Overview

Jason focuses his litigation practice in product liability, mass tort, catastrophic injury and wrongful death defense, real estate disputes and insurance-related matters. He regularly advises businesses facing high-value claims that their products are defective and cause injury or death. Jason is also an experienced eminent-domain practitioner, having represented public utilities in dozens of appropriation proceedings throughout Ohio.

Prior to joining Porter Wright, Jason worked at a Chicago-based private equity firm, where he sourced and structured middle market acquisitions in the manufacturing and distribution industries.

During law school, Jason was a teaching assistant and an editor on the Capital University Law Review. He also served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Jeffrey S. Sutton of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and to the Honorable Gregory L. Frost of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

Education

  • Capital University Law School  (J.D., summa cum laude, 2013)
  • Princeton University  (B.A., 2006)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

Professional Associations

  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Federal Bar Association, Columbus Chapter
  • Ohio State Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • Ohio Super Lawyers®, Rising Stars Edition, 2018, 2020-2021
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Commercial Litigation, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, 2022
  • Leadership Columbus, Class of 2020
  • Columbus Bar Association, Barrister Leadership Program, Class of 2016
  • Order of the Curia
  • National Moot Court Team, Spring 2013
  • Pro Bono Legal Honors
  • Princeton University, Martin P. “Buff” Wohlforth ’76 Award for Leadership, Integrity and Ability

Community

  • Princeton University, Alumni Schools Committee of Central Ohio, Co-Chair, 2010-present
  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Development Board, Slice of Columbus Committee, 2014-2019
  • American Red Cross, Ohio Buckeye Region, Associate Board, 2014-2016
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), Tax Preparer, 2011-2013