Jason M. Hatfield attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and obtained a Bachelor of Science pre-medicine degree in Microbiology in 1991, a Master of Science degree in 1994, and his law degree in 1997.
He has tried numerous cases to jury in Arkansas Circuit Courts and Federal Courts, and argued his jury verdict in Boudreau v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., at the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, 249 F.3d 715 (2001).
He has successfully reversed trial court rulings in three separate reported cases at the Arkansas Supreme Court and the Arkansas Court of Appeals. Those cases are reported as Green v. Alpharma, Inc., 373 Ark. 378 (2008); Bohannon v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 102 Ark. App. 37 (2008); Barrett v. C.L. Swanson Corp., 2010 Ark. App. 91 (2010).
Jason recently prevailed at the Arkansas Court of Appeals, winning permanent total disability benefits for his client in American Eagle Airlines and Specialty Risk Services v. Don Berndt, CA12-1024 (Opinion delivered April 10, 2013). One of his opening statements was quoted by New York Times bestselling author David Kirby in his book, Animal Factory.
In 2013, Jason opened his own law firm, Jason M. Hatfield, P.A. Jason continues to focus his law practice in the areas of personal injury, tractor-trailer wrecks, car accidents, wrongful death cases, workers compensation, and social security disability.
Jason is a member of the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association and is serving a fifth term on the Board of Governors. He currently serves on the Legislative Committee and is a member of the Golden Gavel Club.
He has been a Champion of Justice for ten consecutive years and received the President’s Award in 2008 in recognition of his outstanding service and dedication to the Arkansas Trial Lawyers’ Association.
Jason served as President of the Washington County Bar Association in 2012, and is currently a member of the Arkansas Bar Association’s House of Delegates.
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