In March 2006, Jason joined Purdy, Jolly, Giuffreda & Barranco, an established Ft. Lauderdale-based law enforcement and municipal defense firm as a trial litigation associate. While there, he defended law enforcement officers in civil rights claims based on violations of the First, Fourth, Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments, including claims of excessive force, improper searches and seizures, malicious prosecution and the deliberate indifference to serious medical needs. In addition to defending individuals, Jason defended municipal agencies against constitutional claims based on an agency’s customs, policies, practices or procedures.
Jason is also very familiar with the intricacies of Florida Statute Sec. 768.28, which governs claims of negligence brought against government entities and employees. During this time, Jason expanded his trial experience participating in several Federal jury trials, including the successful defense of four law enforcement officers during a five-day Federal jury trial involving multiple claims brought under state and federal law. Jason has extensive appellate experience at both the state and Federal level and had the honor of arguing before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of Victor Scroggins v. Matthew Davis, et al.
In April 2011, Jason joined a state-wide insurance defense firm in Coral Springs, Florida. Jason handled claims involving slip and falls, automobile accidents, dog bites, wrongful death, bad faith, homeowner’s claims, first party insurance claims, products liability, negligent security, shopping center liability, rental car liability, and construction defects.
In February 2013, Jason joined Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin as a member of the Professional Liability Department and Public Entity Civil Rights Department. While at the firm, Jason handled claims involving construction defects, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Carmack Amendment, negligence of moving companies, breach of contract disputes, professional negligence, homeowner’s insurance claims, property damage, and insurance coverage disputes.
Jason attended the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond where he focused his studies on Constitutional law. In both 2002 and 2003, Jason assisted noted First Amendment scholar and then Richmond law professor Rodney Smolla with the Allen Chair Symposium, which focused on emerging topics in Constitutional law. During his third year, Jason worked at the American Civil Liberties Union (“ACLU”) in Richmond, Virginia assisting individuals in pursuing their rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution. Jason was a member of The Richmond Journal of Law and Technology serving as Associate Technical Editor. Jason received his juris doctor degree in May 2003. After graduating, Jason returned home and was admitted to the Florida Bar on December 15, 2003.
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