Aaron Street, CEO & Co-Founder

About Aaron Street

Aaron Street is the co-founder and CEO of Lawyerist.com He is a co-host of the weekly Lawyerist Podcast and is the co-author of Lawyerist’s bestselling book The Small Firm Roadmap

For the past 10 years, Aaron has been leading Lawyerist’s business growth and strategy. His career passion is building thriving culture- and impact-driven companies. In addition to his work at Lawyerist, Aaron is an angel investor and advisor in a variety of start-ups.

Aaron’s philosophy: “For the past decade we’ve been preparing small law firms for the fact that disruption is coming. Now that it’s clearly here, we’re excited to use the opportunities of our challenging times to help lawyers rethink how their firms work so they can be healthier businesses, healthier employers, more client-centered, and better individuals.”

When he is isn’t leading strategy and solving problems as Lawyerist’s visionary, you can find him spending time with his family in escape rooms, paddleboarding, experimenting with fermentation projects, or learning about mushroom foraging.  

Prior to leading Lawyerist, Aaron spent over two decades working at the intersections of law, business, technology, and policy. His prior work includes corporate strategy consulting, launching a law school think tank, work in the US Senate and the White House, and helping to lead companies in the innovation and robotics industries.

Aaron is active in civic leadership and has served on the board of the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center, the State Assembly of the Minnesota State Bar Association, the board of the Hennepin County Bar Association, and as a trustee of the Hennepin County Bar Foundation. He is currently on the Board of the Minnesota state chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO).

Aaron graduated cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School with a concentration in international trade law in 2004 where he was an articles editor of the Minnesota Journal of Global Trade and the graduate student representative to the University of Minnesota Board of Regents.

Contact Aaron Street

You can contact Aaron Street and the rest of the Lawyerist team on our contact page

Experience

  • CEO of Lawyerist.com2009-present.
  • Partner in Sunken Cellars Winery2019-present.
  • Investor in Cerro Gordo Ghost Town2018-present.
  • Program Attorney at Minnesota CLE2013-2016.
  • COO at Global Robotics Innovation Park2012-2013.
  • COO & General Counsel at Innovators International2011-2012.
  • Interim Chief of Staff at the University of Minnesota Law School2008.
  • Executive Director at the University of Minnesota Law School Institute for Law & Politics2007-2008.
  • Treasurer & Counsel at Keith Ellison for US Congress 2006-2007.
  • Attorney at Weinblatt & Gaylord2006.
  • Global Strategy Consultant at Thomson2004-2006.
  • Intern at Office of Governor Jesse Ventura1999.
  • Intern at The White House1999.
  • Intern at Office of US Senator Paul Wellstone1998.

Education & License

  • Licensed to practice in Minnesota — 2004–2020.
  • JD, cum laude, University of Minnesota Law School – 2004.
  • BA, Phi Beta Kappa, University of Minnesota – 2001.

Volunteer Leadership

  • Board Member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) Minnesota Chapter — 2020-present.
  • Treasurer & Board Member of the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless2018–2020.
  • Board Member of the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center2015-2018.
  • Board Member of the Hennepin County Bar Association2014-2018.
  • Commissioner of the Minneapolis Charter Commission2006-2010 & 2014-2018.
  • Member of the State of Minnesota Regent Candidate Advisory Council2016-2018.
  • Member of the Minnesota State Bar Association State Assembly2014-2017.
  • Trustee of the Hennepin County Bar Foundation2010-2013.
  • Member of the Justice David Stras for Minnesota Supreme Court Campaign Committee2012.
  • Board Member of Minnesota YMCA Youth in Government2008-2012.
  • Board Member of the Minneapolis FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association2008-2009.
  • Student Representative to the University of Minnesota Board of Regents2002-2003.
  • Governor Ventura Appointee to the Minnesota Higher Education Services Council 2000-2002.

Speaking

Other members of the Lawyerist leadership team are available for speaking, CLEs, and webinars.

  • Presentation to the NITA Board of Directors, “Thoughts on the Future of Small Law Firms” – 2018.
  • Presentation to the CLE CEO Forum, “How Customer Data Can Drive CLE” – 2017.
  • Minnesota State Bar Association Convention, “The 5 Most Dangerous Scams and Hacks Targeting Lawyers” – 2017.
  • ABA TECHSHOW, “State of Legal Technology” – 2016.

Writing

Page edited by the Lawyerist editorial team. Last updated July 9th, 2020.