Jason Whittemore

 

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When he joined Wagner McLaughlin in 2011, Jason brought a wide range of experience that perfectly complements the firm’s steadfast dedication to protecting the rights of the injured individual. That broad experience provides Jason with a honed ability to vigorously and effectively litigate various complex issues for clients.

Jason represents plaintiffs in claims involving premises liability, products liability, wrongful death, automobile accidents, medical negligence and professional negligence. Prior to joining the firm, he defended corporations in premises liability and products liability claims. His experience representing corporations gave Jason a valuable perspective and insight on the behavior and tactics of corporate defendants – an insight he now wields as extra ammunition in his aggressive legal battles exclusively on behalf of injured plaintiffs.

Jason also served as a trial attorney for the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice, through the Attorney General’s Honors Program. While with the Antitrust Division, he was dedicated to protecting the rights of victims, which led him to his life’s calling: to protect the rights of plaintiffs who have suffered unforeseen tragedy through no fault of their own. Now a member of the dynamic Wagner McLaughlin team, Jason has the background, passion, and tenacity not only to fight for but to achieve justice for the firm’s injured clients.

Jason is active in several legal organizations and has served for a number of years on the Board of Directors for both the Florida Justice Association’s Young Lawyers Division and the Hillsborough County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division. In June of 2017, he was installed as the President-Elect of HCBA’s Young Lawyers Division. Jason earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of Florida and, later, his Juris Doctorate and Masters in Business Administration from Stetson University College of Law, where he graduated with honors.

Born and raised in Tampa, Jason lives with his wife Trisha and their young son.

Accomplishments

  • Graduated from the University of Florida in 2003
  • Earned J.D. and M.B.A. concurrently from Stetson University College of Law in 2006
  • Admitted to The Florida Bar in 2007
  • Florida Justice Association, Young Lawyers Division Board of Directors 2011 to Present
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division Board of Directors 2012 to Present
  • Chair, Hillsborough County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division Member Services Committee 2011-2012
  • Member, Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association
  • Hillsborough County Best Buddies, Board of Directors 2012 to Present (www.bestbuddiesflorida.org)