Jimmie W. Pursell with Jennings, Strouss & Salmon Attorneys at Law in Phoenix, Arizona

Jimmie W. Pursell Jr. Member

P: 602.262.5812
F: 602.495.2671
L: Phoenix

Mr. Pursell is a litigator whose practice focuses in the areas of commercial litigation and intellectual property litigation. His experience includes participation in complex class action lawsuits, but focuses on trade secret, non-competition and non-solicitation disputes.

Before entering the practice of law, Mr. Pursell was a patrol officer with the Pascagoula, Mississippi Police Department.

Representative Engagements

  • Represented defendant major oil company in misappropriation of trade secret action (case dismissed for lack of prosecution after obtaining early ruling defeating trade secret claim)

Articles, Publications and Presentations

  • Presenter, "TC Heartland v. Kraft Food Group," Law Firm Alliance - Intellectual Property Community (October 2017)

  • Co-presenter, “Trademark Litigation Practice Tips,” CLE in the Gardens: Cultivating Best Practices in Intellectual Property Law, State Bar of Arizona (2015)

  • Co-presenter, “Cybersecurity: Minimizing Risk and Responding to Breaches,” Jennings, Strouss & Salmon and the AZ Chamber of Commerce & Industry (2015)

  • Co-presenter, “Cybersecurity: Minimizing Risk and Responding to Breaches,” Lucid Agency + Google 2015 Digital Summit (2015)

  • Contributor, “Business, Social Media and the First Amendment,” InBusiness Magazine (2014)

  • Faculty, State Bar of Arizona Council on Professionalism (2010)

  • Presenter, "Intellectual Property Theft," presented as part of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Crime Coalition Business Crime Seminar Series, 2003; Presented at Jennings, Strouss & Salmon (2004)

Digital Media

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Maricopa County Bar Association

Admitted to Practice

  • Arizona, 1999

Court Admission

  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit


  • LL.M., Yale Law School, 1999
  • J.D., The University of Tulsa College of Law, 1996
    Articles Editor, Tulsa Law Journal, 1994-1996
    Order of the Curule, Chair, 1996
    Judge W. Lee Johnson Award, 1996
    Gable and Gotwals Outstanding Student Awards for First, Second and Third-Year Students (1993-1996)
    West Publishing Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award (1996)
  • B.A., University of South Alabama, Criminal Justice, 1989