Attorneys

Jeff Whitley

Jeff began his legal practice in 1995 in San Jose, California, where he litigated high-technology cases involving patent and trademark infringement. After relocation to Phoenix, Jeff practiced in some of the largest law firms in Arizona and worked as in-house counsel for companies large and small. Since 2005, Jeff's practice has focused on regional businesses and business owners. In 2009, Jeff achieved certification as a Certified Financial Planner professional to better serve his clients with a full range of legal needs related to wealth preservation and wealth transfer.

Bar Admissions:

California,1995

Arizona, 1998

Education:

J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 1995

A.B. in Government with Honors, Dartmouth College, 1992 Magna Cum Laude

AnnMarie Whitley

AnnMarie began her legal practice in 1995 splitting time between New York City and Palo Alto, California, where she litigated patent infringement cases in the medical device field and practiced at some of the oldest and largest intellectual property boutique law firms in the United States. Since moving to Arizona, AnnMarie has focused her practice on patent prosecution in a small firm setting to better assist small businesses and individual inventors. AnnMarie's mechanical engineering background and her experience working both in current product engineering at General Motors Corporation and as an operator on the assembly line for a large gas turbine engine manufacturer has given her an appreciation and understanding of issues facing today's inventors.

Bar Admissions:

US Patent & Trademark Office, 1996

New York, 1996

California, 1996

Arizona, 1999

Education:

J.D. University of Michigan Law School, 1995

Certificate, Franklin Pierce Law Center Intellectual Property Summer Institute, 1993

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, 1992