| As a third year associate focusing on litigation, Jason Charles Ciarochi has personally conducted every aspect of the litigation process.
Mr. Ciarochi has argued as the first chair at a four-day trial in federal court, cross examined an expert witnesses as the second chair in another seven figure trial, argued as the lead counsel in numerous dispositive hearings and motions, handled a multi-media press conference, and represented clients before Civil Service Commissions and Texas Worker's Compensation administrative proceedings.
He has represented clients at Robinson-Daubert expert challenges, numerous hearings, mediations, depositions and oral arguments before the Texas Appellate Courts.
Mr. Ciarochi has been fortunate enough to personally experience every stage of litigation, from initial client conferences to filing suits, pre-trial discovery, discovery-related motions, mandamus actions, settlement negotiations, dispositive motions, voir dire, trial, and on through post-trial matters, such as appeals, judgment collection, and asset protection.
Although born in Corpus Christi, Texas and raised in Duncanville, Texas, Mr. Ciarochi’s international legal studies at University College London and his active Ambassadorship with the Duncanville-Monasterolo D’ Savigliano (Italy) Sister City program have kept him active beyond Texas’ borders. Mr. Ciarochi has been to more than 25 countries and has enjoyed representing clients from England, China, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Mexico, Korea, and Singapore. Mr. Ciarochi is fluent in Spanish and is studying his Italian. Occasionally, his clients have required assistance with business transactions, corporate structuring, or venture capital financing.
Before coming to Looper, Reed & McGraw, Mr. Ciarochi served as a briefing intern for the Honorable Tim Taft of the First District of the Texas Court of Appeals in Houston and as the briefing intern for Justice Nathan Hecht of the Supreme Court of Texas.
His most recent activities include:
- Obtaining mandamus relief from the Fifth District of the Court of Appeals of the State of Texas and expanding the relief and defenses afforded to parties who, in good faith, report suspected cases of abuse or neglect of children.
- Successfully arguing before the First District of the Court of Appeals of the State of Texas and winning a Motion for Rehearing, which caused the withdrawal of a previously published decision and a new opinion favoring our client, the Appellees (published at 31 S.W.3d 788). The remaining Co-Appellees lost the appeal and the Supreme Court of Texas denied a petition for discretionary review on their appeal.
- Reversing the plan administrator’s decision of one of the largest HMOs and reinstating vital benefits for a disabled child, whose medical benefits exceed $25,000 per year.
- Successful representation of client who was wrongfully punished for insubordination by one of the State of Texas' four largest municipalities.
- Represented clients in emergency proceedings where the opposing party unsuccessfully attempted to solicit the Court to issue temporary restraining orders in trade secret, employment contract, and participation agreement cases.
- Successfully participated in a complex insurance matter where the arbitrator made a “take nothing” award, when the opposing party’s claims for damages, interests, and penalties exceeded one million dollars.
- Prevented a finding of a “knowing” conduct in a seven figure bad faith/Texas Insurance Code violations jury trial.
- Representation of foreign nationals in litigation involving Dallas commercial real estate with values significantly in excess of ten million dollars.
- Winning a JNOV reversing a Dallas jury award of $1.7 million dollars and resulting in the rendering of a "take nothing" judgment in favor of one of his clients.
- Successfully briefing and arguing a complex nunc pro tunc and verified motion to enable the appeal of a large six figure judgment, which was otherwise unappealable.
Austrian School of Economics, Auburn University (1994); Rice University (B.A., cum laude, 1996); International Law Program, University College London (1998); University of Texas School of Law (J.D., 1999).
Editor, Texas Review of Law and Politics 1997-99; State Bar of Texas--admitted 1999; accepted for practice in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas; Member of the American Bar Association, Dallas Bar Association, and Texas Young Lawyers Association.