Jason represents businesses and individuals in complex civil litigation and appellate cases involving a wide variety of contract, real estate, insurance coverage, and technology disputes. He has a proven record of success representing both plaintiffs and defendants at trial, on appeal, and in alternative dispute resolution proceedings. He prides himself in the ability to deliver creative, efficient solutions to thorny legal problems. Before opening Horst Legal Counsel, Jason worked for over a decade with some of the top international and regional law firms serving clients in the Bay Area.
Jason’s also represents companies in developing and implementing effective risk management strategies, including the acquisition of appropriate insurance for the business risk his clients assume through their operations. He prepares and negotiates insurance specifications, insurance endorsements, and indemnity provisions. For captive insurers, he drafts the insurance policies and provisions issued by the captive and assists them in navigating legal issues arising out of claims made under those policies.
Jason serves on the Board of Directors for the International Cannabis Bar Association and as the Chair of the National Cannabis Industry Association’s Risk Management Committee. Jason served as an extern for the Honorable Jeffrey S. White, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, in 2005. He was awarded the University of San Francisco School of Law’s Academic Excellence Award for his graduating class. He also served as a Comments Editor for the University of San Francisco Law Review and has published scholarly articles in law journals at the University of Texas, Lewis & Clark College, and the University of San Francisco.