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Aaron J Reed

Aaron J Reed

Dwane Cates Law Group
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence
  • Arizona
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Aaron J. Reed is originally from Las Vegas, Nevada where he attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for his undergraduate education and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Real Estate from the Lee Business School. While at UNLV, Aaron was a Wide Receiver for the UNLV Football Team, and was a Two-Time Academic All-Mountain West Selection. After graduating from UNLV, Aaron then attended Arizona Summit Law School (formerly Phoenix School of Law) on a merit-based scholarship where he graduated cum laude in December of 2015.

Aaron focuses his practice on criminal defense, and has been devoted to this practice since law school. After passing the bar exam, Aaron began doing private contract work for a number of different criminal defense attorneys in Phoenix. While doing contract work, Aaron handled a number of different cases and hearing types, ranging from complex adult felonies to misdemeanor offenses in city court. Aaron also has extensive experience working in the Early Disposition Court (EDC) and the Regional Court Center (RCC) of the Superior Court.

Currently, Aaron deals with a number of serious felony cases, misdemeanors and other matters across the State of Arizona. Dealing with the criminal justice system can be very intimidating for anyone, however, Aaron will do everything in his power to ease your mind, and keep you fully informed with regards to your case. Aaron is a dedicated and professional attorney who prides himself on fighting for people’s rights.

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Associate Attorney
Dwane Cates Law Group
- Current
Currently, I am employed as an associate attorney with the Dwane Cates Law Group, PLLC in Phoenix, AZ. I am currently the lead attorney on about 25 cases of varying difficulty. Most of my current case load consists of felony matters. Daily tasks include reviewing discovery, formulating trial defenses and strategies, interviewing witnesses, drafting motions and requests, gathering mitigation materials, negotiating with prosecutor, providing guidance to clients regarding their case status, and providing free consultations to prospective clients. While working for Mr. Cates, I have appeared in many different counties throughout Arizona, including: Apache County, Coconino County, Cochise County, Gila County , La Paz County, Maricopa County, Mohave County, Navajo County, Pima County, Pinal County, Yavapai County, and Yuma County.
Associate Attorney
The Baker Law Firm
While working for Mr. Baker, I was responsible for handling 20-30 criminal cases of varying difficulty at a given time. The cases were about half felonies and half misdemeanors. I also was responsible for handling Orders of Protection hearings, Injunction Against Harassment Hearings, as well as Injunction Against Workplace Harassment cases. I had cases in multiple counties during my time with Mr. Baker that included felony cases out of La Paz County, Mohave County, Navajo County, Yavapai County, Pinal County, Maricopa County and Gila County. I also handled new client intake and was responsible for providing free consultations to prospective clients.
Associate Attorney
Kenneth Countryman, PC
Was retained by Mr. Countryman after passing the bar and moved into an associate position working fulltime on his case load after serving as his Law Clerk. While working for Mr. Countryman, I was responsible for helping with the morning calendar in Superior Court as well as his afternoon calendar in Gilbert Municipal Court. I was responsible for meeting with clients regarding their case, conducting hearings, negotiating with the prosecutor, consulting Mr. Countryman directly regarding his cases, helping prepare for trial and help with administrative tasks at the office.
Legal Intern
Maricopa County Public Defender's Office
While working for the Public Defender as a legal intern, I was responsible for a special project that dealt with gathering contact information for illegal immigrants who were convicted under a statute that was declared unconstitutional by the United States Supreme Court.
Judicial Extern
Maricopa County Superior Court
I proudly served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Sherry Stephens after completing my first year of law school. While working for Judge Stephens, I was responsible for observing court proceedings, conducting research on motions, help draft rulings, and help facilitate courtroom operations.
Arizona Summit Law School
J.D. (2015) | Criminal Law
Honors: Cum Laude; Dean's List (3x); Pro Bono Achievement Award
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University of Nevada-Las Vegas
B.S. (2012) | Business, Real Estate, Finance
Activities: Member of UNLV Football Team (WR/TE); Academic All-Mountain West (2x); Dean's List (2x)
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Arizona  # 033120
- Current
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American Bar Association
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Legal Answers
2 Questions Answered
Q. If I get evicted from the lot but own the mobile home is it my right to move it?
A: This is not really a criminal law question as much as it is a landlord-tenant issue. You should consul an experienced attorney that handles landlord-tenant disputes. Many of them will offer a free consultation and will discuss your case and possible issues and remedies to your situation. Best of luck to you.
Q. I plead guilty to a plea deal and a week later the judge denied my plea deal after I already plead to a guilty charge
A: Thank you for your question. When a person enters a plea agreement in open court, the plea is contingent on the court accepting the plea agreement. If the court defers acceptance of the plea at the change of plea hearing, then the plea is not officially accepted by the court and you may still be able to back out of the plea agreement. The court can also reject a plea agreement for a number of reasons. If the court rejects your plea, you can still choose to remain in agreement with the plea, but the Court does not have to follow the agreed upon stipulations between you and the state. You can also withdraw from the plea if the court rejects it. If you do this, the original charges will essentially be brought back up, and the case can proceed onward to trial. Hope this helps.
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Cates & Garvey Law Group, PLLC
4425 N. 24th Street
Suite 150
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Telephone: (855) 964-4259
Cell: (480) 808-3968