Whether in West Virginia (WV) or Kentucky (KY), Stephen F. Soltis has the proven experience you need to represent you in your litigation defense case. A WV litigation attorney who also practices in KY, Stephen has honed his litigation experience in the fields of health law, insurance, and professional and business services. As a litigation defense lawyer in WV and KY, he helps individual and corporate clients in matters of commercial litigation defense, insurance defense, medical malpractice defense, product liability, and toxic tort cases.
Stephen began developing his litigation skills during law school at the University of Kentucky Rosenberg College of Law. He spent his summer internships with litigation defense firms, including his time as a summer law clerk here at Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC.
Since then, Stephen has spent his career focused solely on the defense of individuals and corporations who experience the difficulty of finding themselves as the subject of a lawsuit. The pride this WV litigation attorney takes in representing his clients, whether a national insurance company, commercial driver, employer, or physician, shows how greatly he values his role as counselor and advocate.
One of the qualities that make Stephen an excellent litigation defense lawyer in WV and KY is his ability to tell a great story. He has a knack for identifying the relevant factual background and details of the claims against his clients and uses them to craft a unique and novel litigation defense strategy. This strategy leads to the development of a well-crafted defense narrative that will resonate with a jury.
Stephen has an established track record in successfully litigating matters through trial by jury, including a two-week complex medical negligence lawsuit resulting in a defense verdict. Additionally, Stephen has developed effective legal arguments resulting in favorable outcomes in dispositive motion and subsequent appellate practice. As a WV litigation attorney, Stephen Soltis has achieved proven success with his defense strategies.
When Stephen is not representing clients, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter and their two dogs. They can often be found hiking local trails together. He is also an avid ultramarathon runner, having competed in a number of trail and road races in excess of 30 miles. If you happen to see him out on a course, be sure to cheer him on.
J.D., University of Kentucky Rosenberg College of Law, 2015
Provost Fellowship, 2012
B.A., University of Kentucky, 2010
Professional Community Activities:
Member, Defense Research Institute, 2015 to Present
Associate, Benson Law Offices, PSC, 2019 to 2021
Associate, Landrum & Shouse LLP, 2017 to 2019
Associate, Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC, 2015 to 2017