Judge Carl A. Solano

Term

July 2016 to December 2017

Education

  • Villanova University School of Law, J.D. cum laude, 1976
  • University of Scranton, B.S. magna cum laude, 1973

Professional Experience

  • Appointed Judge of Superior Court, 2016
  • Private Law Practice, Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP, 1978-2016
  • - Chair, Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP Appellate Practice Group, 2010-2016
  • Member, Pennsylvania Department of Welfare’s Office of Developmental Programs Planning Advisory Committee, 2011
  • Adjunct Professor, Villanova University School of Law, 1999-2001
  • Judicial law clerk, Hon. Alfred L. Luongo, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1976-1978

Memberships and Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • - Member, House of Delegates, 2013-2016
  • - Chair, Appellate Advocacy Committee, 2008-2011
  • - Member, Amicus Curiae Brief Committee, 2014-2016
  • - Member, Statutory Law Committee, 1980-1995
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • - Chair, Appellate Courts Committee, 2013-2015
  • - Chair, Bar/Media News Committee, 2003
  • Elected Member, American Law Institute
  • Fellow, American Academy of Appellate Lawyers
  • Member, Justinian Society of Philadelphia
  • - Member, Board of Governors, 2008-2014
  • Member, St. Thomas More Society

Awards and Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America, "Philadelphia Lawyer of the Year" for Appellate Litigation, 2016
  • The Best Lawyers in America, "Philadelphia Lawyer of the Year for Litigation – First Amendment," 2011 and 2014
  • Earl G. Harrison Pro Bono Award, 2014
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association Pro Bono Award, 2008
  • Burton Award for Legal Achievement, 2007