Jason S. Morgan

Jason S. Morgan

Associate
Location:
Lexington, Kentucky
Phone:
859-231-8780
Fax:
859-231-6518
Email:

Jason S. Morgan joined the Lexington office of McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland, PLLC in January of 2012. He has worked in the legal, real estate development and insurance industries for well over a decade.Jason also has extensive experience with residential and commercial construction.

Jason actively represents large, small, established, new real estate developers and homeowners beginning with the planning phase of a proposed development through zoning changes, development plan approval, financing and the land acquisition processes. Jason has been involved with zoning matters at planning commissions and other local planning and zoning bodies. He has worked on controversial zoning matters and understands first-hand the hard work and skill involved in building support and presenting a case to achieve a favorable outcome.

Jason’s planning work begins with analyzing the community impact of proposed developments and proactively balancing clients’ interests with community needs and governmental review. Experience has taught Jason the value of fostering good working-relationships with government representatives and design professionals who are instrumental in successful planning, zoning, urban and non-urban development.

Jason also garnered insurance claims and litigation experience working with a Gulf Coast catastrophe insurance service provider handling property damage claims associated with Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Wilma, Frances, Charlie and Jean. Jason likewise handled Department of Insurance compliance issues in Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, and Texas involving complex claim handling and complaint resolution.

Jason graduated from Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky in 2004. He received his B.S. from the University of Kentucky in business administration and MBA in 2000. He is admitted to practice in The Supreme Court of the United States, Ohio and Kentucky state courts; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky; and U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit. Jason is a member of the Ohio, Kentucky, Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati Bar Associations and Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys.

Jason volunteers for several Kentucky/ Ohio organizations including Legal Aid of the Bluegrass, the Northern Kentucky Bar Association, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. When not working, Jason enjoys playing golf and traveling.

Areas of Practice

  • Business Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Construction Law
  • Real Estate
  • Shopping Center/Retail Development
  • Criminal Defense
  • Family Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 85% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 2005
  • Kentucky, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 2007

Education

  • Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Highland Heights, Kentucky
    • J.D. cum laude - 2004
  • University of Kentucky
    • B.S. cum laude - 1998
    • Major: Business Administration
  • University of Kentucky
    • M.B.A. cum laude - 2000

Representative Clients

  • Acuity Insurance
  • Lykins Oil Company

Classes/Seminars

  • Tort’s Class (1L) , Salmon P. Chase College of Law , 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kentucky Bar Association, Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association
  • Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys

Past Employment Positions

  • Freund, Freeze & Arnold, Associate, 2007 - 2012
  • Pilot Catastrophe Services, Litigation Adjuster, 2005 - 2007

Pro Bono Activities

  • Legal Aid of the Bluegrass, 2007 - Present
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association, 2007 - Present