Jill Ormond is a Partner in the Phoenix office of Gordon & Rees and is a member of the Commercial Litigation, Product Liability, and Intellectual Property practice groups. Ms. Ormond helps clients ranging from international retailers to specialty entertainment companies find practical and cost-effective legal solutions. With a background in the entertainment industry, Ms. Ormond’s legal practice often focuses in the areas of product and premises liability, business and civil litigation, intellectual property and entertainment law. She has nearly a decade of experience in tort and complex commercial litigation matters, including insurance defense, products liability (automotive, medical device, consumer products), premises liability, workers’ compensation, business and civil litigation, entertainment law, and intellectual property.
Ms. Ormond also counsels clients on protecting their intellectual properties. Ms. Ormond advises clients through the entire life cycle of film, television, music, digital media, and other creative assets. She represents film and television industry clients in production, acquisition, clearances, distribution and licensing deals, and agreements with cast/crew.
Ms. Ormond’s experience representing entertainment clients, combined with her understanding of the production process, distribution, licensing, acquisition, and publishing rights, and litigation uniquely positions her to address the complex issues that can arise in creative projects.
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
Maricopa County Superior Court, Judge Pro Tempore, 2014
Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, Member
Defense Research Institute (DRI), Member
Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, Executive Committee
Arizona Women Lawyers Association, Board Member since 2007, former State Board President