Aran’s interest in the law began when he was a child growing up in the suburb of Tierrasanta, near the City of San Diego. Two of his neighbors, kids like himself, were playing in a nearby canyon when buried ordinance in the canyon exploded. The children were killed instantly. Although the military insisted the canyon, which it had used for years for military drills, was safe, an attorney was able to force the government to do a thorough cleanup of the canyon and to obtain assistance for the victims’s family. From that day forward, Aran knew that one day he too would become an attorney and focus his efforts on serving the community.
Aran earned a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree from Middlebury College in Vermont (1997) where he majored in political science and was captain of the men’s tennis team. After college, he clerked for a local law firm and began his lifelong dream of traveling through some of the world’s most exotic locations – including Central and South America, Africa, Europe, Indonesia and the South Pacific – with a backpack over his shoulder and a surfboard under his arm. Aran received his Juris Doctor from UCLA (2001) where he was Managing Editor of the UCLA Journal of Environmental Law. During law school, Aran worked for the City of San Diego and volunteered at the Natural Resources Defense Counsel and Heal the Bay. After law school, Aran joined one of the largest law firms in the world and began representing various Fortune 500 companies in various complex litigation matters. After four years of defense work on behalf of these multinational corporations, he joined a boutique firm of trial attorneys where he honed his trial skills.
In 2007, Aran joined Coast Law Group LLP to expand his litigation practice and continue serving the community. He was made a Partner in 2010.