Justice Martin M. Solomon has served as a Judge for over 20 years since his election to the Civil Court in 1995. He was elected to the SupremeCourt in 2003 and was appointed to the Appellate Term for the 2nd, 11th and 13th Judicial Districts in 2012. During his tenure, Solomon earned a reputation for productivity, instituting the first calendar calls in his assigned part in Richmond County in 2004. With his trial part assignment, Solomon settled hundreds of cases and as an Associate Justice of Appellate Term, he helped dispose of a backlog of hundreds of no-fault cases.
Justice Solomon began working for State Senator Albert B. Lewis and succeeded him in theNew York State Senate in 1978. During his tenure in the Senate, Solomon was the ranking member of the Insurance Committee, and at often served on the Judiciary, Banks, Rules, and Health Committees. In addition, he served as a member of the executive Committee of the National Conference of Insurance Legislators and chaired task forces on IntegratedFinancial services and Insurer Investments. During his time in the Senate, Justice Solomon was also in private practice, with an emphasis on co-op conversions and real estate transactions.
Supreme Court, Commercial Division Kings County (2014 – 2016)
Associate Justice Appellate Term 2nd, 11th & 13th Judicial Districts (2012 – 2017)
Justice of the Supreme Court, State of New York, Kings County (2004 – 2017)
Judge of the Civil Court, City of New York (1996 – 2003)
Member of New York State Senate, Ranking member of the Senate Insurance committee,
and member of Health, Banks, Judiciary, Rules and Consumer Protection committees (1978 – 1995)
Consulting, Private Practice, Campaign and Election (1989 – 1995)
Counsel, Law Office of Baumgarten and Swiedler (1983 – 1988)
Partner, Fink, Kaminsky, and Solomon (1981 – 1983)
SUNY Albany, B.A., New York Law School, J.D.
New York State
Chairman of the Executive Committee of the National Conference of Insurance Legislators (1994 – 1995)
Chairman of the NCOIL committee on Integrated Financial Services & Financial Guarantee Insurance
Chaired Senate Democratic Task Force on Medical Malpractice and Democratic Task Force on Health Insurance
Chairman NCOIL Task Force on Insurance Company Investments
Investigated and publicized financial waste in the NYC Transit Authority, saving the public
at least $500,000
Presented on universal health insurance, community rating and mandates in health insurance,
causes of the savings and loan crisis of the 1990’s, high yield investments and financial services.