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Jason Small

Jason Small

Attorney at Law

Youngstown
Ohio
Licensed in
OH, Northern Dist. OH, Southern Dist. OH, Sixth Circuit Ct. App.
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
About
I am a solo practitioner in Youngstown, Ohio that focuses in general business law, civil litigation, and appeals. From 2010 to 2011, I was associate attorney with Kohrman, Jackson and Krantz where I drafted memoranda and briefs on a variety of corporate issues, including mergers and acquisitions, interpretation of organizational agreements and amendments under Delaware law, and corporate bankruptcy. From June 2006 to October 2010, I served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Charitable Law Section of the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. My position afforded me innumerable litigation opportunities in a variety of disciplines. My cases… read more included proceedings to construe and reform trusts, constitutional challenges to state liquor laws, and statutory construction of state gaming laws. Generally, my practice involved drafting pleadings, composing pretrial motions and memoranda, obtaining discovery, developing trial strategy, and oral argument. I have appeared in dozens of Ohio courts, I took a number of depositions, and I briefed and argued appeals before the Second, Fifth, Eighth, and Ninth Ohio district appellate courts, the Supreme Court of Ohio, and the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

The highlight of my experience at the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, however, was working as an Assistant Solicitor General for the Office’s Major Appeals Group. I collaborated with members of the Appeals Section to research and brief cases in the Supreme Court of Ohio and the United States Supreme Court. Examples of issues I addressed included the limitations periods for claims under the PSLRA and Section 1983, jurisdiction over workers’ compensation suits, the threshold for probable cause in drunk driving arrests, and awards of attorney fees. Additionally, I served as a member both of the Ohio Attorney General’s Office’s Election Law Task Force, assisting in projects concerning presidential and statewide elections, and the Office’s Pro Bono Group. My work was rewarded when, in 2009, I was selected as one of four recipients of the Attorney General’s annual Writing Award.

At the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, I was involved in the Moot Court program, winning best overall and best brief during the college’s Herman Moot Court Competition. Later, I was appointed Chief Justice of the Moot Court program, and I was selected to be a member of the college’s National Moot Court team. Additionally, I worked as a research assistant for Professor David Goldberger on his appeal before the United States Supreme Court, Cutter v. Wilkinson. As my resume demonstrates, these opportunities came in addition to several time-consuming responsibilities, which included serving as a member of the college’s Journal on Dispute Resolution and interning with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Columbus.

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