Aaron M. Stanton

Mr. Stanton joined the firm in 2017 as an environmental law fellow. Prior to joining the firm, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Howard R. Lloyd of the Northern District of California.

photo by Liza Heider

In 2016, Mr. Stanton graduated from Stanford Law School. While at Stanford, Mr. Stanton was the Vice President of Submissions for the Stanford Environmental Law Journal, a co-president of the Animal Legal Defense Pro Bono Project, and a volunteer for the Housing Pro Bono Project (in association with Community Legal Services of East Palo Alto). Mr. Stanton also participated in the Stanford Environmental Law Clinic, where he drafted briefs challenging the legal sufficiency of agricultural pollution regulations. During law school, Mr. Stanton interned for the Environmental Defense Fund, externed for the land law and environment sections of the California Attorney General’s Office, and clerked for Shute, Mihaly, and Weinberger.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Stanton worked for five years at the New York City Office of Emergency Management as a Senior Plan Manager. In that capacity, he worked with local, state, and federal agency representatives to draft and edit New York City emergency response plans, including the plans for coastal storms, cyber incidents, and commodity distribution. While at NYC OEM, Mr. Stanton served as a Planning Section Chief in the City’s Emergency Operations Center during the initial response to Hurricane Sandy. In Sandy’s aftermath, he coordinated the damage assessment and generator task forces.

Mr. Stanton graduated magna cum laude from Brown University in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in history.

Mr. Stanton is a member of the State Bar of California.