Jason C. McLaurin

Jason McLaurin is one of the founding members of McLaurin Dinneen, PLLC. He represents clients at trial, arbitration, and mediation, with a focus on personal injury, complex commercial litigation, and insurance policyholder recovery matters. He also represents businesses as outside general counsel, specializing in the construction, oil and gas, maritime, technology, and professional services industries. He is licensed and handles matters in both Texas and Louisiana.

Primary Practice Areas

Insurance Coverage

  • Review and evaluate insurance programs
  • Evaluate and pursue coverage under general liability, excess liability, P&I, MEL, professional liability, D&O, media tech, business interruption, and other policies
  • Present and resolve claims with insurers
  • Litigate coverage related issues
  • Assist with placement of cyber coverage
  • Assist clients with compliance under Affordable Care Act

General Business Representation

  • Represent clients in general business matters as primary outside counsel
  • Establish operations/company formation
  • Negotiate and draft contracts, including master services agreements, indemnity, risk transfer, non-disclosure agreements, employment agreements, and many others
  • Employment/discrimination/labor disputes

Oil and Gas

  • Energy litigation, arbitrations, and mediation
  • Onshore and offshore
  • Entity formation and company agreements
  • Oil and gas lease negotiations
  • Operating agreements
  • Easement/right of way/eminent domain
  • Master services agreements/indemnity
  • Large scale land-based oil spill and toxic tort claims
  • CERCLA,RCRA, OSHA, CWA, CAA, OPA, ESA

Construction

  • Construction claims relating to project delays, schedule changes, Change orders, workmanship, and surety issues
  • Construction defect
  • Contract drafting and negotiation
  • OSHA citations and proceedings

Maritime

  • Personal injury and commercial maritime cases, including cases under the Jones Act, LHWCA, and general maritime law
  • Large scale marine oil spill and toxic tort claims
  • Dredging pollution claims
  • Trade/customs

Personal Injury

  • Automobile accidents
  • Trucking accidents
  • Premises liability
  • Wrongful death
  • Work injuries
  • Construction accidents
  • Boating accidents

Education:

  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2007
  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.A., with honors, 2002

Speaking Engagements:

  • Decoding Cyber Risks, Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Spring Meeting 2016
  • Long Tail Liability Claims, 12th Annual Advanced Insurance Law Course, State Bar of Texas
  • The Independent Injury Rule: A View from Both Sides of the Aisle, 21st Annual Insurance Law Institute, State Bar of Texas

Publications:

  • “The Independent Injury Rule: A View from Both Sides of the Aisle,” State Bar of Texas 21st Annual Insurance Law Institute 2016
  • “Decoding Cyber Risks,” TADC Magazine, Spring/Summer 2016
  • A Practitioner’s Guide to Long-Tail Liability Claims in Texas, Journal of Texas Insurance Law, Winter 2016
  • “Overview of Long-Tail Claims for the Texas Practitioner,” State Bar of Texas 12th Annual Advanced Insurance Law Course, 2015

Honors & Awards:

  • Rising Stars - Super Lawyers - Thomson Reuters (2013–2017)
  • 10/10 “Superb” Rating – Avvo.com (2017)
  • Top Lawyer – Houstonia Magazine (2015)
  • Texas Bar College, Member

Memberships & Affiliations:

  • Insurance Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, Council Member
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Board Member
  • American Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Association
  • Louisiana Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Texas Courts
  • Louisiana Courts
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana

Professional Associations:

  • Editor – Texas Association of Defense Counsel Commercial Litigation Newsletter (2012–2017)

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