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CHARLES E. SOECHTING, JR. is a shareholder and trial lawyer with Simon Greenstone Panatier, P.C.
In his role as the head of the catastrophic injury department Mr. Soechting focuses on serious personal injury and wrongful death cases. He has first-chaired many injury and death trials in multiple states including California, Iowa, New York, Pennsylvania and Texas, in state and federal courts. In addition to the matters that have gone to trial, Charles has personally handled hundreds of cases of injury and death in more than thirteen states leading to significant resolutions for his clients. Mr. Soechting is actively licensed in both Texas and Pennsylvania, and has been admitted to practice Pro Hac Vice in fifteen states.
Mr. Soechting has substantial experience in cases involving commercial trucking wrecks, premises and product liability claims and general negligence litigation. In the beginning of his career, he focused on wrongful death matters caused by exposure to asbestos fibers. These cases were typically filed against some of the largest corporations in the world who had little concern for those that were hurt by their asbestos products. Battling against these corporations helped Charles to understand first-hand the inequities our justice system is intended to balance.
Prior to joining Simon Greenstone Panatier, P.C., Charles operated his own law firm to focus on helping those in his community and hometown. He handled serious personal injury and death cases as well as Civil Rights and Constitutional Rights Violation matters. Charles fought to ensure everyone’s voices are equal and related to some of this work Charles appeared in newspapers around the country as well as on CNN, ABC, NBC and Fox.
Moreover, from 2010 to the 2019, Mr. Soechting was consistently nominated by his peers and recognized for his trial skills by Texas Super Lawyers earning the honor of a Texas Rising Star. In 2021, 2022 and 2023. Charles has been honored as a Texas Super Lawyer, an honor bestowed on less than 5% percent of attorneys in Texas based on peer-recognition and professional achievement.
When he is not fighting for his clients’ rights, Charles spends his time with his wife and two children. He also focuses his energy on cycling, competing in events such as the annual Leadville 100-mile mountain bike race in Leadville, Colorado and other endurance bike races.
Ann Rabovsky and Lynn Dobrick, Personal Representative of the Estate of Valent Rabovsky, Deceased v. Air & Liquid Systems Corporation, et al., United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennslyvania, CV No. 10-3202
Practice Area: Mesothelioma/Asbestos
Date: February 9, 2016
Outcome: Significant verdict in favor the Plaintiffs
Description: Valent Rabovsky contracted and died from mesothelioma as a result of his exposures to asbestos, including from products sold by Crane Co. Plaintiffs proved Crane Co. knew asbestos was deadly for decades yet never warned Mr. Rabovsky of the dangers or took any precautions to protect him or others like him. The Jury found Crane Co. was responsible for contributing to cause Mr. Rabovsky’s death, and awarded compensatory damages.