Chad Kirby (on sabbatical)

Mr. Kirby is an attorney at AEON Law who focuses his practice on intellectual property matters in fields such as computer science and digital technologies. Before becoming a lawyer, Mr. Kirby worked for fourteen years in information technology, holding positions as a Systems Administrator, Technology Specialist, and Software Developer. For many years, Mr. Kirby was also an active freelance trombonist in and around Seattle.


  • Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, Washington (Juris Doctor, 2007; summa cum laude; Dean’s Medal)
    • Judicial Extern, Honorable Ronald Leighton, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
    • Presidential Law Scholar
    • 2005 Cheney/Metzger Legal Writing Scholarship
    • 2006-07 Lead Articles Editor, Seattle University Law Review
  • University of Washington, Seattle, Washington (Master of Music, 1992; Doctor of Musical Arts, 1998)
  • University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri (Bachelor of Music, 1990)

Bar Admissions

  • Washington State
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington