Attorney David Aelion
The Ae lion Firm
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David Maurice Aelion, Esq.

Advocate and Counselor of Law

Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And when you look into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you

---Friedrich Nietzcsche

A former intern with the Broward County State Attorney’s Office, Mr. David Aelion gained international media attention in 1997 when he successfully represented Fernando Carreira, the would-be-reward-recipient houseboat caretaker who led Miami Beach police to world-renowned Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace’s killer. Mr. Aelion has been in private practice for nearly fifteen years, focusing his practice in the areas of civil rights, entertainment law, commercial and civil litigation and criminal defense. He has extensive experience handling high profile media cases in both the entertainment and civil rights arena.

Born in Ethiopia to Jewish Sudanese parents, Mr. Aelion’s father, Maurice Aelion served as personal counsel to Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie I. His great-uncle and personal mentor Dr. Edmond Malka earned six law degrees and was Deputy Attorney General for the State of New Jersey. His great-grand father was renowned Rabbi Solomon Malka, visionary, spiritual leader of the Jewish community in Khartoum, Sudan throughout the early and mid 1900’s.

Inspired by his father’s and great uncle’s legal wisdom, Mr. Aelion decided to study law, earning his Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Florida International University in 1992, and his Juris Doctor degree from Nova Southeastern University Law School in 1995. Most recently, Mr. Aelion’s strong spiritual drive and his passion for his Judaic lineage motivated him to study Religion, and he is currently a Masters Degree Candidate in Religious Studies at F.I.U.

While heading two previous law firms, Mr. Aelion also exercised extraordinary entrepreneurial acumen, establishing several successful businesses in the areas of healthcare, media and real estate, which are active and thriving today. His success affords him the luxury to defend the indigent, often taking on pro-bono cases of moral, spiritual and human interest. Mr. Aelion is a deeply spiritual man whose practice of law is primarily guided by his very passion and respect for his family background, human rights issues and the general welfare of humanity.

Mr. Aelion is a member of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and serves on the ACLU Legal Panel Board of the Miami-Dade Chapter.