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Aaron J Nielson

Aaron J Nielson

Practice areas:

Bankruptcy & Debt, Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI

About Me

Before he began his career as a criminal defense lawyer, Aaron served as a criminal prosecutor for 5 years. Aaron has handled thousands of cases and more than 200 trials before a judge or jury. He has trained prosecutors and police officers on wide range of issues. As a prosecutor, Aaron was on call 24 hours a day to assist police officers, now he's available for you.


As Aaron transitioned from working as a prosecutor to private practice, Judges that he had previously appeared before asked him to represent certain clients as a public defender. Aaron continues to take on new clients that are facing all types of criminal charges.


With the economy being hard on everyone, Aaron started handling bankruptcy cases for friends, family members and past clients. Now he has expanded his practice to include handling bankruptcies for new clients.


Aaron has a Bachelors degree in Business Management and a Juris Doctorate in Law. He is a member of the Washington State Bar, Utah State Bar, the U.S. District Court of Western Washington, and the U.S. District Court of Utah.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2003

  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
    12 years, 6 thousand cases
  2. Bankruptcy & Debt: 40%
    10 years, 5 thousand cases
  3. DUI & DWI: 20%
    12 years, 4 thousand cases



Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Aaron. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Josie E Brumfield

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Josie Brumfield Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Office of Aaron Nielson

299 So Main Street # 1300
Salt Lake City, UT, 84111

8201 164th Ave NE #200
Redmond, WA, 98052

Law Office of Aaron Nielson

All Utah Courthouses
Salt Lake and all surrounding cities, UT





Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawerSuper Lawyers2009
Super Lawyer24 x 72007
Trial Lawyer of 2006YLD-UCAO2006
Frequent Trier (Most Cases Tried)Tay City MC2004
Young LawyerM&M2003

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Aaron Nielson, PLLC2005 - Present
Prosecuting AttorneyUtah County2005 - 2007
AttorneyMiller & Miller2003 - 2004


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington State Association for JusticeN/A2010 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionN/A2010 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Creditor-Debtor SectionN/A2010 - Present
United States District Court for the Western District of WashingtonN/A2009 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysN/A2009 - Present
American Bankruptcy InstituteN/A2009 - Present
Utah Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2008 - Present
National District Attorneys AssociationN/A2005 - 2008
Utah State BarN/A2003 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Oak Harbor vs StevesonMinor traffic ticket.
Washington vs SmithCase Dismissed
in re: JurcaAll debts discharged in bankruptcy

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Publication NameTitleDate
AmazonYou Have the Right to Remain Silent - USE IT !2013
AmazonStep by Step Bankruptcy for New Lawyers2012
JD SupraDon't try and cheat the system !!!!!!!!2011
JD Supra$499 Bankruptcy – Is that for real????2011
JD SupraWhat’s included in the attorney fees I’m paying?2011
JD SupraHarrisburg, PA files for Bankruptcy2011
JD SupraAre bankruptcy filings increasing or decreasing?2011


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Oklahoma City University School of LawLawJuris Doctor2003
University of PhoenixBusiness AdministrationMBA - Master of Business Administration1999
University of PhoenixBusiness ManagementBS - Bachelor of Science1998
University of UtahGeneral EducationAS1994

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Career PlanningLaw as a Career2013
Career PlanningLaw as a Career2012
Career PlanningLaw as a Career2011
Utah Valley UniversityTrial Preparation2007
Lehi PD Continuing EducationDUI2007