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Jason's principal area of practice is civil litigation defense representing clients in matters involving personal injury and wrongful death, property damage, products liability, transportation, oil field accident liability, professional legal malpractice, insurance coverage matters, toxic tort liability (including silicosis claims), construction defects and premises liability. Jason has represented clients at both the trial and appellate stages in State and Federal Court. Jason's representative clients have included oil and gas drilling and service companies, oil and gas operators, trucking companies, product manufacturers and distributors, attorneys and law firms, doctors, insurance companies, various employers and companies, land developers and homeowners' associations.

Memberships & Awards

Houston Bar Association
Texas Aggie Bar Association
Woodlands Bar Association

Key Experience

Successfully resolved a major contract dispute between oil field services company and uniform supply contractor
Represented publicly traded oil and gas developer in a high stakes trade secret misappropriation case
Represented various oilfield service providers, product manufacturers, energy companies, general contractors, insurance companies, doctors, management companies, restaurants and pest control companies in personal injury and property damage litigation in State and Federal Court

Work Experience

2017 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2007-2017 Rathwell & Wallison
2000-2007 Davis Oretsky, P.C.
1998-2000 Brennan & Johnson
1997-1998 Fred K. Wilson & Associates

Speaking Engagements

Presenter of “Crisis Management/Accident Response,” Association of Energy Service Contractors’ (AESC) Annual Winter Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, February 2018

Co-author of “Update Regarding Legislative and Regulatory Impacts on the Cost of Oil Field Services,” presented at the 63rd Annual Oil and Gas Law Conference, February 2012

Presenter of "Conflicts of Interests in Real Estate Transactions" CLE regarding Real Estate Documents, Workouts and Closings; Sponsored by University of Houston Law Center, Dallas, Texas, March 2001

Presenter of "Thapar v. Zezulka: Duty to Warn Clarified?" Texas and Oklahoma Psychological Associations' Joint Annual Convention, Dallas, Texas, September 2000

Presenter of "Privileged Communication, Texas Sate Law, Federal Law and the Department of Defense: Texas Psychological Association Annual Convention," San Antonio, Texas, November 1999