If you have been injured, you deserve genuine care and personal service. Never accept less."Championing those accused of crimes is not a job, its a passion."Defending citizens accused of crimes requires passion, skill and a willingness to test limits.
I graduated cum laude from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville, Fl with awards in Tort Law and Advanced Appellate Advocacy. Before law school, I attended New College of Florida where I studied Economics.
I grew up overseas my entire life - I lived in Thailand, Egypt, and throughout Africa and South America, ultimately graduating from highschool in Cairo, Egypt. This par to of my background makes me really appreciate the freedoms we enjoy as United States citizens because I have seen, first hand, countries where there is no rule of law, where martial law reigns and where there is no such thing as human rights or the 4th Amendment.
I consider defending citizens accused of crimes to be a great honor and the promise I make every client is that I will fight as hard as I can, every time, to protect the liberties that our forefathers secured for us with their blood and sweat.
When I am not fighting for my clients in and out of Court, I practice Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I am a black belt under Master Roberto "cyborg" Abreu.
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I endorse this lawyer's work. Aaron is a brilliant trial attorney and his depth and breadth of knowledge of the law is similar to attorneys who have been practicing for over thirty years! The judges respect and like Aaron. There is no better recommendation than that of the judges we work with every day.
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120 S. Woodland Boulevard
Deland, FL, 32720
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2004||10/02/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Board Certified - Criminal Trial||Florida Bar||2016|
|Member||National College of Dui Defense||2015|
|Top 40 under 40 Entrepreneurs||Volusia Flagler Business Review||2015|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2015|
|Top 10 Under 40||National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys||2014|
|Nationally Ranked Superior DUI||The National Advocacy for DUI Defense, LLC||2014|
|Top 40 under 40 Entrepreneurs||Volusia Flagler Business Review||2013|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||The National Trial Lawyers||2013|
|4.7/5.0 AV Preeminent||Martindale Hubbell||2010|
|Book Award - Torts||University of Florida Levin College of Law||2001|
|Associate||Smith Hood Perkins||2004 - 2005|
|In-house Counsel (summer associate)||Raydon Corporation||2003 - 2003|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||7th Circuit Chapter Representative||2015 - Present|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Volusia chapter)||President||2014 - Present|
|Florida Bar, Seventh Circuit Grievance Committee||Vice Chair||2012 - Present|
|DUI /Misdemeanor Drug Court Task Force||Criminal Defense Bar Representative||2010 - Present|
|Volusia County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2005 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys||N/A||N/A|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys||N/A||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Volusia County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Florida Association of Criminal Lawyers - Volusia Chapter||Vice President||2011 - 2014|
|State of Florida vs. Christina Lapointe-Gates||Not Guilty|
|Sexual Battery (Child)||Not Guilty on All Counts|
|White Collar Crime||Judgment of Acquittal on all Counts|
|See all legal cases|
|Florida Defender||Why We Do It||2014|
|Inside the Minds||Trends In DUI Discovery||2010|
|Florida Journal of Technology Law & Public Policy||Confessions of a Tennis Shoe Pirate||2004|
|University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2004|
|New College of Florida||Economics||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2001|
|New College of Florida Inaugural Masters Degree Program||Legal & Ethical Issues in Dealing With "Big Data"||2015|
|2015 7th Judicial Circuit Professionalism Seminar||Professionalism Issue in Criminal Law||2015|
|Front Line Series||Defending Traveler Cases||2014|
|Thinking about Law School||Thinking about Law School||2012|
|2012 7th Judicial Circuit Professionalism Seminar||Professionalism Issues in Criminal Law||2012|
|Volusia County Bar Association & UCF Discussion Panel||Panel on Practicing Law||2010|
|En Banc Hearing on Motion to Exclude Breath Test Results||Excluding Evidence in DUI cases||2010|