Jason Steed is an appellate attorney with extensive experience in both state and federal appellate courts across the nation, including the Supreme Court of the United States, the Supreme Court of Texas, the Supreme Court of California, and the Supreme Court of Alaska. His two greatest strengths are his creative legal thinking and his incisive legal writing. Jason has represented clients in a variety of practice areas, including complex commercial litigation, class actions, employment litigation, qui tam/FCA litigation, product liability, and constitutional law. He frequently handles arbitration issues in court—such as compelling or avoiding arbitration, and confirming or vacating arbitration awards. And he is often hired to consult or collaborate with trial counsel to help shape and preserve legal arguments for any future appeal.
As a young associate, Jason came up with a novel legal argument that won dismissal of a $1-billion putative class action. And in 2017 he was part of a legal team that won reversal of an $800-million jury verdict. A former English professor and an award-winning writer, Jason's briefs and appellate advocacy have been praised by both state and federal judges. One federal judge described Jason in a written opinion as “an excellent lawyer” who “provided vigorous, high quality legal representation.”
Jason was recognized in 2020, 2021 and 2022 by The Best Lawyers in America® for Appellate Law. He was recognized in 2017 and 2018 as one of the “Best Lawyers in Dallas” by D Magazine. Jason was named a Texas "Super Lawyer" in 2020, 2021 and 2022 for Appellate Law, a Texas “Rising Star” in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, and one of the “Up-and-Coming 100” in 2019 by Super Lawyers magazine. He was included among the 2016 “Fastcase 50” for his innovative contributions to legal practice. And Jason was named “Appellate Lawyer of the Week” by Texas Lawyer in July 2015, following a big win at the Supreme Court of Texas.
Jason regularly publishes articles and gives presentations on the U.S. Supreme Court, legal writing, and other topics relevant to appellate practice. He is also active on Twitter (@5thCircAppeals) as a contributor to the #AppellateTwitter community.
Obtained reversal of the trial court’s dismissal of trespass claims against an oil pipeline company on behalf of a putative class of individual Indian allottees in the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. The appellate court held that the allottees were not required to exhaust administrative remedies with the Bureau of Indian Affairs before pursuing their claims in federal court. Chase v. Andeavor Logistics, L.P. (8th Cir. 2021).
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Brigham Young University B.A.
University of Idaho M.F.A.
University of Nevada, Las Vegas Ph.D.
University of Texas School of Law J.D.
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
U.S. Supreme Court
American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Appellate Practice Committee
Dallas Bar Association, Appellate Section
American Constitution Society, DFW Lawyers’ Chapter, Advisory Board
J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Dallas Chapter, Board Member
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