Biography

Aaron Shumway practices law because he is fascinated by the risks/rewards that business owners face every day.  From handling operations to employees, Aaron seeks to help businesses stay ahead of the curve by providing relevant information and practical advice.  When litigation is necessary, Aaron has the advocacy experience to minimize potential risks so his clients can enjoy more of their rewards.   

Construction Litigation

Aaron has broad experience representing developers, subcontractors and design professionals.  He invests his time learning the nuances of projects and consulting with experts in order to find innovative solutions to unique problems.  He recently helped secure a favorable settlement for a client potentially facing personal liability following the collapse of a prefabricated steel-framed building.  The settlement was reached after taking multiple out-of-state depositions that included architects, engineers, and other contractors.

Employment Law

As the workplace becomes more and more regulated, today’s employers face an increased number of legal issues.  Aaron helps minimize employer risk through planning as well as litigating claims that affect the very heart of business organizations.  He has successfully prosecuted trade secret cases, defended against wrongful terminations, classification suits, and wage & hour claims.  Aaron also has experience defending against workplace safety citations and discrimination and harassment claims at both the state and federal level.

Real Estate

Aaron has also developed proficiency in handling real estate matters, including title and escrow liability.  He has successfully brought, as well as defended, quiet title actions resulting in the removal of restrictive covenants, the release of mechanic’s liens, and the determination of lien priority.  Aaron recently represented builder in the sale of a multi-million dollar custom home that included additional work to be performed after closing.

Additional Experience & Activities

In addition to the above practice areas, Aaron has insurance coverage experience relating to commercial and homeowner insurance policies.  He clerked for the honorable Cynthia “Dianne” Steel of the Eighth Judicial District Court, gaining valuable insight into Nevada’s judiciary. 

Services

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association, Nevada Chapter
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Salt Lake County Bar Association
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society

Languages

  • Spanish

Admissions

  • Nevada, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nevada, 2007
  • Utah, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah, 2014

Education

  • Gonzaga University School of Law  (J.D., 2007)
  • Brigham Young University  (B.A., 2002)