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Settlement planner and lawyer with extensive experience dealing with the catastrophically injured. There are many settlement planning issues to consider when a personal injury case settles to maximize the recovery. Medicaid, Medicare and ERISA liens have to be negotiated. Trusts often times have to be created. A Special Needs Trust or Medicare Set Aside trust might be necessary. Investment decisions have to be made. Structured settlements should be evaluated and potentially implemented. Tax and estate planning may be necessary. All very difficult issues to deal with for even the most sophisticated lawyers and injury victims. This is where I come in.



Creating special needs trusts to preserve Medicaid/SSI. Advising on creation of Medicare Set Asides to preserve Medicare benefits. Establishing qualifed settlement funds to deal with complex settlement issues in catastrophic cases.


Practice areas


  1. Elder Law: 100%



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  • R. Matthew Stewart

    I endorse this lawyer. Jason and I participated in a panel together, and I was impressed with his knowledge of special needs trusts. He would be my first call in any matter in this area. Highly recommended.


    R. Stewart Social Security Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Derrick R Connell

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Contact info

Settlement Law Firm

4025 Edgewater Drive
Orlando, FL, 32804


FLMember in Good Standing199609/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerSettlement Law Firm2009 - Present
Of CounselJohn Staunton, P.A.2008 - 2009
PartnerAttorneys Settlement Law Group2006 - 2008
AssociateHurley, Rogner, Miller, Cox & Warranch1997 - 1999
AssociateAdams, Hill, Reis, Adams, Hall & Schieffelin1996 - 1997
Student Law ClerkUnited States District Court, Honorable William Stafford1995 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Justice AssociationN/AN/A
American Association for JusticeN/AN/A
Academy of Special Needs PlannersN/AN/A
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysN/AN/A
National Alliance of Medicare Set-Aside ProfessionalsN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Tomlinson v. LandersCourt held that Medicare didn't need to be included on the settlement check
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Publication nameTitleDate
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)How to Protect Aged Injury Victims: Implications for Trial Lawyers2009
Exceptional ParentA Primer for the Parents of a Child with Special Needs on Financial and Legal Options2007
Trial (American Association for Justice)Protect Public Benefits for Your Special Needs Client2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawElder LawLL.M - Master of Laws2010
Florida State University College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Mass Torts Made PerfectUnderstanding Settlement Planning Issues2009
Southern Trial Lawyers Annual MeetingSettlement Ethics & Settlement Trusts2008
FJA Ski SeminarTraps & Pitfalls for the Unsuspecting Attorney - How to Avoid Common Mistakes when Settling2008