Thoughtful, prepared, knowledgeable, persuasive, and innovative, Hon. Michael C. Solner was one of the most well-liked and effective settlement judges in the Los Angeles Superior Court.
Judge Solner has had an impressive 42-year career as a litigator and judge. For two decades, he was a civil litigator handling plaintiffs’ as well as defense representation. As a Los Angeles Superior Court judge, he presided over general civil trials and most recently was a settlement department judge.
Widely known for his ability to interject humor when appropriate to defuse tension, Judge Solner’s warm communication style effectively lends itself to establishing the rapport that expeditiously moves the parties to a successful, lasting resolution. Possessing a deep sense of humanity and keen insight, he draws upon his natural abilities and wide-ranging life experiences to accomplish settlements that satisfy all parties’ interests.
Attorneys that have appeared in his courtroom have said that he is “very knowledgeable about the law,” “very thorough,” “legendary for his patience” and “the epitome of a great judge.”
Judge Solner is now available to serve as a mediator and arbitrator.
Judge Solner spent his formative years abroad, living in France, Spain, and Switzerland as well as sailing the Mediterranean Sea. As a result, he was trilingual in English, French, and Spanish, easily adapting to different cultures and backgrounds. He is also an avid skier, scuba diver, ultra marathoner and competitive triathlete.