Jonathan D. Goldberg

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Jonathan Goldberg
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Goldberg Simpson: Community, Culture and Law

Community, culture, and law are the important topics discussed in this installment of Goldberg Simpson’s popular “The Q&A Series”.  Jon Goldberg discusses why community involvement is so important and points to the firm’s ethical standards as a top reason why clients continually remain with the firm. Watch as he provides an inside look at his unique managing philosophy and examines the difference you’ll see when working with Goldberg Simpson.


Jonathan D. Goldberg is a Partner with Goldberg Simpson. He helped start the current iteration of the firm in 1975 and was the Managing Partner from 1992 to 2019. His practice primarily includes general commercial litigation and employment law.

A graduate of Indiana University, Mr. Goldberg received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history in 1973. He earned his law degree from the University of Louisville in 1976.

Mr. Goldberg is a member of the anti-trust and labor sections of the American Bar Association, and a member of the Kentucky and Louisville Bar Associations. Mr. Goldberg is present chairman of the Jefferson County Waste Management District Board, past chairman of the Louisville Visual Arts Association and the Louisville Theatrical Association and is a member of the boards of directors of the Louisville Orchestra, and Fund for the Arts.


University of Louisville School of Law, J.D. (1976)
Indiana University, B.A. (1972)


Kentucky (1976)
U.S. Federal Court (1976)
U.S. Supreme Court (1981)



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

The Bankruptcy and Creditor’s Rights area is experienced in a range of issues pertaining to bankruptcy, insolvency, workouts and restructurings growing out of numerous areas, including commercial real estate transactions and commercial financing. serve financial institutions, including large national banking associations as well as smaller state and local lending institutions, and all types of borrowing entities in Louisville, Lexington, Bowling Green, Frankfort, and many other cities in Kentucky. Learn more

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 Labor and Employment practice area has extensive experience in all aspects of labor and management relations, employment and personnel law from the management and employee perspectives. One component of the practice area is geared toward compliance and prevention, and the firm works closely with in-house human resource managers to design workplace policy and procedure manuals for employers in Kentucky. Another, large component of Goldberg Simpson’s Labor and Employment practice is the representation of both employees and employers in employment claims. 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



  • Commonwealth of Kentucky Commercial Mobile Radio Service Emergency Telecommunications Board v. TracFone Wireless, Inc., 712 F.3d 905 (6th 2013)
  • Commonwealth of Kentucky Commercial Mobile Radio Service Emergency Telecommunications Board v. TracFone Wireless, Inc., 2011 WL 4007668 (W.D. Ky)
  • Melton v. Physicians in Emergency Medicine, P.S.C., 2006 WL 581009 (W.D. Ky. 2006).
  • Cabinet for Families and Children v. Cummings, 163 S.W.3d 425 (Ky. 2005).
  • GRW Kentucky, Inc. v. Steel Technologies, Inc., 2004 WL 1486708 (Ky. App. 2004).
  • Mittman v. Rally’s Hamburgers, Inc., 278 F.Supp.2d 831 (W.D. Ky. 2003).
  • Hunter v. Kentucky Lottery Corp., 2003 WL 1400763 (Ky. App. 2003).
  • Pedreira v. Kentucky Baptist Homes for Children, Inc., 186 F.Supp2d 757 (W.D. Ky. 2001).
  • APS, LLC v. Facility Pharmacy Corp., 2000 WL 333976531 (W.D. Ky. 2000).
  • In re Technologies Intern. Holdings, Inc., 234 B.R. 699 (E.D. Ky 1999).
  • In re Omegas Group, Inc., 16 F.3d 1443 (6th Cir. 1994).
  • Com-Tel, Inc. v. Dukane Corp., 669 F.2d 404 (6th Cir. 1982).
  • Nelson v. Gammon, 647 F.2d 710 (6th Cir. 1981)



  • Louisville Theatrical Association
  • Fund for the Arts
  • Louisville Orchestra
  • Greater Louisville, Inc.
  • Leadership Louisville Class of 1986
  • Solid Waste Board
  • Kentucky Derby Festival
  • Louisville Urban League
  • Bingham Fellows