Santa Fe NM 87501
After law school, Steve Aarons served as a military prosecutor in Germany and there developed a lifelong love for criminal law. When he returned to Santa Fe he served as senior public defender in charge of all death penalty trials throughout the state. After a stint with the Jones Firm, Steve started his own practice almost exclusively in the field of criminal defense ranging from juvenile law, DUIs and felony cases of all descriptions.
Steve has taught criminal trial advocacy courses at some of the top law schools including Harvard Law School, Oxford University in Great Britain, SMU, the University of Virginia and the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. He handled over 33 death penalty cases including 13 trials before New Mexico abolished capital punishment.
Steve Aarons is one of only 4 lawyers in New Mexico, and the only criminal defense lawyer, with the top 10.0 rating in 2012 by Avvo.
He also has the top rating from Martindale-Hubbell, Lawyers.com, and several other independent agencies listed in our website www.aarons.org.
When you hire Mr. Aarons for a case, you will be dealing him personally, not an associate. His longstanding practice helps your case as he has cultured relationships with senior prosecutors and judges around northern New Mexico, relationships that sometimes make in difference in pretrial negotiations. And his trial skills, honed over decades of practice and teaching, are second to none.
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