Aaron Reitz serves as Texas’s Deputy Attorney General for Legal Strategy. He is Attorney General Paxton’s “offensive coordinator,” responsible for planning, staffing, and executing the Agency’s most consequential lawsuits and legal initiatives on matters including immigration and border security, federal-state disputes, election integrity, Big Tech, consumer protection, energy, the environment, pro-life issues, and the U.S. and Texas Constitutions.
Aaron graduated from Texas A&M University and was a member of the Corps of Cadets. After graduating, he was commissioned into the United States Marine Corps and married his high school sweetheart. He spent nearly five years on active duty and deployed to the northern Helmand Province of Afghanistan on an Embedded Training Team. He is still a Major in the Marine Corps Reserve. After the Marines, Aaron attended the University of Texas School of Law, where he served as President of the Texas Federalist Society and Editor in Chief of the Texas Review of Law & Politics. He began his career at Bracewell LLP in Houston and then clerked for Justice Jimmy Blacklock on the Texas Supreme Court.
Aaron and his wife, Meredith, have four children and a golden retriever. They are members of St. Mary’s Catholic Cathedral in downtown Austin.