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Jason Richards

Jason Richards

Pensacola, Florida

Jason Richards graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science (1993) and Economics (1994). He earned his law degree from the John Marshall Law School in 1998, and received his Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) from DePaul University in 1999.

During law school, Mr. Richards was an editor of the John Marshall Journal of Computer & Information Law, a three-time Allen H. Schwartz Scholarship recipient, a recipient of the Ambassador of the Year Award, a faculty research assistant, and a writer for the law school's newspaper. He additionally authored and published in numerous law reviews and other scholarly journals, including the John Marshall Law Review, the Santa Clara Law Review, the John Marshall Journal of Computer & Information Law, the Colorado Lawyer, and the National Law Journal.

After law school, Mr. Richards spent an additional year obtaining his LL.M. in health law, where he received the Kamensky & Rubenstein Scholarship and published his master's thesis in the John Marshall Law Review. His law review article on res judicata was quoted extensively with approval by New York's highest court, and cited in support of a dissenting opinion by the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. He is the author, most recently, of an article relating to medical-based informed consent (forthcoming Northern Illinois University Law Review) and Florida's Value Policy Law (forthcoming Florida Bar Journal).

Following his legal studies, Mr. Richards worked for EchoStar Communications Corporation, where he negotiated and drafted satellite communications contracts. He then served for two years as a Deputy District Attorney in the thirteenth judicial district of Colorado, prosecuting both misdemeanor and felony crimes. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Richards managed his own law practice in Colorado. He is presently licensed to practice before all Colorado state courts and in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado.

Mr. Richards' diverse background and experience has assisted in his transition into the firm's pharmaceutical litigation department. There, Mr. Richards works primarily on Fen-Phen and Ephedra Litigation as well as class action cases involving Shell/Texaco Bad Gasoline Litigation, Ford Truck and SUV Defective Door Latch Litigation.

Some current cases include;


Zelnorm Lawsuits

Avandia Lawsuits

Contact Solution Lawsuits

Advair Lawsuits


Areas of Practice

  • Bad Faith
  • Class Actions
  • Medical Products & Devices
  • Multidistrict Litigation
  • Pharmaceutical Products
  • Wrongful Death -- Plaintiff

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 2001
  • Florida, 2005
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida


  • DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • LL.M. - 1999
    • Major: Health Law
  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 1998
    • Honors: Three-Time Allen H. Schwartz Scholarship Recipient
    • Honors: Recipient of the Kamensky & Rubenstein Scholarship
    • Honors: Recipient of the Ambassador of the Year Award
    • Law Journal: John Marshall Journal of Computer & Information Law, Editor
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama
    • B.A. - 1994
    • Major: Economics
    • Major: Political Science
  • University of Colorado, Colorado
    • Master's Degree

Published Works

  • "How We Got Where We Are: A Look at Informed Consent in Colorado--Past, Present and Future", 26 N. Ill. U. L. Rev. 1, 2005
  • "Florida's 'Valued Policy Law:' Clarifying Some Recent Misconceptions", 79 Fla. B.J. 18, 2005
  • "Reasonable Doubt: An Overview and Examination of Jury Instructions in Colorado", 33 Colo. Law. 85, 2004
  • "Missed the HIPAA Deadline? Don't Panic", N. Colo. Bus. Rep. at 6B, November, 2003
  • "Using Anonymous Tips to Establish Reasonable Suspicion for a Stop", 32 Colo Law. 61, 2003
  • "Colorado's Government Electronic Transactions Act and the Future of E-Commerce", 29 Colo. Law 4, 2000
  • "On Cybernotaries, Personal Jurisdiction, and Legal Liability", Am. Notary, Third Qtr. at 6, 1999
  • "Disabilities in Notary Law and Practice", 32 J. Marshall L. Rev. 1033, 1999
  • "The Utah Digital Signature Act as 'Model' Legislation: A Critical Analysis", 17 J. Marshall J. Computer & Info. L. 873, 1999
  • "Stop!...Go Directly to Jail, Do Not Pass Go, and Do Not Ask for a Notary", 31 J. Marshall L. Rev. 879, 1998
  • "Richards v. Jefferson County: The Supreme Court Sterns the Crimson Tide of Res Judicata", 38 Santa Clara L. Rev. 691, 1998
  • "Cyberbusiness Needs Supernotaries" (Co-Author), Nat'l L. J. at A19, August, 1997
  • "Notaries Public--Lost in Cyberspace, Or Key Business Professionals of the Future?" (Co-Author), 15 J. Marshall J. Computer & Info. L. 703, 1997

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient, Allen H. Schwartz Scholarship, 1996 - 1998
  • Kamensky & Rubenstein Scholarship, Ambassador of the Year Award, 1998
  • Editor, John Marshall Journal of Computer & Information Law

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Colorado Bar Association, 2001 - Present
  • Larimer County Bar Association, 2003 - Present
  • Florida Bar Association, 2005 - Present
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 2005 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • 13th Judicial District of Colorado, Deputy District Attorney, 2001 - 2003


  • Pi Sigma Alpha
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon
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