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Aaron Philip McAllister

Criminal defense Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

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About Aaron

Learn Aaron’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    Awarded & recognized for outstanding representation in criminal defense, including trial, misdemeanors, felonies, federal cases, state cases, expungement, early termination of probation, reduction of felonies to misdemeanors, & more.

    13 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    10%
    Awarded & recognized for outstanding representation in DUI cases, including trial (misdemeanors and/or felonies), expungement, early termination of probation, & dmv hearings.

    13 years

  3. Juvenile law
    10%

    13 years

  4. Violent crime
    10%
    Awarded and recognized for outstanding representation regarding violent crimes, including accusations of domestic violence, assault with a deadly weapon, murder, attempted murder, and more.

    13 years

  5. Employment and labor
    5%

    13 years

  6. Expungement
    5%
    Awarded and recognized for outstanding representation in expungment, record sealing, early termination of probation, and reduction of felonies to misdemeanors. Supervise legal clinic providing expungement assistance.

    13 years

  7. Sex crime
    5%
    Awarded and recognized for outstanding representation in sex related crimes.

    13 years

  8. Wrongful death
    5%

AARON P. MCALLISTER - Awarded Super Lawyers, Rising Star in 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 & 2017. RECEIVED MORE THAN 30 LEGAL AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS SINCE 2015 RELATED TO OUTSTANDING SERVICE, ADVOCACY, CASE RESULTS, AND REPRESENTATION.  

Since starting his solo practice in 2015, Mr. McAllister's case results include: (i) felony jury trial, client facing more than 20 years prison, jury voted 12 to 0 NOT GUILTY; (ii) DUI jury trial, CASE DISMISSED after jury voted 7 to 5 NOT GUILTY; (iii) multiple CASES DISMISSED on the first day of trial; (iv) multiple CASES DISMISSED during negotiations with prosecutor; (v) multiple felony counts REDUCED to misdemeanors at preliminary hearings; (vi) multiple felony counts REDUCED to misdemeanors during negotiations with prosecutor; (vi) D.A. REJECTS based on negotiations with prosecutor prior to case being filed, and more.  Please see case results section for more information on some of our outstanding case results. *Disclaimer on case results:  prior case results cannot guarantee similar outcomes on your case or future cases.

Mr. McAllister is passionate about criminal defense and civil rights; his passion stems from the negative experiences that many of his family members and friends have had with the criminal justice system.  Being arrested or having a loved one arrested can be a scary, frustrating, and stressful experience, and the collateral consequences of an arrest or conviction can last a lifetime.  Mr. McAllister founded his law firm to fight for the best possible results and help people during this difficult time; indeed, he uses his skills, passion, knowledge and expertise to fight for an outcome that will minimize both the direct and collateral consequences of having contact with the criminal justice system.   

Mr. McAllister gradauted from Howard University School of Law in 2009.  His work experience includes (i) the D.C. Public Defender Service, and (ii) White & Case LLP - a top ranked international law firm.  Before starting his own law firm, he received mentoring and training from some of the top attorneys in the nation.  

Mr. McAllister is licensed to practice in the State of California (state cases) as well as the United States District Court for the Central District of California (federal cases).  He represents juveniles and adults in misdemeanor and felony cases.   

Licensed for 13 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2009
Updated 11/29/2022
State DC
Status Resigned
Acquired 2011
Updated 06/08/2022

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

Contact Aaron

The Law Office of Aaron P. McAllister
3415 South Sepulveda Boulevard
Suite 1100
Los Angeles, CA, 90034

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Christian | November 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Totally Accessible and Professional
Aaron helped me on a criminal matter today. He is by FAR, one of thr most eloquent, professional, and respectful lawyers I've ever come across. Not only did he take me under his wing IMMEDIATELY and without hesitation after hearing my situation, he didn't judge me, he was quick, and was the 1st attorney out of dozens whom I called, that didn't interrupt me nor put me on the backburner. I am telling you all, if you want a professional who will go to bat for you with confidence and charisma, THIS is your guy. I can't speak any higher than that. He's just the best in LA without question. Thanks so much Aaron. God bless you sir. Without realizing how much you saved my but today, I'm here to tell you, that you certainly did. And I am grateful.
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Posted by anonymous | July 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
KDN
Aaron was outstanding in working with our family on a Juvenile issue. He helped us make a tough decision to choose a diversion program rather then go to Court(even though our son was innocent of the charge) and he was absolutely right in advising us to choose diversion. In the end our son and his friend were cleared of the accusations made against them. As regards his character, Aaron is extremely knowledgeable, relatable for young people and older folks like us. He truly is one of the good guys, working in the legal systems for the right reasons - to give a voice to the voiceless, address the racial disparities that exist in the justice system and use his good mind to present the best defense possible for the accused.
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Posted by Ashley | April 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Aaron Mcallister
Hi Aaron, Thank you for all your hard work and support with my case! Your expertise and advice is truly appreciated and I will definitely contact you when I'm eligible for expungemnt upon completion of the DUI Class and MADD. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Warmest regards, Ashley Baker
Posted by Prince | March 4, 2015
One of the Best.
I've had the opportunity to work with Attorney McAllister. He knew exactly how to resolve the matter and has a way with his clients that makes him one of the best client centered attorneys I have met. If you're ever in trouble, definitely give this attorney a call.
Posted by dennis ansong | February 24, 2015
Pleasantly surprised
I was referred to Aaron by a college classmate of mine, Aaron was very professional diligent he responded to all my inquiries, whether via the telephone, email, or in person, and was able to help me with my issue and was very professional.
Posted by anonymous | February 24, 2015
Very helpful criminal lawyer.
Mr. Aaron McAllister, was very helpful and informative when handling my felony case. My charges were dismissed as a result of his dilligent work.
Posted by Mel | February 19, 2015
Phenomenal legal assistance
Words cannot express how appreciative and thankful I am to Aaron Mcallister and his superb legal assistance. Aaron's level of expertise and professionalism exceeded my expectation. He really is committed to his clients. Every phone call and email was promptly returned. The outcome of my case was even better than I expected. I highly recommend his services!
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Posted by anonymous | February 17, 2015
Excellent Attorney!
I was in a legal bind and called Mr. McAllister, Esq. for advice. He accepted my case. He is knowledgeable, dependable, and helped me resolve my legal issues. He is one of the best in the business!
Posted by Yvette S. | February 17, 2015
Highly recommended
Aaron McAllister was a pleasure to work with. He made an incredibly difficult and taxing situation easy and painless. I have no hesitation in working with Aaron again. Highly recommended.
Posted by William | February 17, 2015
Great Attorney!
Aaron made me feel comfortable in a distraught situation and kept me informed as to my case at all times. He was very knowledgable and really accomodating. Super Attorney!
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder & Principal Attorney
  • The Law Office of Aaron P. McAllister
  • 2015 - Present
  • Supervising Attorney
  • City of Refuge, Anchor of Hope Re-entry Ministry's Legal Clinic
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney Assisting with Expungement
  • Lake View Terrace Improvement Association
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Assistant Attorney
  • Legal Aid Society Of Orange County
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Attorney Volunteer
  • The Los Angeles Regional Reentry Partnership
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • F.A.M.E. Legal Clinic
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • Mesereau Legal Clinic
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Associate Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Imhoff & Associates, PC
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Appellate Panel Attorney
  • Riverside Superior Court Appellate Division
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Prosecutor
  • Inglewood City Attorney's Office
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Volunteer Prosecutor
  • Traditional Trial Advocacy Project
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Associate
  • Ivie, McNeill & Wyatt
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Associate
  • White & Case LLP
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • DC Public Defender Service
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Summer Associate
  • White & Case LLP
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Summer Associate
  • Robert Haugan Law Offices
  • 2007 - 2007
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Education

  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • 2019
  • Howard University School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of California - Irvine
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Legal Cases

  • People v. D.C.
  • Case Dismissed
  • People v. C.F.
  • Case Dismissed
  • People v. C.W.
  • Case dismissed.
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Associations

  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member and Award Recipient (Top 40 under 40)
  • 2016 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member and Award Recipient (top 100)
  • 2016 - Present
  • Riverside County Bar Association, Lawyer Referral Service
  • Qualified Lawyer
  • 2016 - Present
  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Long Beach Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Long Beach Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
  • Qualified Lawyer
  • 2015 - Present
  • United States District Court, Central District of California
  • Licensed to Practice in Federal Court
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • Member and Award Recipient (10 Best DUI/DWI Law Attorney)
  • 2015 - Present
  • California Public Defender's Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • The Los Angeles Regional Reentry Partnership
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Black Lawyers Top 100
  • Member & Award Recipient (Top 40 Under 40)
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • John M. Langston Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • California Young Lawyer's Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Howard University Law Alumni Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Sigma Delta Tau Legal Fraternity, Inc.
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Congresswoman Maxine Waters
  • Meeting to Discuss Racial Profiling and Police Brutality
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Black Law Student Association (BLSA)
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Howard Public Interest Law Society
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2009
  • 100 Black Men (UC Irvine Chapter)
  • Secretary
  • 2005 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Selected as Top 10 Attorney
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2022
  • Selected as Top 10 DUI Defense Attorney
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Selected as Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Selected as Elite Lawyer for Criminal Defense
  • Elite Lawyers of America
  • 2022
  • Top 10 DUI Defense Attorney
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2021
  • Selected as Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Black Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Selected as "10 Best DUI Defense Attorney"
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2021
  • Top Ranking Attorney List
  • American Association of Attorney Advocates
  • 2021
  • Selected as Top 10 DUI Defense Attorney
  • Best of the Best Attorneys
  • 2021
  • Selected as Elite Lawyer
  • Elite Lawyers of America
  • 2021
  • Selected as Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Selected as "America's Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys"
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Selected as "10 Best Attorneys"
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Selected as "Top 10 DUI Defense Attorney"
  • Best of the Best Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Selected as "Top 10 Under 40 Attorney"
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Selected as DUI Defense Top 10 Attorney
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2020
  • Selected as Top Ranking Attorney for DUI Defense
  • American Association of Attorney Advocates
  • 2020
  • Selected as 10 Best Attorney for California
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Selected as Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Black Lawyers Association
  • 2020
  • Identified as "Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers in California"
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • 2019
  • Selected as "Top 10 Attorney" in California
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Selected as "Top 1% Attorneys in America"
  • Distinguished Justice Advocates
  • 2019
  • Selected as "10 Best Attorney" for California
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Selected as "10 Best Attorneys" for California
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Selected as Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Black Lawyers Association
  • 2019
  • Chosen as "Top 10 Under 40 Attorney Award"
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Selected as "10 Best Criminal Law Attorneys"
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2018
  • Selected as "10 Best DUI/DWI Attorneys"
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Selected as one of California's Top 10 Attorneys
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2018
  • Recognized as "Premier 100 Trial Attorney"
  • National Academy of Jurisprudence
  • 2018
  • Selected as Top 1% Attorneys in America
  • Distinguished Justice Advocates
  • 2018
  • Selected as Top 1% Attorneys in America
  • Distinguished Justice Advocates
  • 2018
  • Selected as "10 Best Under 40 Criminal Law Attorney"
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Selected as "Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers"
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Selected as "Top 100"
  • The National Black Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Selected as "Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Lawyers"
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2018
  • Selected as Top 100 Lawyer in California
  • The National Black Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Selected as Top 10 Under 40 Attorney for California
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Distinguished Lawyer (Conferred Upon Top 3% of Lawyers)
  • Expert Network
  • 2017
  • Selected as "Top 10 DUI/DWI Attorneys" for California
  • American Jurist Institute
  • 2017
  • Recognized as Premier 100 Trial Attorneys for California
  • National Academy of Jurisprudence
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Selected as "10 Best Attorneys" for DUI/DWI Defense
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Selected as "10 Best Criminal Law Attorneys"
  • The American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Selected as Top 10% of Lawyers in the United States
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • "10 Best" DUI/DWI Law Attorneys in California
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Best in Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Chosen to Receive Top 10 Under 40 Award
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40 Award
  • National Black Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Excellent Rating (Featured Attorney for Criminal Defense)
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Young Lawyer of the Month
  • John M. Langston Bar Association of Los Angeles
  • 2015
  • Admitted to Practice
  • United States District Court, Central District of California
  • 2015
  • Best Criminal Defense Attorneys in Santa Ana
  • Thumbtack
  • 2015
  • Featured Attorney of the Month for Great Results - July
  • Imhoff & Associates
  • 2015
  • "10 Best" DUI/DWI Law Attorneys in California
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Featured Attorney of the Month for Great Case Results - October
  • Imhoff & Associates
  • 2015
  • Best in Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Admitted as Pro Bono Prosecutor
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Traditional Trial Advocacy Project
  • 2013
  • Pro Bono Award for Exceptional Advocacy
  • White & Case
  • 2012
  • Pro Bono Honor Roll
  • White & Case
  • 2012
  • Featured in Article for Exceptional Pro Bono Advocacy
  • White & Case
  • 2012
  • Merit Bonus for High Achieving Associates
  • White & Case
  • 2012
  • Pro Bono Award for Exceptional Advocacy
  • White & Case LLP
  • 2011
  • Admitted to Practice
  • United States District Court, Northern District of California
  • 2011
  • Pro Bono Honor Roll
  • White & Case
  • 2011
  • Merit Bonus for High Achieving Associates
  • White & Case
  • 2011
  • Merit Bonus for High Achieving Associates
  • White & Case
  • 2010
  • Merit Scholarship
  • Howard University School of Law
  • 2009
  • Howard Law Journal
  • Howard University School of Law
  • 2009
  • CALI Award for Highest Grade
  • Howard University School of Law
  • 2008
  • Merit Scholarship
  • Howard University School of Law
  • 2008
  • Howard Law Journal
  • Howard University School of Law
  • 2008
  • American Jurisprudence Award - Evidence
  • Howard University School of Law
  • 2008
  • Dean's Honor List
  • University of California - Irvine
  • 2006
  • Scholar Athlete Award
  • University of California - Irvine
  • 2006
  • Dean's Honor List
  • University of California - Irvine
  • 2005
  • Scholar Athlete Award
  • University of California - Irvine
  • 2005
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Publications

  • Newsletter May 2015 - Young Lawyer of the Month
  • John M. Langston Bar Association of Los Angeles
  • 2015
  • Imhoff & Associates Attorney Newsletter
  • Featured Attorney of the Month for Outstanding Representation and Great Case Results
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Meeting with Congresswoman Maxine Waters
  • Police Misconduct and Racial Profiling
  • 2016
  • Anchor of Hope Re-entry Conference
  • Prop 47, Expungement, and Pardons
  • 2016
  • Langston Legal Clinic - Know Your Rights
  • Expungement and Prop 47 Felony Reduction
  • 2015
  • City of Refuge - Community Reentry
  • Prop 47
  • 2015
  • Carson Job Fair Expungement and Prop 47 Workshop
  • Prop 47 and Expungement
  • 2015
  • Compton Job Resource Fair
  • Record Sealing and Expungement
  • 2014
  • District of Columbia Community Re-entry and Expungement Summit
  • Record Sealing, Expungement and Community Re-entry
  • 2011
  • District of Columbia Community Re-entry and Expungement Summit
  • Record Sealing, Expungement, and Community Re-Entry
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (72)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the best!"
Unknown Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. McAllister. He is professional, knowledgeable, and works hard to achieve the best results for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Keen attention to detail with exceptional client service. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Professional, knowledgeable and a zealous advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Education and experience make a great attorney. Keep up the good work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Other
"Top-notch attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Phillip will help you get the best possible outcome."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a great attorney!"
Unknown Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Aaron Philip McAllister."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Family member
"I endorse Aaron McAllister. He is a very skilled and capable attorney with a genuine passion for criminal defense law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tough, talented and thorough litigator."
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