Jason L. DeForest Shareholder

Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation


Jason followed a somewhat unconventional path to his legal career, working as a semi-truck mechanic for more than eleven years before making the decision to study law. It was not a random decision, of course, but it was certainly unexpected. In fact, Jason’s wife, Julie, has made it clear on several occasions that she did not marry a lawyer. Nevertheless, Julie, and eventually their two sons, Kolton and Jack, have been extremely supportive of Jason’s second career and they are usually understanding when Jason works long hours.

Jason primarily focuses his practice on advising and representing clients in various insurance lines including property and casualty, commercial and professional liability, and regulatory and licensing matters. As such, he has significant experience in bad faith, breach of contract, and contribution/reimbursement litigation. Jason is also an active member of the firm’s commercial trucking group, where he regularly puts his previous experience as a semi-truck mechanic to use in defending trucking companies. This is a natural fit for Jason, as nearly every member of his immediate family has, at some point, worked for a trucking company.

After work, Jason spends most of his time outdoors and hopes to one day convince Julie that he needs a new dirt bike. In the meantime, however, Jason enjoys fishing, hiking, and camping with his boys.

Scribes: The American Society of Legal Writers



Jason L. DeForest