A tireless advocate, Jason has built a distinguished career representing personal injury victims for more than 20 years. As a founding member of the firm's Medical Malpractice division, Jason has been instrumental in its success both in and out of the courtroom. Jason's keen interest in complex medical and technical issues and his natural instincts as a trial lawyer have enabled him to achieve numerous record-setting jury verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients.
In 2017, Jason was honored with induction to the exclusive International Academy of Trial Lawyers, a fellowship of elite trial lawyers representing both sides of the Bar, where he was recognized for his standards of integrity, honor, and courtesy in the legal profession.
Jason has been named Best Lawyers' 2018 Richmond Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs "Lawyer of the Year." This honor is particularly significant as only one attorney from each practice area and metropolitan area can be named “Lawyer of the Year.” This designation reflects the high level of respect he has earned among leading attorneys in Virginia for his ability, professionalism, and integrity.
In 2016, Jason and partner Chris Guedri obtained a $42 million settlement for three men who were seriously burned and the family of one man who was killed as a result of a workplace explosion. This recovery was the largest personal injury settlement in Virginia during 2016. In 2014, Jason obtained a $22 million settlement on behalf of a boy who suffered paralysis and brain injuries in a crash with a dump truck. This recovery is the largest personal injury settlement in Virginia history involving a vehicular accident according to Virginia Lawyers Weekly.
In 2013, Jason obtained a $25 million jury verdict for a client who was misdiagnosed for a heart condition. This verdict is the largest medical malpractice verdict in Virginia state court history. In 2009, Jason obtained an $8 million jury verdict for a client who was severely injured in a bus accident case—the largest personal injury verdict in the state of Virginia for that year.
Jason's practice also includes complex injury cases involving wrongful death, traumatic brain injury, hypoxic brain injury, bus accidents, spinal cord injury, complex regional pain syndrome, tractor trailer accidents, drowning, defective products, dangerous premises, building and safety code violations, and drunk driving accidents. Jason also has experience with class actions and mass torts and manages the firm's representation of victims of defective drugs and medical devices.
A former law review Executive Editor, Jason is a skilled and persuasive writer. He has authored numerous appellate briefs on behalf of his clients in both state and federal courts, including the Supreme Court of the United States. In addition, Jason has successfully argued before the Virginia Supreme Court and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Jason has an "AV" rating (the highest available) from the Martindale-Hubbell attorney listing service and was selected as one of Virginia's Super Lawyers (Top 5% of Virginia Attorneys). He is Board Certified as both a Civil Trial Advocate and a Civil Pretrial Practice Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Jason is particularly proud to be among the six attorneys at Allen & Allen to be named to Best Lawyers in America, a publication considered by many to be the preeminent guide to legal excellence in the United States.
|VA||Authorized to Practice Law||1994||02/13/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 10||Virginia Super Lawyers||2016|
|Top 50: Richmond Super Lawyers||Virginia Super Lawyers||2014|
|Top 100: Virginia Super Lawyers||Virginia Super Lawyers||2014|
|Best Lawyers in America Listing||The Best Lawyers in America||2012|
|Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy||National Board of Trial Advocacy||N/A|
|Board Certified in Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy||National Board of Trial Advocacy||N/A|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||N/A|
|Virginia Super Lawyer||Virginia Super Lawyers||N/A|
|Attorney||Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen||2000 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Virginia State Bar||Member||N/A|
|Virginia Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Virginia Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Richmond Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|District of Columbia Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Association for Justice||Member||N/A|
|American Board of Trial Advocates||Member||N/A|
|Lewis Powell, Jr. American Inn of Court||Member||N/A|
|The Etheridge Society||Member||N/A|
|Southern Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice||Member||N/A|
|Spinal Cord Injury Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice||Member||N/A|
|Melvin M. Belli Society||Member||N/A|
|Brain Injury Association of Virginia||Member||N/A|
|The Journal (Virginia Trial Lawyers Association)||Grief and Loss: Identifying and Proving Damages in Wrongful Death Cases||2011|
|Virginia Trial Lawyers Association||Other Liens, LIENS IN PERSONAL INJURY ACTIONS||2007|
|Journal of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association||Practice Pointer - Case law update: Berry x. F & S Financial Marketing, Inc||2007|
|Journal of the Virginia Trial Lawyer's Association||Countering Evidence Regarding the 'Financial Condition of the Defendant' in Drunk Driving/Punitive Damages Cases||2004|
|University of Richmond's Law Review||An Overview of Automobile Liability Law in Virginia||N/A|
|Journal of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association||Batson's Impact on Jury Selection in Civil Cases||N/A|
|University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1994|
|University of Richmond||BS - Bachelor of Science||1991|
|Southern Trial Lawyers Annual Convention||Obtaining Justice for Your Client in a Spouse vs. Spouse Personal Injury Case||2012|
|October Advocacy Seminar-Evidence||Impeachment||2010|
|Advanced Auto Retreat||Mediation - How I do it||2010|
|The Bar Association of the City of Richmond||The Top 10 Reasons Why Mediations Fail||2010|
|Annual Advocacy Program||Effective Use of Technology During Mediation and Trial||2009|
|Bar Association of the City of Richmond||Can They Do That? Use and Abuse of Basic Courtroom Technology||2008|
|Advanced Auto Retreat||Top Ten Defense Themes and How To Beat Them||2007|
|The Etheridge Society Annual Meeting||Jury Selection - Tips and Techniques||2006|
|May Tort Seminar||The Best Defense is a Good Offense||2005|
|Advanced Auto Retreat||Life Care Plans and Chronic Pain||2004|