Ansel Halliburton is a software engineer and a lawyer. He is a graduate of UC Berkeley and UC Davis School of Law, and is a member of the California bar.


Ansel has litigated complex intellectual property and fraud cases from inception to trial and judgment in state and federal courts, and was co-defense counsel in a complex federal criminal hacking and spam case.

Ansel also advises innovators on IP strategy, data privacy and security, export regulations, and securities law issues.


Programming since age 10, Ansel has worked in mobile and information retrieval startups. Before going to law school, he was the first engineer and analyst for the Stanford Intellectual Property Litigation Clearinghouse, which later spun out as Lex Machina and was acquired by LexisNexis.

Ansel’s current software projects revolve around free access to the law and improving software for doing legal work:

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