William D. Aaron Jr. is the Managing Shareholder (Chairman, President and CEO) of the law firm of Aaron & Gianna, PLC A Professional Law Corporation. He chairs the firm’s business litigation practice as well as its transactions practice.
A graduate of Duke University and Loyola University School of Law, Bill has over forty (40) years of general and specialized legal experience in the public and private sectors, and is licensed to practice law in Louisiana, Texas and the District of Columbia.
Bill represents a diverse group of clients across a variety of industries with a concentration in the areas of business and commercial litigation, banking and trusts, state and municipal government, constitutional law and civil rights, real estate and housing, land use and zoning, labor and employment, creditor’s rights and bankruptcy and general business.
Other areas have included legal and governmental ethics, professional liability/licensing, alternative dispute resolution, insurance and insurance coverage, class actions, collective actions, health care, toxic torts, criminal law, public education, media law and telecommunications.
Prior to his joining the earliest predecessor to Aaron & Gianna in January of 2000, Bill was a Partner in the New Orleans Office of the regional law firm of Phelps Dunbar, LLP. Bill has served as Assistant District Counsel for the U. S. Small Business Administration, Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Louisiana, Special Prosecutor for the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office, City Attorney for the City of New Orleans and outside general or special counsel for a variety of business, financial, governmental and not for profit clients.
Bill is an experienced litigator and has served as lead counsel in complex and high profile trials, appeals and writs before a variety of state and federal courts including the U. S. Supreme Court. He has overseen thousands of civil and criminal cases, argued over 600 pre-trial motions and served as lead counsel in over 200 Judge and Jury trials.
In addition to being an experienced litigator, Bill is a seasoned transactional attorney and a licensed title insurance agent. He regularly oversees complex financial, real estate, corporate and commercial transactions as well as regulatory and compliance matters for private developers, financial institutions, government agencies and entrepreneurs.
- Bachelor of Arts, Duke University (1972) (Member Junior Varsity and Varsity Fencing Teams)
- Juris Doctor, Loyola University School of Law (1977) (Member National Moot Court Team)
Bar Admissions/Admissions to Practice:
- District of Columbia (1979)
- State of Texas (2011)
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
- Louisiana State Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- National Bar Association
- Assistant Bar Examiner (La. Code of Civil Procedure), Louisiana Supreme Court Committee on Bar Admissions (2001-2015)
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