Jason is no stranger to high-stakes litigation, and he has built his reputation on an impressive number of wins both inside the courtroom and out. Knowing how to win a case is essential to resolving it quickly or avoiding it entirely, and Jason’s clients regularly rely on his counsel and assistance to avoid legal missteps or to aggressively enforce their rights. By recognizing the Big Picture early, Jason is able to counsel his clients on essential preemptive actions that mitigate risk and maximize returns.
Prior to joining Gesmer Updegrove, Jason defended major multinational corporations in catastrophic injury cases, and he draws on this experience to inform every aspect of his practice. He knows a good case when he sees one, and he cannot be intimidated by bluster or posturing, but most significantly, Jason’s clients rely on his practical problem-solving approach and attention to detail. This focus allows him to cut through to the heart of a matter and prioritize his client’s goals, whether the issue involves a breach of contract, an employment or labor law allegation or violation, a corporate dispute involving shareholders, business separations, or managements, or any number of complex commercial legal issues that can arise for a business, its employees, or its management. If all else fails, Jason is no stranger to the courtroom.
Jason is an active member and leader at the Massachusetts Bar Association, the largest volunteer bar association in the state, where he currently serves as the Treasurer of the Young Lawyers Division and chair of its Law Student Committee. In that role, he coordinates educational programs with each of the state’s nine law schools, and in his role on the Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. scholarship selection committee, he works with the MBA to award a $10,000 scholarship every year to a graduating law student dedicated to a career in public interest law.
Jason has been recognized as a leader in the law and the legal community. He has been selected as a Rising Star by New England Super Lawyers® every year since 2016, a distinction reserved for the top 2.5% of attorneys under 40 in Massachusetts. He is an MBA leadership fellow, he was awarded the MBA’s volunteer recognition award in 2018, and he was named a 2019 Up & Coming Lawyer by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.
Outside of the office, Jason enjoys camping and hiking the Whites, recreational rock climbing, trotline-style crab fishing, and golf.