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Aaron Paul Minnis

Aaron Paul Minnis

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor

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About Me

Employment Attorney

Specialties:Severance agreements, breach of contract, non-compete provisions, wrongful termination, retaliation & whistle-blowing, discrimination, harassment, non-payment wages, medical and pregnancy leaves of absence.

Representation in state and federal courts, arbitration, administrative forums, mediation and negotiation.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1999

  1. Employment & Labor: 100%
    16 years

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Cassie Marie Springer Ayeni

    I endorse Aaron Minnis and his partner, Sonya Smallets, wholeheartedly. I have co-counseled with Aaron and Sonya and find them to be extremely knowledgeable, responsive, and excellent communicators. Clients are in good hands with this firm.


    Cassie Springer Ayeni Employee Benefits Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Michelle Lee Roberts

    Aaron is an excellent plaintiff's employment attorney. I handle ERISA claims exclusively so I have consulted with Aaron on a few matters and we have worked together as co-counsel. He is diligent, attentive to detail, very responsive, and has a keen strategic sense. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for representation or co-counsel in an employment matter.


    Michelle Roberts Employee Benefits Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Minnis & Smallets LLP

369 Pine Street
Suite 500
San Francisco, CA, 94104




Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Rising StarSuperLawyers2013
Rising StarSuperLawyers2012
Rising StarSuperLawyers2011

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerMinnis & Smallets LLP2012 - Present
OwnerMinnis Law Office2009 - 2012
PartnerMattingly & Minnis LLP2005 - 2009


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Bay Area Lawyers for Individual FreedomN/A1999 - Present
Golden Gate Business AssociationMemberN/A
Golden Gate Business AssociationDirectorN/A
California Employment Lawyers AssociationMember of Practice Management CommitteeN/A
Bar Association of San FranciscoMemberN/A
State Bar of California, Labor and Employment Law SectionMemberN/A
Bay Area Lawyers for Individual FreedomMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Gurung v. TsangPlaintiff verdict
Leon v. Estate of MarinJudgment for Plaintiff
McCoy v. PackJudgment for Employee; affirmed on appeal

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Publication NameTitleDate
Bar Association of San Francisco BulletinBully Free Zone2015


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Clara UniversityPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1995
American University, Washington College of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Labor and Employment Law Section Yosemite ConferenceEMPLOYMENT AND LABOR PRACTICE: Under Development2015
San Francisco Trial Lawyers AssociationWhistleblower Protections2014
Palo Alto Area Bar Association2013 Employment Law Update2013