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Jason Reese

Partner

Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice & Wrongful Death Lawyer Serving Indiana

Jason Reese is a founding partner of Wagner Reese, LLP. Feeling called from a young age to champion the pursuit of justice on behalf of the voiceless and the vulnerable, Mr. Reese focuses his practice in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, and medical malpractice. Mr. Reese has successfully tried injury cases to juries and judges throughout the State of Indiana.

Mr. Reese grew up in Northwest Indiana and attended the University of Arizona on academic scholarship, graduating magna cum laude. He received his law degree with honors from Indiana University School of Law - Bloomington.

Throughout his career, the legal community has bestowed a number of prestigious accolades on Mr. Reese, including the Indiana State Bar Association’s Young Lawyer of the Year (2003), the Indianapolis Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 (2005), and inclusion in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Indiana by The National Trial Lawyers. From 2004 through the present, Mr. Reese has been repeatedly named by his peers as an Indiana Super Lawyer (top 5% of his practice area) published in Indianapolis Monthly and Super Lawyer magazines.

From 2016-2019, Mr. Reese was recognized as a Top 50 Indiana Lawyer by Super Lawyer magazine. In 2017, he was named legal Mentor of the Year by College Mentors for Kids. The honors reached new heights in 2019, when Mr. Reese was named as one of the Best Lawyers in America and The Indiana Lawyer selected him a Distinguished Barrister, considered by many to be the highest recognition of attorneys throughout the State of Indiana.

Mr. Reese has a passion for mentoring and providing pro bono legal services to the economically disadvantaged. He has served on 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 also serves on the Executive Committee of the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic, which helps over 10,000 low-income Hoosiers per year with their legal needs. Mr. Reese also serves on the Board for Edge Mentoring, a not-for-profit group of professionals dedicated to developing the next generation of Godly business leaders throughout the country, as well as the Grace Care Center Foundation.

Mr. Reese’s has successfully resolved more than 100 cases for seven-figures plus. He is often sought after for interviews by the Indianapolis Business Journal, IndyStar, NBC, CBS, ABC and Fox. Please visit the Wagner Reese website to read the articles and view several of these TV reports. Mr. Reese is licensed in both Indiana and Illinois and has been aggressively serving clients nationwide for over 23 years. Mr. Reese’s practice focuses on helping families with catastrophic personal injury, medical malpractice, birth trauma, and wrongful death claims. Mr. Reese and his wife (and law school sweetheart), Jill, live in Carmel with their three children.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury – Plaintiff’s
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Wrongful Death
  • Agricultural Mass-Tort Litigation and Class-Action

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Education

  • Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana, May 1997
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Dean’s List, Trial Team Captain
  • University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, 1994
    • B.A.
    • Honors: Magna Cum Laude
    • Major: History

Past Employment Positions

  • Cook County States Attorney’s Office, Law Clerk, 1995 – 1996
  • Hilbrich Cunningham & Schwerd, Associate Attorney, 1996 – 1998
  • U.S. Federal Public Defender, Part-time Attorney, 1998
  • Ladendorf Law, Attorney, 1998 – 2000

Awards & Honors

  • Named “Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year” by Indiana State Bar Association, 2003
  • Indiana Super Lawyers as published by Indianapolis Monthly Magazine, 2003 – 2018
  • Fellow, Indiana Bar Foundation
  • Awarded “40 Under 40” by the Indianapolis Business Journal, 2005
  • Super Lawyers Top 50 2019
  • Best Lawyers 2019

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 1997
  • Illinois, 2013
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana

Professional Associations & 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

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer, “Ask a Lawyer”
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, “Ask a Lawyer Day”
  • President of the Board, Center Point Counseling, 2010
  • Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic, Board of Directors, 2012 – Present
  • Edge Mentoring, Board of Directors, 2015 – Present
  • Grace Church Leadership Team, 2015 – Present

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  • Carmel Office: 11939 N. Meridian St.
    Carmel, IN 46032
  • Indianapolis Office: 201 N. Illinois St.,
    16th Floor - South Tower

    Indianapolis, IN 46204
  • Champaign Office: 701 Devonshire Dr., Suite C17
    Champaign, IL 61820