Jay Withee was born and raised in Oakland, California. He attended Tulane University Law School, where he graduated cum laude in 2009. While at Tulane, Mr. Withee participated with distinction in Moot Court. He won three CALI Awards for Future Excellence, in First Amendment Law, Remedies, and Arbitration Law. Mr. Withee is admitted to the California State Bar, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
After being admitted to the Bar in 2011, Mr. Withee joined a Silicon Valley litigation firm, where he represented both plaintiffs and defendants in a diverse range of practice areas. The focus of his practice is commercial litigation, labor and employment law, trust and estate disputes, and trade secret misappropriation. Mr. Withee also advises and assists clients in the formation of business organizations, and in commercial lease negotiations and real property transactions.
Mr. Withee joined Gurnee Mason Rushford Bonotto & Forestiere LLP in 2021.