Jaburg Wilk

Jeffrey A. Silence

Partner


Contact

Phone: Work602-248-1079

Email:

Jaburg Wilk
Work 3200 N. Central Avenue Suite 2000 Phoenix, AZ   85012
USA

Assistant: Kim Rogers

Assistant Phone: 602-248-1037

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. While in law school, Jeff worked as an intern for numerous judges in both state and federal courts including Judge Gemmill at the Arizona Court of Appeals, Judge Portley at the Arizona Court of Appeals, Sam Myers at the Maricopa County Superior Court, and Judge Mary Murguia at the U.S. District Court who now serves as a Judge in the Ninth Circuit 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

Seminars and Presentations

On Demand Seminars:

Jeff is available on-demand to present a series of employment law seminars.  

  • Arizona Paid Sick Time Law
  • Arizona Medical Marijuana Act
  • Sexual Harassment and Awareness Training
  • Providing Reasonable Accommodations Under the ADA
  • Social Media Policies and how most policies violate the National Labor Relations Act
  • State & Federal Whistle-Blowing Laws 

Recent Seminars:

Jeff hosts employment law seminars held at his office at Jaburg Wilk every two months, and also hosts many webinars on employment law.

Professional Experience
  • Prevailed in a 4-day trial in federal court by convincing the court that the employer failed to pay his client overtime wages
  • Prevailed in a multi-day arbitration hearing against the City of Phoenix in a high-profile case, which made the front page of the Arizona Republic
  • Prevailed in a multi-day arbitration by convincing the arbitrator that the defendant committed fraud when selling his business to Jeff’s client
  • Prevailed in a multi-day arbitration hearing by convincing the arbitrator that his employer client was not liable for any of the claims brought by the employee for breach of contract, failure to pay wages, and sex discrimination
  • Prevailed in a criminal trial by convincing the court that the statute his client had been charged with violating was unconstitutional under the First Amendment    
  • Frequent speaker at State Bar employment seminars including the 2018 Annual State Bar Convention where Jeff will be discussing Arizona’s new paid sick time law
  • Host of Jaburg Wilk’s bi-monthly employment law seminars
  • Arizona Employment Lawyer’s Association – Board Member
  • State Bar CLE Planning Committee for the Employment Law Section – Member
  • CLE Planning Committee for the Arizona Employment Lawyer’s Association – Member
  • Clients include Fortune 500 companies
  • Experienced in high-conflict and high-profile cases
  • Encourages clients to consider alternative approaches to conflict resolution  
Skills and Expertise
  • Spanish (Working knowledge)
  • Legal Writing
  • Legal Research
Client Testimonials
  • "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. "

 

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