Jason’s practice focuses primarily on representing public employees and employee associations regarding a wide range of labor and employment issues, including internal and other administrative investigations, disciplinary and termination proceedings, grievances, arbitrations, civil litigation and appellate work, collective bargaining, and actions before the California State Personnel Board, the California Public Employment Relations Board and the National Labor Relations Board. He serves as the Chief Negotiator for a number of public sector employee associations.
He has prepared briefs and argued labor and employment matters on behalf of clients to numerous courts, including the California Supreme Court, and various California Courts of Appeal, and also has extensive experience advising and successfully litigating matters involving the California Public Records Act.
In 2019, Jason was selected “Best of the Bar” for 2019 by his peers and the Sacramento Business Journal.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Jason believes that the best results can often be obtained without expensive litigation, and has successfully resolved numerous labor disputes and disciplinary matters, construction defect and commercial litigation cases, and insurance bad faith actions through mediation and arbitration.
He also has been active as an arbitrator in the mandatory fee arbitration programs of both the Sacramento County Bar and State Bar of California for more than 10 years and has arbitrated dozens of disputes both as a sole arbitrator and as a chair or member of arbitration panels.
University of California, Davis School of Law, J.D. 2001
University of California, Davis, B.A., Political Science 1998
Affiliations & Memberships
Sacramento County Bar Association
– Former Secretary-Treasurer
– Former Member of the Board of Directors
– Former Chair of the SCBA Mentorship Task Force
– Member and Past Chair of the Labor and Employment Section
State Bar of California
Named “Best of the Bar” by peers and the Sacramento Business Journal in 2019
Named as a Rising Star in Northern California by Super Lawyers (2010-2015) and as a Super Lawyer (2016-2020)
Named as one of the top 500 plaintiff’s employment lawyers in the United States by Lawdragon (2020 and 2021)
Co-presenter, “Bargaining Perspectives From a Union and Management Expert: What You Need To Know!,” California Public Employers Labor Relations Association (CALPELRA) 2015 Annual Training Conference, Monterey, California, and California Public Employers Labor Relations Association (CALPELRA) 2014 Annual Training Conference, Monterey, California.
Presenter, “What Advocates Need to Know About the Arbitrator’s Code of Ethics,” Labor and Employment Relations Association of Northern California (August 2013).
Presenter, “Public Employment 101: Introduction to Public Employment Law Issues,” 2013 State Bar of California Labor & Employment Law Section Annual Conference (May 2013).
Presenter, “What’s New at PERB?,” Public Employment Relations Board for the 2012 State Bar of California Labor & Employment Law Section Annual Conference (May 2012).
Presenter, State Personnel Board disciplinary appeal process seminar, California Public Employee Relations (CPER) (November 2011).
Presenter, “Labor Law for Employment Lawyers,” State Bar of California Labor & Employment Law Section Webinar (June 2011).
Contributing author, The Labor Beat, Messing Adam & Jasmine’s periodic publication and alerts highlighting topics germane to public sector labor employees.
Contributing author, PORAC Law Enforcement News, a publication focusing on issues important to peace officers throughout California.
Previously a contributing author, Laboris Legis, the former newsletter of the Sacramento County Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section.
Author, “Mentorship Task Force,” Sacramento Lawyer (July/August 2014).
Author, “SCBA Mentorship Task Force Holds Its Second Successful Event,” Sacramento Lawyer (May/June 2014).