Carl Solomon

Car Solomon

Carl L. Solomon is a practicing attorney and  law firm owner of Solomon Law Group LLC with offices in Columbia, Charleston, Aiken, SC, and Thomasville, North Carolina.   He was a former partner in Gergal, Nickles & Solomon.  When the partnership dissolved because Judge Gergal assumed a federal bench position, Carl took the opportunity to start his own practice.  He handles injury cases and devotes the majority of his time to complex litigation.

Carl found his way to Catalyst in 2009.  Both his firm and Catalyst have worked together ever since. The firm is built on high performance practices and best business principles.  Just as he opened his practice he was elevated to the position of President of the South Carolina Bar where he served for a year. Growing a law firm and being President was a hectic year in his life. His commitment to building the right law firm allowed his firm to succeed and grow as it withstood the test of time. As a past President he stays heavily involved in the State Bar. He also serves as a part-time Judge in Columbia.

In 2013 Carl was asked to come aboard with Catalyst as a trusted advisor and coach for Catalyst clients. He has a passion to help other lawyers succeed at business. He also has a strong belief that you must give back. His firm devotes a significant portion of its profits to worthy community services.

His firm can be viewed at


Areas of Practice:

Personal Injury
Civil Litigation
Products Liability
Medical Malpractice
Bar Admissions:
South Carolina, 1995
U.S. District Court District of South Carolina, 1996


University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina, 1994  J.D.
Florida State University, 1991 B.S.

Representative Cases:

Graham v. State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance Co., 459 S.E.2d 844 (S.C. 1995)
Johnson v. Collins Entertainment, et al, 349 SC 613, 564 SE 2d 653 (S.C. 2002)
Olvera v. Norfolk Southern Ry. Co., WL 107731 (D.S.C. 2007)
Jackson v. Swordfish Investments, L.L.C., 620 S.E.2d 54 (S.C. 2005)
Curtis Shell v. Richland County School Dist. One, 608 S.E.2d 428 (S.C. 2005)

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Richland County Bar Association, Member
American Bar Association – Member, Young Lawyers Division
South Carolina Bar, Member
South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association, Member
American Association for Justice, Member
Columbia Lawyers Association, Member
National Bar Association, Member

Professional Recognition:

Super Lawyers 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Best Lawyers 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
AV Peer Review Rating for Martindale-Hubble
Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Litigation Counsel of America™ (LCA)
Chair – Elect of The Motor Vehicle, Collision, Highway and Premises Liability Section of the American Association for Justice (AAJ)
Elected to the Board of Trustees of the National College of Advocacy
Elected Treasurer of South Carolina Bar Association


Phi Delta Phi

Disclaimer: Settlements are subject to confidentiality agreements. Past results do not indicate or guarantee future success.

Awards/ Verdicts:

Olvera v. Norfolk Southern (Served as member of Class Counsel) (Train Derailment) Class Received Final Certification – June 2007
$10,500,000.00 plus paid to claimants at the time of certification.

Vernell Williams, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Carnell Alford v. Marlboro County Marlboro Squad, Inc., and Robert Anthony Tryon (Automobile Accident/Emergency Vehicle)  $ 2,000,000.00 April 2007 (Jury Verdict)

Octavia Jackson v. Dance, Inc., Up Top Management, Inc., and Swordfish Investments (Premises Liability/Third Party Criminal Act) $2,031,034.06 December 22, 2003 (Damages Award)

Bryant v. Aiken Regional Medical Centers, Inc. (Employment/Race Discrimination) $ 300,000.00 March 2002 (Jury Verdict)