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Aaron Thom

Aaron is a fierce advocate who will stop at nothing to advance his clients' causes. Whether he is searching for a creative legal theory that will unlock success for a client or finding the holes in his opposition’s position, Aaron works tirelessly and leaves no stone unturned.


He has represented companies and individuals in a variety of complex civil matters, including RICO and fraud actions, corporate tort cases, property tax litigation, administrative and FINRA actions, and franchise-law and termination disputes on behalf of automotive dealers.


Aaron has also defended individuals accused of federal and state crimes ranging from bank fraud and identity theft to assault, obtaining dismissals, acquittals, and other favorable resolutions to protect his clients’ freedom. Aaron is always responsive to his clients and able to provide frank advice when they need it most.


​Whatever the circumstances and no matter the odds, Aaron will use his passion, work ethic, and creativity to overcome obstacles and discover solutions.

Awards and Honors

  • Named to the "Minnesota Rising Stars" list by Super Lawyers (2018-2023)

  • Named one of “America’s Top 100 Bet-the-Company Litigators” by America’s Top 100 LLC (2020-2022)

  • Named a “North Star Lawyer” by the Minnesota State Bar Association for providing at least 50 hours of      pro bono legal services (2016-2019; 2021-2022)

  • Featured in the Minnesota Attorney at Law Magazine (April 2018) "Aaron Thom: Using The Law To Serve The Ends Of Justice"


  • Speaker for Certified Fraud Examiner conference (2017)

  • Barriers to Discovery in Criminal Defense, Inside The Minds: Managing White Collar Legal Issues (2013)

Memberships and Community Involvement

  • National Association of Dealer Counsel

  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

  • Active volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities

  • Volunteer Attorney with Neighborhood Justice

  • Leader in Giving, the Fund for Legal Aid

Aaron Thom

Phone: (612) 286-0505




University of Minnesota Law School (2011) J.D., magna cum laude; Order of the Coif

Bethel University (2008) B.A., summa cum laude

Bar Admissions


U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit

U.S. District Court, Colorado

U.S. District Court, Minnesota

U.S. District Court, District of Columbia

U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

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