Stephen D Aarons

Stephen D Aarons, Send me a message or telephone my office at any time to discuss your case. There is no fee until you decide to hire me as your lawyer.

(505) 984-1100; (505) 984-1110 Fax; (888) 984-1120 Toll Free

Even after business hours, my legal secretary or I hope to answer your e-mail or voiceimail message as soon as possible.
How did I decide to become a lawyer? At the risk of “too much information” for a professional website, when I was only 11 years old I spent a month of July in St. Louis with my favorite aunt. One rainy afternoon I read Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird.” It was written from the point of view of Scout, a daughter my age of a local lawyer appointed to represent a black man falsely accused of raping a young white woman. There is a scene where the black Reverend tells Scout to “stand up, your father’s passing” that nearly brought me to tears. I decided then and there, so many years ago, to become a criminal defense lawyer and I have never looked back since!

Languages spoken: Spanish

Fees: Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types: Cash, Check

Contact info
Stephen D Aarons23
AARONS LAW FIRM PC311 Montezuma Ave
Santa Fe, NM, 87501-3603


Office (505) 919-7467
Fax (505) 984-1110







State Status Acquired Updated
NM Authorized to practice law 1985 10/14/2010
MO Good Standing, Active 1980 01/08/2013

Award name Grantor Date granted
Top 100 Trial Lawyers The National Trial Lawyers 2012
Listed Who’s Who In American Law 2012
Peer Review Rating: AV® Preeminent™ Martindale-Hubbell 2012
New Mexico Super Lawyer Southwest Super Lawyers 2012
Top Attorneys in Arizona AZ Magazine 2011
Armed Forces Reserve Medal US Army (Retired) 2008
Lieutenant Colonel United States Army Reserves 1998
First Listing Marquis’ Who’s Who in America 1992
Biography Marquis Who’s Who in the World 1992
Honors Graduate US Army Command and General Staff College 1990
Criminal Trials National Board of Trial Advocacy 1986
Overseas Service Ribbon United States Army 1983
Top Secret – Special Intelligence Department of Defense Security Clearance 1981
Egypt/Israeli Youth Delegation US State Department 1976

Work experience
Title Company name Duration
Attorney Aarons Law Firm PC 1992 – Present
Adjunct Professor of Criminal Law The US Army Judge Advocate General’s School, University of Virginia 2000 – 2007
Associate Jones Snead Wertheim 1989 – 1992
Lead Counsel – Capital Crimes Unit NM Public Defenders Dept 1986 – 1989
Reserve Judge Advocate Fort Carson, Colorado 1986 – 1989
Assistant Public Defender NM Public Defender Department – Clovis NM 1985 – 1986
Command Judge Advocate US Army – Augsburg Germany 1981 – 1983
VII Corps Military Prosecutor Augsburg Germany 1980 – 1981
Adjunct Professor University of Maryland – Europe 1980 – 1984
Volunteer (VISTA) Lawyer Great Falls, Montana Legal Services 1979 – 1980

Publication name Title Date
Sunstone Press The Torreon Cabin Murders 2013
Pinnacle Monster Slayer 2005

School name Major Degree Graduated
Saint Louis University School of Law Law JD – Juris Doctor 1979
George Washington University Political Science BA – Bachelor of Arts 1976
Oxford University International Criminal Law N/A N/A
Judge Advocate General’s School, U.S. Army Military Justice LL.M – Master of Laws N/A

Speaking engagements
Conference name Title Date
New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Advanced Trial Skills College 2013
New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Thinking Outside the Box: Visual Evidence 2009
The Judge Advocate General’s School Criminal Trial Advocacy 2006
The Judge Advocate General’s School Criminal Trial Advocacy 2005
The Judge Advocate General’s School Criminal Trial Advocacy 2004
California Western School of Law Institute for Criminal Defense Advocacy 2003
University of Virginia Criminal Law Advocacy Cross-Examination Techniques 2002
University of Virginia Criminal Law Advocacy Direct Examination of Expert Witness 2001
University of New Mexico School of Law National Institute for Trial Advocacy 2000
Southern Methodist University National Institute for Trial Advocacy 1998

Leave a Comment