Jason Meyer focuses his practice on all areas of civil litigation including business and commercial disputes, class actions, employment, wage and hour class actions, copyright infringement, piracy, unfair trade practices, toxic tort, mass tort, and product liability and has handled matters involving product liability, mesothelioma/asbestos claims, class actions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Mr. Meyer practices throughout the state of California with cases in all major cities including Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Sacramento, El Centro, Orange County, Fresno, Riverside, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, San Jose, and San Bernardino among many others. Having tried his first jury trial just nine months out of law school, Mr. Meyer established himself early as a confident and worthy trial lawyer and is regularly called upon by members of the firm to try matters on their behalf. This has resulted in garnering experience in almost every area of litigation. Mr. Meyer is also national counsel for numerous well respected national companies providing advice and oversight to local counsel, along with trial strategy and litigation support, throughout the United States.
Mr. Meyer’s business and commercial litigation practice includes advising clients and litigating matters involving shareholder disputes, breach of contract, partnership and corporate dissolutions, product failures, indemnity and insurance disputes, asset valuation, banking, credit, lending and commission disputes.
Mr. Meyer counsels and represents clients involved in copyright disputes. He protects clients from the piracy of their creative works and misappropriation of their trade secrets and confidential proprietary information.
Mr. Meyer’s employment and labor experience includes wage and hour disputes, wrongful termination, harassment, and racial and age discrimination cases. Mr. Meyer is also responsible for the resolution of a large wage and hour class action matter with over 500 members which remains a record within firm history as one of the lowest class action settlements to date at just over $100,000 total. He has arbitrated and tried matters involving employment and discrimination claims. He also provides advice and counseling to numerous clients on the subject of employee handbooks, discrimination, wage and hour violations and wrongful termination and FEHA and FMLA issues.
Mr. Meyer’s environmental and toxic tort experience includes litigation and consulting throughout the states of California, Nevada, Texas, Oregon, Illinois, Idaho, New York, New Jersey, Florida, Georgia and Missouri. His practice involves a broad range of environmental laws including matters dealing with Proposition 65 claims, claims under the Polanco Redevelopment Act, hazardous substance laws (e.g. CERCLA), RCRA, diacetyl and chemical exposure, volatile organic compounds (VOC’s), silica, asbestos, regulatory actions involving polluted properties, heavy metal exposure and property damage, air quality, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizer, artificial flavorings and coloring, vape related products, tobacco, silica, latex, construction pollution, oil spill, oil pipeline rupture, underground storage tank pollution, land use law and common law toxic tort actions. He also provides environmental consulting to a broad range of clients faced with groundwater, air pollution, regulatory violations, soil and other contamination issues.
Mr. Meyer has significant experience in tort and product liability matters, including wrongful death, catastrophic injury and disability and debilitating injuries. He is familiar with developing medical issues, such as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and second impact syndrome (SIS).
Mr. Meyer has experience defending corporate and individual clients in the civil context involved with allegations of sexual misconduct. Often clients are met with the challenges of defending their employees' actions associated with these allegations. We recognize the importance of presenting a balanced picture of our client in court. Mr. Meyer is adept at identifying and using deficiencies in the cases against corporate clients whose employees have been accused of misconduct.
Mr. Meyer has significant trial experience and is one of Gordon & Rees’ elite trial attorneys. He has also been recognized by his peers as a Super Lawyer and has been voted Top Attorney by The San Diego Daily Transcript four times.
Mr. Meyer has tried numerous cases to verdict, including Superior Court jury and bench trials and binding arbitrations, with successful results in each.
Mr. Meyer is an avid surfer and snow skier, traveling throughout the U.S. Europe, Canada, Mexico, Central America, and Polynesia. He also enjoys hunting, fishing, basketball, mountain biking, and playing guitar and singing in a band. Mr. Meyer has also authored a children's book, "Mischievous Maddie Makes a Mess," inspired by his youngest daughter.
U.S. District Courts, California
State Bar of California
Bird Rock Surf Club, president
California Waterfowl Association
Judge Pro Tempore, San Diego County