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Jason E. Wilson

Jason E. Wilson

Director

3861 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy
Suite 300
Lafayette, Louisiana 70503

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Office: 337-735-1760
Fax: 337-993-0933
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Jason Wilson focuses on doing things the right way in the boardroom, in the courtroom, and in the community. Readily available to his clients, he works hard in collaborating and partnering with them, offering thoughtful suggestions so they can make informed business decisions. Jason strives to tailor litigation plans to fit each client’s unique needs and tolerance for risk. Understanding that setting client expectations early in the litigation process is essential, Jason provides careful analysis, thorough evaluation, and practical solutions to disputes.

Resourceful and creative, Jason maintains an AV Preeminent peer rating with Martindale-Hubbell, which signifies the highest level of professional excellence for legal knowledge, communication skills, and ethical standards.

After clerking for the Honorable Marilyn C. Castle of the Fifteenth Judicial District Court in Lafayette, Jason has gained significant expertise working with employers throughout the state in skillfully managing claims. He has successfully litigated at all levels of state and federal courts in Louisiana, as well as before the Louisiana Office of Workers’ Compensation. His defense litigation practice focuses on workers’ compensation, commercial auto, medical malpractice, premises liability, and construction defect.  Additionally, Jason has litigated claims involving subrogation, insurance coverage, and environmental law.

Born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana, Jason enjoys spending time with his family. His favorite pastimes include cooking, hunting, fishing, tailgating, and watching football.

Representative Matters

  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a restaurant client in an intentional tort case, after employee was injured in an altercation with another employee. In finding the altercation arose out of a purely personal matter, the Court found the Employer was not vicariously liable for the tortious actions of employee and dismissed the Employer.
  • Achieved a complete defense verdict following a workers’ compensation trial in Lafayette against a commercial roofing contractor. The claimant alleged he fell through a roof while working for the Employer. Despite testimony from an eyewitness who claimed he saw the accident, the Court found the claimant ultimately failed to establish an accident occurred in the course and scope of his employment with the Employer. All claims for medical and indemnity benefits, penalties, and attorney fees were denied.
  • Successfully obtained a complete defense verdict during bench trial in Iberia Parish, resulting in dismissal of Firm’s client. The Court found the Plaintiff failed to demonstrate the engine service performed by the Firm’s client was the cause of damage to plaintiff’s vehicle.
  • Secured a favorable settlement on behalf of the Firm’s client in a wrongful death case pending in Federal Court in the Middle District of Louisiana. After defeating plaintiff’s attempts to strike Defendant’s toxicology expert, the case was resolved at 10% of the Plaintiff’s $3,000,000 demand at mediation.

OVERVIEW

Jason Wilson focuses on doing things the right way in the boardroom, in the courtroom, and in the community. Readily available to his clients, he works hard in collaborating and partnering with them, offering thoughtful suggestions so they can make informed business decisions. Jason strives to tailor litigation plans to fit each client’s unique needs and tolerance for risk. Understanding that setting client expectations early in the litigation process is essential, Jason provides careful analysis, thorough evaluation, and practical solutions to disputes.

Resourceful and creative, Jason maintains an AV Preeminent peer rating with Martindale-Hubbell, which signifies the highest level of professional excellence for legal knowledge, communication skills, and ethical standards.

After clerking for the Honorable Marilyn C. Castle of the Fifteenth Judicial District Court in Lafayette, Jason has gained significant expertise working with employers throughout the state in skillfully managing claims. He has successfully litigated at all levels of state and federal courts in Louisiana, as well as before the Louisiana Office of Workers’ Compensation. His defense litigation practice focuses on workers’ compensation, commercial auto, medical malpractice, premises liability, and construction defect.  Additionally, Jason has litigated claims involving subrogation, insurance coverage, and environmental law.

Born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana, Jason enjoys spending time with his family. His favorite pastimes include cooking, hunting, fishing, tailgating, and watching football.

Representative Matters

  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a restaurant client in an intentional tort case, after employee was injured in an altercation with another employee. In finding the altercation arose out of a purely personal matter, the Court found the Employer was not vicariously liable for the tortious actions of employee and dismissed the Employer.
  • Achieved a complete defense verdict following a workers’ compensation trial in Lafayette against a commercial roofing contractor. The claimant alleged he fell through a roof while working for the Employer. Despite testimony from an eyewitness who claimed he saw the accident, the Court found the claimant ultimately failed to establish an accident occurred in the course and scope of his employment with the Employer. All claims for medical and indemnity benefits, penalties, and attorney fees were denied.
  • Successfully obtained a complete defense verdict during bench trial in Iberia Parish, resulting in dismissal of Firm’s client. The Court found the Plaintiff failed to demonstrate the engine service performed by the Firm’s client was the cause of damage to plaintiff’s vehicle.
  • Secured a favorable settlement on behalf of the Firm’s client in a wrongful death case pending in Federal Court in the Middle District of Louisiana. After defeating plaintiff’s attempts to strike Defendant’s toxicology expert, the case was resolved at 10% of the Plaintiff’s $3,000,000 demand at mediation.

EDUCATION & ADMISSIONS

Education

  • J.D., Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, 2002
  • B.S., Biology, University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1997

Admissions

  • Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Louisiana Bar Association
  • Lafayette Parish Bar Association
  • American Inns of Court of Acadiana
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
  • Louisiana Claims Association
  • Professional Insurance Agents (PIA)
    • Past President, Acadiana Chapter
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
  • Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI)
  • Louisiana Association of Self-Insured Employers (LASIE)
  • Volunteer Board Member, Cathedral-Carmel School Advisory Council