Thomas E. Jurgensen, Esq.


Mr. Jurgensen is a strategist, attorney and entrepreneur with over 32 years’ experience in business strategy, corporate formation, fundraising, corporate partnering, business development and intellectual property in a wide variety of industries, including life sciences, consumer products, high technology and professional services. He has deep legal experience in Corporate and Securities Law, Intellectual Property, Dispute Resolution and all varieties of Agreements.

He was the Founder of Six other companies, including Jurgensen Villasenor, APC, Catalyst Law Group, APC, and Allylix, Inc. He has served as a senior executive and on numerous for-profit and not-for-profit Boards in a number of organizations, including Allylix, Medwaves, Molecular Biosystems, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, The Nicholas Conor Institute and The California Center for Sustainable Energy, and as Associate General Counsel for Ligand Pharmaceuticals and as Intellectual Property Counsel for the 3M Corporation.

Mr. Jurgensen is currently General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Organovo, Inc. As the original founder of Optima Law Group, he continues to be available to support Optima Law Group’s attorneys and clients.


Mr. Jurgensen obtained his J.D. from the University of Oregon, his M.S. from Iowa State University, and a B.S. in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin.


  • Intellectual Property
  • Corporate
  • Biotechnology


California, Colorado, United States Patent and Trademark Office

Contact Info for Mr. Jurgensen

Mr. Thomas E. Jurgensen, Esq.

Phone: 858-964-4697

Fax: 858-964-2301