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J. Aaron George

Associate
Washington, DC
T: 202.747.2196
F: 202.747.3849

Education

  • J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, 2008, Order of the Coif
  • B.A., Emory University, 2001
  • Law clerk to The Honorable Anne C. Conway, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Washington, D.C.
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Mr. George’s practice focuses on representing clients in complex business litigation and technical regulatory matters. He has represented clients before federal and state trial and appellate courts, administrative tribunals, and state and federal administrative agencies. He has practiced before federal courts in California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia, state trial and appellate courts in North Carolina, Texas, and Virginia, and administrative agencies in Arkansas, California, Kentucky, Louisiana, Ohio, and Texas, and before the Federal Communications Commission. These matters have involved statutory, constitutional, communications, energy, environmental, and administrative law issues.


Mr. George has extensive experience representing cable operators and other broadband providers in matters involving communications law issues. His primary focus has been on issues related to municipal franchising (including franchise renewal and transfers of control), franchise fees, fees in support of Public, Educational and Governmental (“PEG”) channels, institutional networks, access to rights-of-way, pole attachments, infrastructure deployment, and a host of related issues.

He is committed to pro-bono representations, having devoted over 1,000 pro bono hours to clients in post-conviction criminal proceedings, in environmental litigation, and in many other contexts. He was a member of a small team that successfully represented a wrongfully convicted client before a state appellate court on his client’s petitions for writs of actual innocence. The representation concluded with a full exoneration and his client’s release from prison after having served over 25 years for crimes his client did not commit. He is currently representing an environmental organization in multiple federal court actions arising under the Endangered Species Act.

Mr. George served as a law clerk to The Honorable Anne C. Conway, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. He has also interned with the Honorable Robert M. Evans at the Complex Business Litigation Court in the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida.