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Anthony James Cuticchia Jr.

also known as Jamie Cuticchia, A. Jamie Cuticchia

About me

Since 1984 I have been a biomedical researcher.  I was drawn to a new field "Bioinformatics" - which uses computers to answer biological questions.  My work in this field, especially in the area of the Human Genome Project, is known within the scientific communities.  I have worked both in academic and private research organizations - including my work as a scientific founder of a Biotech company. 



In 2005 I decided it was time for "Life 2.0" and spent the next four years earning a law degree by taking classes three nights a week for four years.  I did this while continuing my full-time job as a researcher.  In 2009 I was awarded my law degree, magna cum laude, and passed the North Carolina Bar a few months later.


I was driven to learning the law by two factors.  First, by looking at the field of genetics, at present time, it was clear to me that there would be many areas where laws will be passed and legal precedents will be set.  I am concerned with issues such as patient rights, patentability of genes, and genetic discrimination (just to name a few).


Second, my research did not put me in a position where I felt I could directly help specific individuals.  It was my goal upon passing the NC Bar Exam to work with people in the community to provide legal solutions to challenges they may face.  

Thus, my practice is split into two broad areas.  


The first I call "Entrepreneurial & Biotech Law."  


This is where I work with scientists, venture capitalists and bankers, universities, and other organizations to provide counsel on legal issues.   This might include legal work regarding intellectual property, patents, protecting patient rights, etc.


The second broad area is "General Practice."  


This is where I use my skills and knowledge to help people with legal problems.  I take a traditional "country lawyer" approach to my practice. I am there for my clients and will even travel to their homes of businesses to help them.  Though I call this area "General Practice," I do not practice in ALL legal areas; the areas in which I do practice can be seen here or at my website (




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Practice areas


  1. Patent Application: 75%
    7 years
  2. Wrongful Termination: 25%
    7 years



Hourly ($55-425/hour), contingent (20-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes), Pro bono (10%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Angela Dawn Lassiter

    Attorney Cuticchia and I share a client and that client raves about Mr. Cuticchia's professionalism and his dedication to her case.


    Angela Lassiter Estate planning Attorney
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  • Ashley Renee Smith

    Mr. Cuticcia is knowledgeable and makes positive contributions to the legal community. I would recommend him to those in need of legal assistance in the patent area. His non-legal expertise in medicine and genetics allow him to understand the necessity and value of patents.


    Ashley Smith Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

AJC Legal Services

Historic Capital Club Building
16 W. Martin Street #308
Raleigh, NC, 27601


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Law Review StaffNCCU2008
caBIG Outstanding Achievement AwardNational Cancer Institute2007
Law Review StaffNCCU2007
GSA Travel AwardGenetics Society of America1989
UMBC Distinguished ScholarUMBC1987
Outstanding Graduate in Biological SciencesUMBC1987
Maryland Distinguished ScholarState of Maryland1984
Oratorical ScholarshipAmerican Legion1984
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct Full ProfessorNorth Carolina Central School of Law2011 - Present
Attorney & Registered Patent AttorneyAJC Legal Services2010 - Present
Duke Bioinformatics ScholarDuke University School of Medicine2006 - 2010
Director, Computational BiologyMITRE/Mitretek2005 - 2006
Director, BioinformaticsResearch Triangle Institute2002 - 2006
Associate ProfessorUniversity of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine1998 - 2002
Director, BioinformaticsHospital for Sick Children1997 - 2001
Director, Genomics and Information Tech.ChemGenics Pharmaceuticals1996 - 1997
Assistant ProfessorJohns Hopkins University School of Medicine1992 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
Raleigh Chamber of CommerceN/A2013 - Present
North Carolina Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present
NC Tenth Judicial BarN/A2009 - Present
Wake Academy of Criminal Trial LawyersN/A2011 - 2013
National Counsel of Lawyers & ScientistsMember2009 - 2013
NCCU Law ReviewStaff2007 - 2009
NCCU Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Law ReviewManaging Editor (year 2) Staff (year 1)2006 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of N.C. v. ThomasDropped one charge, plead to other
State of N.C. v. Sanders3 days in custody, costs
State of N.C. v. TilleryDismissal of one charge, plea to other
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Publication nameTitleDate
American Bas Association PressBioinformatics Law: Legal Issues For Computational Biology in the Post-Genome World2013
American Bar Association PresseBook: Bioinformatics Law: Legal Issues For Computational Biology in the Post-Genome World2013
Book and eBook ( Letter: A Satirical Look at Becoming a Lawyer2012
American Bar Association publicationGenetics: A Handbook for Lawyers2010
US-China Law ReviewDeath With Dignity Revisited: Gonzales v. Oregon2009
NCCU Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Law ReviewDissecting the Genomics and Personalized Medicine Act of 20072009
The Open Ethics JournalExisting Ethical Principles and their Application to Personal Medicine2008
Open Law JournalThe Legal Treatment of the Parental Rights and Obligations of Sperm Donors2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
North Carolina Central University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
University of GeorgiaGeneticsPhD - Doctorate1992
University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)Biological SciencesBA - Bachelor of Arts1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Law School CourseGenetics and the Law2012
Law School CourseGenetics and the Law2011
CHI Biomarker SummitBioinformatics of Biomarkers2008
SeminarBiomedical Informatics2006
NCCU Conference on Pharmaceutical LawLaw and Ethics in Biomedicine2005
NC Biotechnology Investment ExpoGenetic and Genomic Databases2004

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