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Biography

Jason maintains a diverse practice, representing both public and private clients on a variety of matters. His practice interests include public private partnerships, government contracts, local government law, economic development, First Amendment and other constitutional issues, appellate, and commercial litigation. Jason also helps clients navigate the complex regulatory framework in the hemp industry.

After graduating from West Point, Jason served as an Infantry Officer in the U.S. Army for nine years, where he commanded multiple organizations and deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq. He is currently a Lieutenant Colonel and has served as a Civil Affairs Officer in the U.S. Army Reserves the last five years.

During law school, he clerked for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Kentucky in the Affirmative Civil Enforcement unit. Jason was also a Fellow for Harvard Kennedy School’s Social Impact Bond Lab, assessing and designing a Pay For Success public private partnership program in Louisville, Kentucky.

Jason leverages his fourteen years of public sector leadership experience to help his clients with their legal needs.

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Education

Law School

Harvard Law School, J.D., 2018, Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Executive Editor; Harvard Veterans Organization, Co-Director

Graduate School

Harvard Kennedy School, Master of Public Policy, 2018
Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School, Fellow

Undergraduate School

United States Military Academy, B.S., Philosophy, 2005, Honor Graduate

Bar Membership

Jason is licensed to practice in the following state:

Kentucky, 2018

Courts

Jason is admitted to practice in the following courts:

U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky

Kentucky Supreme Court

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army Reserve Civil Affairs Officer, 2014-Present

U.S. Army Infantry Officer, 2005-2014; combat veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Success in Law School Mentor

West Point Society of New England, Board of Governors and Membership Chair, 2015-2018

West Point Society of the Bluegrass

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 680, Lexington, KY

Major Publications

Jason is an author of the following publications:

Greg Mitchell & Jason Halligan, Unfulfilled Promises: The Federal Government’s Liability Under The ACA’s Risk Corridor Program, 24 Ins. Receiver 8 (Summer 2017).