey, Inc., 2011 WL 5882019 (D.N.J.)
  • McDonough v. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, Inc., 2011 WL 4455994 (D.N.J.)
  • Glen Ridge SurgiCenter, LLC v. Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey, Inc., 2011 WL 5881924 (D.N.J.)
  • Clark v. Prudential Ins. Co. of America, 2011 WL 1833355 (D.N.J.)
  • Leibholz v. Hariri, 2011 WL 1466139 (D.N.J.)
  • Clark v. Prudential Ins. Co. of America; 2011 WL 940729 (D.N.J.)
  • Rabinowitz v. Rayman, 2010 WL 2867909 (N.J.App.Div.)
  • Wayne Surgical Center v. Concentra, 2009 WL 961389 (D.N.J.)
  • Gregory Surgical Center v. Horizon, 2009 WL 749795 (D.N.J.)
  • Glen Ridge SurgiCenter, LLC v. Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey, Inc., 2009 WL 3233427 (D.N.J.)
  • Abrahams v. Hygrosol Pharmaceutical Corp., 2009 WL 3055372 (D.N.J.)
  • Clark v. Prudential Ins. Co. of America, 2009 WL 2959801 (D.N.J.)
  • McDonough v. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, Inc., 2009 WL 3242136 (D.N.J.)
  • Gregory Surgical v. Horizon, 2007 WL 4570323 (D.N.J.)
  • Wayne Surgical v. Concentra, 2007 WL 2416428 (D.N.J.)
  • Fairfax Financial v. S.A.C. Capital Management, 2007 WL 1456204 (D.N.J.)
  • ABS Associates v. Hartz Mountain, 2006 WL 1519577 (N.J. Ch. Div. 2006)
  • Gregory Surgical v. Horizon, 2006 WL 3751385 (D.N.J.)
  • Kantha v. Pacific Life, 2006 WL 2583239 (D.N.J.)
  • Gregory Surgical v. Horizon, 2006 WL 1541021 (D.N.J.)
  • Samco Rockaway 90, Inc. v. Lawyers Title, 1995 WL 328141 (D.N.J.).