-Carlos O., Former Client
Aaron Meyer started this firm to fight. No one should be a quiet victim of injustice. For that reason, if Aaron Meyer can help you find justice, he will.
Whether by greed, malicious dishonesty, or compliance with political pressure, powerful entities too-often engage in unlawful conduct and take advantage of too many vulnerable people, seemingly without recourse.
Long before entering the practice of law, Aaron Meyer felt the need to critically analyze and challenge perceived authority in our communities. He learned that if it seems unfair or wrong, do not blindly accept it, but challenge it. Aaron found himself targeted and pushed aside before becoming a lawyer, having his own personal experiences with lawyers who were jaded, passionless, just making a buck. He wondered if anyone was actually fighting for him. Because of that, he now stands up so aggressively and effectively for his own clients.
Aaron Meyer was commissioned as a Marine Officer and Judge Advocate (JAG) in the United States Marine Corps in 2004. Quite simply, he wanted to help Marines protect innocent people. He quickly found that our nation’s warriors themselves were often the ones needing protection. When a Servicemember is broken in war or merely suspected of a crime, he often becomes labeled as an inconvenience, distrusted, discarded, or abandoned by his leadership. Although many commanders do protect their troops’ rights, sometimes the Military Justice machine is abused to trample these vulnerable individuals.
A.R., former client
Aaron fought to defend Marines his entire time on active duty. Military defense attorneys face intimidation, personal consequences, and career suicide if they fight “too zealously” for their own clients. That external influence only made Aaron fight that much harder against it.
He happily took on entire systems stacked against the individual Servicemember. He found new ways to present the truth of each hero’s story. As wins piled up, powerful enemies lined up right behind them. The same officials he kept defeating pursued him for “insubordination” and “disrespect” even during a case. Yet, the system was not broken from his vantage point. He turned to the courtroom, the jury, and the law. And won. Every time.
For as long as trial records have been kept, while working in the busiest trial team in the Department of Defense, Aaron Meyer amassed more full jury-trial acquittals than any past or present military attorney ever on the West Coast of the United States. Ever. His clients never lost a case. That means, in case after case, from Camp Pendleton to Hawaii, not one jury ever convicted his client of a single charge. Sure, the conviction rate in the military is normally very high and the system is built for convictions. But you must never underestimate the power of a close attorney-client relationship and an advocate who goes all-out until there is justice.
Alongside the jury trials, hundreds of service members saw their charges dropped, careers saved, or cases won before Trial or in Administrative Hearings. He would not let Marines be turned into casualties of politically-motivated prosecutions. He would not let Wounded Warriors become statistics. He still will not.
In addition to service members, he has successfully represented hundreds of everyday people against insurance companies, landlords, corporations, debt collectors, dealers, governments, and third parties.
Background and Education
Born in the railroad town of Galesburg, IL, Aaron Meyer earned his B.A. with honors from the University of Chicago in 2003, and received his Law Degree cum laude from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana in 2007. He was promoted to the rank of Captain in the Marine Corps in 2008 and was Honorably Discharged in 2014. He won the New York Bar Association’s Award for Trial Advocacy from the Navy and Marine Corps’ Justice School in 2009. He has presented numerous times in the Southern California area on topics such as cross-examination, trial advocacy, forensic experts, motions practice, and new attorney tips and strategy.
Affiliations and Memberships
- American Association for Justice
- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Orange County Bar Association
- Consumer Attorneys of California
- Military Courts Worldwide
- Various Federal admittances