Biography for Petra Aaron
Petra Aaron is an experienced litigator with substantial jury trial experience. Prior to joining GDH Law LLC, she worked as an Assistant State’s Attorney for almost 13 years in the Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City prosecuting some of Baltimore’s most heinous crimes. Her most recent assignment was to the Special Victims Unit where she prosecuted Child Abuse cases, Elder Abuse cases, Sex Crime cases and Child Homicides.
Throughout her career as an Assistant State’s Attorney, she prided herself on being a victims’ advocate, serving the citizens of Baltimore City by being a fierce, respected trial attorney with an unflappable demeanor. When a trial was not in the victims’ and the State’s best interests, she was able to successfully negotiate many plea agreements.
Prior to joining the Office of the State’s Attorney, Ms. Aaron clerked for The Honorable Wanda Keyes Heard and The Honorable Sylvester B. Cox in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City. In these roles, she gained experience in both civil and criminal actions. Ms. Aaron has passed her trial experience onto others by serving as a mock trial team coach and Adjunct Professor for Washington Adventist University
Before embarking on the practice of law, Ms. Aaron enjoyed a career as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist. She worked in various hospitals as a generalist with a specialty in Hematology. This technical and data-driven background has afforded her a unique skill-set that she implements in many of her cases.
Ms. Aaron is now a proud resident of Howard County, Maryland. She is a former competitive gymnast and acrobat with the Acro Airs team of Washington Adventist University who still maintains has a strong interest in the sport. Most importantly, she has a passion for helping those in need, leading to her role at GDH Law LLC, advocating for her clients’ rights.
Washington Adventist University, B.S. Clinical Lab Science, 1997
The University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D. 2004-
Howard County Bar Association
Prince George’s County Bar Association
Anne Arundel County Bar Association
Maryland State Bar Association
Maryland Association for Justice, Inc.