Ayala Golding

Tilford Dobbins & Schmidt, PLLC
401 W Main St Ste 1400
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 584-1000

Ayala focuses her practice on assisting and representing individuals in employment law matters. Since 1998 she has practiced in all state and federal courts in Kentucky handling a variety of employment litigation cases stemming from discrimination, wrongful termination, harassment, and retaliation claims under State and Federal Laws, including Title VII, the ADEA and ADA, the FMLA, and the Kentucky Civil Rights Act, as well as breach of contract and wage claims. Throughout her legal career she has also drafted, reviewed and advised on employment agreements, including non-compete and non-solicitation agreements and severance and release agreements.

Areas of Practice

Labor and Employment Law
Civil Litigation
Employment Contracts

Bar Admissions

Kentucky, 1994
U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky, 1998
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky


Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
J.D. - 1994
Honors: Member, Negotiation Moot Court Team
Law Journal: Brandeis Family Law Journal, Member
Barnard College, Columbia University, New York
B.A. - 1987
Major: Comparative Religion

Honors and Awards

AV Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, 2013 - present
Kentucky Super Lawyer Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Louisville, KY, 2017 - present

Professional Associations and Memberships

Louisville Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association