Aaron J. Silletto

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Aaron J. Silletto
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Navigating Firearms Law

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.

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


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


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)


Mr. Silletto works in multiple practice areas at Goldberg Simpson.

The Business Litigation practice area provides all manner of legal representation in business disputes, including shareholder relationship disputes, partnership disputes and other dispute resolution in Louisville, Lexington, Frankfort, Bowling Green and Owensboro, Kentucky, as well as in all Kentucky cities. This area has represented companies with respect to civil and criminal anti-trust investigations on both the state and federal levels. They have also represented businesses that are attempting to enforce rights against employees. Learn more

The Construction Practice Group offers a complete spectrum of legal services to the industry. Attorneys in this practice group have been professionally trained and certified as construction arbitrators and construction mediators in addition to maintaining traditional litigation and arbitration practices. They endeavors to use all forms of alternative dispute resolution to bring rapid closure to construction related disputes without getting bogged down in the delay and expense of a trial. Learn more

The Insurance Law Defense Group concentrates efforts on Tort Defense, Claims Defense, and Coverage Analysis and Litigation. It also has extensive experience in claims litigation and settlement — specifically in mediating and litigating motor vehicle, premises, product, food and restaurant, trucking, transportation, industrial, construction, environmental, and other general liability claims. This includes analysis and litigation of both coverage and bad faith issues in Kentucky. Learn more

The Business and Tort Litigation practice area has years of experience and superior records in the prosecution and defense of business disputes in mediation, arbitration and in the local, state and federal courts all across Kentucky and beyond. We have been engaged in complex, multi-district litigation and coordinated state law proceedings, and class actions, involving multiple adversaries in state and federal courts in Kentucky and across the nation. Further, we have successfully litigated business cases involving a myriad of legal issues such as contract disputes, real estate problems, construction issues, business licensing, trade regulation, securities concerns and many more. Learn more


  • Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated
  • 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)


  • Nelson County Bd. of Educ. v. Forte, 337 S.W.3d 617 (Ky. 2011) (governmental immunity of a county board of education)
  • Thornton v. Carmeuse Lime Sales Corp., 346 S.W.3d 297 (Ky. App. 2010) (“exclusive remedy” worker’s compensation immunity for trucking contractor)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Walker v. Phillip Morris USA Inc., 610 F.Supp.2d 785 (W.D. Ky. 2009) (design defect product liability under Kentucky law)
  • 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)
  • “Marriage at the High Court,” a series of articles posted online at http://blogs.lcms.org, The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (May 2015)
  • “21 st -Century Jural Rights: A Defense Perspective,” Common Defense, Kentucky Defense Counsel (Fall 2013)
  • “Carey v. Wolnitzek and the Future of Kentucky Judicial Elections,” State Court Docket Watch, The Federalist Society (Jan. 2007)


  • 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
  • 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.