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Jason Reese cofounded Wagner Reese, LLP in the 2000. 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 Indianapolis Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 (2005), 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 a Top 50 Indiana Super Lawyer as published in Indianapolis Monthly and Super Lawyer magazines. Mr. Reese is continuously recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America. The Indiana Lawyer selected him a Distinguished Barrister, considered by many to be the highest professional recognition of all attorneys throughout the State of Indiana. 

From 2016-2021, 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.  

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 served for 7 years 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 served 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 25 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 and have three children. 

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury – Plaintiff’s
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Birth Trauma
  • Wrongful Death

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
  • 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
  • Indiana Top 50 and Selected to Super Lawyers for Professional Liability, Personal Injury – General, and Personal Injury – Medical Malpractice
  • Named “Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year” by Indiana State Bar Association, 2003
  • Indiana Super Lawyers as published by Indianapolis Monthly Magazine, 2003 – 2021
  • Fellow, Indiana Bar Foundation
  • Awarded “40 Under 40” by the Indianapolis Business Journal, 2005
  • Selected as a Distinguished Barrister by The Indiana Lawyer2019
  • Super Lawyers Top 50, 2019 – 2021
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, 2019 – 2022

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
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 25 Brain Injury Trial Lawyers Association

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

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