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Aaron A Pelley

Aaron A Pelley

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense

About Me

Aaron has represented those accused of felonies and misdemeanors in State and Federal Court. He is a founding member of the Cannabis Defense Coalition Legal Committee and a tireless advocate in the War on Drugs. In addition to representing cannabis clients, Aaron has also earned a reputation for effectively handling white collar and high profile cases, defending both individual and corporate clients. Aaron’s representative cases convey his capacity to handle a diversity of complex and serious legal matters. Aaron has been named a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers and has been invited to speak on Legal Education Seminars attended by Defense Attorneys, Law Enforcement and Prosecutors.



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I was born, raised, and practice in Washington State. I am an avid chess player and in my spare time I enjoy reading. 


 


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Criminal Defense: 100%

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

35 total 

  • Misty Michelle Willits

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Aaron does excellent work for his clients. He is on the top of my referral list.

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    Misty Willits Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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    I endorse this lawyer's work. He's a very intelligent and competent attorney. He has integrity and is never afraid to ask questions in order to really understand what he needs to know.

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    Sharon Murakoshi Contracts & Agreements Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Pelley Law, PLLC

119 1st Ave. South
Suite 260
Seattle, WA, 98104

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive200605/05/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Award for Excellence (White Collar Crime)Corporate Live Wire2014
Rising StarSeattle Metropolitan Magazine2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2014
Rising StarSuperLawyers2014
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2011
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2010
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2010
Pro Bono Publico ServiceWashington State Bar Association2009
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2008
Certificate for Completion: International Crim. Law and PolicySouth Western Law School2005
Willamette University Public Interest Law Fellowship GranteeWillamette University College of Law2004

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerPelley Law, PLLC2007 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana LawsLegal Committee Member2008 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2007 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2006 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationAdmitted to Practice2006 - Present
Washington State Bar - Criminal Law SectionMember2006 - Present
United States District Court for the Western District of WashingtonAdmitted to Practice2006 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember2004 - 2009
American Bar AssociationAdvisory Panel2004 - 2009

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Washington State Bar Association Litigation NewsUp in Smoke? Marijuana Law2013
American Bar Association GP Solo: Law Trends and NewsCriminal Defense Law With An Apple2008
Avvo Legal GuidesMalicious Mischief in Washington State2008
Avvo Legal GuidesPossession of Stolen Property in Washington State2008
Avvo Legal GuidesWashington State Theft2008
Avvo Legal GuidesVacation of Misdemeanor Conviction in Washington State2008
Avvo Legal GuidesVacation of Felony Conviction in Washington State2008
Washington State Criminal Defense BlogWeekly Contributor2008
Avvo Legal GuidesExpungement in Washington State2008
Willamette Law Online (Intellectual Property News)Weekly Contributor2004

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeN/ARegional Seminar2009
Willamette University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Willamette UniversityPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts2002

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Federal Law Issues and Washington State Marijuana LawsWashington Marijuana Law2015
WANP Annual Clinical Conference 2014 (Pain Management in Naturopathic Practice)Benefits Outweighing the Risk - Ethics and Legal Pitfalls2014
Canna Business & the Law - I-502 SeminarChoosing Legal Compliance2014
I-502 ImplicationsCurrent Washington Medical Cannabis Laws; Criminal Ramifications of Violating I-502; the Green DUI2013
The 19th Annual Criminal Justice InstituteUpdates and Critical Issues2012
Q&A session on Medical CannabisLegal Issues for Access Points2012
Hempfest 2012Medical Marijuana in Washington State2012
Hempfest 2011 (20th Anniversary)Medical Marijuana Law2011
Current Issues in Search & SeizureCriminal Defense Law with Apple2011
Care Medical Group and Training AcademyAdvanced Cannabis Law2011
Cannabis CollegeIntro to Medical Cannabis Law2011
Marijuana Liberation MarchImplication of State v. Fry2010
TruTV's Best DefenseNavid Haq Trial2008