Aaron Forbath

Deputy County Counsel

Aaron Forbath joined the Office of the County Counsel in 2021.  He is a member of the Finance and Government Operations Team and the Environment and Land Use Team.  Prior to joining the Office of the County Counsel, Aaron served as a law clerk to the Honorable Cormac J. Carney of the United States District Court for the Central District of California.  Previously, Aaron worked at Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area, where he represented clients navigating the civil law consequences of the criminal justice system.

Aaron’s professional expertise includes:

  • Local government law
  • Environmental law
  • Constitutional law

Education

  • Stanford Law School, J.D., 2018

    • Executive Editor, Stanford Environmental Law Journal
    • Student Attorney, Stanford Environmental Law Clinic
  • Wesleyan University, B.A., High Honors in History, 2008

Prior Experience

  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Cormac J. Carney, United States District Court for the Central District of California (2019-2020)
  • Stanford Law School Civitas Fellow at Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area (2018-2019)

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