Aaron McClellan

Aaron K. McClellan

Managing Shareholder


All courts in the State of California

Federal District Court for the State of California, Northern, Eastern, Southern and Central Districts

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th, 10th and 11th Circuits

U.S. District Court, Colorado

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Currently serving as Murphy Pearson’s managing shareholder, Aaron maintains an active litigation and trial practice representing clients in civil, criminal, administrative and business disputes. In addition, he counsels clients on corporate, fiduciary, banking, securities, employment and intellectual property matters and disputes.

Business Advice and Counsel

Aaron assists clients in setting up smooth business operations, including corporate formation, planning, and risk management, often advising on corporate restructuring, succession planning, business dissolution and ongoing employment matters.

Outside General Counsel

Serving as outside general counsel to many professionals and businesses in the fields of finance, entertainment, banking, securities, antitrust, nonprofit, construction, manufacturing, import/export, food and beverage, real estate, publishing, public and governmental relations, retail, and professional services, Aaron provides a wide variety of business legal advice and counsel. For these clients, he regularly negotiates contracts, leases, licenses, joint ventures, and master service agreements, as well as representing parties to acquisitions and mergers.

White Collar & Regulatory Defense

Representing all manner of professionals, executives and businesses in internal investigations, as well as civil and criminal proceedings involving California and Federal regulatory and governmental agencies, including the U.S. Department of Justice, Internal Revenue Service, Securities and Exchange Commission, FINRA, State Bar of California, Medical Board of California, California Labor Board (Division of Labor Standards and Enforcement), Contractor’s Licensing Board and in various local government proceedings.

In addition, Aaron assists companies with external and internal crisis management matters involving employee wrongdoing, theft, misappropriation, civil and criminal allegations, negative publicity, defamation, electronic privacy matters, and breach of non-disclosure agreements.

  • University of San Francisco, School of Law, Law Society Board of Governors
    • Board member
    • Former president
  • American Inns of Court
  • California Lawyers Association
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Volunteer contributor, advising a variety of nonprofit and charitable organizations on corporate, employment, and litigation matters on a pro bono basis
  • Selected for inclusion in Northern California Super Lawyers (2013 – present)
  • Selected for inclusion in Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star (2009 – 2012)

J.D., University of San Francisco

B.A., University of the Pacific