AttorneysKatherine Lacy Crosby Brian F. Haara Dustin E. Meek Jon Salomon David Tachau Melissa M. Whitehead
Jon began his practice in 2001 as a litigation associate in New York for a large international law firm. While practicing there, Jon represented sizeable financial institutions and public corporations (including three of the Fortune 10 companies) in a variety of matters including securities and business litigation, International Chamber of Commerce arbitrations, and investigations conducted by the Securities and Exchange Commission and various United States Attorneys’ offices. Jon also participated in several appellate matters, including appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and an appeal to New York’s highest state court of an insurance law ruling determining whether a U.S. company could obtain excess coverage in connection with hundreds of thousands of personal injury claims.
Jon returned to Kentucky in 2008 and joined Tachau Meek, where he represents clients in a wide variety of business and government law matters. Jon’s practice focuses on complex litigation and he has represented financial institutions, elected officials, property developers, insurers, fiduciaries, business owners, neighborhood associations and other clients in matters involving constitutional law, contractual disputes, employment-related claims, lender liability, fiduciary duties, non-compete provisions, healthcare services, government contracts, construction and real estate disputes and planning and zoning issues.
AV® Preeminent™, Martindale-Hubbell®
Kentucky Super Lawyers®, 2017
Kentucky Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, 2015
"Forty Under 40," Business First, 2010
Jon received his undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis (B.A., Social Thought & Analysis, with honors, 1997), and his law school degree from New York University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2001).
Jon is admitted to the New York (2002) and Kentucky (2008) bars, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second and Sixth Circuits, and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky, the Southern District of Indiana, and the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.
Some of Jon’s recent matters include representation of the Kentucky Secretary of State and State Board of Elections in connection with various constitutional challenges related to the Kentucky General Assembly's legislative redistricting process and Kentucky's ballot access framework, representation of neighboring property owners in connection with proposed real estate developments, representation of the largest U.S. provider of workforce services in a lawsuit involving the State of Indiana’s efforts to modernize its welfare system, representation of a national banking association in its role as trustee for the University of Kentucky’s long-term disability plan, advising family members in litigation involving ownership and control of numerous closely held companies, and the prosecution of a wage and hour class action lawsuit.
Community and Personal Activities
Before law school, Jon served in President William J. Clinton’s administration as a member of the White House advance staff, and has continued to serve as an aide to President Clinton and Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton. Jon has also worked in the presidential campaigns of Gen. Wesley K. Clark (Ret.), Senator John F. Kerry and Secretary Clinton.
Jon maintains a strong interest in public service and is active in the Louisville community. In 2016, Southern Living magazine recognized Jon as one of fifty "Southerners of the Year."
Jon is a graduate of the Leadership Louisville Class of 2011, a partner of the Truman National Security Project, and serves as Vice President of the Waterfront Botanical Gardens.