William D. Aaron , Jr. - Aaron & Gianna, PLC

William D. Aaron , Jr.

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2008

William D. Aaron, Jr. is the Managing Shareholder of the firm of Aaron & Gianna, PLC with offices in New Orleans, Louisiana.   Prior to joining his current firm he was a Partner in the regional firm of Phelps Dunbar, LLP.    Mr. Aaron is a graduate of Duke University and Loyola University School of Law.   He is admitted to legal practice in Louisiana, Texas and the District of Columbia.

Mr. Aaron has over thirty-eight (38) years of legal experience in the private and public sectors, and is a former City Attorney for the City of New Orleans, Assistant District Counsel for the U. S. Small Business Administration, Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Louisiana and Special Prosecutor for the Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office.  . He concentrates his practice in the areas of complex and high profile civil and commercial  litigation, state and municipal government, telecommunications, professional liability, banking, insurance, real estate and general business.

Mr.Aaron is a frequent lecturer on law and law related topics, and has served on the adjunct  faculties of Loyola University’s College of Business Administration as well as its School of Law. Since 1991 he has served on the faculty of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) Trial Skills Program as well as its Deposition Program.

Mr. Aaron is listed in the Best Lawyers in America, Louisiana Super Lawyers and Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition. He holds an AV Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating.   In 2008 and again in 2012 Mr. Aaron received the New Orleans CityBusiness Newspaper’s Leadership in Law Award.

Mr.Aaron is active in bar related activities, and is a former Member and Chairman of the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board.

Mr. Aaron is prominent in local and regional business circles.   He has served on the Board of Directors of  the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce (Chairman 2012), the Executive Board of the Jefferson Business Council (Chairman 2016) and the Board of Directors  of Greater New Orleans, Inc.  

Duke UniversityAB 1972Loyola University New OrleansJ.D. 1977
New Orleans Chamber of CommerceJefferson Business CouncilLouisiana State Bar AssociationDistrict of Columbia Bar AssociationState Bar of TexasAmerican Board of Trial AdvocatesPontchartrain Park Community Development CorporationFirst NBC BankNew Orleans Metropolitan Association of Title AttorneysVisiting Committee - Loyola Law SchoolFirst NBC Bank Holding Company

Office Location

201 Saint Charles Avenue, Suite 3800
New Orleans, LA 70170
United States

Practice Areas

Litigation - Municipal
Municipal Law (Defense, Finance, Litigation, Public Utility, Tort)

Other Information

Gender: Male