Aaron Solomon is an experienced litigator with a fourteen year career prior to starting Ravenyard. His work on complex contentious matters allowed him to hone his ability to bring together diverse viewpoints in a high-profile, high-stakes context.
The highlight of his legal career was serving for nearly ten years as an outside counsel for the State of Colorado in arbitrations under the 1998 master tobacco settlement agreement. This arbitration, with billions of dollars at issue, involved almost all of the states and territories of the United States along with all of the major American tobacco manufacturers.
Aaron has experienced personal crises, including the death of both parents before he turned 40, as well as a significant workplace crisis. All of this has motivated him to explore issues of professional agency, the intersection of personal crisis and work, and non-traditional pathways to success and wellbeing. He firmly believes that self-awareness is central to success in business and life.
Aaron holds a JD from the University of Chicago Law School and a BA with Honors from Wesleyan University’s College of Social Studies.
Successful civil defense of US Secret Service agents in Howards v. McLaughlin, a case covered extensively by the New York Times.
Trial team for high-profile pre-9/11 terrorism case, Boim v. Quranic Literacy Institute, brought on behalf of American killed in Hamas bombing, resulting in a trial court verdict of $156 million.
Named one of Colorado’s “Rising Stars," 2011, 2012 in “Colorado Super Lawyers”
Ironman Finisher, 2015
Author of the novel Dark Lanterns, 2017