Zeman-Mullen & Ford, LLP was founded by Laura Zeman-Mullen and Stuart Ford in early 2011.  Both Laura and Stuart are career IP lawyers.  They teamed up to form the firm after almost 20 years since graduating law school together.  Laura’s career path has been entirely in private practice.  She was most recently a partner for ten years at Snell & Wilmer, LLP in Phoenix, Arizona, a nationally ranked law firm.

Stuart’s career path included periods both in private practice and as in-house counsel.  He was a partner at Vinson & Elkins, LLP in Houston, Texas, also a nationally ranked law firm, before joining W-H Energy Services, Inc. as Vice President and IP Counsel in 2002.  Stuart recently returned to private practice after W-H Energy was bought out by another company in the oilfield services sector.

Together, Laura and Stuart bring 40 years of intellectual property law experience and expertise to their firm’s practice.  Their combined IP wisdom is as wide-ranging as it is deep.  Their firm’s business model emphasizes low overhead, which can be passed on to their clients in the form of hourly rates and fee structures that represent excellent value in the West coast legal market for IP lawyers of comparable experience.