G. Aron Perez-Selsky, Attorney At Law
Aron Perez-Selsky’s advocacy has earned him a reputation for zeal and professionalism in courtrooms across Oregon’s upper Willamette Valley. While serving as McMinnville City Prosecutor, Aron prosecuted hundreds of cases ranging from simple trespasses to serious traffic crimes. As a defense attorney, Aron brings that same expertise to bear on behalf of the accused, enabling him to secure acquittals in everything from traffic tickets to major felonies.
Aron has earned special renown for his practice of juvenile delinquency and dependency law. As a delinquency attorney, Aron has obtained dismissal of charges for many Youths falsely accused of serious offenses. In other cases, Aron has helped Youths avoid disastrous consequences to their permanent record through aggressive negotiation and motion practice. Aron’s trial advocacy in several cases resulted in appellate opinions reinforcing the rights of the accused, including, most recently, State v. B.B.S., 276 Or App 602, 368 P3d 78 (2016) (reversing judgment finding youth within the jurisdiction of the court for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle and Possession of a Stolen Vehicle), and State v. Benito Martinez-Garcia, 283 Or App 473, 389 P3d 405 (2017) (reversing judgments finding defendant in Contempt for invoking his Fifth Amendment right against self incrimination).
Aron is among the few attorneys possessing a mastery of Oregon’s complex juvenile dependency code. His outcome-focused dependency work in Oregon’s trial and appellate courts has helped achieve parent-child reunification for countless families, including those under the ambit of Oregon’s Refugee Child Welfare Act, and the Federal Indian Child Welfare Act. His contributions to Oregon juvenile law were recognized by the Oregon Office of Public Defense when it granted him a position on its Juvenile Appellate Panel.
Aron’s work with parents and children in juvenile court brought him within the orbit of Oregon’s adoption community. Through his adoption practice, Aron has helped petitioners from every corner of the state attain legal recognition of their families through domestic, interstate, and international adoption proceedings.
Aron is an Oregon native raised in beautiful Yamhill County. After graduating from McMinnville High School, he attended Linfield College. As a student, Aron volunteered with local civic organizations, including Habitat for Humanity. While pursuing his Bachelor’s in Political Science, Aron clerked at his father’s law firm, and interned in the offices of Yamhill County Circuit Court Judge Ronald W. Stone and County Commissioner Mary Stern. His work with some of Yamhill County’s most esteemed legal professionals inspired him to follow his father into the legal profession.
Following his graduation from Linfield, Aron enrolled at the University of Oregon School of Law. As a law student, he was honored to serve as a staff editor for the Oregon Law Review, the school’s flagship academic journal. Aron continued to volunteer, first with the Northwest Worker’s Justice Project in Portland, and later at Lane County Legal Aid in Eugene.
In his second year of law school, Aron returned to Yamhill County to clerk for Circuit Court Judge John L. Collins. Through his work with Judge Collins, Aron was privileged to observe numerous trials, and prepare legal memoranda on a variety of issues before the court. The court continued to solicit Aron’s memoranda after his return to Oregon law in his final year.
Aron opened the Perez-Selsky Law Office after passing the Oregon Bar Examination. He and his family live in McMinnville where they enjoy cooking, reading, and outdoor recreation.
Jennifer Lane Dolphin, Paralegal
Jennifer Lane Dolphin is Aron’s assistant and paralegal. Her poise, intelligence, and good sense have proven invaluable to the smooth operation of the Perez-Selsky Law Office.
Jennifer grew up in Yamhill County where she attended George Fox University. Majoring in theatre, she has served as stage manager, dramaturge, and actor with several local productions, including “Macbeth,” “Julius Caesar,” “The Producers,” and many others.
As a certified event planner and professional organizer, Jennifer has helped dozens of local couples celebrate their unions in grace and style through her business, Dolphin Events & Weddings. In addition, Jennifer somehow finds time to lend her considerable talents to local civic organizations, having served as Technical Director for the Chehalem Players Repertory Theater, Facilities Coordinator for Tunes on Tuesday, and Volunteer Coordinator for Newberg Brews & BBQ.