Woodruff K. Soldner

Top rated personal injury attorney in Honolulu, Hawaii

Leavitt Yamane & Soldner
Woodruff K. Soldner
Leavitt Yamane & Soldner

Practice Areas: Personal injury, Medical malpractice

Licensed in Hawaii since: 1985

Education: The University of Kansas School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2022

Leavitt Yamane & Soldner

737 Bishop St.
Suite 1740
Honolulu, HI 96813-2902 Visit website


As a principal at Leavitt Yamane & Soldner, Woodruff K. Soldner provides dedicated legal representation to clients throughout Honolulu, Hawaii. He focuses his practice on personal injury, generally handling cases that involve car accidents, bicycle accidents, products liability, injuries to children, burn injuries, brain injuries and wrongful death.

After receiving a Bachelor of Science in finance from Kansas State University in 1982, Mr. Soldner went on to attend the University of Kansas School of Law. From there, he earned a Juris Doctor in 1985.

With 30 years of experience, Mr. Soldner understands how motor vehicle accidents can change people's lives in the blink of an eye. For those who have been seriously injured due to the negligence or recklessness of other drivers, extensive medical expenses and lost wages can make an already devastating situation even more challenging. For that reason, Mr. Soldner is committed to helping his clients obtain compensation for their injuries. He aggressively advocates on behalf of his clients and strives to ensure their rights are protected.

Mr. Soldner has achieved high rates of success in obtaining favorable resolutions for his clients to their legal issues, including more than 25 settlements and verdicts exceeding $1,000,000. In recognition of his achievements, Mr. Soldner is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, he holds an Avvo "Excellent" rating, he has earned a rating of BV Distinguished* from Martindale-Hubbell and he is listed in Honolulu magazine's Best Lawyers in Hawai'i.

Staying active in the legal community is a priority for Mr. Soldner. He is a member of the American Bar Association and previously served as the president of the Hawai'i Association for Justice.

* AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Personal injury - general: plaintiff, Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff
  • 60% Personal injury - general: plaintiff
  • 40% Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff

First Admitted: 1985, Hawaii

Professional Webpage: https://www.lyslaw.com/the-team/woody-soldner/

  • $7,775,000 burn injuries
  • $1,850,000 spine injury
  • $5,000,000 spinal cord injury caused by drunk driver
  • $1,250,000 pelvic and internal injuries
  • $3,150,000 spine injury from car crash
  • $1,100,000 brain injury from automobile crash
  • $2,500,000 orthopedic injuries caused by drunk driver
  • $9,750,000 spinal cord injury
  • $2,100,000 mild traumatic brain injury
  • $7,900,000 spinal cord injury
  • $1,997,000 worsening of brain injury from paramedic negligence
  • $6,950,000 spinal cord injury from paramedic negligence
  • $1,600,000 brain injury to pedestrian
  • $3,500,000 spinal cord injury
  • $1,150,000 orthopedic injuries from moped crash
  • $2,750,000 wrongful death
  • $1,000,000 for orthopedic injuries to elderly pedestrian
  • $2,100,000 brain injury to pedestrian
  • $8,000,000 brain injury
  • $2,000,000 brain injury from fall
  • $7,000,000 arm amputation
  • $1,800,000 death and injuries caused by negligent commercial truck driver
  • $3,600,000 spinal cord injury from car crash
  • $1,250,000 leg injury from low impact collision
  • $2,900,000 spine injury
  • $1,000,000 foot injury from construction site accident
  • $2,200,000 wrongful death
  • $9,000,000 pediatric brain injury
  • $2,000,000 traumatic leg injury from motor vehicle accident
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Past President, Hawaii Association for Justice (formerly known as the Consumer Lawyers of Hawaii)
  • Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Hawaii Best Lawyers

Office location for Woodruff K. Soldner

737 Bishop St.
Suite 1740
Honolulu, HI 96813-2902

Phone: 808-537-2525


12 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2022

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Top 25: Hawaii Super Lawyers: 2014

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