Carl L. Solomon
Founder and Managing Attorney of Solomon Law Group, LLC
3501 N. Main Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29203
803-509-7701 Direct Dial
803-391-3120 Office Telephone
Carl L. Solomon is a native of Columbia, South Carolina where he attended W.J. Keenan High School (87). Carl’s passion for serving the community propelled him into the practice of personal injury law. To further his service, Carl founded the Solomon Law Group, LLC (2010). He is a graduate of Florida State University (B.S. Economics) and the University of South Carolina School of Law. While in college and law school, Carl served in several positions, including President of the Black Student Union (FSU), Director of Off-Campus Housing (FSU), Chief of Staff – Student Government (FSU), Student Senate (USC), President of Black Law Student Association (USC), Student Senate (USC), and Student Body President (USC).
After his graduation from law school in 1994, he practiced law with the firm Bryan, Bahnmuller, Goldman and McElveen in Sumter, South Carolina, concentrating on civil litigation, product liability, and criminal law. Mr. Solomon joined Gergel, Nickles &Grant, P.A. in April 1997 and became a shareholder in what then became Gergel, Nickles & Solomon, P.A. in 1999. Carl concentrates his practice in areas of complex litigation, including catastrophic injury, pharmaceutical litigation, product liability, wrongful death, and mass torts.
Carl previously served as President of the South Carolina Bar (2010–2011), the Pro Bono Criminal Domestic Violence Prosecutor for the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office (2008–2011), and a City of Columbia Municipal Judge (2011–2015). He has provided presentations at the state level (South Carolina Bar, South Carolina Black Lawyers Association, South Carolina Association of Justice, Arkansas Association of Justice, New Jersey Association of Justice) and at the national level (American Association of Justice). Carl’s American Association for Justice (AAJ) presentations and teachings include Ultimate Trial Advocacy Course: Art of Persuasion, Advanced Deposition College, Rules of the Road for Depositions, Discovery, Mediations at La Fonda on the Plaza in Santa Fe, NM, and multiple other presentations at various AAJ Conventions.
Carl has been involved in several notable cases in South Carolina, including delivering the closing arguments in Johnson v. Collins (video poker case), McBride et. al. v. Davidson et. al. (Marlboro County multiple death case), and participation in Shell v. Richland One and Graham v. State Farm that were both successfully argued before the South Carolina Supreme Court. He has also represented families of the Charleston Nine (Firefighters tragically killed in the Sofa Super Store fire). Excerpts of Carl’s closing argument in Johnson v. Collins were included in The Lost Art, An Advocate’s Guide to Effective Closing Arguments, 2nd Edition (Judge Joseph F. Anderson, Jr.).
Carl is married to the former Takisha James, and they have two children, Carl and Clarke. Carl enjoys spending time with his family, tailgating, and traveling.
- South Carolina, 1995
- District of South Carolina, 1996
- Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2006
- Florida State University, B.S. in Economics, 1991
- University of South Carolina School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1994
- South Carolina Bar Association (President 2010-2011)
- Richland County Bar Association
- South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association
- South Carolina Black Lawyers Association
- American Association of Justice (Leaders Forum)
- American Law Institute (ALI)
- National College of Advocacy (Co-Chair 2019 –2021)
Recognitions and Certifications
- Super Lawyers
- Best Lawyers In America
- Martindale Hubbell (AV Rated)
- Million Dollar Advocates Forum
- Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
- National Trial Lawyers Top 100 (Civil Plaintiff)
- National Association of Distinguished (Top One Percent)
- Bolch Judicial Institute Mass Tort in Multidistrict Litigation
- Certificate in Mass Tort Multidistrict Litigation
- Certificate in Advanced Multidistrict Litigation
Mass Tort and Class Action Experience
In Re: Aqueous Film-Forming Foam Products Liability
Case No.: 2:18-mn-2873-RMG
Appointment – Plaintiff’s Executive Committee
- Bellwether Trial Team – Stuart v. 3M, et. al.
- Personal Injury Committee
- PEC Bankruptcy Committee
- Represented numerous Plaintiffs.
In Re: JUUL LABS, INC., MARKETING, SALES PRACTICES, AND PRODUCTS LIABILITY LITIGATION
Case No. 19-md-02913-WHO
South Carolina Districts:
- Pickens County
- Berkeley County S.D.
- Pickens County S.D.
- Calhoun County S.D.
- Richland County S.D. II
- Charleston County S.D.
- Greenville County S.D.
- Anderson S.D. III
- Spartanburg II
- Sumter County S.D.
- Orangeburg County S.D.
- Hampton County S.D.
- Cherokee County S.D.
- Greenwood County S.D.
- Chester County S.D.
- Marlboro County S.D.
- Anderson S.D. I
- Jasper County S.D.
- Lee County
Pennsylvania School Districts:
- Wilkes Barre
- Wyoming Valley
- Mid Valley
In Re: National Prescription Opiate Litigation
Case No. 1:17-md-2804
City of Columbia
IN RE GRANITEVILLE
Case No.: 1:06-3597-MBS
Appointment – Plaintiff’s Steering Committee and
Represented numerous Plaintiffs.
Prevost v. Roper St. Francis Healthcare
Case No.: 2021 CP 1001754
South Carolina State Court
Appointment – Lead Co-Counsel