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Aaron Lee Shields

Family Attorney at Everett, WA

4.3   18 reviews
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1996
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The Shields Law Firm, PLLC
2531 Wetmore Avenue
Everett, WA, 98201


4.3 / 5.0
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Posted by Jessica | February 5, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Assistance to Modify
I will never be able to have enough words, or space in this time to express how solid the team work of Aaron and Jennifer is from The Shields Lawfirm. I set out to Modify a Parenting Plan with no know how and with the continued consultations with Aaron I was able to feel the success of following through the court process. Without Jennifer being available, knowledgeable and ready to facilitate with the filing process and any questions I may have outside of the consultations with Aaron I would have been lost. Both members of this Law Office went above and beyond to help me in my court system jounrey. I recommend anyone willing to put the work in to make a change happen, refer to this office- this team for the help and guidance.
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Posted by anonymous | December 10, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Divorce Advice
I highly recommend Aaron Shield. His team is very professional and responded to me within 24-48 hours. I came to Aaron because my husband and I couldn't agree on settlement for divorce. We had been trying to do this without the help of lawyers. Aaron took out the emotional factor and gave me the legal facts and helped me understand my rights. Aaron is confident, supportive, and denfinitely wants to see you get what you deserve. After my first meetting I was able to speak to my spouce with confidence and assurance in negotiating with fairness and from a legal point of view. It took 2 visits with Aaron to come to a resolution. I wished I had come in sooner to get this done faster. If you are seeking legal help in a divorce case I would highly recommend Aaron Shield.
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Posted by Casey | April 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The guy you want on your side!
Aaron helped me navigate a very difficult divorce at a time when my life was in pieces. He helped bring clarity to the legal dimensions provided me the steps to help me move forward. I appreciate his candor, encouragement and reputation as a mediator as well as legal council. I didn't want a bulldog to stir the pot, I needed someone navigate and lead me on the shortest route through the darkest season of my life and I can imagine no better guide than Aaron Shields and his team at Shields Law. I'll never make another lawyer joke after working with Aaron. Thoughtful, considerate, personable and effective!
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Posted by Paul | February 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Incredible Lawyer
Mr. Shields represented me in a couple cases during a very troubling time in my life. I met Mr. Shields in the summer of 2017. He was just getting under way in his own building that was under renovation. He was very upfront and honest with what he could do with my charges. Aaron is a very well educated Lawyer and he works very hard for his clients. I believe if it were not for Mr. Shields, my cases would have had different outcomes. I "Highly Recommend Aaron Shields" "Incredible Lawyer, Incredible Person"
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Posted by Tammy | December 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I highly recommend Aaron for any legal needs. He is logical and keeps matters upfront and real. Organized and will go above and beyond for your case. He has handled a couple of cases for me and I was extremely happy with both outcomes. Thank you Aaron for your fantastic expertise!!
Posted by Ken | September 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney with a strong client focus
Mr. Shields is an excellent attorney. He knows the Law, he knows the system, is completely realistic and, always clearly communicates the most effective and efficient approach to resolving matters. Mr. Shields has been representing me since 2009. He has handled a high-conflict family law case and the follow-on issues that go along with these types of cases where children are involved. In watching Mr. Shields work both in and out of Court, I have learned just how effective his approach is. He focuses on the things that matter to the Court, asks for realistic settlements and is quick to defend when opposing counsel brings absurd matters and accusations to Court.
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Posted by anonymous | January 18, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Did the job
Mr. Shield did great job, showing extremely professional work and preparing documents in within addressing every possible issue
Posted by John | April 15, 2015
Positive Experience
I recently engaged with Aaron on an ongoing family matter that included child support modification and post secondary education. Historically I have consulted with and hired several different local attorneys for the child support issue. Aaron is by far the most efficient and direct counsel I have deal with. His attention to detail and ability to articulate that on my behalf was quite satisfying.
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Posted by Peggy | December 2, 2014
Did great work for me
I believe that Mr. Shields went above and beyond for my case. Ultimately, the case was dismissed. I am certain that Mr. Shields' work had a lot to do with that outcome.
Posted by Mike | March 28, 2013
Answer to my prayers
Aaron and his associates helped me in my child custody case. They are very knowledgeable and hardworking. We were able to come to a compromise with my son's mother when I thought it was not possible.
Posted by anonymous | February 19, 2012
Aaron was excellent with his handling of my divorce case. He was very helpful in understanding the psychology involved and was able to help me bring my case to a smooth landing. He fees were very economical compared to my x-wifes attorney and he has well prepared agreements for any scenario which he encounters. He also has good follow up skills and can be counted on to respond when you contact him,
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Posted by anonymous | April 14, 2009
Excellent Lawyer
Aaron represented me in my divorce. He did a excellent job during the proceedings. I would recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2009
Aaron Shields " The Best in Snohomish County!"
I would highly reccomend Aaron. He is a hardworking, honest, and very good at what he does. He has always given me sound advice and guidance on a personal level. He has always represented me in the most profesional way. Aaron knows how to get results!d
Posted by anonymous | February 13, 2009
Client Review
I have used Aaron for divorce and other legal cases in the past and was very satisfied with his representation. He has always been a straight shooter and honest with me. He represented me the way i wanted and didn't just want my money. I would and have reccommended him to others
Posted by anonymous | February 12, 2009
Highly Recommend
Mr. Shields has handled two matters for me that were resolved in a manner with which I was highly pleased. He explained the legal process to me very thoroughly and I felt prepared for whatever the court decided. I highly recommend his legal services.
Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Everett, WA Family Court
It is so hard for me to build the courage to write what I know my fellow citizens and especially those like myself have held their right hand to their heart every single day in allegiance of the land we love. Aaron took money from me in a family matter. Knowing I am clean as a judge I was hoaxed into accepting an awe full arrangement which has made seeing my son nearly a functional obsolescence. Aaron. barged me near enough to $40,000 and I barely see my son. I do not smoke, drink and I am a good father. I have since tried to reach Aaron but always seem to end up speaking with his extremely rude and obnoxious phone lady Jennifer. Jennifer scares me as well. She is so rude and Aaron is one sneaky attorney. Stay away from the crooks. In my clear purview Aaron is a washed up attorney with no loyalty to his clients. Aaron is a walmart attorney. I have no fear that Aaron and Jennifer will now try and ruin my life even more. 100% not afraid of that clown. Hire a young attorney who has not forgot why he/she became an attorney. I feel as though Aaron was using my money to pay off debts or gambling I do not know what I know is the lack of representation and the amount charge seems criminal.
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Posted by anonymous | July 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Promised the mood, delivered nothing
I hired Aaron for a custody case. He promised me the moon and delivered me absolutely nothing. He was afraid of confrontation and was always quick to encourage me to accept the worst offers made. Spent more time googling info because I couldn’t get him to explain things. Completely lost everything with him as my lawyer. Took case up on my own and got full custody of my daughter.
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Posted by Jason | February 21, 2014
Avoid him like the plague
Handled my divorce a few years back. Horrible. Did very little on my behalf; gave plenty of excuses why he couldn't/wouldn't do things. Allowed my ex and her attorney to violate the law, and despite repeated requests to him, and promises from him that it would come out in court, nothing happened. Two years later I am still trying to fix what he allowed to happen. My current attorney told me I got screwed by him. If you don't want to get screwed, stay away from him.
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AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Shields Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Pro Tem Judge
  • Snohomish County District Court
  • 2006 - Present
  • Partner
  • Podrasky, Shipman & Shields
  • 2006 - 2010
  • Attorney
  • Brewe Layman
  • 2001 - 2006
  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
  • Snohomish County Prosecutor's Office
  • 1997 - 2001
  • Law Clerk
  • Snohomish County Superior Court
  • 1996 - 1997
  • Director
  • Community Legal Information Center
  • 1990 - 1991
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  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • California State University, Chico
  • BA
  • 1991


  • US District Court, Eastern District of Washington
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2006 - Present
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Snohomish County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Snohomish County Legal Services
  • Board Member
  • 2004 - 2010
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Juris Doctor, Cum Laude
  • Gonzaga University, School of Law
  • 1996
  • Associate Editor
  • Gonzaga Law Review
  • 1995
  • Tax Scholarship Award
  • Deloitte and Touche
  • 1995
  • Edward J. Bronson Award
  • Chico State University
  • 1991
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Speaking Engagements

  • SCBA Monthly CLE
  • Criminal Issues in Family Law Cases
  • 2008
  • Presentation
  • Parenting Plan Issues - Tips on Relocation Cases
  • 2005

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (8)
Endorse Aaron
Family Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. On behalf of my client, I have hired Aaron to mediate cases and he has succeeded in resolving all of them with efficiency."
Family Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Aaron Shields is smart AND wise. He knows how to steer complicated situations to a favorable resolution - every time. I've known him for over 25 years and he is dependable and consistent. I enthusiastically endorse this lawyer!"
Family Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Aaron. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known and consulted with Aaron Shields for over 20 years. In short, I would not hesitate to have him represent my family and friends in any matter. He has a sharp legal mind, he exhibits the highest level of integrity in all that he does, and has compassion and understanding that makes him a true advocate for his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have seen Aaron in court and know him to be of the utmost character and professionalism. Aaron knows the complexities of DUI law, and is able to use his knowledge to his clients' advantage. If a friend or loved one were charged with DUI, I would wholeheartedly recommend they call Aaron."
Family Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Aaron is a tenacious advocate for his clients and will work hard to get the job done whether in settlement or in the courtroom. Aaron is professional, trustworthy and a pleasure to work with."
Family Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred clients to Aaron in various matters without hesitation. Having watched Aaron in a number of courts over the past 10 years, I know that those clients are receiving great service from a great attorney. Aaron brings a vast experience to any case he works, and is a true advocate for his clients. He is a professional through and through, a tough adversary, a mentor to others in the legal community, and base of legal knowledge and skill that is an invaluable commodity. I trust Aaron as colleague, as a fighter for his clients, and as a professional in all aspects."
Family Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Aaron for a number of years and have always found him to be prepared, forthright and knowledgeable. I would have no hesitation recommending him to a friend or family member. He is a credit to the profession."
Family Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Aaron ever since he began his legal career. He has matured into an excellent lawyer who fights for his clients with zest and integrity."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Having worked with Aaron for several years, I know him to be a very good advocate for his clients in both criminal and family law cases. He works hard to get good results for his clients. I refer many potential clients to Aaron."
Family Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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