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Stephen D Aarons

also known as Steve Aarons, Aarons Law Firm PC

About me

Send me a message or telephone my office at any time to discuss your case. There is no fee until you decide to hire me as your lawyer.

/s/ Steve Aarons

(505) 984-1100; (505) 984-1110 Fax; (888) 984-1120 Toll Free

Even after business hours, my legal secretary or I hope to answer your e-mail or voiceimail message as soon as possible.


How did I decide to become a lawyer? At the risk of "too much information" for a professional website, when I was only 11 years old I spent a month of July in St. Louis with my favorite aunt. One rainy afternoon I read Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird." It was written from the point of view of Scout, a daughter my age of a local lawyer appointed to represent a black man falsely accused of raping a young white woman. There is a scene where the black Reverend tells Scout to "stand up, your father's passing" that nearly brought me to tears. I decided then and there, so many years ago, to become a criminal defense lawyer and I have never looked back since!


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    36 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Federal Crime: 25%
    36 years
  3. Domestic Violence: 10%
    36 years
  4. DUI & DWI: 10%
    24 years
  5. Other: 5%
  6. More 



Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

Aarons Law Firm PC

107 Central Park Square #158
Los Alamos, NM, 87544-4020

Aarons Law Firm PC

410 Paseo de Onate
Espanola, NM, 87532



NMAuthorized to practice law198510/14/2010
MOGood Standing, Active198001/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2012
ListedWho's Who In American Law2012
Peer Review Rating: AV® Preeminent™Martindale-Hubbell2012
New Mexico Super LawyerSouthwest Super Lawyers2012
Top Attorneys in ArizonaAZ Magazine2011
Armed Forces Reserve MedalUS Army (Retired)2008
Lieutenant ColonelUnited States Army Reserves1998
First ListingMarquis' Who's Who in America1992
BiographyMarquis Who's Who in the World1992
Honors GraduateUS Army Command and General Staff College1990
Criminal TrialsNational Board of Trial Advocacy1986
Overseas Service RibbonUnited States Army1983
Top Secret - Special IntelligenceDepartment of Defense Security Clearance1981
Egypt/Israeli Youth DelegationUS State Department1976
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyAarons Law Firm PC1992 - Present
Adjunct Professor of Criminal LawThe US Army Judge Advocate General's School, University of Virginia2000 - 2007
AssociateJones Snead Wertheim1989 - 1992
Lead Counsel - Capital Crimes UnitNM Public Defenders Dept1986 - 1989
Reserve Judge AdvocateFort Carson, Colorado1986 - 1989
Assistant Public DefenderNM Public Defender Department - Clovis NM1985 - 1986
Command Judge AdvocateUS Army - Augsburg Germany1981 - 1983
VII Corps Military ProsecutorAugsburg Germany1980 - 1981
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity of Maryland - Europe1980 - 1984
Volunteer (VISTA) LawyerGreat Falls, Montana Legal Services1979 - 1980
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth CircuitAdmitted to Practice1985 - Present
State Bar of New MexicoAdmitted to Practice1985 - Present
United States District Court for the District of New MexicoAdmitted to Practice1985 - Present
United States Supreme Court BarAdmitted to Practice1983 - Present
ARAG Legal InsuranceNetwork AttorneyN/A
New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
United States District Court for the Eastern District of MichiganAdmitted to Practice1997 - 1997
United States District Court for the District of MontanaAdmitted to Practice1996 - 1996
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth CircuitAdmitted to Practice1992 - 1992
Board of Veteran's AppealsAdmitted to Practice1990 - 1990
Oxford UnionLifetime Member1984 - 1984
United States Court of Appeals for the Armed ForcesAdmitted to Practice1981 - 1981
Missouri State BarAdmitted to Practice1980 - 1980
United States District Court for the Western District of MissouriAdmitted to Practice1980 - 1980
College Democrats of AmericaNational President1975 - 1977
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. Marino Leyba, NM Sup Court 2012-NMSC-037Two 1st degree murder convictions reversed
US v Gee 1:10-cr-01759-JEC-2All charges dismissed
US v Largo 1:08-cr-02830-JCH-1Jury found him not guilty on all counts
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Publication nameTitleDate
Sunstone PressThe Torreon Cabin Murders2013
PinnacleMonster Slayer2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Saint Louis University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
George Washington UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1976
Oxford UniversityInternational Criminal LawN/AN/A
Judge Advocate General's School, U.S. ArmyMilitary JusticeLL.M - Master of LawsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationAdvanced Trial Skills College2013
New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationThinking Outside the Box: Visual Evidence2009
The Judge Advocate General's SchoolCriminal Trial Advocacy2006
The Judge Advocate General's SchoolCriminal Trial Advocacy2005
The Judge Advocate General's SchoolCriminal Trial Advocacy2004
California Western School of LawInstitute for Criminal Defense Advocacy2003
University of Virginia Criminal Law AdvocacyCross-Examination Techniques2002
University of Virginia Criminal Law AdvocacyDirect Examination of Expert Witness2001
University of New Mexico School of LawNational Institute for Trial Advocacy2000
Southern Methodist UniversityNational Institute for Trial Advocacy1998