Prior to joining Franklin & Prokopik, Aaron Cheatham practiced civil litigation at a regional defense firm in Arlington, Virginia. There, he represented individuals, professionals, attorneys, retailers, manufacturers, shopping centers, construction companies, restaurants, and other local and national businesses in litigation, at the trial and appellate levels, in federal and state courts. Aaron focused his practice primarily in the areas of commercial litigation, liability defense, professional liability, premises liability, and insurance coverage. Earlier in his career, Aaron represented court-appointed clients in serious felony and misdemeanor cases and advocated on behalf of debtors before the United States Bankruptcy Courts

Aaron is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Law. During law school, Aaron served as an intern at the Office of the Federal Public Defender. He also served as a judicial extern for the Honorable James G. Carr and the Honorable Jack Zouhary in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. 

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Aaron is a Virginia native and member of the Virginia State Bar