Daniel Speights is the founding partner in Speights & Solomons. He has represented plaintiffs in complex civil litigation for more than 30 years. Since 1982, he has represented public and private building owners in asbestos property damage cases in more than 30 states. He has tried and settled more asbestos property damage cases than any other lawyer in the country.For more than 20 years Dan has represented building owners in every major asbestos bankruptcy involving significant property damage claims. He served as lead trial counsel on behalf of all of the asbestos property damage claimants in America in the Johns-Manville bankruptcy, which resulted in a property damage fund of almost $400 million dollars. Dan later served as chair of the property damage committee in the Celotex bankruptcy and as a member of the joint asbestos committee in the National Gypsum bankruptcy. The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit subsequently recognized that Dan “played a significant role in the successful negotiation of a consensual plan, and that a large portion of the credit for achievement of the plan was attributable to Speights & Runyan because of his credibility and the experience in asbestos related bankruptcy that he brought to the process” (in Re: Celotex Corp., 227 F.3d 1336 - 11th Cir. 2000).From 1967 to 1970, Dan served as an officer in the United States Navy.
Dan handles individual and class action lawsuits for asbestos property damage, products liability, and environmental torts.
Dan was born in Hampton, South Carolina, on July 22, 1945. He and his wife, Judy, are the parents of two daughters. They reside in Hampton, South Carolina.
A.G. Solomons III (“Gibson”) has been afforded many opportunities in his career. Gibson has been involved in class actions related to farming and crop disputes, hazardous substances and the resulting real property damage, product defects like construction and automobile products, and contractual disputes. Gibson has navigated class actions from inception as an individual case to resolution as a nationwide MDL proceeding. He is currently representing a number of other classes in state and federal courts.
Gibson also litigates individual cases in complex personal injury matters, real property, and property development disputes. The individual cases include cases with class overlap such as pharmaceutical liability for personal injury. He also has obtained substantial recoveries for individual clients in both personal injury and corporate litigation. The firms’ work has involved him in matters pending in various state courts (Florida, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, New Hampshire, and South Carolina), in several federal districts as well as matters in several federal Courts of Appeal (Third, Fourth, and Eleventh Circuits). Prior to joining the firm, Gibson’s practice areas included product liability and commercial litigation.
Gibson was born in Hampton, South Carolina, on October 29, 1973. He is married Lorrie Reynolds Solomons. Lorrie and Gibson have one daughter, Eliza and one son, Ben.
At Speights & Solomons, our clients get the benefit of decades of experience held by a trained and hard working staff. Our staff has traveled all over the country to assist in litigation and enjoys helping clients with problems large and small.