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AMY FISCH SOLOMON, ESQ.

  • Available in Southern California, All of California
  • Available for Mediation, Arbitration, and Private Judging assignments

Introduction

Formerly a partner with Girardi | Keese, Amy specialized in the areas of professional liability, products liability and catastrophic injury. During her 33 years with the firm, she successfully tried over 45 jury and bench trials in both State and Federal courts. As a trial lawyer, she is known to be an intelligent, respectful, hardworking colleague and adversary who addressed each case with a practical and resolution-oriented approach and in turn has earned the respect of the legal community. Since 1997, she served on numerous court mediation panels and programs, and quickly gained a reputation as having a personable and straight forward mediation style.

Amy says, “In mediation, I hope to exhibit my long-standing belief that with each difficulty lies an opportunity. I am dedicated to uncovering all issues in a case whether they are obvious or buried deep beneath the surface with the goal of helping the parties reach a settlement and obtain closure.”

Specialties

  • All types of Medical Negligence including Elder Abuse
  • All types of Personal Injury
  • Mass Torts
  • Professional Negligence
  • Sexual Assault

Hobbies & Interests

In her spare time, she enjoys wine tasting, hiking, classical ballet and dogs. She previously showed basset hounds at dog shows and confirmed two champions.

Testimonials

[Amy] communicated well with my client who was disabled.
- Attorney on an Elder Abuse Matter

She was familiar with the issues and the parties, making her extremely effective in resolving the dispute.
- Attorney on a Fee Dispute matter

This case didn’t settle but Ms. Solomon did a great job and I would use her again without reservation. The specific facts and issues presented by this case just didn’t make it ripe for settlement at this juncture despite her efforts. She provided good insight into challenges of the case.
- Attorney on a Premises Liability Matter

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Experience Summary

Legal Career

  • Neutral, Judicate West (Current)
  • Attorney, Girardi | Keese, specializing in professional liability, products liability, catastrophic injury (1989-2019)
  • MSC Settlement Officer, L.A. County Superior Court CRASH Settlement Program (2017-Present)
  • MSC Settlement Officer, Glendale Superior Court CRASH Settlement Program (1997-2008)
  • MSC Settlement Officer, Santa Monica Superior Court CRASH Settlement Program (1997-2007)
  • Volunteer Panelist, Los Angeles Superior Court ADR Panel (1997-2007)

Education & Professional Affiliations

  • J.D., Loyola Law School, Los Angeles (1987)
  • B.A., California State University Northridge (1984)
  • Pepperdine’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Mediating the Litigated Case
  • Los Angeles Superior Court, ADR Training
  • Member, International Academy of Trial Lawyers (2016-Present)
  • Associate Member, American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), 2003-Present)
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association (2003-Present)
  • Board of Governors, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (1997-2003); Executive Committee (2003-2008); President (2008)
  • Board of Governors, Consumer Attorney of California (1998-Present)
  • Commissioner, California State Bar Judicial Nominees Evaluation Committee (2014-2017)

Achievements & Awards

  • Lawdragon Magazine, "500 Leading Litigators in America" – 2007-10, 2013-2019)
  • Daily Journal, "Top Women Litigators" – 2002-05, 2007-2019)
  • Los Angeles Magazine, "Southern California Super Lawyers" (2004-2018)
  • Los Angeles Magazine, "Southern California Super Lawyers Top 50 Women" (2007-2018)
  • Inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (2016)
  • Daily Journal, "Top 25" Personal Injury Lawyers in California (2015)
  • Loyola Law School Civil Justice Program's Champions of Justice Award (2015)
  • Amy Solomon and Robert Fink, “Voir Dire in Auto Cases,” Advocate Magazine (February 2013)
  • Daily Journal, "Top 100" Lawyers (2008, 2009, 2012)
  • Lawdragon Magazine, "The Lawdragon 3000 Leading Lawyers in America" (2006, 2009-2012)
  • Author, “Structural Changes,” Trial Magazine (June 2011)
  • Loyola Law School Distinguished Alumna (2009)
  • Recipient, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles' "Ted Horn Memorial Award" in Recognition of Service to the Bar (2009)
  • “AV” Rated by Martindale-Hubbell (The highest rating available to a lawyer based on confidential peer review of members of the Bar and the Judiciary for ability and ethical standards.)

Legal Experience

  • All types of Medical Negligence including Elder Abuse
  • All types of Personal Injury
  • Mass Torts
  • Professional Negligence
  • Sexual Assault

Recent Representative Cases