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).