About

Aaron Martin aaron@martinlawandmediation.com

Welcome to Martin Law & Mediation. I started this firm with the belief that I could build long-lasting relationships with clients and to give them great service along with great value. After working in the two largest firms in Phoenix and as the General Counsel to Great Hearts Academies, I took that experience and built a firm dedicated to quality and efficient representation for clients. To that end, I only work in a few dedicated practice areas:


Business services

I represent businesses of all sizes—from small non-profits to multi-billion-dollar publicly traded companies—with day-to-day legal needs, including contract review, negotiation of agreements, and  litigation. I regularly serve as a long-term strategic partner to in-house legal teams on a variety of matters.


Compliance

Individually and as a Director for SunHawk Consulting, I work with companies to develop and maintain robust compliance programs. I have a broad range of experience drafting policies and procedures, developing communication and implementation plans, and performing risk assessments for businesses of all sizes.


Education Law

I represent charter schools, private K-12 schools, public and private higher-education institutions and other education-related businesses in all aspects of their businesses. As the former General Counsel to Arizona's largest nonprofit charter school network, I have experience dealing with a wide range of day-to-day issues, as well as interactions with state and federal authorities, internal investigations, accreditation, and compliance matters.


My interest in special education law began long before law school when my younger brother was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome. From then, I became fascinated with special education law, and I saw the benefits that can come to students who are given the services they need to succeed. Unfortunately, not every school does as good of a job, and parents often need help navigating the system and advocating for their children.  


Internal Investigations

Aaron represents Catholic Dioceses, religious organizations, church and schools in internal investigations related to allegations of wrongdoing by clergy, teachers, staff, and others. 


Litigation and Appeals

I represent businesses and individuals in a variety of  litigation matters at trial and on appeal, including business divorces, commercial disputes, contract matters, tort actions, and alleged violations of state or federal statutes. I seek to help clients find an efficient and business-oriented solution to litigation.


I have briefed and argued several cases in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and havebriefed cases in the Arizona Court of Appeals, the Arizona Supreme Court, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. I also file amicus briefs on behalf of clients in a variety of courts around the country to protect and advance business interests and policy goals.
 



PAST EXPERIENCE

Snell & Wilmer, Attorney

Great Hearts Academies, General Counsel

Fennemore Craig, Attorney

Law Clerk, U.S. District Court, Chief Judge John M. Roll


EDUCATION

  • University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law
    • Editor-in-Chief, Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law
    • Student Leader, Ninth Circuit Pro Bono Appellate Program
    • Law College Scholarship
    • Dean's List
  • The Catholic University of America (Ph.L., Philosophy)
  • The Catholic University of America (B.A., Philosophy)
    • Phi Beta Kappa Society
    • Theodore Basselin Fellow
    • Dean's List
    • President of Student Government, Theological College


PROFESSIONAL  AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

  • U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Advisory Committee for the State of Arizona
  • St. Thomas the Apostle, Parish Council, Member


REPRESENTATIVE PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS


PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION 

Southwest Super Lawyers® Rising Star

  • Schools and Education (2015–2019)
  • Business Litigation (2014–2019)


COURT ADMISSIONS

  • Arizona
  • Colorado (inactive)
  • United States District Court, District of Arizona
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia
  • United States Supreme Court

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Representative Clients

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