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Aaron Clefton

Americans with Disabilities Act and Bankruptcy Law Specialist
  • Civil Rights, Bankruptcy
  • California
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Aaron Clefton is the Managing Partner of Rein & Clefton. Aaron is dedicated to advancing the civil and economic rights of those who are economically vulnerable or physically disabled, and those who are working or impoverished.

Aaron is lead counsel on all Federal Bankruptcy and ADA cases. Aaron brings his extensive knowledge of Federal Court procedure to bear on assisting clients with disabilities and with bankruptcy. He represents consumer debtors under bankruptcy laws, and persons with disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act, both in Federal Court.

Aaron is a Phi Beta Kappa Honors graduate from the University of Washington, earning double Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and History of Philosophy. Aaron graduated with his Juris Doctorate from John F. Kennedy University, College of Law, in May, 2017, where he was awarded multiple scholarships. These honors included an award for commitment to the civil rights of disabled persons, and two more honors for academic merit. Aaron was the editor for Paul Rein’s comprehensive book on disability access laws, “Full and Equal Access: Disabled Rights Litigation in California” (Word Association Publishers, 2013).

Aaron was twice selected to participate in John F. Kennedy University’s Housing Advocacy Clinic. The Clinic provides law students the opportunity to represent low-income tenants, including disabled tenants, about their housing rights.

Aaron’s passion for the rights of persons with disabilities, and fighting for the rights of the economically vulnerable is inspired by the memory of his father, Kim Clefton, who struggled with debt while living with Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy (1950-1993).

Practice Areas
    Civil Rights
    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
  • Free Consultation
    We offer free consultations for ADA cases, and a sliding scale fee for Bankruptcy consultations.
  • Contingent Fees
    We charge nothing for our Americans with Disabilities Act cases. We offer sliding scale fees for Bankruptcy cases.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of California
ID Number: 318680
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Professional Experience
Managing Partner
Rein & Clefton Attorneys at Law
- Current
Managing Attorney
Law Offices of Paul L. Rein
Senior Paralegal
Law Offices of Paul L. Rein
John F. Kennedy University
J.D. (2017) | Law
Honors: Public Interest Advocate; Multiple Academic Honors and Scholarships
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University of Washington
B.A. (2001) | Political Science and Comparative History of Ideas
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
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Public Advocate Award
John F. Kennedy University College of Law
Competitively ranked honor awarded to law student that faculty believed demonstrated highest commitment to public interest and justice.
Witkin Award - Community Property
John F. Kennedy University College of Law
Awarded for academic merit when achieving highest grade in a given subject.
Professional Associations
State Bar of California  # 318680
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Websites & Blogs
Rein & Clefton Home Page
Contact & Map
Rein & Clefton Attorneys at Law
200 Lakeside Dr.
Suite A
Oakland, CA 94612
Telephone: (510) 832-5001