Drew Solnoki was born and raised in Southampton, New York and came to Florida to pursue a college degree at Stetson University. During his time at Stetson, he was an honor roll student and earned a Dean’s Scholarship while obtaining a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Mr. Solnoki chose to further pursue his academic aspirations by attending Nova Southeastern University Law School where he obtained his Juris Doctorate Degree.
Sarasota’s Criminal Defense Attorney
While at law school, Mr. Solnoki became intrigued with the Criminal Justice System, and interned with the Broward County State Attorney’s office, where he gained invaluable trial experience. The experience with the State Attorney’s Office heightened Mr. Solnoki’s awareness of the injustices and indignities suffered by many people accused of committing crimes.
After being admitted to the Florida Bar in 2003, Mr. Solnoki was employed by the Public Defender’s Office in Sarasota, where he worked for over 3 years compiling extensive trial and litigation experience. Mr. Solnoki has represented over a thousand individuals accused of crimes, trying many cases, including serious felonies. In addition to having vast experience in criminal defense, he has also practiced civil litigation, focusing on Personal Injury, Nursing Home Neglect, and Family Law.
In 2008, Mr. Solnoki brought his array of legal experience to The Byrd Law Firm, where he focuses on Criminal Law, Family Law and Personal Injury. He has been admitted to practice in the Federal Court of the Middle District of Florida and all State Courts in Florida. Mr. Solnoki currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Young Lawyers Division of the Sarasota County Bar Association, and in December of 2009, he became one of the first attorneys in the Sarasota and Manatee County area to receive a Certificate of Achievement for completing the Breath Test Operator Course, which is required of all Licensed Breath Test Operators in the State of Florida. Additionally, Mr. Solnoki has volunteered as a judge for Teen Court of Sarasota, a diversion program aimed at helping juveniles with their self-esteem, motivation, and self improvement, and in turn preventing any future criminal behavior
- The Florida Bar Association
- Sarasota County Bar Association
- Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Judge John M. Scheb American Inn of Court
- Avvo Rated
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