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Aaron M. Lavine began his working for prominent Los Angeles plaintiffs’ trial attorneys, where he handled cases involving catastrophic injuries, wrongful deaths, and product liability, in addition to professional liability and insurance bad faith matters. Mr. Lavine’s civil litigation practice continues with a focus on fighting to help seriously injured people find justice and resolving business disputes on a contingency business.  He has also worked as outside general counsel, advising businesses on transactional matters and vigorously litigating on their behalves.  Mr. Lavine has tried multiple cases to verdict, in addition to numerous arbitrations and mediations.

Mr. Lavine mentors college students through his work as a director with the Sigma Phi Epsilon Alumni Board at UCSB. He also volunteers with Los Angeles Animal Services, Minds Matter Los Angeles-- an organization helping under-privileged high school students attend college-- and is involved in fundraising for leukemia and juvenile diabetes related charities.  He is a member of Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles (CAALA), Consumer Attorneys of California, and the Association of Business Trial Lawyers.  Mr. Lavine is admitted to practice in all California state courts and multiple federal court jurisdictions.


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
    8 years
  2. Litigation: 30%
    8 years
  3. Business: 10%
    8 years
  4. Entertainment: 10%
    8 years



Hourly ($400/hour), contingent (33-50%), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

Layfield & Barrett

633 West 5th Street
Suite 3300
Los Angeles, CA, 90071


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
National Competition TeamUCLA Moot Court2007
Roscoe Pound Semi FinalistUCLA Moot Court2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior AssociateLayfield & Barrett2016 - Present
AttorneyGreenberg, Whitcombe & Takeuchi2013 - 2016
Trial LawyerLaw Offices of Aaron Lavine2011 - 2016
AttorneyCarpenter & Zuckerman2009 - 2011
AttorneyAlderLaw2009 - 2009
Law ClerkGreene Broillet & Wheeler2007 - 2008
ExternHon. William Q. Hayes, USDC, SDCA2006 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesMemberN/A
Association of Business Trial LawyersMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Los Angeles School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
University of California - Santa BarbaraPolitical ScienceBA2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Nuts and Bolts of Personal Injury LitigationTop Ten Things a Young Personal Injury Lawyer Should Know2011