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  • Education
    • LL.M., The Judge Advocate General's Legal Center, 2007
    • J.D., Texas Tech University School of Law, 2002, summa cum laude, Order of the Coif
    • B.S., United States Military Academy, 1994, Civil Engineering
  • Court Admissions
    • Supreme Court of the United States
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
    • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
    • Georgia Court of Appeals
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
    • Army Court of Criminal Appeals
    • Board of Veterans Appeals
    • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia
    • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon
    • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces

With extensive first chair litigation experience, Aaron Wagner focuses his practice on representing clients in trials throughout the country. Particularly skilled in jury trials, Aaron has represented individuals and startups, as well as the largest banks, lenders, loan servicers and even tobacco companies in jury trials in both state and federal courts. Aaron also represents clients in class action lawsuits based upon a broad range of claims. A zealous advocate and tough litigator, Aaron also helps clients develop strategies to avoid litigation when appropriate. He can be relied upon to provide zealous representation and sound legal guidance in a multitude of circumstances.

A substantial portion of Aaron’s practice involves the representation of banks, lenders, servicers and investors in complex business-related and financial services litigation involving all types of disputes. He has defended a multitude of large international manufacturers, banks, loan servicers and other entities against consumer finance and other commercial and product liability matters. Aaron's experience includes jury and non-jury trials in the following areas:

  • Cases arising under various federal consumer protection statutes including the FDCPA, RESPA, TILA, TCPA, SCRA, and FCRA and analogous state statutes
  • Claims for breach of contract, wrongful foreclosure, torts, unfair or deceptive acts or practices, constitutional violations in both state and federal courts
  • Homeowner association foreclosures, securitization challenges, and other issues related to enforcement of security instruments
  • Breach of contract in commercial contract settings, including violation of non-disclosure agreements and trade secrets misappropriation, in software, ad-tech, and technology disputes

 Aaron also has extensive experience serving as a first chair litigator in numerous class action lawsuits, focusing on those actions affecting the financial services industry. He has litigated class actions in numerous courts around the nation, including state and federal courts in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Oregon, Illinois and Washington. His class actions experience encompasses a number of service areas and statutes, including the FDCPA, FCRA, TILA, SCRA, RESPA and numerous state consumer protection statutes, as well as defense of major manufacturers and lenders against other common law tort, product liability and contract claims.

Aaron is well-known as an aggressive litigator who consistently delivers excellent results for clients while keeping their business interests at the forefront of all matters.

A graduate of West Point, Aaron served honorably in the U.S. Army as a pilot and a lawyer for 20 years, earning numerous awards and commendations. After graduating first in his class from Texas Tech School of Law, Aaron returned to the Army and was a litigator and attorney advisor for some of the Army’s most senior officials. While serving in Afghanistan, he advised the Senior U.S. Commander of all NATO Training Operations in the theater on administrative law and international legal matters pertaining to U.S. and Allied operations. Aaron earned a Bronze Star for his service in Afghanistan.

 

 

text icon Publications & Presentations
Not So Fast! Why Mortgage Lenders and Servicers May Want to Pump the Brakes on Online and Telephone Payment Convenience Fees
Co-Author, Conference on Consumer Finance Law Quarterly Report Vol. 73, No. 2
October 2019