How I Work:  Up-Front Fees

I work to give you predictability, efficiency, and a clear vision of what lies ahead.  I use up-front fees as much as possible to enable a simple process:

1.   We discuss your concerns, and I lay a roadmap to address them.  No consultation fee.

2.   I send you a written quote for the work based on our discussion.

3.   I do the work.  If I have questions, I call you.  If you have questions, you call me.  No charges.

4.   When the work is done, you review it, and I file it.  Your final bill matches the quote.

I believe you should pay for the work, not the time it takes an attorney to create it, which is I why operate this way.  By focusing on you, and not my time, our interests are aligned and your budget is certain.

About Patent Attorney Tom GalvaniPatent Attorney Tom Galvani

Tom graduated from Harvey Mudd College with a degree in engineering and then from the University of Arizona College of Law, where he was an editor of the Arizona Law Review. He is licensed to practice law in Arizona and also by the United States Patent Office to procure and litigate patents. Before private practice, Tom was a judicial clerk for the Honorable Susan A. Ehrlich at the Arizona Court of Appeals.  Tom is a member of the Intellectual Property Section of the Arizona Bar and previously was part of the Young Lawyer’s Division.  Tom has served as Member-At-Large of YLD and as its IP Section Liaison.  Tom has lectured at several educational institutions in Phoenix, has provided expert commentary in news media, and was named three times a Super Lawyers Rising Star.

Tom offers patent, trademark, and copyright solutions to independent inventors, entrepreneurs, and growing businesses.  He operates his solo practice to prove that an attorney’s caliber and cost need not have a direct relationship.  His practice is less expensive, more transparent, and more responsive than many other firms.

When away from work, he spends most of his time with his family, dogs, and cats, and in training.  He is an avid triathlete and multiple Ironman finisher.

When you call, you’ll immediately speak with Tom, not a receptionist or associate unfamiliar with your case.  He will always return your call.  Though he was educated on the West Coast, he kept his heart and manners from his Kansas youth.

About Corporate Attorney Kami Galvani

Kami graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in Political Science and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Arizona College of Law where she was an editor on the Arizona Law Review.  She recently obtained a Professional Certificate in Sustainability Strategy and Studies from the Arizona State University School of Sustainability and WP Carey School of Business.

Kami currently serves as the Board President of Treasures 4 Teachers, a non-profit that provides low cost and free supplies to teachers and diverts substantial amounts of waste from landfills each year.  She also worked with the Phoenix Green Business Leader program to certify her previous employer as a Platinum Green Business Leader.  She spent over a decade as the chair of her firm’s Community Services Committee and was responsible for coordinating service projects, fundraising activities, and collections of in-kind donations for local and national charities.  She currently serves on the Site Council at Cherokee Elementary School.

Kami offers advice on general contractual and corporate governance matters, assisting individuals and businesses.  Following 15+ years with two big law firms, she assists businesses in a wide variety of industries, including retail, hospitality, energy, education, and public relations, in connection with their day-to-day operations.

Originally from Salt Lake City, Kami enjoys spending time in the mountains and outdoors.  She enjoys long-distance running, live music, creating art, gardening, and spending time with her husband, daughter, twin sons, and pets.

Print, Appearances, Media, and Recognition

Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2015
Arizona State Library Presentation, August 2014: Patent Basics
Legal Commentary on Cancellation of Washington Redskins’ Trademarks, June 2014:12 News
Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2014
Business Radio Show Guest, August 2013: Money For Lunch
Radio Interview with George Lin, April 2013: KFYI News Radio Snippet
Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2013
Expert Commentary, October 2012: Teen Business Forum
Lecturer, July 2012: University of Advancing Technology
Lecturer, May 2012: Art Institute of Phoenix
Expert Commentary, October 2011: Popular Mechanics
Expert Commentary, June 2011: Credit Union Times
Article, April 2010: How to Pick a Trademark