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About Me

Aaron is a founding member of the Cannabis Defense Coalition Legal Committee and a lifetime member of the NORML Legal Committee.  He has been a tireless advocate in the War on Drugs. In addition to representing cannabis clients and their business strategies, 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 Cannabis Experts, Businness Lawyers, Defense Attorneys, Law Enforcement and Prosecutors.



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Practice Areas


  1. Litigation: 70%
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%



Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

35 total 

  • Stacey M. Washington

    Attorney Pelley is an experienced and aggressive defense attorney. He is highly regarded and respected by his peers and clients. I endorse this lawyer.


    Stacey Washington DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Sean P Cecil

    I endorse this lawyer. Aaron is extremely intelligent and gets results. I routinely call him to consult on situations that are within his expertise, and refer clients to him without hesitation.


    Sean Cecil Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Pelley Law, PLLC

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



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
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
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
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
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
PWC Panel PresentationsClearing the Air: Let’s Talk about Legal Pot & Workers’ Comp2015
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