Jason is one of the founding partners of Walker & Kirkpatrick and is a graduate of Occidental College (B.A. Psychology, 1999) and the University of San Diego, School of Law (J.D., 2002). Jason was admitted to practice in December of 2002, and since then has focused his career in the field of civil litigation and insurance defense.
Jason has extensive experience handling complex litigation matters and has tried to verdict a number of high exposure cases for a variety of major insurance carriers including Markel Insurance, James River Insurance, Allied / Nationwide Insurance, State Farm, 21st Century, Progressive Insurance, and Mercury.
Jason is a skilled civil litigator who personally involves himself in every aspect of his cases, and brings a combination of diligent investigative work and effective strategic planning to those cases he manages. He has used his effective planning and litigation management skills to successfully defend a variety of volatile and sensitive matters in the areas of construction defect litigation, pharmacy malpractice, recreational and sports injury cases, molestation cases, foster family liability cases, wrongful death cases, construction accident cases, and catastrophic injury cases.
Jason has litigated cases throughout California, and has obtained excellent litigation results in virtually every court system in California, including both State and Federal Courts in Northern and Southern California as well as a number of specialty courts including the California Court of Appeals in various districts, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, Probate court and the Office of Administrative Hearings which has jurisdiction over special education hearings and licensing disputes. Jason has successfully mediated and arbitrated hundreds of cases on behalf of his clients.
Jason’s friendly but firm style of litigation allows him to establish good rapport with his clients, witnesses and opposing counsel, who have contacted him for advice regarding legal strategy and case management long after their matters have concluded.
Jason has received the AV Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards. This rating reflects his high ethical standing and commitment to professional excellence, which he has maintained each and every year since it was awarded in 2011. In 2016, Jason was recognized as a Distinguished Lawyer by the Expert Network which identifies top rated professionals who have demonstrated superior influence, leadership, reputation and knowledge in their field of expertise.
Jason is admitted to practice in California, including the Central and Southern District Federal Courts as well as the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2019|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2017|
|Distinguished Lawyer||The Expert Network||2016|
|Partner||Walker & Kirkpatrick||2014 - Present|
|Attorney||Stone & Hiles, LLP||2008 - 2014|
|Attorney||Norton & Melnik||2005 - 2008|
|Attorney||Crandall, Wade & Lowe||2002 - 2005|
|University of San Diego School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2002|
|Occidental College||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1999|
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