Jeff has a broad range of experience in many different practice areas including employment, commercial, administrative, defamation, education, and appellate law. He has extensive experience in managing and performing all aspects of litigation from initial investigation through discovery to trial, both in state and federal court. After graduating law school at Arizona State University, Jeff served as a law clerk for the Honorable Patrick Irvine at the Arizona Court of Appeals. When Judge Irvine left the Court midway through Jeff’s clerkship, Jeff was afforded the unique opportunity to draft decisions for almost all of the Arizona Court of Appeals Judges before eventually clerking for the Honorable Samuel A. Thumma at the Arizona Court of Appeals. His unique experience has given him a true understanding of what it takes to think critically and write persuasively. Jeff is admitted to the state bar in Arizona and is licensed with the Arizona District Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. More
Jeff represents employers and employees with all types of claims, including claims of discrimination, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, disability discrimination, whistle blowing, failure to pay minimum wages, failure to pay overtime, and failure to pay agreed upon wages. Jeff is a former Board Member of the Arizona Employment Lawyer’s Association.
Jeff has experience in handling cases before the Office of Administrative Hearings. He has also helped students get test-taking accommodations on their exams and has represented professionals facing discipline from their licensing boards.
Jeff has experience handling cases involving the sale of business interests.
Jeff has pursued and defended against numerous defamation claims.
Jeff 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 draft decisions for almost all of the Arizona Court of Appeals Judges before clerking for Judge Samuel A. Thumma. His unique clerkship has given him a true understanding of what it takes to win an appeal.
- Spanish (Working knowledge)
- Legal Writing
- Legal Research
- "I wanted to thank you and Jeffrey [Silence] for so ably representing me at yesterday's hearing. Although the outcome is obviously not guaranteed, it was the first time in this long ordeal that I felt really good about my situation. Overall, it was a very positive experience
-Robert Y., M.D. "