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Paul C Jorgensen

Contracts and agreements Attorney at Washington, DC

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About Paul

Learn Paul’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Contracts and agreements
    Extensive law firm and corporate experience in drafting and negotiating all manner of contracts, licenses and other agreements for a wide range of industries.

    35 years

  2. Intellectual property
    Counseling clients in trademark, copyright, trade name, domain name, and trade secrets, from founding to protecting to licensing these intellectual properties for greater profit.

    33 years

  3. Internet
    Helping clients limit risks on the Internet, including helping with Internet regulation compliance, designing and implementing online privacy programs, and limiting exposure to online fraud and related issues.

    20 years

Paul C. Jorgensen is the founder and principal of The Jorgensen Law Firm PLLC, which provides experienced and personalized counsel in trademarks, copyrights, domain names, contracts, e-commerce, and online privacy and security.  In addition to practicing law, he travels worldwide to teach courses on intellectual property, contract drafting and negotiating, legal writing and Internet legal issues.  


The firm serves individual clients, organizations and large businesses worldwide, including the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Yahoo!, Hilton Worldwide, Sodexo, Korean Airlines, The Professional Ski Instructors of America, Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions, The Washington D.C. Economic Partnership, Suntory Limited and many others.


Mr. Jorgensen brings his unique combination of corporate and law firm experience to his seminars and to his legal practice. He has designed and negotiated hundreds of successful contracts and licenses, successfully prosecuted many U.S. and international trademark, copyright and domain name applications, and prevailed in domain name and other intellectual property disputes. Before founding The Jorgensen Law Firm, Mr. Jorgensen was a senior intellectual property and contract counsel at the Washington D.C. law firm of Patton Boggs LLP. Before that experience, Paul acted as a Senior Intellectual Property Counsel with Choice Hotels International, Inc., where he managed the large hotel franchisor’s worldwide portfolio of trademarks, copyrights, domain names and trade secrets, designed profitable licensing programs, and helped a wide range of business units reach their goals.


Mr. Jorgensen began his legal career with the Washington D.C. office of Venable, Baetjer, Howard & Civiletti after graduating from Georgetown University Law Center in 1988. Mr. Jorgensen remains active in the greater Washington D.C. community, serves on several boards and provides pro bono legal counsel to The National Cherry Blossom Festival and the District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

Licensed for 34 years
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 1989
Updated 06/08/2022
State MD
Status Active
Acquired 1988
Updated 11/12/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Paul

The Jorgensen Law Firm PLLC
2101 L Street NW
Suite 800
Washington, DC, 20037-1186


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Posted by Renee | August 21, 2014
Recommend without hesitation!!
Paul, a former college classmate, has been a friend for decades so the "trustworthy" factor was a non-issue . . . and he proved to be responsive, insightful and always offered explanations in terms I could understand. As a new business owner, I highly recommend his services.
Posted by Diana | July 16, 2013
Contracting Super-Hero
Paul has worked to help us grow and protect our non-profit organization by advising on key issues and negotiating iron-clad, precise contracts and agreements for many years. Due to our business cycle, contracts come in a tidal wave, but Paul is able to turn around the work efficiently and effectively while remaining upbeat and positive.
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Posted by Todd | July 10, 2013
Awesome TM attorney
If everyone operated this efficiently business would be bliss. We generate an increasing number of TMs and Paul turns things around cleanly and efficiently, without extraordinary costs.


  • Hourly Rates $ 250-395 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • The Jorgensen Law Firm PLLC
  • 2007 - Present
  • Senior Counsel
  • Patton Boggs LLP
  • 2002 - 2006
  • Senior IP Counsel
  • Choice Hotels International, Inc.
  • 1994 - 2001
  • Associate
  • Venable
  • 1988 - 1994
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  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • Lewis and Clark College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1985


  • Lewis & Clark College
  • Director, Washington D.C. Program
  • 1991 - Present
  • National Cherry Blossom Festival
  • Director, Board of Directors
  • 2004 - 2008
  • Washington Bach Consort
  • Director, Board of Directors
  • 2002 - 2008

Languages Spoken

  • Danish


  • Mayor's Arts Award
  • Mayor of the District of Columbia
  • 2012


  • The Licensing Journal
  • Drafting 11 License Provisions to Minimize Risk
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • New York City Bar Association, CLE Committee
  • IP Licensing
  • 2014
  • World Intellectual Property Day
  • Successful IP Agreements
  • 2013
  • BlogPaws 2013
  • Copyright For Bloggers
  • 2013
  • Webinar
  • Starting Your Own Law Firm: Practical Tips from One Who Dared
  • 2013
  • Webinar
  • Understanding Contracts Better Than Your Lawyer
  • 2012
  • World Intellectual Property Day
  • Drafting IP Agreements
  • 2012
  • Georgetown Law Seminar
  • Thriving Transitions: Tools to Find and Integrate Effectively Into Your Next Job
  • 2011
  • Seminar
  • U.S. Trademark Workshop for Paralegals
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

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Intellectual property Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Paul for over twenty years. He is an excellent attorney, knowledgeable, diligent, and conscientious. He cares about his clients, keeps on the cutting edge of legal issues, and is a strong advocate. I recommend him without reservation."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Although new to Avvo, attorney Jorgensen's answers reflect a great deal of experience. Accurate, analytic and customized to the needs of the Avvo asker typify his answers. These are exactly the qualities that every client would look for in hiring an attorney."
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Washington Contracts and agreements Lawyer Paul C Jorgensen
Paul C Jorgensen
Contracts and agreements Attorney
Washington, DC
Licensed for 34 years