Aaron Philip McAllister is a trial lawyer in Los Angeles, CA and focuses his practice on areas such as Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Expungement, Violent Crime, White Collar Crime, Federal Crime, Sex Crime, Juvenile Law, and Employment & Labor. He is the founder and the principal attorney of the Law Offices of Aaron P. McAllister and a highly skilled litigator with significant experience in federal and state courts.
He has gained a rich experience in civil litigation from both plaintiffs and defense side as well as criminal litigation, as a defense attorney and a prosecutor. His unique background makes him highly effective in predicting and identifying the arguments and theories that the prosecution raises and developing a defense to rebut the prosecutor’s position.
He adopts a holistic approach in counseling his clients throughout the entire case and zealously advocates for them throughout settlement or trial. He has litigated many high profile cases and represented several high profile and high-worth companies.
In addition to his criminal defense experience at the DC Public Defender Service during 2009 – 2010, he has practiced as a deputy prosecutor in California at the Inglewood City Attorney’s office in 2014 – 2015.
He participated in a five-week trial training course to prepare for the post of a deputy prosecutor, in which he played the role of prosecutor in many mock criminal trials as well as trained in jury selection, pre-trial conference, direct & cross-examination of witnesses, sentencing, opening statements, jury instructions, motions to dismiss, and closing arguments.
He successfully demonstrated his ability to prosecute criminal cases as a deputy prosecutor and went on to serve as a prosecutor at the Inglewood City Attorney’s office through the Trial Advocacy Project.
Aaron P. McAllister obtained the license to practice law in the State of California as well as the District of Columbia. He also routinely argues before the Northern and Central District Courts of California.
The Distinguished Justice Advocates Selected him in the Top 1% Attorneys in America and The National Trial Lawyers named him in the Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers in California in 2019. In the same year, the Attorney and Practice Magazine listed him in Top 10 Attorneys in California.
The American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys granted him the Best in Client Satisfaction Award and recognized him in 10 Best Attorney” for California list in 2015, 2016, 2018, and 2019. He received Top 40 Under 40 Award from the National Black Lawyers Top 100 in 2015. Thumbtack named him in the Best Criminal Defense Attorneys in Santa Ana in 2015.
The John M. Langston Bar Association of Los Angeles recognized him as the Young Lawyer of the Month in 2015. The National Trial Lawyers named him in Top 40 Under 40 and Top 100 Trial Lawyers, and the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys gave him Top 10 Under 40 Award in 2016.
In 2017, the Expert Network conferred him with the Distinguished Lawyer Award that it gives to Top 3% of Lawyers. The National Academy of Jurisprudence recognized him as Premier 100 Trial Attorneys for California.
He has served as the Secretary for 100 Black Men at the UC Irvine Chapter in 2005 – 2006, and as a Qualified Lawyer for the Lawyer Referral Service at the Long Beach Bar Association and the Riverside County Bar Association since 2015 and 2016 respectively.
He holds the membership of Howard Public Interest Law Society, California Young Lawyers Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, National Bar Association, Long Beach Bar Association, California Public Defender’s Association, The Los Angeles Regional Reentry Partnership, and Riverside County Bar Association.
Aaron Philip McAllister obtained his Bachelor’s of Arts degree from the University of California and Juris Doctorate from the Howard University School of Law in 2006 and 2009 respectively.
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