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JENNIFER H. CORNELY
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Biography

Jennifer Cornely is a well-rounded attorney with experience in intellectual property, commercial, immigration, and employment law. Her practice includes the preparation and prosecution of trademarks and a wide variety of corporate and commercial matters. She has assisted a diverse clientele ranging from medical device manufacturers, technology companies, contemporary artists, fashion companies, auto manufacturers, and government agencies. 

 

She began her legal career in 2012 in the Intellectual Property Division of Dickstein Shapiro in Washington, DC, prosecuting design and utility patents, drafting licensing agreements, and managing the trademark practice for the DC office.  She later moved to the Saidman Design Law Group in Silver Spring Maryland to continue to focus on trademark and design patent law. 

 

Ms. Cornely moved to Guam in 2014 where she gained experience in immigration and employment law.  After moving to Germany with her family, Ms. Cornely worked for the United States European Command Judge Advocate General in the Fiscal Division.  She managed 41 separate funding sources, drafted legislation for the 2020 NDAA, and ensured the legal sufficiency of money used for travel, humanitarian, and military construction endeavors.  Ms. Cornely was delighted to return to Guam in 2019 and joined Blair, Sterling, Johnson, and Martinez in September. 

 

Ms. Cornely was born in Bethesda, Maryland.  She earned her Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences from Cornell University in 2002 and her law degree from the University of Maryland in 2012. She started out her professional career as a US Navy Diver and later a technology and sales consultant for Stryker Communications. 

 

Jennifer has provided pro bono legal advice to assist women in business and to religious and non-profit organizations.  She enjoys encouraging and mentoring young women to pursue science, technology, and legal careers.

 

She spends her free time staying active with her husband and two children.  She enjoys running, mountain biking, and travel. 

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Education

  • University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law, J.D., cum laude (2012)​
  • Cornell University, B.A., cum laude (2002)

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland (1976)
  • District of Columbia (1978)
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office (1978)

Military Service and Awards

  • Joint Civilian Service Achievement Award 2019

  • United States Naval Officer 2002-2005

  • National Defense Service Medal 2005

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