J. Michael Solak

J. Michael Solak: Attorney with The Law Offices of J. Michael Solak


Since 2001 Mr. Solak has continued his practice, with a primary focus on trial and appeal work in the areas of motor vehicle law, DUI/DWI, traffic offenses, criminal defense, vehicle accidents, and related civil cases. Due to his past experience and training, he is a lawyer involved in many cases involving matters of scientific evidence and forensic issues.

Most recently, Attorney Solak was invited to attend a 5-day conference on Forensic Science Error Management presented by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) at Crystal City, Virginia. Presenters, panels and instructors addressed ways to detect, measure and mitigate forensic science errors in death investigations, arson,and drug cases, criminalistics, digital evidence, quality assurance and laboratory management.

Today the defense of criminal, DWI, and traffic offenses frequently involves many issues and questions of forensic science. To appropriately address such forensic science issues, Attorney Solak has devoted substantial study of key areas of forensic science. Mr. Solak has received laboratory training in Gas Chromatography, Forensic Chromatography and Spectroscopy, High Performance Liquid Chromatography, and Mass Spectrometry.

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Criminal Law
  • Traffic Violations
  • Felony
  • Hit & Run
  • Vehicular Homicide
  • Automobile Accidents

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
540-409-4941  Phone
540-722-4064  Phone
540-722-7187  Fax
University Attended:
Johns Hopkins University, B.A., 1975
Law School Attended:
College of William & Mary School of Law, J.D., 1978
Year of First Admission:
1988, West Virginia, U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia and U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia; 1978, U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia; 1978, Virginia; 1987, Maryland
Clarke County Bar Association (President, 1992-1997); Winchester-Frederick Bar Association; Virginia State Bar; Maryland State Bar Association; West Virginia State Bar; National College for DUI Defense; National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys; The Virginia Association for Criminal Defense Attorneys; The DUI Defense Lawyers Association; American Chemical Society; American Society for Mass Spectrometry; American Association for Clinical Chemistry
Birth Information:
Washington, D.C.
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Other
  • Free Initial Consultation

Peer Reviews

  • 4.4/5.0
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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Winchester, Virginia

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