Jay Solowsky

Jay Solowsky


Jay Solowsky is Of Counsel to Krinzman Huss Lubetsky Feldman & Hotte. Mr. Solowsky is an “AV” rated lawyer who has been practicing law in Miami for more than 42 years. He has repeatedly been recognized as one of South Florida's premiere litigators by The South Florida Legal Guide, Florida Trend Magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, Florida's Legal Elite, and South Florida Business Journal. His practice primarily focuses on matters involving complex commercial litigation and contract-based class actions. Mr. Solowsky is a highly skilled trial attorney.

In 2001, after 10 years of hard-fought litigation, Mr. Solowsky and other lawyers at the Firm helped obtain a jury verdict of over $500 Million against Exxon Corporation in a federal class action on behalf of over 10,000 present and former Exxon service station dealers nationwide. The National Law Journal recognized the Firm as the third "winningest" law firm in the country for the year 2001 based upon that jury verdict. That verdict was affirmed on appeal by the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and then by the Supreme Court of the United States. In 2006, Exxon ultimately paid in excess of $1 billion.

In 2013, Mr. Solowsky, representing the Mayor of Miami and the Chair of the Miami City Commission, filed a class action lawsuit against the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) on behalf of the residents of Miami, seeking to stop a last-minute bait and switch by FDOT regarding the construction of a signature bridge updating I-395. Mr. Solowsky successfully negotiated a settlement, which included the formation of a community Steering Committee configured to provide the local community with a voice in the ultimate approval of the design and concept of the Signature Bridge Project. The project is now under construction.

In 2015, Mr. Solowsky received an Amicus Service Award given by the International Municipal Lawyers Association for his efforts in filing a brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in connection with an SEC enforcement action against the City of Miami.

In addition, Mr. Solowsky serves in numerous capacities to contribute to the growth of the City of Miami. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Miami Sports & Exhibition Authority from 2013-2017. He was the Miami City Manager’s Permanent Designee to the Board of Directors of the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust from 2013-2018. He served on the City of Miami’s Charter Review and Reform Committee from 2014-2016. He served for many years as pro bono General Counsel and a former member of the Board of Directors of the Downtown Development Authority of the City of Miami.

Mr. Solowsky served as pro bono mediator in several matters, including in 2016, as to a dispute between the Village of Key Biscayne and the City of Miami in connection with the Miami International Boat Show located at the Miami Marine Stadium Park on Virginia Key, and in 2012-2013, as to a dispute among the residents of Curtis Lane in Coconut Grove. 

Mr. Solowsky has also appeared before the Banking Committee of the United States Senate.

In 2015, the City of Miami declared October 8 as “Jay Solowsky Day” in recognition of his various professional and civic contributions to the City of Miami.

Other Accomplishments

    Successfully represented 344 homeowners in 8 condominium associations of the Village Homes at Country Walk, who sued their insurance company for Hurricane Andrew claims. Litigated on behalf of the homeowners for five years against the insurer and obtained a favorable verdict.

    Successfully represented Barkett Oil Company, a family run oil jobbership, in a successful suit against Union Oil, which resulted in a $10 million jury verdict and a post-trial settlement of more than $17 million.

    Successfully represented former insurance company executives in a white-collar criminal law matter brought by the Florida State Attorney and obtained a dismissal with prejudice of a civil claim in excess of $84 million brought by the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation.

    Successfully represented a real estate development group in multiple foreclosure actions brought by lenders, which resulted in the client being released from $100 million of liability (including interest) and receiving a substantial settlement payment from one of the lenders.

Helped acquire the land and assisted in the creation of a new park on Brickell Avenue.  The City of Miami acknowledged his involvement with a commemorative plaque at the park.

Miami Jewish Health Systems, Inc. is one of the largest no-profit providers of care to seniors in the Southeast United States, with four campuses and  almost 1300 direct and outsourced employees providing care to more than 12,000 individuals on an annual basis. Mr. Solowsky has served as a volunteer member of the Board of directors since 2002, was chairman of the Board from 2017-2020 and is now Chairman Emeritus. He also serves on Board committees including Finance, Investment, Audit, Risk Management and Strategy. Mr. Solowsky has also served as the Chairman of the Board of the related Foundation from 2020-current.

Other Professional & Community Activities

Brickell Homeowners Association, Vice President 2019-current

Ad Hoc Local Rules Committee of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Member, 2002-2008

Downtown Development Authority for the City of Miami   Member, Board of Directors, 2007-2011  Pro Bono General Counsel, 2011-2016


  • Juris Doctor, cum laude, 1979
  • University of Miami, Miami, Florida
  • Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, 1975
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts

Teaching Experience

  • University of Miami, School of Law
  • Adjunct Professor, Pleadings and Discovery, 1982-1996