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Herbert J. Solomon

Herbert J. Solomon

(t) 619.238.4810
(f) 619.615.7910

Mr. Solomon is a founding partner of Solomon Ward Seidenwurm and Smith, LLP and is known for his legal expertise in multiple areas including real estate, corporate and business law. He has practiced law in San Diego for over 50 years, during which time he has contributed greatly to the local legal, civic and charitable communities, and currently serves as an adjunct professor and as a member of the Council of Visitors at California Western School of Law. Mr. Solomon graduated from San Diego State University (where the College of Arts and Letters honored him as Alumnus of the Year) and the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law (where he earned the Order of the Coif).

  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, 1956
  • San Diego State University, undergraduate degree, 1953
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® Rated
  • San Diego Magazine’s Top Lawyers in San Diego® – Real Estate, 2019-20
  • San Diego Magazine’s Top Lawyers in San Diego® – Business Law, 2018
  • AV Top Rated Lawyer®- Real Estate Law, 2016
  • 2005 Distinguished Alumnus Award, (“Monty”), College of Arts & Letters, San Diego State University
  • Selected as UCLA Law School Alumnus of the Year in 1989
  • Former Associate Editor of UCLA Law Review
  • Former Managing Partner, Solomon Ward Seidenwurm & Smith, LLP
  • Member of the American Bar Association
  • Member of the California State Bar
  • Member of the Order of the Coif
  • Member of the San Diego County Bar Association


  • Adjunct Professor, California Western School of Law
  • Member of the Council of Visitors of California Western School of Law
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Hillel of San Diego


  • President, Hillel of San Diego
  • President, United Jewish Federation of San Diego County
  • President, Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego County
  • President, San Diego Symphony Orchestra Association
  • President, San Diego Community Action Committee
  • President, Henry Weinberger Lodge of B’nai B’rith
  • Chairperson, City of San Diego Housing Commission
  • Chairperson, National Conference of Christians and Jews (San Diego Chapter)
  • National Vice-Chairperson, United Jewish Appeal
  • Vice‑Chairperson, California State Bar Committee of Bar Examiners
  • Vice-President, Congregation Beth Israel
  • Member, International Board of Directors, Hillel: The Foundation of Jewish Campus Life
  • Member, Board of Directors, United Way of San Diego County
  • Member, Board of Directors, San Diego Museum of Art
  • Member, Board of Visitors, University of San Diego School of Law
  • Member, Board of Directors, Brandeis-Bardin Institute
  • Member, National Council, American Israel Public Affairs Committee
  • Member, Board of Directors, Council of Jewish Federations
  • Member, Advisory Board, San Diego Region of Anti-Defamation League
  • Founding Member, Steering Committee, San Diego Urban Coalition
  • Member, City of San Diego Industrial Development Commission
  • Member, Executive Committee, Economic Development Corporation of San Diego
  • Member, Board of Directors, American Cancer Society (San Diego Chapter)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Volunteers of America (San Diego Chapter)
  • Member, Board of Directors, San Diego Taxpayers Association
  • Member, Board of Directors, Jewish Community Center of San Diego
  • Member, Executive Board, District 4 Grand Lodge of B’nai B’rithated