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Aaron J Reed

Aaron J Reed

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  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence
  • Arizona
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Biography

A proven winner in trial, Aaron J. Reed advocates for his clients with outstanding results and top level customer service. Aaron dedicates 100% of his practice to defending people that cannot defend themselves, and has done so even before becoming a licensed attorney. Criminal defense has always been his passion, and his clients are best served because of it.

Aaron has had numerous outright jury trial acquittals (not guilty on all charges) in major felony cases, including sexual assault, kidnapping, sale or transportation of narcotic drugs and felony possession of narcotic drugs.

Aaron also is unique in how he approaches customer service. Aaron will respond to client inquiries within minutes if he can, and will return phone calls, text messages, emails and other messages after hours and on the weekends, which is rare for most attorneys.

Aaron offers a free 30 minute consultation for all potential clients, regardless of the charges and any consultation will be directly with him, and not a staff member who is not a licensed attorney. Call today for your free consultation.

Education
Arizona Summit Law School
J.D. (2015) | Criminal Law
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Honors: Cum Laude; Dean's List (3x); Pro Bono Achievement Award
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University of Nevada-Las Vegas
B.S. (2012) | Business, Real Estate, Finance
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Activities: Member of UNLV Football Team (WR/TE); Academic All-Mountain West (2x); Dean's List (2x)
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Professional Experience
Partner and Trial Attorney
DwaneCates.com, PLLC
- Current
Aaron reunited with his longtime mentor, and senior partner, Dwane Cates at DwaneCates.Com, PLLC where he now handles all different case types in every county in Arizona. DCC has a proven track record of high level trial victories and Aaron brings his litigation experience and trial wins into the fold, creating a team of highly skilled litigators.
Senior Associate Attorney
Ryan Garvey Attorneys
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Was the attorney on about 25 cases of varying difficulty. Most of my cases consisted of major felony matters. Daily tasks included reviewing discovery, formulating trial defenses and strategies, interviewing witnesses, drafting motions and requests, gathering mitigation materials, negotiating with prosecutor, providing guidance to clients regarding their case status, and providing free consultations to prospective clients. Appeared in many different counties throughout Arizona, including: Apache County, Coconino County, Cochise County, Gila County , La Paz County, Maricopa County, Mohave County, Navajo County, Pima County, Pinal County, Yavapai County, and Yuma County.
Associate Attorney
The Baker Law Firm
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While working for Mr. Baker, I was responsible for handling 20-30 criminal cases of varying difficulty at a given time. The cases were about half felonies and half misdemeanors. I also was responsible for handling Orders of Protection hearings, Injunction Against Harassment Hearings, as well as Injunction Against Workplace Harassment cases. I had cases in multiple counties during my time with Mr. Baker that included felony cases out of La Paz County, Mohave County, Navajo County, Yavapai County, Pinal County, Maricopa County and Gila County. I also handled new client intake and was responsible for providing free consultations to prospective clients.
Associate Attorney
Kenneth Countryman, PC
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Was retained by Mr. Countryman after passing the bar and moved into an associate position working fulltime on his case load after serving as his Law Clerk. While working for Mr. Countryman, I was responsible for helping with the morning calendar in Superior Court as well as his afternoon calendar in Gilbert Municipal Court. I was responsible for meeting with clients regarding their case, conducting hearings, negotiating with the prosecutor, consulting Mr. Countryman directly regarding his cases, helping prepare for trial and help with administrative tasks at the office.
Legal Intern
Maricopa County Public Defender's Office
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While working for the Public Defender as a legal intern, I was responsible for a special project that dealt with gathering contact information for illegal immigrants who were convicted under a statute that was declared unconstitutional by the United States Supreme Court.
Judicial Extern
Maricopa County Superior Court
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I proudly served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Sherry Stephens after completing my first year of law school. While working for Judge Stephens, I was responsible for observing court proceedings, conducting research on motions, help draft rulings, and help facilitate courtroom operations.
Awards
Super Lawyers Southwest Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Selected to Rising Stars: 2019 - 2023
Top 40 Under 40
National Trial Lawyers
Selected: 2019 - 2020
Professional Associations
State Bar of Arizona  # 033120
Attorney
- Current
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American Bar Association
Attorney
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arizona
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9th Circuit
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Limited to one free 30-minute consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. If I get evicted from the lot but own the mobile home is it my right to move it?
A: This is not really a criminal law question as much as it is a landlord-tenant issue. You should consul an experienced attorney that handles landlord-tenant disputes. Many of them will offer a free consultation and will discuss your case and possible issues and remedies to your situation. Best of luck to you.
Q. I plead guilty to a plea deal and a week later the judge denied my plea deal after I already plead to a guilty charge
A: Thank you for your question. When a person enters a plea agreement in open court, the plea is contingent on the court accepting the plea agreement. If the court defers acceptance of the plea at the change of plea hearing, then the plea is not officially accepted by the court and you may still be able to back out of the plea agreement. The court can also reject a plea agreement for a number of reasons. If the court rejects your plea, you can still choose to remain in agreement with the plea, but the Court does not have to follow the agreed upon stipulations between you and the state. You can also withdraw from the plea if the court rejects it. If you do this, the original charges will essentially be brought back up, and the case can proceed onward to trial. Hope this helps.
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Contact & Map
DwaneCates.Com, PLLC
7310 North 16th Street
Suite 330A
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Telephone: (480) 808-3968
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Aaron accepts calls after hours every day and on weekends. In-person consultations on Saturday and Sunday by appointment only.