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Aaron A. Pelley

206-355-5527
Aaron A. Pelley
7 Point Law PLLC
119 First Ave South Suite 420
Seattle, WA 98104
www.7PointLaw.com
Phone: 206-355-5527
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

Aaron A. Pelley

Lifetime Member,
Legal Committee

About Aaron A. Pelley

Aaron A. Pelley, Senior Attorney at Pelley Law, PLLC. He is a founding member of the Cannabis Defense Coalition, Legal Committee and a Lifetime Member of the Legal Committee for the National Organization on the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML).  In addition to representing cannabis clients, Mr. Pelley has also earned a reputation for effectively handling high profile cases, representing both indi... read more »

Biography

Aaron A. Pelley, Senior Attorney at Pelley Law, PLLC. He is a founding member of the Cannabis Defense Coalition, Legal Committee and a Lifetime Member of the Legal Committee for the National Organization on the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML).  In addition to representing cannabis clients, Mr. Pelley has also earned a reputation for effectively handling high profile cases, representing both individual and corporate clients.

Mr. Pelley has been named a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers three times and has been named Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyer College for the last three years. Aaron has been invited to speak about marijuana laws in legal education seminars and conventions throughout the Country.

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Contact Information

Aaron A. Pelley -
7 Point Law PLLC
119 First Ave South Suite 420
Seattle, WA 98104
www.7PointLaw.com
Phone Numbers:
  • Office: 206-355-5527
  • Fax: 206-428-7190

Practice Areas

Area of Practice % Focus
Civil Trial Law66.00%
Business Law23.00%
White Collar Crime11.00%

Credentials

Bar Licenses

State Status Year Acquired
Washington Member in Good Standing 2006

Work Experience

Position Duration
7 Point Law PLLC 2016 – present
Pelley Law PLLC 20072016

Education

School Major Degree Year Graduated
Willamette University Law Juris Doctorate 2006

Associations

Position Organization Duration
Member National Cannabis Bar Association 2016 – present
Lifetime Member,
Legal Committee
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws 2013 – present
Member American Bar Association 20042009
Member Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers present

Awards and Recognitions

Recognition Granting Organization Year
Top 100 Trial Lawyers National Trial Lawyers 2017
Top Lawyers Seattle Met Magazine 2017
Top 100 Trial Lawyers The National Trial Lawyers 2016
Rising Star Washington State Law & Politics 2016
Rising Star Washington State Law & Politics 2016
Rising Star Washington State Law & Politics 2016
Washington State Law & Politics - Super Lawyers Super Lawyers 2015
Top 100 Trial Lawyers National Trial Lawyer 2015
Top 100 Trial Lawyers National Trial Lawyers College 2014
Rising Star Washington State Law & Politics - Super Lawyers 2014
Rising Star Washington State Law & Politics - Super Lawyers 2010

Speaking Engagements

Presentation Title Conference Year
Brand Creation, Differentiation & Leadership Cannabis Grand Cru (Portland) 2016
Washington's 502 Legislation Foundry Cannabis Grand Cru 2016 CFG 2016
Community Engagement by Cannabis Companies Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition 2016
Law & Politics of Cannabis CannaCon (Anchorage) 2016
Legal Panel (Education & Development) CannaCon (Seattle) 2016
Cannabis Applications and Licensing Imperious Cannabis Business Expo 2016
Avoiding the Audit MJBA Business Boot Camp 2016
Legal Hurdles & Managing Risk Native American Cannabis Conference 2016
CLE Recreational Marijuana Business Law in Washington Training Seminar Obtaining a Washington Cannabis Business License 2016
Compliance Law Review MJBA The Best in Packaging 2016
Federal Law Issues and Washington State Marijuana Laws Washington Marijuana Law 2015
Benefits Outweighing the Risk - Ethics and Legal Pitfalls WANP Annual Clinical Conference 2014 (Pain Management in Naturopathic Practice) 2014
Current Washington Medical Cannabis Laws; Criminal Ramifications of Violating I-502; the Green DUI I-502 Implications 2013
Updates and Critical Issues The 19th Annual Criminal Justice Institute 2012
Medical Marijuana in Washington State Hempfest 2012
Criminal Defense Law with Apple Current Issues in Search & Seizure 2011
Navid Haq Trial TruTV's Best Defense 2008

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Blogs

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Case Law Update: United States v. McIntosh

Posted on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

United States v. McIntosh: In ten consolidated interlocutory appeals and petitions for writs of mandamus arising from three district courts in two states, the panel vacated the district court’s ... [read more]

Trademarks for Retail Marijuana Stores (Legal Update)

Posted on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

On July 14, 2016, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) decided the matter of In Re Morgan Brown, Serial No. 86362968, affirming the USPTO’s refusal to register the mark &ldq... [read more]

United States v. Christie (Case Law Update)

Posted on Thursday, June 30th, 2016

 The panel affirmed the convictions of two ministers of the Hawaii Cannabis Ministry for violations of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) in a case in which the defendants claim that their convi... [read more]

WSLCB Emergency Rules (April 7, 2016)

Posted on Thursday, April 7th, 2016

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (“WSLCB”) released new guidance this morning related to the testing of certified laboratories working in the I-502 Recreational Cannabis indu... [read more]

Seattle v Pearson (Exigent Circumstances)

Posted on Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Seattle v. Pearson: The Court reversed Ms. Pearson’s conviction for one count of driving under the influence of marijuana and remanded for a new trial. The Court found that the trial court erred... [read more]

Case Law Update (Division I on Informed Consent)

Posted on Sunday, February 21st, 2016

State v. Robison: In a case in which a defendant who smelled of both marijuana and alcohol was given implied consent warnings that omitted any penalty with regard to THC concentration, the Court found... [read more]

Publications and Articles

Marijuana Law: Up in Smoke

Published 2014

Publisher: Washington State Bar Association Litigation News

Law with an Apple

Published 2008

Publisher: American Bar Association GP Solo: Law Trends and N