Jill J. Ormond

Jill J. Ormond

Of Counsel
jormond@lrrc.com vCard
602.262.5713 office
602.262.5747 fax
201 East Washington Street
Suite 1200
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Jill 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, Jill’s legal practice often focuses on consumer products and consumer services companies, practicing 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

Jill also counsels clients on protecting their intellectual properties.  She has nearly a decade of experience in tort and complex commercial litigation matters, including insurance defense, products liability, premises liability, business and civil litigation, entertainment law, and intellectual property.

Jill 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.  

Jill’s experience representing entertainment clients, combined with her understanding of licensing and publishing rights, and litigation uniquely positions her to address the complex issues that can arise in creative projects.

Representative Matters

  • Trial counsel for manufacturer in jury trial involving claims brought by grocery store patron of injuries allegedly resulting from manufacturer’s display. Defense verdict.
  • Trial counsel for service company in three week jury trial for tire failure claims. Defense verdict.
  • Trial counsel in bench trial to successfully defend partnership dissolution.
  • Summary judgment on various premises liability related claims.
  • Represented apartment complex owner against claims by residents alleging wrongful death related to bathtub refinishing chemical. Matter settled with no payment by owners.
  • Member of trial team that successfully litigated the ability of a county to bind a later incorporated city through a municipal development agreement. (Upheld by the Court of Appeals: 2 CA-CV 2006-0188).
  • Managed trademark litigation to a reasonable settlement before trial.
  • Successfully litigated a preliminary injunction for unfair trade practices based on defendant’s use of confusingly similar name and providing similar services.
  • Successfully defended art gallery owners against copyright infringement claims by an artist. Giddings v. Vision House Production, Inc., 584 F.Supp.2d 1222 (2008).

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Other Info


J.D., University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law, 2003
B.A., Arizona State University, 1990

Bar Admissions

Arizona, 2006

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Purple Ribbon Council, Founding board member, a nonprofit for domestic violence awareness programs
  • Maricopa County Superior Court, Judge Pro Tempore, 2014
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Arizona Production Association
  • Arizona Women Lawyers Association, Board member since 2007, immediate past State Board President, 2007-present
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel