Jason P. Walker

Partner

Bio

Jason counsels insurers regarding their evaluation and investigation of complex and/or questionable insurance claims.  He partners with adjusters and special investigators in their search for the facts they need to fully and fairly analyze coverage questions — while simultaneously ensuring compliance with the various laws and regulations governing the insurance industry.

A strong competitive drive and a love for battling in front of crowds fueled Jason as a scholarship wrestler in college. Those same characteristics propelled him into the courtroom. He is a litigator at his core. Passionate, confident, and quick on his feet, Jason feels the tumblers fall into place when the gavel hits the block and the bailiff instructs “All Rise.”

Jason has won jury verdicts in federal and state court, successfully defending his clients against everything from felony charges in criminal cases to civil lawsuits alleging breach of contract and insurer bad faith. Jason also wins for his clients before cases get to trial, often prevailing on dispositive motions to secure his clients’ dismissals. Jason naturally gravitated to the defense bar, but his style is aggressive. He’s just built that way.

Education

University of Dayton School of Law, Dayton, Ohio
Juris Doctor, 2005

University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio
Masters of Arts in Communication, 2002

Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, 1998

Admitted to Practice

Federal Courts:

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Ohio
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

State Courts:

  • State of Ohio
  • State of Michigan

Notable Experience

Presentations

  • "Middle-Eastern Naming Conventions, Cultural Nuances & Insurance Claims:  How a Better Understanding of Naming Conventions Can Improve Claims Investigations, (2018), presented at the Fall Seminar Michigan Chapter of the International Association of Special Investigation Units, Livonia, Michigan
  • “Using the Digital Age to Your Advantage,” (2018), presented at the Michigan Adjusters Association Conference Spring Seminar, Frankenmuth, Michigan
  • “Ethics in Investigating Potentially Fraudulent Claims: A Team Approach,” (2017), presented at The Ohio Auto Theft investigators Association Annual Training for Insurance and Law Enforcement, Columbus, Ohio
  • “Depositions: Understanding, Preparing, and Testifying,” (2016), presented at Grange Insurance Company of Michigan, Southfied, Michigan
  • "Handling the Difficult Claimant: Managing Issues of Non-Cooperation, Delay and Confrontational Responses To Inquiry During Claim Investigations,” (2015), presented at The National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators 33rd Advanced Insurance Fraud Seminar, Louisville, Kentucky
  •  “The Investigation and Trial of Fraudulent Claims,” (2014), presented at the Nationwide Insurance annual training seminar for the Major Case Unit, Columbus, Ohio
  • “Provider Suit Trends & Strategies,” (2014), presented at the Annual meeting of the International Association of Special Investigation Units, Michigan Chapter, Detroit, Michigan
  • “The Impact of Michigan No-Fault Laws on Non-Michigan Residents,” (2014), Presented to Celina Insurance, Celina, Ohio
  • “Using Social Media Effectively in the Investigation and Litigation of Insurance Claims,” (2014), presented to the Special Investigation Unit of The General Insurance Company, Cleveland, Ohio

 

Memberships

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • International Association of Special Investigation Units (IASIU)

Areas of Practice

  • Claim Investigations
  • Insurance Bad Faith Litigation
  • Property & Casualty Insurance Litigation