About the Law Office of Jennifer M. Settles

Delivering Result For Over 25 Years

Jennifer M. Settles, Esq. has over 25 years of experience representing clients in business transactions.  Jennifer previously worked in regional and international law firms and as in-house corporate counsel for large corporations.  

Being in the legal industry as both a provider and consumer of attorneys' services, Jennifer recognized that there was a shortage of experienced business lawyers providing stellar service to clients at an affordable rate.  She established the Law Office of Jennifer M. Settles in response to this need, combining her depth and breadth of experience with her practical and strategic approach.    

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Bar Admissions and Education

  • 1994, State Bar of Nevada.
  • 1999, State Bar of Arizona, 3rd Highest Score on Bar Exam in the State. 
  • 1991, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, Bachelor of Arts, Major in History, Minor in French.  Graduated "Cum Laude, With Honors".
  • 1994, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento, California, Juris Doctor.  Graduated “With Great Distinction, Order of the Coif”.   Editor of Pacific Law Journal.  Top 2% of graduating class.  

What To Expect

When you hire the Law Office of Jennifer M. Settles you will always receive:

  • personalized advice for your particular needs
  • professional and timely communications
  • detailed, clear, and practical guidance
  • tenacious advocacy
  • tremendous value
  • confidence from knowing that your attorney will get you the results that you deserve.   

With These Advantages, Our Clients Compete Above The Rest

Jennifer guides her clients through their business transactions, offering sound and practical advice and creative solutions.  With curiosity, creativity and empathy, she helps her clients navigate potential issues and pitfalls, guiding her clients to mitigate risk and make informed and smart decisions. She counsels her clients on seeing the big-picture and addressing small problems before they become large problems.  She supports her clients in closing their deals quickly and cost-effectively, helping to ensure that her clients conquer their business objectives with confidence and extraordinary success.  

Diversity of Client Size, Needs, and Industry

Our clients are diverse, including individuals, small and medium sized businesses, family offices, portfolio companies and publicly-traded corporations.  We also provide contract legal services for law firms and corporate legal departments, helping them meet their staffing needs in a highly cost-effective and professional manner.   Our clients come from a wide variety of industries, including transportation, eCommerce, medical devices, manufacturing, technology, heavy equipment, infrastructure, real estate development, finance, marketing, professional services, and more. 

360 Degree Advantage 

Throughout her career, Jennifer has represented clients on all sides of the deal table.   These varying experiences give our clients unique insights into the drivers, strengths and limitations on all sides of a transaction. ‍ By educating our clients on how "the other side" views particular negotiating points, and through our knowledge of typical or "market" terms, our clients develop deeper awareness of their bargaining strength, and have greater success at the negotiating table.  This is the 360 Degree Advantage.  

Reasonable Fees

Our fees are typically lower than the fees charged by larger law firms. We offer low hourly rates, fixed fee structures, and monthly subscription plans, to meet clients' needs.   Our fees provide tremendous value, enabling our clients to accurately plan and budget their legal spending.

No Handoff To Junior Staff

Unlike other law firms where clients are often handed off to junior staff, at the Law Office of Jennifer M. Settles, your matters will always be in the hands of experience. 

Giving Back To The Community

Jennifer is committed to pro bono work and improving the communities she serves.   Jennifer's community involvement includes:

  • Pro Bono Attorney, Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project 
  • Board and Compensation Committee member, Epi-Hab Phoenix, Inc.
  • Advisory Board Member, storagetrader.com
  • Board and Selection Committee Member, Tempe Sister Cities
  • Immediate Past-President and Board Chair, Tempe Industrial Development Authority
  • Mentor and Volunteer, Fresh Start Women's Foundation
  • Past Mentor and Volunteer, State Bar of Arizona

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