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In 2023 alone, Golden Law Office attorneys have obtained over $20 Million in jury verdicts in Kentucky courtrooms for their clients.

J. Dale Golden

Dale Golden has been a nationally certified civil trial specialist, certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, for over 25 years. As of 2023 only 18 of Kentucky’s attorneys are board certified in civil trial practice. Board certification requires an additional examination, extensive trial experience, and the highest ethical standards. Dale is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum that requires each member to have received a verdict and final judgment from a trial in the amount of $1,000,000 or more. Likewise, the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum requires a jury verdict and entry of a judgment in an amount in excess of $2,000,000. Dale has obtained a jury verdict against an insurance company in a bad faith case, in excess of $28,000,000, the largest bad faith verdict ever rendered in the state of Kentucky. He is also a member of the American Association for Justice Top 100 Trial Lawyers for the state of Kentucky. Dale has extensive trial experience from his experience in representing more than a dozen of the nation’s largest insurance companies, as well as his current plaintiffs practice where he now only represents those who have been injured. Dale has extensive trial experience and has successfully handled many complex cases involving fatalities, brain injuries, product liability claims, environmental class actions, and other catastrophic injury cases.

Dale achieved a number one ranking by the Kentucky Trial Court Review for the most cases tried in the state of Kentucky for a given year. In addition, he has appeared in the top ten most prolific trial attorneys listed in the Kentucky Trial Court Review on multiple occasions. He has given seminars on insurance bad faith to members of the Fayette County Bar Association, as well as several of the nation’s largest insurance carriers. Dale has successfully defended several insurance companies in bad faith claims and has also experienced success in pursuing bad faith claims against other insurance companies. Having successfully worked both the defense and plaintiff side of insurance bad faith litigation, Dale has a global perspective that provides for knowledgeable insight to consistently achieve success in those cases. His prior representation of the largest insurance companies and his record setting bad faith verdict, gives instant credibility to your claim and ensures that you are treated in a fair and respectful manner. Dale has successfully handled cases involving the following subject matters:

  • Auto/Motorcycle/Trucking Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice
    • Forensic Electronic Discovery to establish that medical records have been deleted, falsified, and manufactured.
  • Nursing home abuse
    • Cases involving money being diverted from appropriate staffing levels and being spent on inflated management fees and rental fees.
  • Wrongful death
  • Electrocution cases
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Gas Explosion
  • Defective products
  • Fire cases
  • Civil rights
  • Employment litigation
  • Construction Site Claims
  • Whistleblowers
  • Qui Tam
  • Sexual harassment
  • Business litigation
  • School Law
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

One of Dale’s product liability settlements involved a case against Howard Berger Manufacturing of New Jersey. Dale filed a Complaint alleging that a defective space heater was responsible for the death of an individual. By working with experts from the Kentucky State Police and local Fire Marshall’s Office, in conjunction with retained experts who testified about cause and origin as well as the most likely product defect, the case was settled for $3.89 million dollars. The same preparation and hard work that was responsible for the result in the Howard Berger case is the same work that goes into other cases involving medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, and catastrophic injuries.

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Golden Law is a local, Kentucky Law Firm, attorneys/lawyers in Fayette County, Kentucky, working in the fields of personal injury, auto accidents, car and truck wrecks; medical malpractice: doctors, hospitals & nursing homes; senior living abuse: neglect, physical abuse, emotional abuse, dehydration, bedsores, catastrophic injuries, and broken bones. If you are considering a lawsuit, call us at 859.469.5000 for a free consultation. We are located at 771 Corporate Dr. Suite 800/ Lexington, Kentucky 40503. We handle cases all over the Commonwealth of Kentucky. We have represented and trained people in major insurance companies & major trucking companies. We have first hand experience and know the ‘inside of the insurance business’ … that’s a distinction that no other law firm can make. We’re Your Advocate. Dale Golden, Laraclay Parker.

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