Jeffrey A. Silence
- Past Law Clerk to the Honorable Samuel A. Thumma. Arizona Court
of Appeals, Division 1.
- Past Law Clerk to the Honorable Judge Patrick Irvine,
Vice-Chief Judge. Arizona Court of Appeals, Division 1.
Primarily Represents Employees. Experienced in claims of
discrimination, wrongful discharge, sexual harassment, disability
discrimination, whistle blowing, failure to pay state or federal
minimum wages and failure to pay overtime, paid-time off vacation
time or commissions.
Involved in numerous defamation lawsuits, both defending and
Professional Licensing Boards
Assisted professionals in trouble with their licensing boards,
including college professors in trouble with Universities. Also
assisted professors appeal the denial of their application for
Helped students acquire test-taking accommodations on exams based
on their disabilities including ADD, ADHD and anxiety.
Served as an extern and/or law clerk for six different Judges in
both state and federal trial courts, as well as the Arizona Court
Served as a law clerk for Arizona Court of Appeals Judge
Patrick Irvine. When Judge Irvine left the Court, Jeff was afforded
the opportunity to work with and draft appellate decisions for
nearly all Arizona Court of Appeals Judges before
clerking for Judge Samuel A. Thumma. The unique clerkship has given
him a true understanding of what it takes to win an appeal.
Get To Know Jeff In His Own Words
"I enjoy helping people with their problems, and I take great
interest in people's lives. I am genuinely concerned with helping
people improve their situations. I am a problem solver."
Skills & Expertise
- Spanish (Working knowledge)
- Legal Writing
- Legal Research
Professional and Civic Service
- Current "Big Brother" in the big Brothers and Big Sisters of
J.D., Sandra Day O'Connor College of
B.A., University of Arizona, 2007
Bar Admissions and Attorney Licenses
- Arizona, 2012
- Arizona District Court
- Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
3200 North Central Avenue . Phoenix . Arizona