Aaron specializes in trust litigation, employment counseling, and general civil litigation. As an experienced litigator, Aaron has tried cases to verdict in both bench and jury trials and has negotiated settlements in dozens of cases. Aaron has represented individuals, businesses, families, and estates in complex disputes. Aaron has also developed an asset recovery practice, where he has recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars for his clients.
Prior to joining the Brereton Law Office, Aaron managed a small service business in the Bay Area, with thirty employees. In this capacity, Aaron obtained valuable insights into the day to day operations of a small business and the challenges that employers face in the form of complex and ever changing state regulations. This experience is invaluable to Aaron as he counsels local employers about their human resource practices. Aaron has represented businesses in front of administrative agencies at the state and federal level.
Aaron believes that a deep understanding of client goals and expectations is paramount to the successful practice of law - he rejects a one-size-fits-all mentality. Aaron practices with a posture which is both aggressive and pragmatic. He always seeks to protect his client's rights, property, and interests, while at the same time adhering to the utmost in professional and ethical standards.
Aaron received his Juris Doctor from the University of Washington, William H. Gates School of Law, where he graduated in the top third in his class. Prior to attending law school, Aaron was an honors graduate in Philosophy and Political Science at the University of California, Davis.
Aaron has been a member of the California State Bar since 2006. He is a member of the Santa Cruz County Bar Association and the Monterrey County Bar Association. He is admitted to the United States Court for the Northern District of California, and all California state courts.
Aaron also serves on the board of directors for his church, and on the board for a yearly summer family camp program. A central coast native, Aaron is happy to live and practice in Santa Cruz County. In his spare time, Aaron enjoys studying the piano and pursuing physical fitness. He speaks conversational Italian.