About the Law Office of Jennifer M. Settles

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.     

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:

(i) personalized and customized legal advice based on your particular needs,

(ii) professional and timely communications,

(iii)  detailed, clear and practical guidance,

(iv) tenacious advocacy, allowing you to compete above the rest;

(v) tremendous value; and

(vi) perhaps most importantly, confidence, from knowing that your attorney has a long career of legal transactional experience to guide you, stemming from a multitude of business transactions.   

Jennifer guides her clients through their business transactions, offering sound and practical advice and creative solutions.  With curiosity 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

Jennifer's clients are diverse, including individuals, small and medium sized businesses, family offices, portfolio companies and publicly-traded corporations.  She 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.   Jennifer's clients come from a wide variety of industries, including transportation, eCommerce, medical devices, 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 diverse experiences give her clients unique insights into the drivers, strengths and limitations on all sides of a transaction. ‍ By educating her clients on how "the other side" will likely view a particular negotiating point, and through her keen awareness of typical or "market" terms, her clients garner increased awareness in their business dealings and greater bargaining strength at the negotiating table.  Jennifer calls this the 360 Degree Advantage.  

Reasonable Fees

Jennifer's fees are typically lower than the fees charged by larger law firms. The Firm offers low hourly rates and fixed fee structures in many cases.   Her reasonable fees provide tremendous value to her clients, and enable her clients to accurately plan and budget their legal spending.

No Handoff To Junior Staff

Unlike other 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 in which she does business.   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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