Aaron T. Waites, Esq.

Aaron T. Waites, Esq.


Aaron T. WaitesAaron Waites is an associate whose practice includes estate, business, and tax planning, as well as probate and trust administration. He is currently licensed to practice law in California and before the U.S District Court for the Central District of California.

Aaron attended Chapman University School of Law in Orange, CA where he was awarded a full merit scholarship and went on to graduate, cum laude, with a Juris Doctor degree. While at Chapman, he was named Chapman’s Tax Law Emphasis Student of the Year, an honor awarded to the top tax student in the class, served as Editor-in-Chief of Chapman’s Nexus Journal of Law and Policy, one of only two scholarly legal journals at Chapman, and received the prestigious CALI Award of Excellence for receiving the top grade in Legal Research & Writing, Estate & Gift Taxation, Estate Planning, and Estate Planning for High Net Worth Individuals. Furthermore, he was selected as a Semi-Finalist in the Annual J.D. Tax Challenge, a national competition organized by the American Bar Association.

Prior to law school, Aaron attended California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) in Fullerton, CA where he was awarded the CSUF President’s Scholarship (a full merit scholarship awarded for academic achievement and community involvement) and went on to graduate, cum laude, with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and an emphasis in Finance.

During his undergraduate years, Aaron worked at Washington Mutual and its subsidiary WM Financial Services, where he advised clients on deposit accounts, home loans, life insurance, and investments (including stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and annuities.) While tracking the financial markets will always be an interest of Aaron’s, he chose to pursue a legal career to provide clients with asset protection and tax minimizing strategies that will preserve their wealth and leave a lasting legacy for their families.

Outside of the office, Aaron is an active member of his community. Over the years, Aaron has volunteered as an AYSO coach and referee and as a high school and youth basketball coach. He believes in making time for family, friends, and community and strives to create and preserve, for future generations, the types of opportunities afforded him.

Aaron’s email address is awaites@lawandsteinllp.com

Bar Admissions

  • State bar of California
  • U.S. Federal Court, Central District of California


  • J.D., Chapman University School of Law, Orange, CA
  • B.A., California State University, Fullerton, CA

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Tax Planning
  • Business Planning
  • Trust Administration
  • Probate