David J. Soldo is a trial attorney at Morris James LLP, in Wilmington, Delaware. He focuses his practice on business contract disputes and defending personal injury claims. He represents both insured and self-insured companies in defending personal injury complex tort matters and wrongful death actions, 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 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 and a "Top Lawyer" by Delaware Today Magazine in 2014 and 2015.
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.
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.
National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Faculty Member
Delaware Superior Court Civil Rules Committee, Chair, (2016-Present), Vice Chair, (2013-2016)
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
- CLE Subcommittee Chair, 2017
American Bar Association, Business Law Section and Litigation Section
Richard S. Rodney Inn of Court
Delaware High School Mock Trial Competition
- MOT Charter High School Mock Trial Team, Founder, Coach, 2015-2016
- Scoring Judge, 2012, 2014
- Wilmington Friends H.S. Mock Trial Team, Assistant Coach, 2007-2008
Combined Campaign for Justice, Communication Committee Chairperson, 2009-2011
Defense Research Institute, Member, Contributing Author
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.
Defended retailer in premises liability slip and fall. Summary Judgment was grated 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.
Articles & Publications
- August 18, 2020Delaware Litigation Alert
- June 23, 2020Delaware Litigation Alert
- May 29, 2020Delaware Litigation Alert
- 2007, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019ALFA International
- 2007, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017ALFA International
- 2011ALFA International
- 2007-2009, 2016, 2018ALFA International
- 2007, 2009, 2017, 2019ALFA International
News & Events
News & Events
- November 1, 2019
- October 22, 2019Delaware Today Magazine
- Morris James Partner David J. Soldo Participates in Panel Discussion at ALFA International 2018 Transportation Practice Group SeminarMay 4, 2018
- October 30, 2015
- October 26, 2015
- Monday, February 9, 2015 12:00 - 1:00 PM
- October 21, 2014
- January 2, 2014
- May 18, 2012
Delaware Today® Top Lawyers, Insurance Law, 2014, 2015, 2019 (top vote-getter)
Delaware Super Lawyers®, 2012
Martindale-Hubbell®, AV Rating
New Jersey, 2002
U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
Widener University Delaware Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2002
Temple University, LL.M., with Honors, 2012
Ursinus College, B.A.,1992