Charles H. Cassis
Managing Member

(502) 589-4440

Charles H. Cassis
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Charles H. (Chuck) Cassis is a Member with Goldberg Simpson. He joined the firm in the summer of 1988, and he became the Managing Member in 2019. His practice primarily includes tort litigation and defense, commercial and business litigation, general civil litigation, and insurance coverage matters.

Chuck has experience as a trial lawyer in both State and Federal Courts in many types of civil litigation, including the defense of premises, transportation, automobile, construction, product, and environmental liability claims. He is also experienced in mediating and negotiating settlements of claims in a variety of different industries. Finally, Chuck handles complex coverage and compliance matters for his various insurance clients.

Chuck graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1987 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Kentucky in 1990. Chuck is a former board chairman of the University of Kentucky College of Law Alumni Association, Ronald McDonald Charities of Kentuckiana, the YMCA Camp Piomingo, the Downtown Louisville YMCA, and the Norton Commons YMCA.


University of Kentucky College of Law, J.D. (1990)
Southern Methodist University, B.A. Political Science (1987)


Kentucky (1991)
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky (1991)
U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky (1991)
U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit (1991)
U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit (1991)
U.S. Supreme Court (2007)
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit (2011)


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

The Business Litigation practice area which 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



  • Louisville Gas & Elec. Co. vs. Cont’l Field Sys, 420 F. Supp. 2d 764
  • Kentucky Laborers Dist. Council Health & Welfare Trust Fund vs. Hill & Knowlton, 24 F Supp. 2d. 755
  • In re Air Crash at Lexington, 545 F. Supp. 2d 618
  • Walker vs. Phillip Morris USA Inc., 610 F. Supp. 2d 785
  • Riley vs. Ohio Cas. Ins. Co., 855 F. Supp. 2d 662
  • Harris vs. Deutsche Bank Nat’l Trust Co., 410 F. Supp. 2d 552
  • Thorton vs. Carmeuse Lime Sales Corp., 346 S.W.3d 297
  • Nelson County Bd. of Educ. vs. Forte, 337 S.W.3d 617
  • St. Joseph Catholic Orphan Soc’y vs. Edwards, 449 S.W.3d 727


  • American Bar Association, member
  • Kentucky Bar Association, member
  • Louisville Bar Association, member
  • Defense Research Institute, member
  • Kentucky Defense Counsel, member
  • Kentucky Bar Foundation, board member