Aaron Solomon

Principal

Aaron was strongly drawn to Ravenyard’s mission because of his own experience in the legal profession and what he saw as a fundamental lack of understanding around the human issues that arise out of client crises.

This led 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 in life.

Prior to Ravenyard, Aaron spent nearly 15 years as an attorney specializing primarily in commercial litigation. He served for nearly ten years as an outside counsel for the State of Colorado in arbitrations under the 1998 master tobacco settlement agreement. These arbitrations, 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. His work on complex contentious matters allowed him to hone his ability to bring together diverse viewpoints in a high-profile, high-stakes context.

Aaron holds a JD from the University of Chicago Law School and a BA with Honors from Wesleyan University’s College of Social Studies.

Fast Facts

  • JD, University of Chicago Law School
  • Certified Mediator, CSU School of Social Work
  • Named one of Colorado’s “Rising Stars” by Super Lawyers in 2011, 2012
  • Ironman Finisher, 2015
  • Author of the novel Dark Lanterns, 2017

Aaron is a frequent contributor to various publications on crisis management and the law

Through his writing, Aaron works to help lawyers see themselves as problem solvers rather than technicians. He is interested in how lawyers can best bring their skills to bear in a crisis and why they so often become a source of pain rather than comfort to their clients.

“When a business crisis hits, one of the first calls is usually to a lawyer. When that call comes, a lawyer needs to understand the emotional dynamic of a crisis and the particular energy it produces in order to fulfill their role as an adviser.”

Written by Aaron Solomon
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November 24, 2020
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Speaker experience

Aaron brings a crisis-informed approach to Continuing Legal Education (CLE) presentations, which focus on the role of the lawyer as a crisis advisor. His programs explore the many ways in which lawyers sell themselves (and their clients) short by failing to understand what the clients expect and need from them. In examining these issues, Aaron offers concrete tools for improvement.

SAMPLE TOPIC AREAS

Lawyer as advisor
Technique for recognizing and reducing litigation trauma
Supporting a lawyer’s wellbeing by supporting the client’s wellbeing
The dangers of blanket “no comment” strategies

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