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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