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Adam Lawrence Aronson

Adam Lawrence Aronson

Practice areas:

Wills & Living Wills, Employment & Labor, Litigation, Discrimination

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About Me

I represent and empower the vulnerable, underprivileged and others unjustly hurt, misunderstood, ostracized, discriminated against  and  victimized, including but by no means limited to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex people, and people with AIDS, like me.


Languages Spoken: English, Mandarin

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1995

  1. Discrimination: 25%
    20 years, 50 cases
  2. Litigation: 25%
    20 years, 50 cases
  3. Employment & Labor: 25%
    20 years, 40 cases
  4. Wills & Living Wills: 25%
    12 years, 75 cases



Hourly ($95-350/hour), Contingent (16-35%), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (15 minutes), Pro Bono (4%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info

360 W 21st St Apt 5c
New York, NY, 10011-3310



NYCurrently registered 199503/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Michael Egger Prize for best Journal note on social problemYale Law Journal1993
Roscoe Hogan Environmental Law Essay ContestThe Roscoe Pound Foundation1993

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyAdam L. Aronson, Attorney at Law2011 - Present
Civil rights advocateAdam L. Aronson, Attorney at Law2006 - 2011
Adjunct ProfessorFordham Law School2005 - Present
Staff AttorneyLambda Legal Defense & Education Fund2001 - 2006
Assistant Solicitor GeneralNew York Attorney General's Office1999 - 2001
AssociatePatterson Belknap Webb & Tyler1998 - 1999
AssociateCleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton1994 - 1998
Law ClerkChief Judge Jon O. Newman U.S. Second Circuit Court Of Appeals1993 - 1994


Association NamePosition NameDuration
New York City Bar Association, AIDS Special CommitteeSecretary1998 - 2002
New York City BarMember1994 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Courtney et al. v. New York Workers' Compensation BoardNationally-reported victory sets new gay civil rights precedent. Same-sex domestic partners of 9/11 victims receive workers' comp spousal death protections.

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Publication NameTitleDate
Yale Law JournalFrom Cooperator's Loss to Cooperative Gain: Negotiating Greenhouse Gas Abatement1993


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Yale Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Stanford UniversityCommunication and English (double major)BA - Bachelor of Arts1988