Thomas Soldan received his undergraduate degree from Lafayette College, where he graduated cum laude with special honors in History. He completed his thesis on how world systems theory has allowed for baseball to flourish globally. His passion for sports and interest in the history of colonialism around the world was what made this project special to him.
He attended law school in Athens, Georgia at the University of Georgia School of Law, where used his passion for helping others to succeed as an international student peer mentor and a member of the Special Education Clinic. As a participant in the Clinic, he advocated for services for low-income parents who had children with special needs. Additionally, as a LexisNexis associate, he expanded his research skills by aiding law journal members with their research.
When Mr. Soldan passed the bar in the Commonwealth of Virginia, he was eager to begin practicing law in his home state. He began his career working on document review and discovery in Richmond. However, he missed working directly with people and wanted to follow his dream of practicing litigation. From the discovery group, he moved to a boutique law firm in Warrenton, Virginia that handled general litigation. His case load allowed him to work on both criminal and civil litigation, and it was here that he developed a passion for helping criminal defendants.
Mr. Soldan began working at the firm in 2011. His practice primarily deals with criminal defense cases and personal injury law. He has a great deal of experience litigating cases that deal with reckless driving, DUI/DWI, and traffic defense, where his knowledge of the local roads and courts allows him to serve his clients with skill and tact. His personal injury practice also allows him to represent clients who were negligently injured by others and deserve compensation. Mr. Soldan has participated in numerous professional associations, including the Fauquier County Bar Association, where he served as chapter president for a period of time.
When he is not practicing litigation, Mr. Soldan spends his time focused on sports. He plays on a wood-bat baseball team known at the Occoquan River Bandits. He is a founding member of this team, which is in a NABA accredited league in Washington, DC and Northern Virginia. During baseball, season he can also be found supporting the Washington Nationals. He is a huge fan and a proud season ticket holder.
After work hours, if he is not near a baseball diamond, he can be found on a trail. Mr. Soldan spends a great deal of time trail running and has completed races throughout the DC/MD/VA area. He has helped friends train for their long runs including the Grindstone 100 Mile Race in California. Mr. Soldan applies the same mental toughness and determination that make him a successful runner to his day-to-day legal practice.