Aaron Block is a trial and appellate lawyer and the founder of the Block Firm LLC. Aaron specializes in complex litigation involving personal injuries, constitutional challenges and civil rights abuses, and business disputes. Aaron has tried civil and criminal cases, and briefed and argued appeals, in state and federal courts across the country.
Aaron is known for taking on novel and complicated matters. He led a habeas corpus case that freed a priest and refugee whom the government had unlawfully imprisoned for five years. He has successfully litigated constitutional challenges to various laws, including local laws that burden free speech rights. Aaron’s work has led to criminal prosecutions and legal reform.
Prior to founding The Block Firm, Aaron was a partner at Alston & Bird, one of the nation’s largest law firms. He spent a decade representing international companies in mass torts and class actions. Aaron was especially sought after to handle novel disease causation theories and to litigate critical legal issues like expert admissibility, federal preemption, personal jurisdiction, and damages modeling. Aaron founded The Block Firm to take on more cases where he could use his skills to seek justice for individuals and smaller businesses hurt by others’ wrongful conduct.
Aaron graduated from Washington University School of Law, where he was at the top of his class, on the editorial board of the Law Review, and student body president. He then clerked for a federal district judge.
Aaron’s commitment to public service dates to his days as a teenage Eagle Scout. After college, he worked as a Congressional aide. In law school, he volunteered his legal skills and lived for a month with the indigent residents of the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. He’s been appointed by federal appellate courts to represent plaintiffs in civil rights litigation, and by the State of Georgia to serve as a volunteer prosecutor. Aaron has received multiple awards for his commitment to justice, including the Young Lawyer of the Year award from the Anti-Defamation League and the inaugural Dean’s Attorney of the Year award from Washington University.
Aaron and his wife, Andrea, live in Atlanta with their two daughters. Aaron is actively involved in the Atlanta community. He has served on boards and professional committees for Washington University in St. Louis, the Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network (GAIN), the Anti-Defamation League, the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Meridien Herald, and The Farmer’s Fund.