Aaron J. Silletto

Partner

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Goldberg Simpson continues its popular The Q&A series with the hot button issue of navigating firearms laws. Watch as Constitutional Law & Appeals attorney Aaron J. Silletto explains the need to have representation as it relates to second amendment rights and what to do if your second amendment rights are ever wrongfully taken. Silletto also describes a new Kentucky statute that expunges low-level felony convictions and offers an opportunity at a fresh start for gun owners that want the ability to defend themselves and their family.

Aaron J. Silletto is a Partner with Goldberg Simpson. He joined the firm in 2004 and his practice primarily includes insurance and tort defense, insurance coverage and bad faith, criminal defense, constitutional law and appeals, and general civil litigation. Prior to joining the firm, he worked two years as a staff attorney at the office of the Louisville Metro Public Defender.

A native of Louisville, Mr. Silletto is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and the Salmon P. Chase College of Law. He is also a member of the Louisville, Kentucky, and American Bar Associations and The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies.

PUBLISHED CASES

  1. Nelson County Bd. of Educ. v. Forte, 337 S.W.3d 617 (Ky. 2011) (governmental immunity of a county board of education)
  2. Thornton v. Carmeuse Lime Sales Corp., 346 S.W.3d 297 (Ky. App. 2010) (“exclusive remedy” worker’s compensation immunity for trucking contractor)
  3. Riley v. Ohio Cas. Ins. Co., 855 F.Supp.2d 662 (W.D. Ky. 2012) (removal to federal court in state law insurance bad faith cases)
  4. Commonwealth Brands, Inc. v. U.S., 678 F.Supp.2d 512 (W.D. Ky. 2010), rev’d in part sub nom., Discount Tobacco City & Lottery, Inc. v. U.S., 674 F.3d 509 (6th Cir. 2012) (constitutionality of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act on free speech, due process, and takings grounds)
  5. Walker v. Phillip Morris USA Inc., 610 F.Supp.2d 785 (W.D. Ky. 2009) (design defect product liability under Kentucky law)
  6. In re Air Crash at Lexington, Kentucky, August 27, 2006, 556 F.Supp.2d 665 (E.D. Ky. 2008) (consortium claims and damages recoverable under Kentucky law)

CLIENT QUOTES

“Mr. Silletto represents your firm with absolute class and professionalism!” – S.T., a satisfied client

EDUCATION

Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law, J.D. (2002)
University of Kentucky, B.A. Political Science (1999)

ADMISSIONS

Kentucky (2002)
U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky (2004)
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky (2005)
U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana (2005)
U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit (2006)
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit (2011)
U.S. Supreme Court (2007)

PRACTICE AREAS

AWARDS AND HONORS

Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated (2013)

Selected to the 2013-2014 Kentucky Rising Stars lists and 2015-2017 Super lawyers lists, Super Lawyers Magazine

Named a “Top Lawyer” in the fields of Insurance Law and Personal Injury-Defense, Louisville Magazine (2013, 2014)

MEMBERSHIPS

Louisville Bar Association

Kentucky Bar Association

American Bar Association

The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies

  • Kentucky State Court Project
  • Member, Louisville Lawyers chapter Programming Committee

Defense Research Institute (DRI)

  • Legislative Liaison Subcommittee

Kentucky Defense Counsel

  • Amicus Committee (Vice Chair)

Allied Attorney: Alliance Defending Freedom

Member, Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels

Board of Directors, Love the Hungry, Inc.

Board of Directors, The Italian-American Association of Louisville, Inc.

Board of Directors, Cedar Lake Foundation, Inc.

PUBLISHED

Carey v. Wolnitzek and the Future of Kentucky Judicial Elections,” State Court Docket Watch, The Federalist Society (Jan. 2007)

“21st-Century Jural Rights: A Defense Perspective,” Common Defense, Kentucky Defense Counsel (Oct. 2013)