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Aaron A. Pelley

206-480-1600
Aaron A. Pelley
Cultiva Law PLLC
1000 2nd Avenue, Suite 3900
Seattle, WA 98104
www.CultivaLaw.com
Phone: 206-480-1600
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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Aaron A. Pelley -
Cultiva Law PLLC
1000 2nd Avenue, Suite 3900
Seattle, WA 98104
www.CultivaLaw.com
Phone Numbers:
  • Office: 206-480-1600
  • Fax: 206-428-7190

Secondary Address:

222 NW Davis Street, Suite 420
Portland, OR 97209

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
Cultiva Law PLLC 2018 – 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

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
Advising Client's After the Session's Memo LawPro CLE 2018
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

Cannabis Business Blog

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The Interstate Transportation of Hemp Plants and Seeds

Posted on Monday, November 26th, 2018

By: Heidi Urness, Strategic Legal Counsel at Cultiva Law (@MaryJaneEsquire) The hemp and hemp-derived CBD industries currently face enormous legal uncertainty. Many clients have questions with re... [read more]

BREAKING: Jeff Sessions Resigns; Michigan Legalizes Cannabis

Posted on Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

Photo credit: Matthew T. Nichols for the Department of Justice Attorney General Jeff Sessions was forced to resign today, capping the already big news from yesterday’s midterm elections in ... [read more]

Cultiva Law at the Lemonhaze Convention

Posted on Thursday, October 25th, 2018

Come meet and speak with Cultiva Law attorneys! We will be at the Lemonhaze Convention at our booth all day today and tomorrow. So come by say hi and grab some swag! Our own Sam Mendez will be on the ... [read more]

Canada’s Legalized Marijuana Stores Open Today

Posted on Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

By: Sam Mendez, Strategic Legal Counsel at Cultiva Law Canada’s legalized marijuana stores opened today for the first time. Canada is now the first and only nation in the developed wor... [read more]

BREAKING: WSLCB Drastically Changes Marijuana Infused Edibles Policy

Posted on Friday, October 5th, 2018

By: Sam Mendez, Strategic Legal Counsel at Cultiva Law On Tuesday, the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) held its regularly-scheduled board meeting where they dropped a... [read more]

Some CBD Products Rescheduled by DEA Under Controlled Substances Act

Posted on Monday, October 1st, 2018

By: Sam Mendez and Heidi Urness, Strategic Legal Counsel at Cultiva Law The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced last Friday that certain Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved dr... [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