Aaron L. Solomon
Position: Associate Attorney
Practice Group: Commercial Litigation/ Appellate
Education: University of Chicago, J.D., 2002, Wesleyan University, B.A., 1997 with honors
Bar Admissions: Colorado, U.S. Court of Appeals Tenth Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals Seventh Circuit, U.S. District Court for District of Colorado, U.S. District Court for Northern District of Illinois, U.S. District Court for Central District of Illinois, Illinois (inactive)
Aaron Solomon’s practice focuses on appellate law, complex arbitration, and commercial litigation. Mr. Solomon’s recent appellate experience includes work on cases before the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, Colorado Court of Appeals, and the Colorado Supreme Court. These matters have included business litigation as well as a wide spectrum of other issues, including probate law, criminal law, and qualified immunity for government actors. Mr. Solomon has also participated in public policy litigation, including ballot title disputes (in re Title, Ballot Title, and Submission Clause for 2007-2008 #61, 184 P.3d 747 (Colo. 2008)) and litigation regarding the placement of broadcast towers near Red Rocks Amphitheater.
Recent examples of Mr. Solomon’s representative matters include:
- Successful and ongoing representation of the State of Colorado in arbitrations related to the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement. This arbitration is believed to be one of the largest conducted in the United States; and in 2013, Hale Westfall helped secure a highly favorable arbitration award for the State. With Allan Hale.
- Defense of Secret Service agents alleged to have violated First and Fourth Amendment. Howards v. McLaughlin, 634 F.3d 1131 (10th Cir. 2011). This case was covered extensively in the New York Times and resulted in the dismissal of the suit on qualified immunity grounds. With Richard Westfall.
- Representation of mental health service provider in billing dispute litigated before the Colorado Office of Administrative Courts. With Richard Westfall.
In addition to Mr. Solomon’s impressive representation of clients, he also published Let There Be Cites, 39 The Colorado Lawyer 71 (Nov. 2010) with Peter J. Krumholz. Mr. Solomon was named one of Colorado’s “Rising Stars” in the 2011 and 2012 editions of Colorado Super Lawyers.
Prior to joining Hale Westfall in 2007, Mr. Solomon was an associate at the Chicago firm of Wildman Harrold Allen & Dixon, LLP (now Edwards Wildman) where he focused on commercial litigation. At Wildman Harrold Mr. Solomon served on the trial team for the Boim v. Quaranic Literacy Institute litigation, one of the first cases brought under the Antiterrorism Act of 1990. See 340 F. Supp. 2d 885 (N.D. Ill. 2004).
Mr. Solomon served as a clerk to Magistrate Judge Geraldine Soat Brown in 2002-2003, after graduating from the University of Chicago Law School in 2002 where he served on the Chicago Journal of International Law and interned with the United States Attorney’s Office in Baltimore, Maryland. He received his Bachelor of Arts with Honors from Wesleyan University’s College of Social Studies in 1997.
Mr. Solomon lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife and two children where he is training for the 2015 Boulder Ironman.