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Ayala Golding

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Louisville, KY

Tilford Dobbins & Schmidt, PLLC
401 West Main Street, Suite 1400
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: 502-584-1000
Fax: 502-584-2318
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2022
Licensed in Kentucky Since: 1994
Practice Areas: Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Business Litigation, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Employment & Labor: Employee
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Attorney Profile

Attorney Ayala Golding is of counsel at Tilford Dobbins & Schmidt, PLLC, in Louisville, Kentucky, where she concentrates her practice on labor and employment law, as well as general civil litigation. She represents individuals in cases involving discrimination, employment contracts, harassment, retaliation, wage issues and wrongful termination. She helps clients in Louisville and throughout the surrounding counties.

Ms. Golding has over two decades of experience practicing employment law. Over her time in practice, she has appeared in state and federal courts, litigating claims involving the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Kentucky Civil Rights Act, and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

In addition to her litigation experience, Ms. Golding has advised and assisted clients with the drafting of nonsolicitation, release and severance agreements. Recognizing her success, Martindale-Hubbell awarded her an AV Preeminent* peer review rating, its highest available. This distinction reflects an attorney’s high ethical standards and superior legal knowledge.

In addition to her legal practice, Ms. Golding is an engaged member of her legal community, maintaining active membership in the Louisville Bar Association and the Kentucky Bar Association.

Ms. Golding graduated from Barnard College with a bachelor’s degree in comparative religion. She earned her law degree from the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law. She received her license to practice law in 1994, which qualified her to appear before all Kentucky state courts. She also holds a license to practice before the U.S. district courts for the eastern and western districts of Kentucky.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 20%Business Litigation
  • 10%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10%Employment & Labor: Employee
Focus Areas

Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer, Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment


6 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2022

About Ayala Golding

First Admitted: 1994, Kentucky

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • Louisville Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky, 1998
  • Kentucky, 1994


  • Kentucky Super Lawyer Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Louisville, KY, 2017 - 2018
  • Member, Negotiation Moot Court Team, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
  • AV Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2013 - 2017

Educational Background

  • Barnard College, Columbia University, New York, B.A. in Comparative Religion, 1987

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Member, Brandeis Family Law Journal, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
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Office Location for Ayala Golding

401 West Main Street
Suite 1400
Louisville, KY 40202

Phone: 502-584-1000

Fax: 502-584-2318

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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