Jason Zager’s practice is primarily general-tort and product-liability defense for companies sued in state and federal courts throughout the country. He has represented clients in all stages of litigation, including trial and appeals.
His product-liability cases have involved a wide variety of products, including automobiles and components, heavy equipment, propane and natural gas, fire-protection systems and electrical-lighting systems.
Jason also has significant experience working with clients in crisis-management situations. One focus of Jason’s practice has been product warnings and literature.
He has evaluated warnings for numerous clients and participated in drafting product literature and on-product warnings. He has given several presentations to industry groups about appropriate warning practices.
He regularly serves as the primary attorney in personal-injury and property-damage cases. In this role, he is responsible for leading discovery efforts to determine the facts of the case and develop a defense theory.
He has conducted numerous depositions, including experts in the fields of fire-cause-and-origin investigation, chemistry, engineering, medicine, damages and product specific experts.
He has also drafted and argued successful dispositive and Daubert motions. Jason has negotiated favorable settlements in many cases on behalf of his clients.
Jason has first and second chair trial experience. His trial experience includes first chairing product-liability and automobile accident cases. In the product-liability cases, Jason led the discovery effort by deposing plaintiffs’ fact and expert witnesses.
The information Jason acquired during discovery was used to formulate defense theories.
Jason attended the University of Kansas School of Law. He was a member of the Order of the Coif and an articles editor for the Kansas Law Review.
He received CALI Excellence for the Future Awards for the highest grade in the class for Employment Law, Criminal Law, Labor Law and Business Taxation.
Prior to law school, Jason was a patrolman and detective with the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department. In these positions, he was responsible for investigating criminal activity, interviewing witnesses and suspects, and working with prosecutors to prepare cases for trial.
He received numerous awards from the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Drug Enforcement Administration.
- J.D., University of Kansas School of Law, 2006
- B.A., magna cum laude, MidAmerica Nazarene University, 1999
- U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
- American Bar Association
- Defense Research Institute
- Kansas Bar Association
- The Missouri Bar
- Piper Unified School District #203, Former Elected Board Member
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