Jason is a self-starting, go-getting lawyer who takes a pragmatic approach to helping his clients. He co-founded Fortify Law because he was not satisfied with the traditional approach to providing legal services. He firmly believes that legal costs should be predictable, transparent, and value-driven.
Jason’s entrepreneurial mindset enables him to better understand his clients’ needs. His first taste of entrepreneurship came from his childhood. As a kid, he helped manage his family’s small free-range cattle farm. Every morning before school, he would deliver bales of hay (that he and his family had harvested in the summer) to a herd of over 50 hungry cows. In addition, he was responsible for sweeping "the shop" at his parent's 40-employee HVAC business.
Before becoming a lawyer, he clerked at the Lewis & Clark Small Business Legal Clinic where he handled a diverse range of legal issues including, establishing new business, registering trademarks and drafting contracts. He also spent time working with the in-house team at Adidas where, among other things, he reviewed and negotiated complex agreements and created training materials for employees. Most recently, he worked with Meriwether Group, a business consulting firm focused on accelerating the growth of “disruptive” consumer brands.
These experiences enable Jason to understand the unique legal hurdles that can threaten a business. He is driven to help his clients implement preventative policies that will allow them to avoid dangerous pitfalls that could sink their businesses.
Jason's practice focuses on Business Law, including:
In his free time, Jason is an adventure junkie and gearhead. He especially enjoys backpacking, kayaking, and snowboarding. He is also a technology enthusiast, a craft beer connoisseur, and avid soccer player.
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Best Oral Advocate||Lewis & Clark Law School||2014|
|Partner||StaTerra Law||2016 - Present|
|Legal Specialist||Networked Energy Services Corp.||2015 - 2016|
|Consultant||Meriwether Group||2015 - 2016|
|Legal Intern||Adidas, Inc.||2015 - 2016|
|Law Clerk||Lewis & Clark Small Business Legal Clinic||2014 - 2015|
|Veterans' Service Representative||U.S Department of Veterans Affairs||2011 - 2013|
|Internal Trade Intern||Washington State Department of Commerce||2009 - 2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Oregon State Bar||Member||2016 - Present|
|Oregon State Bar, Business Law Section||Member||2016 - Present|
|Oregon State Bar, Sole and Small Firm Practitioners Section||Member||2016 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|Capstone||Tipping the Scale Toward Craft Brewers||2016|
|Lewis & Clark Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||2016|
|Seattle University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2011|
|Small Business Legal Clinic||Protecting Your Intellectual Property||2016|
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