AARON C. HANES was born in Eugene, Oregon. He graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Oregon, graduating in 2000. He subsequently completed a Masters of Law in Taxation at the University of San Diego School of Law.
During law school, Mr. Hanes performed an internship at the U.S.Attorney's Office. Additionally, he gained experience in the fields of personal injury, medical malpractice, corporate law, estate planning, and tax law while clerking with law firms during law school and the Masters of Law program. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Hanes was an associate in the corporate tax division of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). He assisted in researching and creating structures aimed at maximizing federal and state tax benefits for divestitures, mergers and acquisitions. He also provided tax advise on stock options, charitable contributions, employee relocation, and independent contractor issues.
Since joining the firm in 2002, Mr. Hanes has handled a wide variety of complex personal injury, public entity construction, and employment cases. He also handles business, real estate, and contract matters.
Mr. Hanes' professional organization memberships include the San Diego Defense Lawyers, San Diego County Bar Association, North County Bar Association, and the Oliver Wendell Holmes Inn of Court.