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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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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


Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 65%
    12 years, 5 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
    12 years, 6 thousand cases
  3. Bankruptcy: 10%
    10 years, 5 thousand cases



Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Jeffrey Thomas Perry

    I endorse this lawyer. Aaron is the lawyer you want in your corner. He takes the time to analyze and truly understand his clients' issues. Aaron's work ethic, and his legal acumen, enable him to provide best-in-class legal guidance and representation. Aaron is a true professional.


    Jeffrey Perry Lawsuits and disputes Attorney
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  • David Herman Hirsch

    Mr. Nielson is a dedicated and skillful attorney who is a valued member of the Avvo community. He is a zealous advocate for the rights and interests of his clients and is generous in sharing his time and expertise by spending time participating on this site. It is my pleasure to endorse him.


    David Hirsch State, local, and municipal law Attorney
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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 LawyersAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2016
Top 100 LawyersAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2015
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
American Society of Legal AdvocatesMember2015 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeEagle Member2010 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Creditor-Debtor SectionMember2010 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionMember2010 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2009 - Present
American Bankruptcy InstituteMember2009 - Present
United States District Court for the Western District of WashingtonMember2009 - Present
Utah Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2008 - Present
Utah State BarMember2003 - Present
National District Attorneys AssociationAssociate Member2005 - 2008
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 LawLawJD - Juris 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