Aaron is the Territory Manager for Mooney Wieland’s Pago Pago office, located in American Samoa. Aaron’s legal experience began with three years as an associate at two of the most prominent commercial general practice law firms in Michigan: Kerr Russell and Weber PLC (where he also clerked during law school) and Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C.
Prior to moving to American Samoa, Aaron worked for more than ten years for governmental entities in the Pacific island nation of the Federated States of Micronesia, where he held positions as a law clerk, legal trainer, and an Assistant Attorney General for the FSM Department of Justice. Immediately prior to joining Mooney Wieland, Aaron was responsible for the overall project management of a flagship, World Bank-funded telecommunications project in FSM. The project involved the delivery of undersea fiber optic cable systems to three of FSM’s four states through the coordination of regional partnerships with other nations in the Pacific, as well as the establishment of a new, state-owned telecommunications company and regulatory authority to implement sector development.
Aaron is experienced in the areas of telecommunications law, tort defense, maritime law, construction disputes, employment law, corporate governance, and administrative proceedings. Aaron also has extensive experience mediating the interests of government and non-government stakeholders and is well-versed in customary and traditional practices in the Pacific.
In law school, Aaron was the chairman of the student branch of the American Civil Liberties Union and received awards for excellence in legal persuasion and administrative law. Prior to law school, he was a graduate student in English literature where he designed and taught undergraduate courses in persuasive writing and rhetoric.
Aaron enjoys playing basketball, fitness, hiking, spending time at the pool and the beach with his wife and two young children, and cheering on the University of Michigan Wolverines football team.
- A.B. University of Michigan
- M.A. University of Delaware
- J.D. University of Michigan
- Project Coordinator, FSM National Government, Pohnpei, FSM
- Assistant Attorney General, FSM National Government, Pohnpei, FSM
- Legal Training Program Director, Chuuk State Attorney General’s Office, Chuuk, FSM
- Court Attorney, Chuuk State Supreme Court, Chuuk, FSM
- Associate Attorney, Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer & Weiss, P.C., Southfield, Michigan
- Associate Attorney, Kerr, Russell and Weber, PLC, Detroit, Michigan