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Aaron Karger is the founding and managing partner of Law Offices of Aaron A. Karger, P.A.  Aaron was born in Long Prairie, Minnesota and raised in Bemidji, Minnesota.  He graduated from the University of Minnesota where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, was a member of the Phi Sigma Theta National Honor Society, and received a minor degree in business management from the affiliated Carlson School of Management.  Aaron received his Juris Doctor from Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center where he graduated cum laude and earned recognition on the Dean’s List for his academic performance during his second and third years of law school.  While in law school, Aaron was a recipient of the Florida Bar Public Service Fellowship and Grant, and was awarded a Silver Level membership in the Shepard Broad Law Center’s Pro Bono Honor Program.

Aaron concentrates his practice in the areas of personal injury including from negligent security, premises liability (slip and falls), wrongful death, automobile accidents, or from intentional torts such as sexual assault and battery.  Aaron also handles a narrow practice area of landlord/tenant and civil rights housing litigation.  Early in his career, Aaron worked for the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office where he served as an Assistant State Attorney.  As a prosecutor, Aaron argued dozens of motions including motion practice and oral argument at the appellate level, as well as tried multiple bench and jury trials to verdict.  Thereafter, Aaron began his career in private practice working for a boutique law firm where he litigated personal injury and commercial and real estate litigation matters.  Aaron also has a significant background in real estate sales, management and development.  Prior to attending law school, Aaron worked as a sales director for a large real estate development group where he saw oversaw lending, construction, sales and closing coordination. Aaron is an active member of Dade Legal Aid where he routinely accepts Pro Bono cases through the Put Something Back Program.

Aaron is admitted to practice in Florida, and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Bar Admissions:

  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Education:

  • University of Minnesota, B.A. Communications; Carlson School of Management, Minor:  Management
  • Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, J.D., cum laude

Professional and Civic Affiliations:

  • New World Symphony, Executive Committee
  • Dade Legal Aid, Put Something Back Program
  • North Dade Bar Association, Treasurer
  • Dade County Bar Association, Member
  • Volunteer Mentor for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Greater Miami (Past)
  • Florida Real Estate Sales Associate Licensee

Awards & Honors:

  • Named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for Personal Injury practice
  • Legal Elite Award 2019
  • Expertise Award – Best Litigation Attorneys in Miami 2017
  • Florida Bar Public Service Fellow Recipient
  • Pro Bono Honor Program, Silver Level
  • Phi Sigma Theta National Honor Society, Member
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Business Entities (Partnerships and Corporations)
  • Dean’s List
  • Best Son in the History of the World, (My Mother – I win this award every year)

Sam Afran serves as a Case Manager with Law Offices of Aaron A. Karger, P.A. Previously, Sam worked for his family’s legal practice, Bruce I. Afran, Attorney at Law, located in Princeton, NJ as a paralegal/legal assistant. Sam handled filing, evidence and legal research in public interest, civil liberties and land use litigation. He also served as paralegal for The Westminster Foundation a non-profit academic support charity where he was responsible for the organization’s application process for 501(c)3 IRS non-profit status. He authored the Foundation’s bylaws and structure for non-profit compliance and function. Prior to Westminster, he was a legal assistant at the Eleanor J. Lewis Foundation for Public Interest Research, also in Princeton, NJ. Notably, he was solely responsible for handling all evidence in landmark tax exemption litigation which resulted in an 18-million-dollar settlement for the tax-payers of his hometown.

Sam studied U.S. History at The Ohio State University in Columbus Ohio, and minored in Political Science: Law and Society in addition to advanced studies in Portuguese linguistics. Sam was in the pre-law program at Ohio State, and plans to attend law school. As an undergraduate, he interned with the Columbus Landmarks Foundation, a division of the non-profit Ohio Historical Society and worked in urban development, zoning and preservation. Sam has also worked as a prep chef and barista and has long had a passion for cooking and food. He also worked as a third deckhand on private boats, conducting maintenance on mid-size motor yachts. Sam was born and raised in Princeton, NJ and has a younger sister, Tobi. He attended Princeton High School where he was co-captain of the football team and played varsity football, lacrosse and track.

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