Indiana Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice & Wrongful Death Lawyer
Jason R. Reese has devoted his 20 year legal career to representing victims of personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death. Growing up in Northwest Indiana, Jason attended the University of Arizona on academic scholarship, then graduated at the top of his class, magna cum laude. Jason received his law degree with honors from Indiana University School of Law–Bloomington in 1997.
After honing his trial skills with a prominent law firm, Jason formed Wagner Reese, LLP in 2000. Over the past two decades, the firm established a track record of success. Jason has successfully tried dozens of cases to juries and judges in various counties throughout the State of Indiana.
Jason is member of the American Association for Justice and, for the past decade, has served as an elected member of the Board of Directors for the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association. Jason served as a Barrister on the American Sagamore Inn of Court and the Executive Committee of the Indianapolis Bar Association Litigation Section.
Jason is involved in several pro bono and community activities in the Indianapolis area. He is the Past President of the Board of Directors for Centerpoint Counseling, a not-for-profit organization that provides free counseling services to family and children in Marion County. He is a member of the Grace Church Legal Ministry team and currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic. The Clinic is a faith-based, non-profit organization that provides critically-needed legal services to over 14,000 low-income Hoosier families per year. Jason also serves on the Advisory Board for Edge Mentoring, a dynamic organization devoted to building Godly business leaders in our communities.
Jason has been repeatedly recognized by his peers as one the best. His recognition began in 2003 when the Indiana State Bar Association named him “Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year” for his excellence as a lawyer committed to his profession and the community. In 2007, Mr. Reese was name “Forty Under Forty” by the Indianapolis Business Journal as one the most dynamic business and community leaders in the Indianapolis metro area. From 2004-2015, Jason has been repeatedly named an Indiana Super Lawyer and recognized by attorneys throughout the State as a lawyer in the top 5% of his practice areas as published in Indianapolis Monthly and Super Lawyer magazines. More recently, Jason was named a Fellow by the Indiana Bar Foundation, and in 2013, named “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” by The National Trial Lawyers. He is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and rated a superb “10.0” rating as a Medical Malpractice Attorney by AVVO.
Jason has handled many large personal injury, wrongful death and medical malpractice cases. He has obtained numerous verdicts or settlements in excess of $1,000,000 for his clients. These include several settlements in which the defendant required a confidentiality agreement, a settlement of $6,620,000 on behalf of an injured construction worker, and many maximum seven figure recoveries for patients in medical malpractice claims. For instance, Jason recently obtained a $1.1 million jury verdict in Richmond, Indiana on behalf of a mother that lost her baby due to malpractice. The defense never made any settlement offers, but ended up paying the full verdict, plus significant pre-judgment interest.
Jason has handled high-profile cases throughout the States of Indiana and Illinois, and has been interviewed by affiliate stations for NBC, CBS, ABC and FOX networks. Mr. Reese has been aggressively serving clients throughout Indiana, Illinois and Nationwide for 20 years. Mr. Reese’s primary areas of practice focus on catastrophic personal injury, professional malpractice, and wrongful death claims. Mr. Reese and his wife (and law school sweetheart), Jill, live in Carmel with their three children.
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Areas of Practice:
Personal Injury – Plaintiff’s
Agricultural Mass-Tort Litigation and Class-Action
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana
Indiana University at Bloomington School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana, May, 1997
J.D. Honors: Dean’s List, Trial Team Captain Honors: With Honors Honors: Member, Phi Alpha Delta
University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, 1994
B.A. Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Awards & Honors:
Named “Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year” by Indiana State Bar Association
Indiana Super Lawyer by Law & Politics as published by Indianapolis Monthly Magazine, 2003, 2004, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015
Fellow, Indiana Bar Foundation
Recipient, “40 Under 40” as Dynamic Business Leader under the age of 40 in the Indianapolis Metro Area as recognized by the Indianapolis Business Journal, 2005
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Lake County Bar Association, Board of Directors,1997 – 1998
American Association for Justice, 1997 – Present
Member, National Board of Governors
Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, 2002 – Present
Indianapolis Bar Association, Litigation Section, 2007 – 2012
Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic, Board of Directors, 2012 – Present
Named one of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” by The National Trial Lawyers, December 2013
Past Employment Positions:
Cook County States Attorney’s Office, Law Clerk, 1995 – 1996