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Chad A Kirby

Chad A Kirby

Practice areas:

Intellectual Property

About Me

Before becoming a lawyer, I spent almost 15 years as a software developer and system administrator. In the early-mid 90s, I primarily developed frameworks for providing computer based training. Later, I did a lot of research and development related to audio and real-time signal processing. I was also a working musician for many years, performing in jazz, chamber, and orchestral settings in and around Seattle.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2008

  1. Intellectual Property: 100%

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Always), Retainer (Always), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Chad M Smith

    Chad is one of a kind. He is a creative and skillful attorney with an attention to detail and an unmatched ability to quickly deliver high quality work. He is years ahead of other attorneys with equal experience and will no doubt soon be a top attorney in his field. I highly recommend Chad.

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    Chad Smith Trademark Application Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Jefferson Hampton Coulter II

    You'd be hard pressed to find a more intelligent and thorough attorney. I can't endorse Chad enough.

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    Jefferson Coulter Family Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

Contact Info

1200 3rd Ave, Suite 2100
Seattle, WA, 98101

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive200807/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Dean's MedalSeattle University School of Law2007
IP Section ScholarshipWashington State Bar Association2007
Alia
 Herrera 
Memorial 
ScholarshipAssociation 
of 
Trial 
Lawyers 
of 
America2006
Cheney Legal Writing ScholarshipSeattle University School of Law2005

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Voter Protection AttorneyWashington State Democratic Party2008 - 2008
Judicial Extern to the Honorable Ronald LeightonU.S. District Court (Western District of Washington)2007 - 2007
CounselAeon Law (formerly Axios Law)2007 - Present
Senior Computer SpecialistUniversity of Washington1998 - 2007
Software Engineer/Systems AdministratorVarious Employers1991 - 1998

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
King County Bar Association, Housing Justice ProjectVolunteer Legal Assistant2006 - 2006
Seattle University Law ReviewLead Article Editor2005 - 2006

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Gill v. AME, Inc.Settled
Mother, LLC v. L.L. Bean, Inc.Case dismissed on directed verdict.
A G Design v. Trainman Lantern (Fed. Cir. 2008)Vacated and Remanded

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Computer Law Review and Technology JournalDefining 
Abusive
 Software
 to
 Protect
 Computer
 Users
 from
 the
 Threat
 of
 Spyware2007
Just MemosSample Bench Memo § 6.4.52007

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
University of Washington -SeattleMusic (Performing)DMA-Doctor of Musical Arts1998
University of Missouri, Kansas CityMusic (Performing)BM-Bachelor of MusicN/A
University of Washington -SeattleMusic (Performing)MM-MastersN/A