Columbia, SC – On April 13, 2012, Carl L. Solomon delivered closing remarks at the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association (SCDTAA) Trial Superstars™ CLE. The mock trial covered the case originally involving Marc Buoniconti v. The Citadel, team trainer Andy Clawson and team physician Dr. E. K. Wallace, Jr.. The Citadel and Clawson were eventually removed as defendants and the case continued as Buoniconti v. Wallace in 1988. Wallace was found not to be liable.
Now, twenty-four years later, Solomon and other top South Carolina attorneys convened in Charleston, arguing the case to see if the outcome would be the same. This time, they were aided by digital presentations, a real-time webcast and juries from both Charleston and Hampton counties. Solomon stated, “this simulated trial allowed the attorneys to test and improve the skills we have been practicing for years, I was honored to be chosen to give the closing.”
After Solomon’s closing remarks the juries deliberated separately. Upon their return, Hampton’s jury awarded a $7 million verdict and Charleston’s awarded $5 million. The use of “exciting technology”, as termed by David Roberts, was critical. Roberts also stated, “I was lucky enough to have the privilege to work as the trial technician with an outstanding group of trial lawyers. We received great feedback from the lawyers logging in from their offices to watch the stream.”
Solomon is known for his involvement in several high profile cases in Carolina, including jointly representing several of the families of the “Charleston 9” fallen firefighters, Olvera v. Norfolk Southern (Graniteville Train Derailment) and video poker litigation. He was the 2010 – 2011 President of the SC Bar, where he worked to educate the public and legislature about the dangers of an under-funded Judiciary.
Solomon is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and has received the coveted AV Peer Review Rating™ from Martindale-Hubble®. He has also been recognized by Super Lawyers® and Best Lawyers in America®. He is the founder of the Solomon Law Group, LLC, which represents clients throughout South Carolina (including Columbia, Charleston, Greenville, Spartanburg, Myrtle Beach, Beaufort, and Rock Hill) and Georgia. The firm handles serious injury cases, wrongful death, product liability and other complex cases. Solomon Law Group advocates for those who have been injured or died due to the use of dangerous drugs. The firm was founded in 2010 and has four attorneys.