Jason Owens

Arkansas Injury Attorney

Jason Owens is proud to represent his many wonderful clients. In the 15+ years of his legal career, Jason has represented dozens of Arkansas counties and thousands of their elected officials and employees, most often those in the sheriff’s offices, in more than a thousand cases across a wide range of civil litigation. “Getting to defend those who work hard, and in the case of law enforcement, literally put their lives on the line to serve their communities every day is truly an honor and a privilege. I don’t take it lightly and I do my very best to provide them with the highest quality legal representation possible,” said Jason.

Jason was raised in Arkansas and understands the values of hard work and integrity. Jason was drawn to the legal field by his desire to help others. He strives to practice law with “act justly and love mercy and walk humbly” in mind. As a long-time Rotarian, frequent professional and community speaker, and active member of Conway’s New Life Church, Jason also understands the value of community. He believes lawyers should be involved in both their professional and local communities and to use their training to try to improve the lives of those around them.

Jason finds his strength from his faith and his family. Jason and his wife, Jenny, have three daughters who are the lights of his life. “In my career, my community, my family, and my life, God has blessed me well beyond anything I could have ever expected, and certainly beyond what I deserve.”

Education:
Ouachita Baptist University, B.A., 1999
University of Arkansas (Fayetteville), J.D., 2002

Experience:
Rainwater, Holt & Sexton, Litigation Attorney, 2003-present

Bar Admissions:
Arkansas Supreme Court, 2003
Missouri Supreme Court, 2004
United States Supreme Court, 2007
United States District Courts, Arkansas, 2003
Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2003
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2003

Community Engagement & Professional Service:
New Life Church, Conway – Life Group Leader
Conway Noon Rotary – Member
Criminal Justice Institute, University of Arkansas – Instructor
Continuing Educations for Attorneys & Law Enforcement / Local Government / Employment Instruction for Counties – Frequent Speaker
Arkansas Bar Association
Faulkner County Bar Association

Appointments:
Special Justice, Arkansas Supreme Court, Harmon v. State of Arkansas, 2018
Assistant City Attorney, Maumelle, Arkansas, 2011-2012

Awards:
AV® Preeminent™ rating, Martindale-Hubbell
The Best Lawyers in America©, 2018
Top 100 Trial Lawyers, NTL
Top 40 Under 40, NTL

Jury Trial Victories:
Targowski v. Super 8 Worldwide, et al, E.D. Ark. # 1:16-cv-000148-BRW (Aug. 1, 2018)
Martinez v. Fields, et al, W.D. Ark. # 5:12-cv-005163-TLB (Nov. 18, 2016)
Glaze v. Byrd, et al, E.D. Ark. # 4:10-cv-000219-JM (April 21, 2015)
Hanson v. Baxter Co., et al, W.D. Ark. # 3:10-cv-003022-PKH (May 16, 2014)
Chevallier v. Hand, et al,, W.D. Ark. # 3:11-cv-003050-TLB (April 28, 2014)
Bettger, et al v. Lonoke Co., et al, Lonoke Co. Circuit Ct. # CV2011-455 (Feb. 27, 2014)
Owens v. Scott, W.D. Ark. # 5:09-cv-005248-JLH (April 8, 2013)
Goff, et al v. Carpenter, et al, W.D. Ark. # 2:06-cv-002023-JLH (Nov. 28, 2006)
Gunn v. Langston, et al, E.D. Ark. # 3:10-cv-000035-DPM (Nov. 7, 2012)
Morrison v. Kilpatrick, Benton Co. Circuit Ct. # CIV-2010-669-6 (Oct. 4, 2011)
Allen v Morris, et al, E.D. Ark. # 4:93-cv-000398-BSM/JWC (Aug. 17, 2010)
Smith v. Barney, et al, E.D. Ark. # 3:07-CV-000049-GTE (Aug. 20, 2009)
Daniels v. Ferguson, et al,, W.D. Ark. # 5:06-cv-005205-JLH (Oct. 29, 2008)
Kenyon v. Edwards, E.D. Ark. # 4:04-cv-000131-HDY (Feb. 26, 2008)
Norris v. Engles, et al, E.D. Ark. # 1:05-cv-00062-SWW (July 1, 2008)
Kearse v. Moffett, et al, W.D. Ark. # 3:00-cv-003030-BSJ (Oct. 8, 2003)

Published Case Victories:
Brewington v. Keener, __ F.3d __ (8th Cir. 2018) (summary judgment affirmed)
Miss Cnty. v. City of Blytheville, 2018 Ark. 40 (circuit court reversed)
Glaze v. Childs, 861 F.3d 724 (8th Cir. 2017) (jury verdict affirmed)
Thompson v. Shock, 852 F.3d 786 (8th Cir. 2017) (affirmed in part & remanded in part)
New v. Denver, 787 F.3d 895 (8th Cir. 2015) (district court reversed)
Bettger v. Lonoke Cnty., 2015 Ark. App., 465 S.W.3d 438 (judgment affirmed)
Mt. Home Flight Serv. v. Baxter Co., 758 F.3d 1038 (8th Cir. 2014) (dismissal affirmed)
Fourte v. Faulkner Cnty., 746 F.3d 384 (8th Cir. 2014) (district court reversed)
Finch v. Carroll Cnty., 2014 Ark. App.,564, 445 S.W.3d 535 (summary judgment affirmed)
Chevallier v. Hand, 722 F.3d 1101 (8th Cir. 2013) (summary judgment affirmed)
Butler v. Crittenden Cnty., 708 F.3d 1044 (8th Cir. 2013) (summary judgment affirmed)
Stickley v. Byrd, 703 F.3d 421 (8th Cir. 2013) (district court reversed)
Carpenter v. Gage, 686 F.3d 644 (8th Cir. 2012) (summary judgment affirmed)
Crawford v. Van Buren Cnty., 678 F.3d 666 (8th Cir. 2012) (summary judgment affirmed)
May v. Debra Akers-Lang, 2012 Ark. 7 (judgment affirmed)
Story v. Norwood, 659 F.3d 680 (8th Cir. 2011) (judgment affirmed)
Hicks v. Norwood, 640 F.3d 839 (8th Cir. 2011) (judgment affirmed)
Cooper v. Martin, 634 F.3d 477 (8th Cir. 2011) (district court reversed)
PPS, Inc. v. Faulkner Cnty., 6309 F.3d 1098 (8th Cir. 2011) (summary judgment affirmed)
Parkhurst v. Tabor, 569 F.3d 861 (8th Cir. 2009) (judgment affirmed)
Engleman v. Murray, 546 F.3d 944 (8th Cir. 2008) (district court reversed)
Brockinton v. City of Sherwood, 503 F.3d 667 (8th Cir. 2007) (summary judgment affirmed)
Baker v. Chisom, 501 F.3d 920 (8th Cir. 2007) (judgment affirmed)
Norris v. Engles, 494 F.3d 634 (8th Cir. 2007) (district court reversed)
Vaughn v. Greene Cnty., 438 F.3d 845 (8th Cir. 2006) (district court reversed)
Crow v. Montgomery, 403 F.3d 598 (8th Cir. 2005) (district court reversed)

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