Firm History

The Marbury Law Group, PLLC was formed in 2009 from the merger of Roberts Mardula & Wertheim, LLC and Hansen Huang Technology Law Group, LLP.  Founded initially by partner Jon Roberts in early 1994, the firm has been one of the Washington D.C. metro area’s premier IP and technology law boutiques for over a decade.

Today the firm is focused in the areas of intellectual property and technology law, commercial law and litigation, and serves a broad range of clients including Fortune 500 corporations, start-up businesses, venture capital funds, emerging technology leaders, and solo inventors.

Who is “Marbury”? Our firm is named after the landmark 1803 U.S. Supreme Court decision, Marbury v. Madison, 5 U.S. (1 Cranch) 137 (1803).  Marbury v. Madison was the first time the U.S Supreme Court declared something "unconstitutional," and established the concept of judicial review in the U.S. (the idea that courts may oversee and nullify the actions of another branch of government). The landmark decision helped define the "checks and balances" of the American form of government.  Thus, “Marbury” is a trade name of our firm which is easy to remember rather than a name of a current or past partner of our firm.