Dale Golden graduated from the Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama and was admitted to the Kentucky bar in 1989. Dale is nationally certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, which is accredited by the American Bar Association. (Note: Kentucky does not recognize specialties in fields of law). Dale is a member of the Class Action Trial Lawyers Association based on his knowledge and experience in class action lawsuits. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum that requires each member to have received a verdict and final judgment from a trial in the amount of $1,000,000 or more. Likewise, the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum requires a jury verdict and entry of a judgment in an amount in excess of $2,000,000. Dale has obtained an eight figure jury verdict in a bad faith claim brought against an insurance company. He is also a member of the American Association for Justice Top 100 Trial Lawyers for the state of Kentucky. Dale has extensive trial experience and has successfully handled many complex cases involving fatalities, brain injuries, environmental class actions, and other catastrophic injury cases.
In 2012, Dale achieved a number one ranking by the Kentucky Trial Court Review for the most cases tried in the state of Kentucky for that year. He has given seminars on insurance bad faith to members of the Fayette County Bar Association, as well as several of the nation’s largest insurance carriers. Dale has successfully defended several insurance companies in bad faith claims and has also experienced success in pursuing bad faith claims against other companies. Having successfully worked both the defense and plaintiff side of insurance bad faith litigation, Dale has a global perspective that provides for knowledgeable insight to consistently achieve success in those cases.