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Based out of Seattle, Washington.  I specialize in Business Law with an emphasis in corporate formation, contracts and real estate.  I also am an avid commentator on issues related to combat sports including mixed martial arts.  

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Business: 45%
  2. Real Estate: 45%
  3. Trademark Application: 10%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($225-300/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Gabriel Jimenez

    I first met Jason several years ago when we were both associates at a firm together. As such, we got to work closely on several matters. Jason is extremely dedicated to his work and a hard worker. We still talk from time to time to exchange ideas now that we have our own practices. I definitely endorse this lawyer.

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Contact info

1001 Fourth Avenue
Seattle, WA, 98154

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive199907/16/2016
CAInactive200405/23/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro Bono Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2014
Pro Bono Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2013
Pro Bono Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerCruz Law PLLC2011 - Present
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar Association, Business Law SectionExecutive Committee Member - Publications Committee2015 - Present
Asian Bar Association of WashingtonBoard Member2015 - Present
Washington Bench-Bar-Press CommitteeExecutive Committee Member2014 - Present
Filipino Lawyers of WashingtonMember2013 - Present
Washington Attorneys Assisting Community OrganizationsVolunteer Attorney2012 - Present
Washington State Bar Association Moderate Means ProgramAttorney2011 - Present
King County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Federal Bar AssociationN/AN/A
California State Bar Association (inactive)N/AN/A
Washington State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Northwest Justice ProjectVolunteer Attorney - Foreclosure Fairness Act2012 - 2013
King County Housing ProjectVolunteer Attorney2011 - 2013
Federal Bar AssociationPro Bono Panel Volunteer2011 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Penwell v. Holtgeerts, et al., U.S. District Court of Western WashingtonDefended motions for summary judgment attempting to dismiss claims. Court denied portions King County's summary judgment allowing possibility of negotiating with King County which eventually concluded with King County amending its policy.
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
University of Denver Sports & Entertainment Law Journal"Sport and Spectacle: Should MMA be protected under the First Amendment"2015
Sports Business JournalUFC appeal highlights First Amendment issue for sports2015
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of WashingtonHistoryOther - Bachelors1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Pacific Northwest Writers ConferenceLegal Issues for Writers2014
Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual ConferenceMMA and the First Amendment2014
Penn State University Law School Sports and Entertainment LawBreaking into Sports and Entertainment Law2013