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Aaron J Nielson

DUI and DWI Attorney at Salt Lake City, UT

5.0   9 reviews
  • State Years
    Utah - UT 20 years
    Washington - WA 15 years
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State UT
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Administrative Suspension No misconduct found

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

About Aaron

Learn Aaron’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    70%
    Stopped for a traffic violation and accussed of being drunk, have been drinking and police jump to conclusions, have drugs in your system from use in the prior days or if drugs are found in your car. Police push the limits all of the time and you need to fight back and protect your rights.

    21 years, 5,000 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    20%
    While DUIs and Domestic Violence are the most common types of criminal defense cases we handle, Aaron has handled thousands of cases that involve other types of crimes. Theft, traffic violations, fraud, drugs, burglary, sex crimes, white collar and more are all types of crimes we have handled. We handle criminal cases in all city, state and federal courts.

    21 years, 6,000 cases

  3. Bankruptcy and debt
    10%
    We handle chapter 7 & chapter 13 bankrupcty cases. These are the 2 most common for individuals. Call to find out what you qualify for and which type of case will solve your problems best.

    19 years, 5,000 cases

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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Location

Law Office of Aaron Nielson
299 So Main Street # 1300
Salt Lake City, UT, 84111
Aaron J Nielson
8201 164th Ave NE #200
Redmond, WA, 98052
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Reviews

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Posted by Daniel | June 29, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
So far so good
Let Aaron run the show. He will answer your call even on the weekend. He knows exactly what to do step by step. Let him do his job and he will aim for the best possible outcome. he is curently assisting me with my DV case in Utah -Daniel
Posted by anonymous | January 5, 2016
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Criminal Defense advice session
I was contacted within minutes.as a result of our conversation I was able to find an affirmative defense.its time and money well spent.
Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2015
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Criminal Defense advice session
Call was prompt, all my questioned were answered clearly, and he was very respectful. Thanks again!
Posted by anonymous | December 11, 2015
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Criminal Defense advice session
All of my questions were answered. Advice for several paths given to me. It was exactly what I needed.
Posted by anonymous | November 29, 2015
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Criminal Defense advice session
I was very pleased with Aaron. He explained everything i needed to understand for my specific situation clearly and concisely.
Posted by Marquist | February 6, 2016
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Great job !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Recommend to everyone
We hired a layer for my DV charge and my wife. For months the layers didn't call us back and then we had court and we were worried that the layer wouldn't come to court. At court a different lawyer this time Aaron Nielson came in. He said the law firm we hired had hired him to handle the case just that day. He gave us his business card and cell phone number. He went in and talked to the other attorneys and then said that they were dismissing the charges because my wife and I were not fighting and my wife told the prosecutor she wasn't going to testify against me. It was horrible with the first attorney and I'm glad that they couldn't do the case and got me Nielson instead. The old attorneys said the case was super complicated and I would have to go to court several times and go to trial. They said there was no chance of the court dropping the charges. You can tell they didn't know anything and they charged me everything. All they old firm cared about was money. They kept asking how much money I had and where I could get more and if I had family and credit cards. They had me max out my credit card and checking account and then they never talked to me again. Mr Nielson said they were wrong and I should complain but in the end I'm glad we got that lawye we got because he got the case closed on one day. We will never go back to that other company but we will recommend Aaron Nielson as often as we can
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Posted by anonymous | September 6, 2011
How did I get in to this????
Why am I writing a review? How do I get into these things? I guess that theme has been playing with my life lately. How did I get into a fight over a repossessed car and end up with an attorney that could really help. Man I felt my mess would never end. I searched ads for help and found lots of companies offering to help for a fee or you send them your info and they will be in touch. Finally I found Aaron's chesspiece website. He said he has a few and is trying to find out what works. Well Aaron helped me by listening to my problems and then helping me. I really mean helping me and not be defending my assault charge or filing my bankruptcy and getting me out of debt. I really mean he helped me by really talking to me and finding out the real problems. Wide did I kick the crap out of the tow truck driver? Why was I behind on my payments? why do I keep getting payday loans, why isn't my paycheck enough. We did this small workback and then talked about my job. My job was enough to cover the basics but not for the credit cards, medical bills, collections, attorney and everyone else that just wanted money. I pay my credit card so they stop calling my work and I don't pay my car. Then they show up and take my car so I smack the driver. Off to jail. Now no new paycheck coming this next week. See how did i get here? Aaron and I talked about my prioriteez and decided I should pay for rent, food and take care of my family 1st. Then screw the others that keep calling. He gave me a number to have them call and the calls stopped. Then he told me he needed me to do and I got him some info and he did the bankruptcy for me. Now I've got no debts and my paycheck covers rent, food and even fun. I know how I got here, I listened to Aaron and he fixed it for me. Even smacking the tow truck driver is going to be better. It doesn't go away but I don't have to go to jail and it would show up on my future record so it is kind of like it went away to.
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Posted by anonymous | December 10, 2010
Great Attorney
Down to earth! Very good listener. answered all my question via email.
Posted by anonymous | November 11, 2009
Casual and Down to Earth
I called or tried to call a few attorney and met with 2. On some of the calls I couldn't get anyhelp but Aaron answered his own phone and was real nice to be the whole time. I met with 2 attorneys. The other one was the kind of attorney you see on tv, the big dark office and million dollar suit. It looked impressive but made me feel small. Aaron was dressed nice but the environment just made me feel like I could talk more. Instead of the big dark table we sat at a small round table and just talked like regular people. Aaron didn't make me feel like I was a bad person or that he was better then me. I just felt like I was being treated like a real person and not being judged.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Aaron Nielson Law
  • 2003 - Present
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Utah County
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Attorney
  • Miller & Miller
  • 2003 - 2004

Education

  • Oklahoma City University School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • University of Phoenix
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 1999
  • University of Phoenix
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1998
  • University of Utah
  • AS
  • 1994
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • in re: Jurca
  • All debts discharged in bankruptcy
  • Oak Harbor vs Steveson
  • Minor traffic ticket.
  • Washington vs Smith
  • Case Dismissed

Associations

  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Eagle Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Creditor-Debtor Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Utah State Bar
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • National District Attorneys Association
  • Associate Member
  • 2005 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2015
  • Super Lawer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • 24 x 7
  • 2007
  • Trial Lawyer of 2006
  • YLD-UCAO
  • 2006
  • Frequent Trier (Most Cases Tried)
  • Tay City MC
  • 2004
  • Young Lawyer
  • M&M
  • 2003
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Publications

  • Amazon
  • You Have the Right to Remain Silent - USE IT !
  • 2013
  • Amazon
  • Step by Step Bankruptcy for New Lawyers
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Career Planning
  • Law as a Career
  • 2013
  • Career Planning
  • Law as a Career
  • 2012
  • Career Planning
  • Law as a Career
  • 2011
  • Utah Valley University
  • Trial Preparation
  • 2007
  • Lehi PD Continuing Education
  • DUI
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (55)
Endorse Aaron
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Aaron is an excellent attorney. He is a zealous advocate for his clients and highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I used to consult with Aaron on debtor/creditor matters when I practiced in bankruptcy. He was always helpful and insightful. Now that I no longer handle bankruptcy cases, I refer anyone with difficult debt matters to Aaron with confidence that he will handle them with care."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Aaron is a hard-working and caring criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Aaron is a great lawyer with a sincere desire to make a difference for all his clients. He is someone I would trust with my legal problems."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Aaron Nielson is a well respected attorney within the legal community. Aaron is known to work hard for his clients, and he has a well understanding of the law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Aaron. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have had the opportunity to work with Aaron on many occasions over the last two years. During that time I have found that he has an excellent understanding of the law and a devotion to helping his clients in any way possible. I have also had the opportunity, as a supervising attorney, to listen to feedback from clients about Aaron and the way he practices law. His clients feel that he is there for them and that he is both willing and able to go to bat for them; I echo their sentiments. I am pleased to endorse Aaron Nielson as counsel in both criminal defense and bankruptcy matters and would highly recommend him to prospective clients."
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Salt Lake City DUI and DWI Lawyer Aaron J Nielson
Aaron J Nielson
DUI and DWI Attorney
Salt Lake City, UT
Licensed for 20 years
Free Consultation