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William Michael Aron

About me

William M. Aron is a graduate from the Duke University School of Law and an active member of the California State Bar. While at Duke University, Mr. Aron also earned an M.A. in Psychology, authoring a paper examining the efficacy of polygraph examinations in a criminal law context. His formal education also includes negotiation and dispute resolution research as a visiting scholar at Bond University in Sydney, Australia and a stint as a visiting scholar at Cambridge University  in Cambridge, England.

Before entering private practice, Mr. Aron served as a Deputy District Attorney in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he honed his jury trial skills in the process of prosecuting hundreds of DUI and criminal cases.  While in private practice, he served as a visiting professor of law through the University of Virginia's Semester at Sea Program and has furnished litigation consulting services to some of the largest law firms in the United States.

Mr. Aron is a Central Coast native and is active in the community.  He currently serves on the board of directors of Life, Inc., a non-profit organization which seeks to provide resources and education for at-risk youth.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    12 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 50%
    12 years



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

13 total 

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  • Christien Francis Petersen

    I came to know William while working for a mutual client. He is a conscientious and earnest attorney that serves his client's interests quite well. For my money, he is the cream of the crop in the greater Santa Barbara area.


    Christien Petersen Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Paul Nicholas Saputo Jr.

    Bill is a superb lawyer, and I would recommend him to anyone.


    Paul Saputo Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Law Offices of William M. Aron

15 West Carrillo Street
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101-8215

Law Offices of William M. Aron

505 Higuera Street
San Luis Obispo, CA, 93401-6107



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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Visiting Professor of LawUniversity of Virginia - Semester at Sea2008 - 2008
AttorneyLaw Offices of William M. Aron2007 - 2013
Deputy District AttorneySan Mateo County District Attorney's Office2005 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Santa Barbara Teen CourtJudge2014 - Present
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMember2011 - Present
California Department of Real EstateReal Estate Broker2006 - Present
Santa Barbara County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
San Luis Obispo County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
BlogExpungements: How to Protect Your FutureN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Duke University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Duke UniversityPsychologyMA - Masters2004
University of California - Santa BarbaraHistory and PsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Attorney PanelUniversity of California, Santa Barbara2012
University of San Diego School of LawAttorney Panel2007